I'd love to manage Cork some day, admits Tomás Mulcahy

Could the Rebels legend lead his county to more Liam MacCarthy success?

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TOMÁS MULCAHY SAYS he’d like, one day, to swap the comfortable Sunday Game sofa for the Cork hurling hot seat.

The All-Ireland winning skipper of 25 years ago has managed his own club side Glen Rovers and Waterford outfit Lismore since hanging up his boots.

And Mulcahy says that he’d love to lead his county’s senior side at some stage.

“It is something that is in my mind certainly,” he told Dave Kelly on RTÉ’s A Different Class podcast. “I wouldn’t rule it out. But the timing has to be right for myself in my own life.

“Would I like to do it? Yes, some day the opportunity might arise. It might never arise.

“I would love to have a go at it but it would have to be on my terms and the way I wanted to do it myself.”

Tomas Mulcahy 1986 Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

The Rebel County icon says the game has change a lot since his playing days however.

“It has gone to another level now,” he said. “I know people say it is a full-time job; I don’t think it is a full-time job but it is close-on and there is so much involved in it with the way the modern game has gone.

“You have to have a very, very good team behind you. You have to have the expertise behind you. You have to be a strong character… which I feel I am. You have to have lots of time on your hands and man-management skills are huge in the modern game as well.

“Life has changed from where we were and understanding that is a big thing as well. The modern player could be on 12-hour shifts, working at weekends, he could be doing different things compared to where we were.

“If I walked into the bank and needed time off on a Monday because we were going out on the lash after winning a Munster final, there was never an issue.

“They felt it was all good publicity for them. You were representing the bank and most employers would have felt the same. But times have changed and changed dramatically. There is a lot more pressure on guys with the working side of it, coming out of college, trying to get a job and secure a career for themselves.”

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