The football-mad teenager recently sat his Junior Cert and was looking forward to a summer of sport but all that changed on Monday afternoon.
James O’Donoghue was outstanding for the winners.
Galway claimed local bragging rights for the second year running.
Conor McManus scored the decisive goal late on as the Farney men finally shook off a stubborn opponent.
Chin was an awesome force in the middle of the field as Wexford just about hung on to savour this rare win
James Doyle was the hero with a spectacular four goal salvo, including a first half hat-trick which stunned the Ulster men.
A 60th minute Luke Connolly goal was the crucial score as Cork stumbled into the Munster football final.
“At the end of the day, it’s a matter between management and Cathal Barrett – it’s up to them to sort it between them.”
Tipperary goalkeeper Evan Comerford has been handed a whopping 12-week suspension following an incident in a club game last week.
Kilsheelan-Kilcash player Comerford was sent off in the closing stages of his club’s defeat to JK Brackens in the county SFC last week.
The Banner did their best to throw it away in second-half injury time.
Davy Fitzgerald, suspended from touchline duty, was seated in the stands but this was a routine afternoon for his side
The hosts were by far the better side in the opening half but Offaly raised their levels considerably in the second.
Injury-time points from Colm O’Neill (free) and Paul Kerrigan were the crucial scores to see the visitors past a stubborn and well-organised Waterford outfit.
Losing Comerford would blow a massive hole in Tipperary’s championship hopes, as they prepare for a Munster SFC semi-final with Cork or Waterford on June 10.
Not every Irish player has had the stomach to watch local rivals competing for silverware.
Comerford was sent off towards the end of a loss for his Kilsheelan-Kilcash side by JK Brackens in a Tipp SFC clash in Boherlahan.
The Gaelic Writers Association’s Seán Cavanagh selected the top 21 players of the Championship, with the Player of the Year chosen through a public vote.
“There are anomalies in the current minor provincial championship.”
The 33-year-old Omagh man won two All-Ireland titles during an outstanding career with the Red Hands.
The Leinster Council have already stipulated Innovate Wexford Park will host the quarter-final should Wexford qualify.
“From idol to teammate to friend it’s been some journey!"
In terms of progress, Cork have come some way in 12 months, winning three of their five Division 1A matches this season.
All of the Division 1 quarter-finals will take place at 4pm on Sunday.
“I have always been passionate about our players’ welfare."
Cork have lost two games in Division 2 (to Kildare and Clare) and drawn one (with Galway).
Former All Star Cathal Mannion returned to the Galway panel in stunning fashion.
It is only four years since Myshall claimed a second consecutive All-Ireland Junior Club title.
Kilkenny claimed their first win of the campaign after they defeated Cork by 0-22 to 0-15 at Nowlan Park.
All-Ireland champions Tipperary continued their 100% Division 1A.
A lack of rainfall, a manageable wind and the new surface laid at the Hyde over the off-season laid the foundations for a decent afternoon’s entertainment.
Cormac Murphy got a straight red with ten minutes left.
It had originally been scheduled to be the second part of a double-header at the Gaelic Grounds.
The 29-year-old suffers from Addison's Disease - a rare illness which causes a lack of steroid hormones.
Keating said the GAA was focusing on the wrong end of the year and called for no inter-county football or hurling to be played in January and February.
A request from the CPA to air their views at Congress was turned down and Brennan admits that members of the fledgling body have been left “confused” and “frustrated”.
A huge crowd of 11,657 watched last year’s All-Ireland finalists run out comprehensive eight point winners.
Down’s long wait for a victory is over, and the pressure has been lifted from hard-pressed manager Eamonn Burns.
“Our boys had one of those days when everything went right for them and we are absolutely delighted with our own performance.”
Slaughtneil never looked like joining their club’s footballers and camogs in the All-Ireland deciders.
Following the backing of the “Super 8” All-Ireland senior football championship earlier in the day, it marked another setback for the newly-formed club players organisation.
Wind assisted, Jamie Wall's side settled quickest and built up a 0-12 to 0-4 lead after 22 minutes.
“The most frustrating thing with the whole issue is that it doesn’t seem to address a lot of the inequalities that have developed over the last few years."
Aaron Cunningham and Aron Shanagher bagged Clare's goals at Cusack Park.
There were emotional final whistle scenes as St Mary's Belfast won the Sigerson Cup for the first time since 1989.
A spokesman for Cavan GAA said: “We are aware of an alleged incident during a match at the weekend."
Down’s Niall Madine was given the green light at the eleventh hour to line out against Garda College but was later deemed ineligible.
Niall Sludden was courageous in his attitude towards offensive plays
Thomas Cassidy paid a pivotal role in the incredible Slaughtneil story.
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