Cork GAA have confirmed that John Meyler has stepped down as manager of the Cork senior hurlers. Meyler has spent two years in charge of the Rebels.
A statement released by Cork GAA on Wednesday confirmed the news that Meyler had vacated the position as senior hurling boss. It said “All in Cork GAA wish to thank John sincerely for his decades of service to GAA at all levels in the County. It continued “In more recent times, this has included a two-year term with the Cork U15/U16 hurlers in 2015 & 2016 with the group that went on to win an All Ireland U17 title in 2017. “John had by then been appointed Cork U21 manager, while also serving as a selector in Kieran Kingston’s management team which secured Munster honours in the same year. This was followed by a two-year term as Cork Senior manager which included the retention of the Munster title in 2018.”
The Chairperson of the Cork Count Board Tracey Collins said “John has been an outstanding servant to Cork GAA in a variety of roles over many years, and I would like to thank him both personally and on behalf of Cork for all that he has done and, I am sure, will continue to do. We wish John, his selectors, and the backroom team all the best in their future endeavours and thank all involved for an immeasurable voluntary contribution over their two-year term.”
It remains to be seen who will replace Meyler but several names for sure will be in the hat including Donal Og Cusack, Derek McGrath, Davy Fitzgerald (although still current Wexford boss), Donal O’Grady and Anthony Daly.