*Ballyea manager, Robbie Hogan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill County final fever has brought a buzz to Ballyea and it is a feeling to savour given the hardship of the past twenty months.
*Brandon O’Connell. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Two-time senior champions Ballyea completed the semi-final line-up for the Clare SHC after coming out on top in a hard-fought encounter with rivals Kilmaley.
*Oisin O’Donnell holds off his marker. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Last Saturday’s victory by St. Flannan’s over St. Kieran’s was “as good a win as Flannans have ever had” according to team coach Brendan Bugler.
*Jarlath Collins claims the sliotar from the sky. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill. Mighty mighty Flannans, the chant of the Clare school’s fans accurately sums up the Harty cup champions performance in this cracking All-Ireland PPS senior A quarter final tie at Mallow.
*Ashley Brohan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Ordinarily both teachers and students are not enthused about returning to school after the Christmas but for Kevin O’Grady has found an extra pep in his step at St Flannan’s College over recent weeks.
*Conner Hegarty in full flight. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill When Conner Hegarty walked the hallways of St Flannan’s College as a first-year student, winning a Harty Cup medal was a dream, on Sunday it became a reality.
*Killian O’Connor. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Any success comes down to a panel but it needs personnel to put their shoulder to the wheel, Killian O’Connor was more than obliging to do so as St Flannan’s College were crowned Dr. Harty Cup champions on Sunday.