Five games, five losses. But crazily, Cork staved off relegation from Division 1A of the National League.
The Rebels beat Galway by three points in a relegation play-off in Salthill on Sunday. This was a Galway team which actually won two games in this season's league but still go down.
The victory rescued a campaign which had been scant on highlights for Cork.
New manager Kieran Kingston was appointed in the autumn. The sight of Diarmuid O'Sullivan on the sideline as part of Kingston's backroom team has been one of the few other positives for Cork.
In terms of sideline presence, O'Sullivan is cut from the same cloth as Dan Shanahan for Waterford. Heart on sleeve, emotional involvement with the welfare of the team clear to see.
We've put together a photo tribute to the maor foirne career so far of The Rock.
It all began on January 3rd versus Clare in the Munster Senior Hurling League.
He quickly found his feet. His reaction to a high tackle on Aidan Walsh during a league against Waterford was what you both expected and hoped to see from O'Sullivan.
Nobody has worn a maor foirne bib better.
Virtually ceaseless movement is a major part of his sideline game.
He points a fearsome index finger.
In consigliere mode.
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