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The outgoing Kieran Kingston spent three years as part of the Cork backroom team.

CORK HURLING COACH Kieran Kingston has confirmed that he is stepping down from his role with the Rebels.

The Tracton native spent three seasons as part of Jimmy-Barry Murphy’s backroom team, before announcing his decision this morning, leaving Barry-Murphy with a significant position to fill ahead of the 2015 campaign.

A former Cork senior hurler, Kingston told the Cork GAA website that work commitments prevented him from continuing next year.

“It is with deep regret that I have had to take this decision, but with work commitments that will take me out of the country extensively over the next eight to ten months, I wouldn’t be able to commit to Cork,” he said.

“I’d like to thank Jimmy Barry-Murphy, the management team, all the players and the County Board. I’ve had a fantastic three years and it has been an honour to work with this team, and while I’m not going forward this year, I would hope to work with Cork teams again in the future should the opportunity arise.”

Barry-Murphy paid tribute to the outgoing coach: “I would like to thank Kieran for his outstanding contribution over the past three years, both as coach and selector.

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“He was instrumental in Cork’s Munster Final victory last year, and I hope to see him back working with Cork again in the future.”

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