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Cork hurling legend confirmed in key role alongside new Antrim boss

Justin McCarthy is joining PJ O’Mullan’s backroom team.

Justin McCarthy during his time as Limerick senior hurling manager.
Justin McCarthy during his time as Limerick senior hurling manager.
Image: Cathal Noonan

CORK HURLING LEGEND Justin McCarthy has been confirmed as a member of new Antrim senior hurling manager PJ O’Mullan’s backroom team.

O’Mullan is enlisting the services of ex-Waterford and Limerick boss McCarthy as a consultant.

McCarthy famously guided Waterford to a breakthrough Munster SHC title win in 2002 and he was also in charge of Limerick for an ill-fated spell in later years.

Under McCarthy’s guidance, the Shannonsiders suffered a crushing 2009 All-Ireland semi-final defeat against Tipperary before he was faced with a player mutiny in the following season.

PJ O'Mullan 16/2/2013 New Antrim senior hurling boss PJ O'Mullan enjoyed success with Loughgiel Shamrocks. Source: Presseye/Andrew Paton/INPHO

But McCarthy is fondly remembered in Cork as a former All-Ireland, Munster and National League medallist.

Over the years, McCarthy has forged close links in Antrim, helping out with club and intercounty teams in coaching capacities.

And now he’s back involved with the Saffrons as a key member of their top backroom team.

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