By Damian Dolan.
Sean Hennessy is determined to step out of his father’s shadow at Croke Park on Saturday, and make a name for himself.
The son of Cork hurling legend Kevin, who won three All-Ireland, seven Munster SHC medals, and an All Star award, as well as four Cork SHC medals and one All-Ireland club championship medal in the colours of Midleton, Sean has played leading role in taking Warwickshire to a first Croker final since 1973.
Having marked his Exiles debut by racking up 1-11 (9f) as Warwickshire kicked off their Lory Meagher campaign at Pairc na hEriean by stunning Longford – fresh from their Division 3B win – at Pairc na hEireann. He followed that up with a haul of 1-7 (6f, 1×65) in the draw with Fermanagh, which included a match levelling free in the dying minutes.
Yet to taste defeat therefore in a Warwickshire jersey, Hennessy has made a huge impact since opting to commit to the cause, and he’s determined to ensure that his long awaited first visit to Croke Park is a winning one.
“It’s a dream come true, because my dad played a lots of games there and I’ve never got the chance. He’d rub it into me, but I’d say nothing!,” he said.
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