Another week, another All-Ireland hurling final. Such has been Cork’s success at underage level this year that our own Aaron Walsh Barry will line out in the minor decider in Croke Park in three weeks after claiming the U17 title last week. Aaron has made his mark at wing-back on both teams and is one of a handful of young Cork stars that are in the unique position of having started in the inaugural U17 All-Ireland final and the last minor All-Ireland final.
Cork minors overcame a dogged Dublin side to book their place at headquarters in three weeks and Aaron again played a blinder at no.5. Galway are the final step in the road after they overcame beaten Munster finalists Clare and Leinster champions, Kilkenny. It has been an incredible year for Aaron and for everyone in Carrigtwohill GAA who have taken great pride in following his success with the county. Despite the disappointment of the senior result there is no doubt that the demand for tickets in Carrigtwohill will still be fierce. Well done to Aaron and his teammates on his continued success.