Legendary Jimmy Barry back in charge of the Rebels for three years
JIMMY Barry Cork is set to appoint legendary hurler Jimmy Barry Murphy as its new hurling boss.
A statement issued on the Cork GAA website confirmed that Barry Murphy is the ‘‘preferred candidate’’.
His name will now go forward for ratification at a meeting of the Cork GAA County committee early next month.
"The Appointment Committee has decided to recommend the appointment of Jimmy Barry Murphy as senior hurling manager," the statement said.
"The appointment is subject to ratification by the County Committee at its next meeting on September 6."
It will, according to the statement, be for a three year term.
Barry Murphy played both senior hurling and football for Cork in the 1970s and 1980s.
He was a star in the Cork hurlers' three in-a-row of All-Ireland wins between 1976 and 1978 and he added two further titles in 1984 and 1986.
Barry Murphy also won and football All Ireland in 1973 and managed the hurlers to All Ireland success in 1999 against Kilkenny.