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Cork turn to Nemo Rangers man as new senior football captain for 2016

The 29 year-old takes over from Michael Shields.

Paul Kerrigan won an All-Ireland senior medal in 2010.
Paul Kerrigan won an All-Ireland senior medal in 2010.

PAUL KERRIGAN HAS been announced as Cork’s new senior football captain for the 2016 season.

Kerrigan takes over the leadership duties from Michael Shields who had been captain of the Rebels since Graham Canty’s retirement after the 2013 season.

29 year-old Kerrigan is one of the most experienced members in the current Cork setup and has been entrusted with the position by new boss Peadar Healy.

Kerrigan made his championship debut for Cork when coming on as a substitute in the 2008 Munster final against Kerry.

He’s been an established forward since then winning an All-Ireland senior medal in 2010, three Munster senior medals and four National League medals.

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Kerrigan was also an All-Ireland U21 winner with Cork in 2007 and a Sigerson Cup medal victor with Cork IT in 2009.

The Nemo Rangers man captained his club to win the Cork senior championship last October and nearly added a Munster club title before they were dramatically defeated by Tipperary’s Clonmel Commercials last November.

Paul Kerrigan lifts the trophy Paul Kerrigan lifts the trophy after Nemo Rangers 2015 Cork senior football title win. Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

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