Tuesday 27 September 2016

Jimmy Barry Murphy quits as Cork hurling manager

Published 29/08/2015 | 23:02

Jimmy Barry Murphy
Jimmy Barry Murphy

Jimmy Barry Murphy has resigned as Cork hurling manager - saying he feels it is the right time to step down.

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The iconic GAA star first won an All-Ireland title with the Cork Senior footballers in 1973 - and was one of the greatest dual players in GAA history.

Murphy said he had reflected on his position since Cork lost to Galway.

“I have given a great deal of thought to Cork hurling since the defeat by Galway in the All-Ireland Quarter-final, and I now feel that the time is right for me to step down as manager," the statement said.

"I want to sincerely thank the players, selectors, backroom support team and County Board for all their efforts in the last four years.

"I also want to thank our loyal supporters who always travelled in huge numbers in tough economic times to support us. I know that Cork will continue to challenge for major honours in the years ahead. I wish everyone the very best next year and in the years to come”.

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