*James Murphy goes to ground. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill WRITTEN OFF BY ALMOST EVERYONE ahead of their Munster final showing, Ballyea will be proud with their display against reigning All-Ireland champions, Ballygunner.
*Ballyea’s Paul Flanagan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill OFTEN THE MAGNITUDE OF SUCCESS can be lost on players until they decide to call it a day but Paul Flanagan who has enjoyed a renaissance is well aware of what Ballyea are achieving.
*Tony Kelly hits a trademark score off his left side. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill BALLYEA’S HURLING FIELD was not just where one of the country’s finest hurlers Tony Kelly honed his craft but also the spot where his greatest friendships and bonds blossomed.
*Robbie Hogan and Jack Browne. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill BALLYEA senior hurling manager, Robbie Hogan has underlined how his side’s focus during the current conditions are purely on “the simple things”.
*Adrian O’Brien with Tony Kelly. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill BALLYEA HURLING COACH, Adrian O’Brien is temporarily vacating his role.