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End Of Frank Murphy Era Nears As Cork Advertise For New Secretary

The Cork County Board have begun proceedings to replace long-term secretary Frank Murphy by posting a job advertisement today. The role was posted online today with the committee stating that it is, “seeking a suitably qualified professional, with a passion for Gaelic Games and Irish culture, to fill the role of County Secretary/Chief Executive and deliver on its mission, values and …

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Report: Frank Murphy To Leave Role In Cork County Board

Allianz Football League Division 1, Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork 13/3/2016 Cork vs Monaghan Cork County Board secretary Frank Murphy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

After 45 years in his role as secretary, Frank Murphy is to leave the Cork county board, according to reports. One of the best-known administrators in the game, Murphy was a leading figure in the re-development of Pairc Ui Chaoimh, but it appears his time is up. Secretary since 1972, the Irish Examiner is reporting that the county board is …

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The Back Door at 20: How A Radical Overhaul Saved Hurling

Back Door GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay 28/9/2013 Clare vs Cork Shane O'Donnell holds the Liam McCarthy Cup while being lifted in front of Hill 16 by team mates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

At the 1996 meeting of the GAA annual congress, delegates considered a radical proposal. Since 1887, the hurling championship had been a straight knockout tournament. Provincial winners met in the All-Ireland semi-finals and the champions were the one team that never lost a single game. By the mid-1990’s however, the championship was in need of a shake up. By that …

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Five Problems That Cork GAA Must Fix

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 9/7/2016 Cork vs Wexford Cork's Aidan Walsh dejected after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Cork hurling, or even Cork GAA is at the lowest point it has seen in a long time. Here Sean Cremin picks out 5 fundamental issues that must be addressed in order for Cork GAA to move forward.  The County Board The Cork County Board is a big problem. Anyone who has read this writer’s work before knows that he …

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10 Things That Show How Backwards The GAA Is

Provincial Championships Dublin

This is not an attempt to make people yawn. This is an attempt to put into perspective how backwards the GAA is an organisation. It is easy to knock, it is easy to complain. This is Ireland after all; a place where we specialise in kicking people when they are down, and offer continuous problems as opposed to constructive solutions. …

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A Rebel-Ution Is Needed In Cork Hurling

Anthony Nash Cork

A passionate Cork hurling fan laments the Rebels’ demise, and ponders where to now for Kieran Kingston’s team. “There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark” , to borrow a phrase from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The same can be said about the state of Cork hurling after Saturday’s lame performance. Like a Shakepearean tragedy played out in the amphitheatre of Croke …

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“Totally Wrong Refereeing Decision Cost Us Semi-Final Place”

It could have been Cork putting 7 goals past Kildare yesterday in Croke Park, if the Cork County board are to be believed.  The claim was made yesterday evening in a press statement which reads like something a Fr Ted script writer would produce. The County Board have placed the blame for the team’s exit from this year’s Championship at the …

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Admit It Frank, Cork Hurling Has A Serious Problem

They say admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery. Come on Frank, repeat after me: ‘Cork hurling is in crisis, and has been for some time’. To be fair to county board secretary Frank Murphy and his ilk, they are not the only men and women that could be accused of an oversight. Oddly, very little national …

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Frank Murphy & John Delaney – Brothers In Arms?

The Football Association of Ireland recently endured a much publicised controversy, spearheaded by Chief Executive John Delaney. This was quickly been followed by the confirmation of the redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh, which was controversial to some GAA folk. This sparked a question at Pundit Arena. Could similarities be drawn between the chief executive of the FAI, John Delaney, and …

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