Ballyhale Shamrocks steam onwards, their endpoint seemingly a matter of their own choosing. That’s if there is an endpoint at all. We’re only six-and-a-bit seasons removed from them winning an All-Ireland with Henry Shefflin, Michael Fennelly and Cha Fitzpatrick as their beating heart, and yet they somehow look even more dominant now than they did then.
In the years since, they’ve unearthed two young hurlers of the year in Adrian Mullen and Eoin Cody and repurposed goalkeeper Richie Reid as a buccaneering centre-back. They still route most of their damage through TJ Reid and Colin Fennelly. All in all, it’s an almost vulgar display of power for one club to be able to throw around the place.
Colin Fennelly stopped to take it all in after their 6-23 t …