The Harty Cup is down to the last eight, but the Dr O’Callaghan Cup final for the elite hurling schools in Cork took place in Riverstown last week. Even in miserable conditions, Midleton CBS franked their status as one of the leading contenders for the Harty Cup crown in the new year with a major win over Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG.
Demons versus Tralee is usually good and this was no exception, as the Cork club have a tight panel this season and are out of the league race. The cup matters for those who pull on the blue singlet and this time their campaign hinged on reaching the semi-final against Templeogue, at home, on January 6.
And it was fantastic to see Adrian’s former principal from Gaelscoil Uí Riordáin, Gabriel Ó Cathasaigh, on hand to lend his support. Just like the GAA, all Irish sport is local in the end.