UCC’s Tom Devine pats Midleton goalkeeper Tommy Wallace on the head after scoring his goal during their Cork SHC round four game at Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday night. Photo: Eddie O’Hare.
This is a busy time for Waterford players Jamie Barron and Conor Gleeson as they operate between their home club (in hurling and football) and U.C.C. in the Cork championship. Last weekend U.C.C. dumped a fancied Midleton side out of the Cork championship but that should be no surprise for apart from the Waterford pair they fielded Cork seniors Colm Spillane, Mark Coleman and Darragh Fitzgibbon as well as Tipperary’s Michael Breen. Other Waterford players involved were Ferrybank’s Mark O’Brien and Ballyduff’s Andrew Casey who was having his second outing of the weekend also. Shane Roche of the Shamrocks was named on the programme but didn’t start.
From a Waterford viewpoint what was most notable was the participation of Tom Devine who was back in action to score a spectacular trademark goal, reminding Waterford followers just what they were missing after his summer departure following the league quarter final defeat by Galway.