Saturday 18 August 2018

Diarmuid 'The Rock' O'Sullivan sends classy message to take himself out of the running for Cork hurling job

Diarmuid O'Sullivan embraces Kieran Kingston during this year's Munster final
Diarmuid O'Sullivan embraces Kieran Kingston during this year's Munster final
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Legendary Cork hurler Diarmuid O'Sullivan has said he is not interested in taking over as Cork hurling manager after Kieran Kingston's shock exit.

Kingston stepped down after two seasons at the helm due to time constraints. He led Cork to a Munster title and an All-Ireland semi-final appearance this year.

O'Sullivan has been linked to the vacancy but took to Twitter today to rule himself out of the running.

"While it is a privilege to have my name linked to what I'd consider the most prestigious job in hurling by most media outlets it is not my intention to put my name forward at this time. Good luck to the new man #makecorkgreatagain," he wrote.

O'Sullivan acted as a selector for Kingston and would have been a hugely popular choice among the Rebel faithful.

Among the leading contenders for the post are O'Sullivan's fellow selector in 2017 John Meyler, 2017 Cork coach Pat Ryan, former Dublin boss Ger Cunningham, Donal Óg Cusack and Pat Mulcahy.

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