“There were some great passages of skill and football. There was plenty of physicality but no dirty strokes. It was pure raw, honest and entertaining football.”
“All the players and coaches shared in that success. We will always have those special days to look back and reflect upon. We will always have that bond forever. All the players fought for each other and we achieved so much success. I have great memories of a truly special team and era,” he added.
“There was a special bond between the players. Different players got big scores at crucial moments.”
His direct opponent in the final was the talented Colin Weste, then still U16 and a Cork minor for the following two years.