Two more years - JBM to stay on as manager of Cork senior hurlers

The Cork county board confirmed the news this evening.

Jimmy Barry Murphy Jimmy Barry-Murphy is staying put in Cork. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

CORK HURLING BOSS Jimmy Barry-Murphy has agreed to remain in his role for a further two-year term.

The Cork GAA website confirmed the news this evening to end the speculation over Barry-Murphy’s position with the Rebels.

Cork’s championship ended in disappointing fashion when they lost out to Tipperary at the All-Ireland semi-final stage in August and that result brought an end to Barry-Murphy’s three-year term in charge.

There had been doubts over Barry-Murphy’s position but he has now committed to stay on and will remain at the helm for the 2015 and 2016 campaigns.

The St Finbarr’s club man was previously in charge of Cork between 1996 and 2000 when he delivered the 1999 All-Ireland senior hurling title, two Munster crowns and a National League triumph.

He returned to the position in September 2011 and steered the county to last year’s All-Ireland final where they lost out after an epic replay encounter with Clare.

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