"There is lots of talent there" - Billy Morgan predicts a bright future for Cork football

September 04, 2019

Cork captain Conor Corbett lifts the Tom Markham Cup. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Cork’s All-Ireland U20 and minor successes is a great boost for the county, according to Rebel legend Billy Morgan.

Morgan – who guided UCC to Sigerson Cup honours early this year – was delighted with the never-say-die attitude displayed by the minors in last Sunday’s extra-time final victory over Galway.

“Like most people I thought it was gone when Galway got that goal near the end,” he told echolive.ie

“So under the circumstances it really was an extraordinary comeback and everyone deserves enormous credit. Galway really frustrated us in the opening half and they were very economical with possession.

“We trailed by three points at the break and we looked in serious trouble when we went four and five down.

“But the goal from Jack Cahalane gave us hope so it was edge of the seat stuff for that entire second half.

“I’ve been following the fortunes of this team all year and there is lots of talent there. After the manner of the U20 victory this is another great boost for Cork football.”

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