Tuesday 12 December 2017

Ger Cunningham poised to take Treaty reins after parting with Rebels

Ger Cunningham
Ger Cunningham
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

GER CUNNINGHAM has been installed as the firm favourite to become the next Limerick hurling manager after he indicated he won't be part of Cork's back-room team for 2014.

The St Finbarr's goalkeeping legend served as a selector under Jimmy Barry-Murphy for the past two seasons and helped the Rebels reach this year's All-Ireland final, where they fell to Clare.

But, in a brief statement last night, Cork officials confirmed Cunningham's resignation, with Barry-Murphy expressing his gratitude to the legendary goalkeeper.

"I would like to thank Ger most sincerely for his contribution over the past two years," he said.

Cunningham has been linked to the manager's position on Shannonside since John Allen's surprise decision to step down.

And in recent weeks, he emerged as the front-runner for the job along with TJ Ryan.

Should Cunningham be appointed, he would become the fourth Cork man in succession to lead the Munster champions after Justin McCarthy, Donal O'Grady and Allen.

Cunningham has management experience at club level with St Finbarr's and Ballygunner in Waterford. He has also been involved with UCC's hurling teams and was in his second stint as a Cork selector.

He served from 2003 to 2006 under both Allen and O'Grady and had been listed as a selector on Barry-Murphy's management team for 2014 on the county's official website.

Irish Independent

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