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An Old Favourite Is Being Heavily Linked With The Cork Football Job

Sinead Farrell
By Sinead Farrell Updated

The Cork footballers have been suffering somewhat in recent seasons. Their last All-Ireland title may only be back in 2010 but since then they've steadily dropped further into the chasing pack to the extent that they're not even considered among the contenders anymore.

The disappointment continued this season with a narrow defeat to neighbouring rivals Kerry in the Munster final replay, followed by a shock exit in the qualifiers when Kildare stunned them in Thurles.

But now it appears that Cork could be on the cusp of a revival. The Irish Times are reporting that Billy Morgan, Cork's most successful manager, has emerged as a favourite with the Cork County Board to succeed Brian Cuthbert as the new boss of the Rebels.

Morgan delivered All-Ireland and provincial success to the Munster side in two different eras. He guided them to consecutive All-Ireland titles 25 years ago as well as seven Munster titles before making a come back in the 2000s to add another Munster title and an All-Ireland final appearance.

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Several names were mentioned in the pursuit of a replacement manager, including former Cork chiefs Conor Counihan, who was in charge during the 2010 All-Ireland win, and Larry Tompkins who managed them during the 90's.

But now it seems that Morgan may be about to take up the position for a third time. A decision will be announced soon with a formal appointment due to be finalised prior to the upcoming county board meeting next Tuesday.


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