Tuesday 17 September 2019

Frank Murphy's 45-year tenure in Cork set to end as Kevin O'Donovan appointed new county board secretary

24 February 2018; Frank Murphy, Secretary of the Cork County Board, speaking during the GAA Annual Congress 2018 at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
24 February 2018; Frank Murphy, Secretary of the Cork County Board, speaking during the GAA Annual Congress 2018 at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
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Frank Murphy's 45 years with the Cork county board will come to an end in December with Kevin O'Donovan set to take up the role of county board secretary/CEO.

In a statement released tonight, Cork GAA confirmed O'Donovan's appointment after a thorough recruitment process. O'Donovan is currently the vice-chairperson of the Cork county board and has previously served as a game development officer and development squads administrator.

Murphy has been the Cork county board secretary since 1973, and will officially step down from his role on December 16.

County board chairperson Tracey Kennedy paid tribute to Murphy's contribution to GAA in Cork during his 45 years.

"Kevin [O'Donovan] succeeds someone whose work on behalf of the GAA in Cork and nationally is immeasurable," she said.

"In his term of office as County Board secretary, Frank Murphy has overseen the growth of the GAA organisation in Cork, the phenomenal success of our inter-county teams, the radical redevelopment of club facilities, the development of three new stadiums, the achievement of unparalleled sponsorship support for our county teams and so much more."

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