Cork senior hurling manager Kieran Kingston is yet to make a decision as to his future in the role. Kingston’s original two-year term is up, after an underwhelming 2016 season and a summer of progress in 2017.
The Rebels were hammered by Tipperary last year, before falling to Wexford in the qualifiers. With a relative drought at underage level, there were genuine fears for the future of Cork hurling.
However, 2017 has brought a new hope, as the Rebels won Munster titles at minor and senior.
It is believed that there is an appetite for Kingston to stay on in the role, should he wish to continue.
Speaking to the Evening Echo, Kingston pushed back any decision.
“It’s only a wet week since the semi-final loss to Waterford which was the end of my term.
“I have yet to sit down with the various people involved, family, the rest of the team management, County Board, etc to see what happens.
“At this stage there is no commitment on either side.
“There has been no discussion, nobody has their mind made up as to what’s happening next and no decisions have been made at any level.”
With a young team having come of age this year, there is a belief Leeside that they can push on and challenge for Liam MacCarthy in the coming years.
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.