In news coming out of the Cork County Board’s delegate meeting tonight, Frank Murphy’s reign as secretary on the board is set to continue into its 46th year.
This will come as a shock to most followers of Cork GAA as just a matter of weeks ago it had been widely reported that Murphy was finally prepared to step down from the position this year. A replacement process had been put in place to find his successor but those plans will now be void.
There was speculation throughout the past week that Murphy would indeed be extending his stay on the board because a proposal on the appointment of his successor was to be circulated to clubs ahead of tonight’s meeting but that never came to light.
At tonight’s meeting, members of the media were asked to leave before Frank was ratified for a further year as secretary.
Media asked to leave Cork County Board meeting. Word is Frank Murphy receiving 1yr extension. Pearse Murphy stepping down as treasurer
— Denis Hurley (@Denis_Hurley) October 23, 2017
Frank Murphy gets one-year extension as @OfficialCorkGAA secretary; post to be advertised next June.
— Michael Moynihan (@MikeMoynihanEx) October 23, 2017
While Chairman of the county board Ger Lane was asked by one club delegate why the replacement process to find Murphy’s successor did not unfold as had been originally planned, Lane responded that all would be revealed at a segment of the meeting which would not be privy to the media.