Schools success vital to Cork’s fortunes

The Harty Cup is a step up in quality from inter-club competitions.

It is played at a time of the year when field conditions make for a tougher type of hurling.

Not every player who shines in the grade makes it at inter-county level in the summer when the sliotar is zipping around on a firm surface.

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