Ronan McCarthy has been reappointed for a fresh two-year term as Cork football manager.

Cork secured their promotion from Division 3 of the Allianz Football League in the autumn but suffered a three-point defeat to Tipperary in the Munster final, having beaten Kerry in the semis thanks to a dramatic Mark Keane goal at the end of extra-time.

McCarthy - who won two Munster titles with the Rebels as a corner-back in 1999 and 2002 - took the reins from Peadar Healy in 2017.

He had previously served as a selector under Conor Counihan in 2013 and then his successor Brian Cuthbert in 2014 and 2015.

Former Kildare boss Cian O'Neill will remain on the back-room staff, though selector Gary O'Halloran has departed for family reasons.

"As we all hope for a return to the top table of senior Inter-county football in the near future, on behalf of the board I wish to again recognise the incredible contribution of all involved, in particular Ronan, ahead of what we hope will be a productive two years," said Cork County Committee chairperson Marc Sheehan.