Peadar Healy appointed as Cork manager

Former selector has been given a two-year term and will succeed Brian Cuthbert at the helm

Peadar Healy is the new Cork football manager in succession to Brian Cuthbert. The Glengarriff-based Garda, who was appointed at the weekend on a two-year term, was on the sidelines when Cork last won the All-Ireland in 2010.

An All-Ireland minor winner in 1981, Healy was a Cork selector between 2008 and 2013 during Conor Conounihan’s managerial reign.

He coached Dr Croke’s in the Kerry championship this season and previously guided O’Donovan Rossa from Skibbereen.

The Ballyvourney-native beat off challenges from Ronan McCarthy, Ephie Fitzgerald and Ned English following a long, drawn-out process which involved the favourite John Cleary opting out for a second and final time.

Healy is formalising his management team, which could include former player Paudie Kissane, who was appointed to the county minors for next season, and Castlehaven's James McCarthy.