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Barry-Murphy steps down from Cork
30 Aug 2015 11:11
Jimmy Barry-Murphy has stepped down from his position as Cork senior hurling manager.
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Speculation has been mounting regarding Barry-Murphy’s position since the Rebels’ 2-28 0-22 defeat to Galway in the All-Ireland SHC quarter-finals.
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And tonight, the holder of six All-Ireland medals as a player - one football and five hurling - as well as one title as Cork manager in 1999, released a statement confirming his departure.
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Barry-Murphy said: “I have given a great deal of thought to Cork hurling since the defeat by Galway in the All-Ireland quarter-final, and I now feel that the time is right for me to step down as manager.
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“I want to sincerely thank the players, selectors, backroom support team and County Board for all their efforts in the last four years.
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"He is a true legend and an iconic figure in Cork GAA, and we thank him most sincerely for all that he has done for our Association in over 40 years" Gerard Lane
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“I also want to thank our loyal supporters who always travelled in huge numbers in tough economic times to support us.
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“I know that Cork will continue to challenge for major honours in the years ahead. I wish everyone the very best next year and in the years to come."
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