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Counihan steps down as Rebels boss

The Cork manager announced he is ending his six-year spell in charge of the senior footballers after the defeat to Dublin this evening.

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CORK SENIOR FOOTBALL manager Conor Counihan has called time on his six-year reign.

The 53-year-old revealed the news on RTÉ during his post-match interview after the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final defeat to Dublin at Croke Park this evening.

Having took over in March 2008, he won the All-Ireland two years later as well as three Division 1 triumphs and three Munster titles.

An emotional Counihan spoke to the players after the game to inform them of his decision.

I’ve had six fantastic years with a great group of players,” he told RTÉ Sport.

“We were beaten by a better team. There’s no disgrace in that. I wish Dublin all the best in the remainder of it. There’s no discredit to our fellas. They fought to the very end and I’m proud of them.”

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