Cork teams came home with three cups, starting with the Rebel Wheelers atoning for last year’s loss. There were a couple of disappointing defeats too, and a host of special memories.
The Hanningan twins, Scott and James have been the breakout stars of the season and pulled off a double by landing the U19 A Schools Cup with Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG on the Tuesday before the U20 clash. James was MVP in the first game, Scott the marquee performer at the weekend.
Kieran Leahy’s side weren’t at their best in the final but they’d come through the tougher side of the draw. The Neptune players dedicated the victory to the late Liam Chandler and whatever the future holds for the group they did him proud.
Special mention must go to Ballincollig native Kieran O’Brien, who previously played with Neptune too. The veteran was crucial for Killester on their road to the Super League Cup.
In a neat connection, Kieran’s sister Sarah and her husband Eoin Cotter own the Good for the Soul café, one of Ballincollig’s sponsors. The type of backing that’s crucial for all clubs.