Friday 22 November 2019

New Rebels captain Anthony Nash eyes a successful 2015

New Cork captain Anthony Nash
New Cork captain Anthony Nash

Declan Whooley

Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash has spoken of the "huge honour" to be named as Cork's captain for the coming season.

Last week the Rebels confirmed that Nash would take over as team skipper after Patrick Cronin asked to be relieved of the role in order to concentrate on his own form.

Rebel manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has acknowledged Cronin's leadership abilities and contribution as captain for the past two years for the reigning Munster champions

He said it was "with regret" that he acceded to the Ballincollig man's request "to take a step back from the captaincy to concentrate instead on his playing career."

The Rebels claimed provincial success last year, the first piece silverware of  manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy's second spell in charge of the Rebels when they defeated Limerick in the Munster Final. The championship came to a disappointing end however when they bowed out meekly in the All-Ireland semi-final at the hands of neighbours Tipperary.

Nash today thanked the support he has received since his role was confirmed and is looking to further success for the coming season.

"Thanks to every one for the kind messages over the last week. It's a huge honour for me and hope it's a successful 2015!!" he posted on his Twitter account.

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