“We’ve a lot to do before we play in the county final,” concedes Dwyer, whose family are synonymous with hurling in ‘The Village’. “They beat a very good Éire Óg side. The Rockies won three U21 counties, minor counties and at U14 and U16 as well. They’d be the envy of any club with what they’ve won at underage over the last 10 years and obviously it’s paying off for them now.”
“We’ve a very good blend I feel. Robbie Bourke was a Cork minor two years ago and Karl Walsh and Ross O’Donovan are only out of minor and they were all outstanding for us. Karl had a few wides but you wouldn’t mind that, he was everywhere, in the thick of it all.
“We know what we’ve shown so far won’t be enough against Blackrock. We’d too many wides against Mayfield (13 to five) but I thought we worked the ball better in the second half. You have to be at your best to win a county final.”