Cork county board have announced that Conor Counihan is set to be appointed to a key Gaelic football role within the county.
The 2010 All-Ireland winning manager is to take on the newly-created role of project co-ordinator for football.
It is a three-year role with the key focus being to implement the 2024 five-year plan for Cork football. An initiative set-up recently to improve standards within the county. Counihan was involved in the development of the Rebels’ five-year football plan alongside another former senior boss, Brian Cuthbert, and All-Ireland winning captain, Graham Canty.
Counihan won two All-Ireland’s as a player with Cork in 1989 and 1990 and in more recent times took charge of the senior side between 2008 and 2013.
Throughout his tenure as county manager, Counihan won one All-Ireland title, three Munster Championships and four Allianz Football League titles.
“We are delighted that Conor applied successfully for this position, which is vital to the future of Cork football,” Cork chairperson Tracey Kennedy said.
“Conor brings with him a huge amount of experience in all aspects of Cork football, along with a passion and drive that is immeasurable, and on behalf of the county board, I would like to welcome him to our team and wish him every success in this new role.”
Football in the Rebel County has fallen on hard times recently and in 2019 were relegated to Division 3 of the Allianz Football League just four years after last contesting a Division 1 final.
It is hoped that the development of this five-year plan can help improve fortunes within Cork and bring the county back to Gaelic football’s top table.