Cork have appointed John Meyler as their new U-21 Hurling coach for the next two years. Meyler, a former Cork hurler himself was a part of the 1986 panel which won the All-Ireland senior hurling championship and he went on to become a selector with the Rebel County.
Meyler has also managed his native county Wexford in the past, while he has also managed the Carlow and Kerry senior hurlers. He has also enjoyed success at club level coaching St Finbarr’s in Cork. Meyler, lined out for Wexford club Our Lady’s Island up until 1979 and prior to that he would of featured on teams at Gormanstown College from 1969-1974 and UCC from 1974-1979. His career with Wexford hurling started in 1973 right up until 1982, at various times he would have played minor, U-21 and senior hurling and football.
One of Meyler’s greatest achievements as a player was captaining St Finbarr’s to an All-Ireland Club Football Championship title in 1987, having one year earlier winning an All-Ireland senior hurling medal with Cork as a substitute. His senior career with the Rebels spanned from 1983 to 1987.
Meyler will be looking to help Cork succeed at the grade for the first time since 1998 when they claimed there last U-21 Hurling All-Ireland title.