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New Cork boss finalises management team with Ryan, Hayes and O'Sullivan coming on board

Ronan McCarthy was appointed as manager last week.

NEW CORK FOOTBALL boss Ronan McCarthy has finalised his management team with Eamonn Ryan, Sean Hayes and Ciarán O’Sullivan set to join him as he prepares for a three-year term in charge.

pjimage (1) Eamonn Ryan, Sean Hayes and Ciaran O'Sullivan have been appointed. Source: INPHO

McCarthy was appointed to the position last week after Peadar Healy had departed in the wake of Cork’s championship exit in July’s qualifier tie against Mayo.

Ronan McCarthy Cork selector Ronan McCarthy Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Ten-time Cork All-Ireland ladies football winning boss Ryan is a link to the outgoing management after being a selector for the past two seasons.

Eamonn Ryan celebrates at the end of the game Eamonn Ryan celebrate Cork's 2015 All-Ireland ladies football title win. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Hayes has been at the helm of the Cork U21 footballers for the last four seasons. The Nemo Rangers club man steered Cork to Munster titles in that grade in 2014 and 2016, while they lost out in last year’s All-Ireland final against Mayo.

Sean Hayes Sean Hayes Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

O’Sullivan was a Cork selector during Brian Cuthbert’s time in charge in 2014 and 2015, while he featured in the 1993 and 1999 All-Ireland senior finals during his playing career.

Ciaran O'Sullivan tackles Ciaran McDonald 22/8/1999 Ciaran O'Sullivan in action against Ciaran McDonald in the 1999 All-Ireland semi-final Source: Tom Honan/INPHO

Hayes will also coach the Cork U20 football team next year, to provide a link between this grade and the senior setup.

The new Cork U17 football manager has also been announced with Bobbie O’Dwyer appointed. He has been involved with Cork underage setups recently and club sides O’Donovan Rossa, Legion and Macroom.


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