John Meyler has announced who he will be bringing into the Cork setup as his selectors for the forthcoming season.
Meyler was confirmed as the new Cork senior hurling manager a matter of weeks ago after Kieran Kingston surprisingly stepped away from the post.
Rather intriguingly, although Meyler is making the step up from working as a selector under Kingston to become manager, none of the other backroom team members from the successful 2017 campaign have stayed on to work under the new boss. Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Pat Ryan and Pat Hartnett were each quick to rule themselves out of the running to be the next Rebels manager upon the news of Kingston’s departure.
In a year where Cork took the championship by storm, winning a Munster title from out of nowhere, Meyler remains the only link on the management between that success and the upcoming year.
Cork hurling boss John Meyler has confirmed two of his back room team – he'll be joined by Bishopstown's Donal O'Mahony and Kieran Murphy of Sarsfields as selectors, along with a member of the U21 hurling management which is to be confirmed.
— Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) November 15, 2017
Donal O’Mahony and Kieran ‘Fraggie’ Murphy are two familiar faces amongst the players and well established hurling men within Cork GAA circles.
O’Mahony has formerly worked within the camp as a goalkeeping coach, where as Murphy was a long-time serving for the Leesiders on the pitch and has since been involved with coaching in his club Sarsfields and with underage Cork teams.
With the change of guard across the management team, Rebel supporters will be hoping for a continued rise of fortunes on the playing field for 2018.