Barry-Murphy named Cork hurling manager

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Updated: September 6, 2011

Dual sport legend Jimmy Barry-Murphy has been unanimously chosen as the next senior hurling manager by the Cork county board.

Regarded as one of the best players of his generation Barry-Murphy won All-Ireland medals in both hurling and football, he won five Liam McCarthy Cups for Cork as a player before winning another from the sidelines in 1999 as manager before resigning following defeat to Offally in the 2000 semi-final.

The St Finbarr’s man has been given a three year contract to rebuild the county’s reputation and has been widely expected to take over from Denis Walsh since the Cork board announced they would not extend his tenure after the Rebels’ 12-point loss to Galway in August.

Respected by all in Cork GAA, Barry-Murphy will be seen as a unifying figure following a tumultuous few years for the Leesiders which have seen several public disagreements between players and selectors.

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