After a period working with AIB following his graduation from UCC, Harnedy is retraining as a teacher. Last year he was in Christians, this time it’s Midleton. Outside the classroom, he’s involved with the young age-groups and as a forwards coach for the Harty crew.
“You see with us the likes of Mark Coleman, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Robbie O’Flynn, Luke Meade and so on and how the league served them very well. John (Meyler) has said publicly we need to unearth a few more players so it’s a great opportunity for the young lads being introduced to the squad.
“I played with Declan with Imokilly and he’s from a neighbouring club in Fr O’Neill’s and we all know the attributes he brings. He worked very hard against Kilkenny and got a great sideline as well but he’s still young and there’s a learning curve. He certainly has the potential to add a lot to Cork after two fantastic U21 campaigns.”
“Absolutely!” he laughed in agreement. “But sure look in fairness to him it was a fantastic save and that’s sport, those small margins. Hopefully we can go about rectifying it this year.”