Wednesday 18 July 2018

John Meyler is the new manager of the Cork hurlers

Meyler (p) previously served as a selector Photo: Sportsfile
Meyler (p) previously served as a selector Photo: Sportsfile
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John Meyler has been confirmed as the new manager of the Cork hurlers.

He takes over from Kieran Kingston who led Cork to a Munster title. Kingston stepped down from his position due to time constraints.

Meyler, who acted as selector for Kingston, was coach of the Rebels under-21 side in 2017.

The St Finbarr's man also acted as a selector in the early 200s.

As a manager,  he has enjoyed success with teams in Cork and Kerry and led the Kerry hurlers to victory in the Christy Ring Cup in 2011. He also had a stint as Carlow manager.

A successful dual player at club level, winning an All-Ireland club football medal with St Finbarr's along with a number of county titles in both codes, he played minor hurling with Wexford and won an All-Ireland with the Cork hurlers in 1986.

Cork GAA chairman Gerard Lane stressed the importance of maintaining continuity following Kieran Kingston's decision to step down.

"Our senior hurlers had a very successful season in 2017, and maintaining continuity and building on that good work is vital," he said.

"John Meyler brings a wealth of experience to the role, has extensive knowledge of all the young players coming through, and has been part of the outgoing management team. John will now work on appointing his backroom team. We wish him every success in the role."

Denis Ring, who managed Cork to a Munster minor title in 2008, is the county's new under-21 boss with John Considine taking over the minors having guided the U17s to an All-Ireland.

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