Colm Cooper couldn’t help himself…
Cork yesterday announced a replacement for Peadar Healy as the manager of their senior footballers, as Ronan McCarthy is set for the hot seat. A former selector under Conor Counihan and Brian Cuthbert, McCarthy is charged with the task of bringing the Rebels back to the top table of the game.
Following Cork’s extra-time loss to Mayo in the qualifiers this summer, Healy stepped aside, and there were several rumours flying around as to a potential successor.
One name mentioned was that of Tomás Ó Sé. The Sunday Game pundit is based in Cork, and has coaching experience with UCC. When asked on RTÉ a number of weeks ago if he would be interested, he was quick to play down the suggestion.
Following yesterday’s announcement, Ó Sé’s former Kerry teammate Colm Cooper elected to joke about the affair.
— colm cooper (@colmcooper13) August 24, 2017
— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) August 24, 2017
The Rebels now look to bounce back following a series of disappointing seasons, in which they have lost ground on Kerry in Munster.
Make sure to check out the latest episode of The 16th Man, where we hear from Stephen Rochford and Éamonn Fitzmaurice after Kerry’s draw with Mayo, look ahead to Dublin vs Tyrone, and hear from Eddie Brennan while discussing the future of the U21 Hurling Championship.