Former All Ireland winning minor medallist Cormac Coffey will become the latest Narrie to wear the county colours at senior level when he lines out for Kerry on Sunday next in the opening round of the Allianz National League vs Donegal to be played in Fitzgerald Stadium, throw in at 2 pm.
Cormac came up through the ranks in Strand Road having started out as an U-6 under the watchful eye of Mazie Moran and representing the club at all levels.
He quickly established himself as one for the future and gave many outstanding displays in the blue jersey which brought him to the attention of the county minor selectors.
Cormac made 6 appearances with the Kerry minors in 2014 in a team trained by fellow Strand Road man Alan O’Sullivan and was an integral part of that year’s team triumph. He made the No 5 jersey his own and gave outstanding displays in the Munster final vs Cork and most particularly in the semi final vs Mayo when blotting out their danger man Sharoize Akram whom he kept scoreless in a four point winning margin for the Kingdom.
Cormac graduated to the U-21s the following year and again in 2016 but Cork were to prove too strong on both occasions.
His displays in last year’s county championship run to the semi final brought him to the attention of the Kerry senior management and he is justly rewarded now with a starting berth.
Cormac has the ability to succeed at the highest level, being blessed with lightning pace, a fierce will to win and a terrier like tenacity which distinguishes him from many of his peers.
We would like to wish him the very best of Sunday and hope that he along with fellow club men, Jack Savage and Barry John Keane help Kerry make a winning start to the national league.
Go néiri go geal libh!