The Cork County Board has confirmed its senior hurling backroom team for the 2007 Championship and beyond.

Newly-appointed manager Gerald McCarthy has gone for three former Cork hurlers in a four-man selection team, that also includes Martin Bowens, who was nominated by county champions Erin's Own.

Blackrock's Donal Collins, a National League medallist and inter-county selector under Donal O'Grady, was ratified for a two-year term.

Midleton's Ger Fitzgerald and Cathal Casey of Youghal complete McCarthy's support team.

Both Fitzgerald and Casey were on the 1990 Liam McCarthy Cup winning team, while Fitzgerald coached the county's minor hurlers in 2005.