Cork are on the hunt for a new senior hurling manager after confirmation that John Meyler would not be seeking reappointment.

Meyler's time in charge ran out with the recent All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Kilkenny at Croke Park.

He was originally appointed on a two-year term and Cork GAA have confirmed in a statement that he wasn't looking to stay on.

"John has been an outstanding servant to Cork GAA in a variety of roles over many years, and I would like to thank him both personally and on behalf of Cork for all that he has done and, I am sure, will continue to do," said Cork County Board Chair, Tracey Kennedy.

"We wish John, his selectors and backroom team all the best in their future endeavours and thank all involved for an immeasurable voluntary contribution over their two-year term."

Speculation will immediately turn to who will take over from him, with his immediate predecessor Kieran Kingston, RTÉ hurling analyst Dónal Óg Cusack and current Under-20 boss Denis Ring all linked with the post.

Cork have just passed through their first full decade in the GAA's history without winning an All-Ireland senior hurling title.

Their last Liam MacCarthy win came in 2005 and they haven't contested a final since 2013 so there is a rebuilding job to be done by whoever takes over in the post.

The Rebels lost to the Cats at Croke Park

Last year under Meyler the Rebels won the Munster title and made the All-Ireland semi-final, where they were just pipped by eventual champions Limerick in a classic, though they did cough up a comfortable lead late out.

The current season was far more disappointing, finishing third in the round robin provincial group and losing to Kilkenny in the last six following a complete third-quarter collapse at Croke Park.

Kingston led Cork to the 2017 provincial crown and was judged to have been making progress with the team before he was forced to step down due to work commitments, making way for former Kerry and Wexford manager Meyler.

Ring could do his job prospects a power of good with an All-Ireland Under-20 semi-final win over Kilkenny this weekend following on from their agonising Munster final defeat to Tipperary.

Cusack is a divisive figure in Cork following his role in a series of player strikes in the early years of the millennium, though most of the county board figures he clashed with over the years have now moved on.