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Counihan expected to lead Cork in 2012

Updated: Thursday, 04 Aug 2011 10:39

Conor Counihan (l) congratulates James Horan after Cork lost to Mayo
Conor Counihan (l) congratulates James Horan after Cork lost to Mayo

Conor Counihan is expected to take charge of the Cork footballers next season despite their disappointing loss to Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

After leading the Rebels to All-Ireland glory in 2010, Counihan agreed a new two-year term with the county board.

And county chairman Jerry O’Sullivan told The Examiner: "I'm sure that Conor will come back to have another crack off it. That is certainly what we'd be hoping in Cork.

"When he was reappointed at the end of last year he got a two-year term and there's another year left on that yet. That two-year term would be the standard practice when we are appointing intercounty managers.

"Unfortunately, things didn't work out for the lads last Sunday but with a bit of luck we could have won that game against Mayo.

“They have given a great account of themselves over the last five or six years in terms of winning an All-Ireland title, reaching All-Ireland semi-finals and finals, and winning silverware in the league. I'm sure they'll be back."

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