Counihan continues with Cork

Cork football manager Conor Counihan is expected to remain in charge of the Rebels for another year.

Speculation about his future had been rife since Cork’s exit from the championship at the hands of eventual champions Donegal but according to a report in the Evening Echo, he is set for a sixth year in charge of the county.

Counihan’s tenure will be discussed when the county board meets next Tuesday. At the meeting it is thought he will announc changes to his backroom staff, with the paper suggesting that u21 manager John Cleary will join Counihan’s team. The future of current selectors Jim Nolan, Terry O’Neill, Ger O’Sullivan and Peadar Healy is uncertain.

Counihan, the county board and the management team will also have to discuss the future of midfielder Aidan Walsh who is mulling over the possibility of committing himself to the hurlers next year.

Since Counihan took over the helm in February 2008, he has enjoyed a successful spell in charge. He guided Cork to three League titles in a row and lifted the Sam Maguire two years ago.

William Hill Sports


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