Russell Rovers lifted the East Cork crown against St Ita’s back in September and Brian ‘Bud’ Harnett was Man of the Match. Hartnett previously switched to Midleton where he was part of the county-winning line-up in 2013 but now dovetails with another ex-Cork minor Josh Beausang in the Rovers attack.
Having as many of their underage teams as possible contesting at Rebel Óg Premier 1 level will help to no end. Within the club itself they don’t have to look far to find two hurlers who always put a huge effort into self-improvement. Along with experienced Rory O’Doherty, the other subs manager Danny Dwyer deployed against Blackrock were Fenton Denny and Seán Walsh.