Once Ballincollig wrestled the lead from Tolka Rovers the tenacity of Corkery along with the power of American Andre Nation, who had 18 rebounds and four blocks, ensured the cup was coming back to the Village again. Tolka’s Alex Dolenko was held to just four points. Collig weren’t as slick as they had been in the league this season but like true champions, Kieran O’Sullivan’s charges found a way to win.
The native of Tower relishes the grittier side of the sport.
Johnny Down’s U18 side have a Shield final next weekend which also offers Ballincollig another chance to secure a national title.