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Senior selector and U21 boss in 2017, Meyler will have the top job in Cork hurling next season

John Meyler has previously been at the helm of Kerry, Carlow and Wexford.

JOHN MEYLER WILL make the move from selector to manager of the Cork senior hurlers for the 2018 season.

John Meyler John Meyler was in charge of the Cork U21's this year. Tommy Dickson / INPHO Tommy Dickson / INPHO / INPHO

Meyler has been confirmed as the new Rebel hurling boss after the position had been vacated by Kieran Kingston last month.

Kingston stepped down after two years in charge and it is Meyler, who worked alongside him as a senior selector this season, that will now take over at the helm.

His backroom team is set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Meyler, whose son David captained Ireland to their recent World Cup qualifier successes against Moldova and Wales, brings a wealth of coaching and managerial experience to the post.

David Meyler celebrates after the game David Meyler celebrates Ireland's win over Wales. Ryan Byrne / INPHO Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO

Along with his senior selector role in 2017, he was also the Cork U21 manager this summer. He steered Cork to a dramatic Munster semi-final win over Waterford before they lost out in July at the provincial final stage to the eventual Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 hurling champions Limerick.

Meyler was previously involved with the Cork senior team as a selector back in 2002. He has also in the past had senior inter-county managerial stints with Kerry, Carlow and Wexford, along with managing the Irish shinty team.

Damien Fitzhenry celebrates with Manager John Meyler John Meyler celebrates Wexford's 2007 All-Ireland quarter-final win over Tipperary. Morgan Treacy / INPHO Morgan Treacy / INPHO / INPHO

At club level Meyler has enjoyed notable triumphs at senior hurling level in Kerry with Kilmoyley, while in Cork he has claimed county title wins to guide Ballinhassig and Courcey Rovers to the senior hurling ranks in 2005 and 2011 respectively.

A native of Wexford, Meyler later played with the Cork side St Finbarr’s and enjoyed success in both hurling and football with the club.

He will aim to build on Cork’s encouraging 2017 campaign when they defeated Tipperary, Waterford and Clare en route to landing the Munster senior hurling crown, before they bowed out of the All-Ireland championship at the hands of Waterford in August.

Denis Ring, who guided Cork’s minors to a Munster title and the All-Ireland final this season, has been appointed U21 coach for a two-year term.

All-Ireland U17 winning coach John Considine has been named as minor coach for the next two years.

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