Cork are Wanting for A mannequin new senior hurling supervisor after the announcement that Kieran Kingston Will not be looking for A mannequin new time period.
Kingston’s three-yr stint in cost – his second spell, having Even been supervisor in 2016 and 2017 – acquired here to an finish with the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final defeat to Galway a fortnight in the past. Whereas it had been reported that he had been provided a one-yr extension, this has not materialised.
Kingston, who performed in Cork’s 1986 All-Ireland final win over Galway, served as selector After which coach beneath Jimmy Barry-Murphy, a interval the place Cork reached the All-Ireland final After which a Munster championship.
After a yr out, he was The favored Selection to take over from Barry-Murphy On The prime of 2015.
Whereas his first yr in cost was A troublesome one, Cork bounced again The subsequent yr to wInside the Munster title.
Having stepped down On The prime of 2017, with John Meyler Taking over For two yrs, Kingston returned On The prime of 2019 and guided Cork to the 2021 All-Ireland final and 2022 Allianz Hurling League final.
A press launch from Cork County Board said that “the unimaginable contribution of Kieran’s againroom group over the previous three yrs May even be acinformationd and while the success That Every one deserved might not have adopted, They will maintain their heads extreme, understanding thOn they served their county properly.”
Cork County Board chairperson Marc Sheehan said: “Kieran’s dedication to his duties as Cork senior hurling supervisor knew no bounds and the time devoted in a voluntary performance was immeasurable.
“He carried the position in a dignified method Always, absolutely beneathstanding of the significance of his place. We want him properly in his future finisheavours and have Little question that He’ll proceed to make An monumental contribution to Cork hurling prolonged into The Long time period.”
These views have been echoed by Cork CEO/secretary Kevin O’Donovan.
He said: “Wanting throughout the previous decade, one has to recognise the indelible mark that Kieran has left on our senior hurling group, overseeing what has been a troublesome transition at occasions, with the introduction Of An complete wave of youthful and thrilling expertise.
“Certainly, There’s not a doubt that, given the Quantity of gamers who made their debuts beneath Kieran, he departs protected Inside the information that he has left Cork hurling in a healthful state. We thank his household, notably his spouse Ellen, For his or her assist additionally.” The Search for The mannequin new supervisor will start immediately, with the July month-to-month meeting of the county board Occurring this Tuesday. Amongst The numerous names Extra probably To function as potential successors are Noel Furling, a selector and coach beneath Kingston this yr and supervisor of final yr’s All-Ireland minor-worthwhile facet, and Pat Ryan, who guided Cork to successive All-Ireland U20 titles.