MINOR HAT TRICKS: So far this has been a year of hat-tricks for our Minors. Earlier in the season both Harry O’Callaghan and Gearóid Fitzgerald have achieved this – both in Town League games – Harry against Ballymac on the 5th February and Gearóid against John Mitchels on the 15th March.
However, Michael Slattery’s hat-trick in Dingle on this Tuesday evening (18th April, 2017) was in the Co. League, and we have to go back to the millennium year of 2000 to find that last Co. League hat-trick. And it was scored by none other than Mikey Collins (still, to this present day, playing SF for the Club). Mikey scored that hat-trick in a Co. League semi final, played in Cromane (against Waterville-Dromid), on Sunday, 7th May 2000. And Michael Slattery was just 36 days old when Mikey achieved that feat.