Tuesday 15 October 2019

All-Ireland winning manager Conor Counihan given role in Cork football project

Conor Counihan. Photo: Diarmuid Greene / Sportsfile
Conor Counihan. Photo: Diarmuid Greene / Sportsfile

Conor Counihan has been handed the role of Project Co-ordinator for Football by the Cork County Board.

Counihan will be charged with implementing Cork's ambitious 2024 five-year plan for Cork football. The newly created role has a term of three years.

He managed Cork from 2008 to 2013, winning three Munster titles and the All-Ireland in 2010 and has been involved with the Rebel Óg development squads and is a member of the board of Friend of Cork.

Cork chairperson Tracey Kennedy said: "We are delighted that Conor applied successfully for this position, which is vital to the future of Cork football.

"Conor brings with him a huge amount of experience in all aspects of Cork football, along with a passion and drive that is immeasurable, and on behalf of the County Board, I would like to welcome him to our team and wish him every success in this new role."

Cork will ply their trade in Division Three of the league next year after suffering relegation. They face Limerick in their Munster SFC semi-final on June 1.

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