The just turned 20-year-old will spearhead the attack for the Rebels in the Bord Gáis Energy U20 Munster series in early July when Limerick come to Páirc Uí Rinn.
He appeared in the Douglas and Cork geansaís in 2018, but he was only back training three weeks before appearing off the bench in the U21 final defeat to Tipp.
“The sessions were excellent and even though you were pushed hard there was no pressure either. And look when the likes of Tom Kenny, Seán Óg and Gatchy speak you listen.”
Interestingly, Turnbull wasn’t converted into a forward until his mid-teens. Coached by Martin Barry, Douglas last a Féile All-Ireland final when he was midfield, with Ross Howell and James Holland among the key hurlers in that line-up.
Kept grounded by his parents Derek and Margaret and siblings Ian and Sarah, he certainly doesn’t think he’s made it yet.
“At the start of the year it was a lot of the lads from the minor two years ago but the selectors have brought in new faces since the Harty Cup final between Midleton and Christians so there’s competition for places. No one is taking anything for granted.”