CHARLEVILLE have received a major boost in advance of their Munster Club IHC final against Feakle from Clare on Sunday with the news that team captain Danny O’Flynn will be fit to lead out the side.
O’Flynn missed the semi-final win over Kerry side Lixnaw with a hand injury, but he is ready to resume as the Cork champions bid to become the seventh club from Leeside to reign supreme in this competition.
The previous winners were Bride Rovers, Youghal, Ballymartle, Blarney, Ballinhassig, and Kanturk last season.
O’Flynn’s availability means that the management team and team coach Ben O’Connor have a clean bill of health for a game that has generated huge interest in the north Cork town.
Recently elevated to All-Star status, Darragh Fitzgibbon will be a key player for the Cork champions against a Feakle side that is highly rated in the Banner County and who were county senior semi-finalists just two years ago.
The Cork junior champions, Cloughduv, have an appointment with Tipperary side Boherlahan-Dualla on Saturday in the provincial semi-final and they too will be anxious to extend their already very successful season.
Meanwhile, Rochestown College were left to fly the Cork flag in the Corn Uí Mhuirí, yesterday, being the only side to gain a victory.
They had a great win over Tralee CBS with Douglas duo Conor Russell and Alan O’Hare being very prominent on the scoresheet with 0-7 and 0-3 respectively.
However, the story was not so good for the two other Cork schools in action, Coláiste Choilm from Ballincollig and De La Salle Macroom.
They were on the end of severe defeats from St Flannan’s and PS Chorca Duibhne respectively, the Ballincollig boys losing on a 4-12 to 0-3 scoreline while it was even worse for the Macroom school, losing by 25 points on a scoreline of 5-17 to 1-4.