Conor Counihan

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Conor Counihan as Cork manager in 2013. He has been appointed project co-ordinator which sees him implementing the highly aspirational #2024 – A Five-Year Plan for Cork Football. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In case Conor Counihan thought his work was done with winning the All-Ireland nine years ago, the end of a decade that started so well for Cork footba(...)

Cork supporters in big numbers at a Munster hurling final. Given the lack of success in recent times, instead of bulling on about ‘Corkness’ it might be time for a little humility instead.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Those of us fortunate enough to be from Cork aren’t culturally renowned for our modesty. That sentence alone is proof. But by any standard of Rebel s(...)

“While the appointments are important, buy-in is critical,” says Cork county chair Tracey Kennedy. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Cork county chair Tracey Kennedy says that the status of football in the county has long been an issue and so to an extent the launch of #2024 – A Fiv(...)

Graham Canty is one of the high profile names behind Cork football’s new five year plan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork county board have developed a five-year plan to make the county’s footballers All-Ireland contenders again. Cork last won the All-Ireland in 2010(...)

Kerry will bring a big crowd, if only to see the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the first time. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

First of all, I suppose I should hold my hands up a bit over my column ahead of the Kerry v Cork game last year. Only a bit, now – no sense getting to(...)

Tipperary’s Bill Maher with Ian Maguire of Cork in the Munster SFC semi-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles, last Saturday. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Of all the football results over the weekend, the score that Cork amassed against Tipperary in Thurles lit up before me. In a strange way, I felt it w(...)

Pat Gilroy: it won’t surprise anyone to see the Dublin hurlers improve massively over the next three years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Pat Gilroy and I were once unlikely training partners. Back in a previous life, when I worked on Newstalk’s Off the Ball radio show, I joined St Vince(...)

Cork have appointed Ronan McCarthy as their senior football manager. Photo: Inpho

Cork have appointed former player and selector, Ronan McCarthy, as senior football coach on a three-year term. The Douglas-man takes over from Peadar(...)

Conor Counihan: “Championship is championship and you’re hoping that things can turn.”

It is a sign of the times that so much of the focus on Cork’s football championship prospects, which open with this weekend’s match against Waterford(...)

Dublin’s Jim Gavin and Kerry’s Éamonn Fitzmaurice won their first All-Irelands as managers aged 42 and 37 respectively. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Football is now a young man’s game, they say, and that doesn’t just go for the players. The men on the line are starting young and not sticking aroun(...)

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