Cork have confirmed that Ephie Fitzgerald is set to continue as their manager for another two years after a meeting of the county board last night.

The Nemo Rangers clubman, who guided the Rebelettes to the Brendan Martin Cup in 2016, told RTÉ Sport that he was finishing up the role after August's All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin.

"I've four years done and I think it is time for a new voice," he said at the time.

But he appears to have made a u-turn, according to a tweet sent out by Cork LGFA.

Fitzgerald has decided to stay on with Cork

Fitzgerald was critical of the standard of refereeing after that defeat to the eventual All-Ireland champions at Croke Park.

"I'm certainly not happy with the officiating. Now, I can say this because I will be stepping down after this," he said directly after the game, speaking to RTÉ Sport.

"That's not taking from Dublin's victory on the day. They did deserve it but I just do think that the tackle needs to be defined or the LGFA going forward are wasting their time because we don't know what a tick is, we don't know when they are being ticked, we don't know if every foul is a tick or whatever. I don't know."

Fitzgerald's Cork won last year's Lidl National League, as well as the Munster crown, and they'll be looking to build on that in an attempt to end Dublin's recent dominance of the All-Ireland championships.