It has jut been announced that Jimmy Barry Murphy will become the new Cork County Senior Hurling Manager.
The appointment is subject to ratification by the County Committee at its next meeting on September 6th.
He will have a three year term and has the right, subject to ratification, to appoint his own Selectors and ‘Backroom Team’.
A former Cork dual star, Jimmy Barry-Murphy was born in 1954 and played hurling and Gaelic football with his local club St. Finbarr’s, based in Togher, for many years. He was a member of the Cork Senior inter-county teams in both codes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He has an impressive management record at Inter-County level, managing the All-Ireland winning Minor Hurling team in 1995 and the All-Ireland Senior Hurling team in 1999.
All-Ireland Senior Hurling: 1999
Munster Senior Hurling: 1999, 2000
All-Ireland Minor Hurling: 1995
Munster Minor Hurling: 1994, 1995
As a player, Jimmy Barry-Murphy won a raft of honours at club, county and provincial level, including the three-in-a-row All-Ireland Senior Hurling titles from 1976-1978, to which he added two further titles in 1984 and 1986, in addition to an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medal in 1973, making him one of that elite group of players to have won All-Ireland titles in both hurling and football.
Courtesy of http://www.gaacork.ie/