Kieran Kingston to return as Cork senior hurling manager

Kieran Kingston is to return as Cork senior hurling manager.

Kingston will take over on a three year term, with Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Ger Cunningham joining his backroom team.

It will be Kingston’s second stint as Cork boss, having managed the Rebel county from 2016 to 2017.

He endured a difficult first year in charge, with Cork suffering a heavy defeat to Tipperary in Munster before departing the championship in early July after a loss to Liam Dunne’s Wexford.

Cork, however, enjoyed an unexpected rise to prominence under Kingston’s stewardship in 2017, winning the Munster championship but ultimately losing to Waterford in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Kingston surprisingly stepped aside after that 2017 campaign. 

Cusack will take on the role of minor manager. The three-time All-Ireland winning goalkeeper was a member of Clare’s coaching set-up during 2016 and 2017 and has worked as a pundit on RTÉ’s GAA program The Sunday Game.

The Cloyne man will be at the head of a high profile management team including his former All-Ireland winning teammates Sean Óg Ó hAilpin and Tom Kenny. They have been appointed on a one-year term.

Sarsfields’ Pat Ryan is the new Under-20 Cork manager with Donal O’Mahony, Brendan Coleman, Fergal Condon and Wayne Sherlock completing the backroom team.





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