Summit within sight for Ballygiblin hurlers

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: Impresario, actor and song writer, Tom O'Donoghue, entertaining the crowd at last Saturday night's 'Up For The Match'. (Picture: John Ahern)

The Ballygiblin hurlers could do with a break. Maybe, the weekend after next – most definitely, not this weekend.

There is some debate about exactly how long their ‘extended’ hurling campaign has gone on for – the options are 2 years, 2 and a half years or 3 years. At any rate, it’s very close to a schedule that would test even a professional group of athletes. Is anyone complaining? No. 

A hectic timetable of games necessitates travel and Ballygiblin’s odyssey has taken them throughout Cork, Munster and beyond.

This weekend it’s destination Croke Park, as they attempt to make up for the disappointment of last year’s All-Ireland defeat to Kilkenny champions, Mooncoin.

Extensive coverage in this week’s Print & Digital Edition