Counihan accepts Cork extension
GAA:Conor Counihan is to remain in charge of the Cork senior footballers for the next two years after accepting the offer put to him by the county board recently.
Counihan, who won the Munster championship this year before being knocked out of the All-Ireland by eventual winners Donegal, has been five years in charge of the Rebels and will remain at the helm until at least the end of the 2014 season.
Peadar Healy, however, is the only member of his backroom team who will remain, after Ger O’Sullivan, Terry O’Neill and Jim Nolan each decided to step down.
The Cork county board confirmed it “is pleased to announce that Conor Counihan has accepted a further two-year term as senior football manager.
“Selectors Ger O'Sullivan, Terry O'Neill and Jim Nolan will not be going forward for a variety of reasons, including work commitments and the length of time they have already committed to these roles.
“In making this announcement, Conor Counihan expressed his immense gratitude to all three for the phenomenal service they have given to Cork football, both under his management and under other managers before him.
“Due to these changes, it is expected that it will be some weeks before the full team of selectors is announced.”