Pat Ryan set to be appointed Cork boss
The Cork Hurlers have a new manager.
Former Under 20 boss Pat Ryan is set to succeed Kieran Kingston in the role in a three year term.
The Cork County Board moved quickly in announcing Kingston’s replacement, with Sarsfields clubman Ryan set to be confirmed in the role at tonight’s county board meeting.
Ryan won back to back All Ireland Titles with the Cork Under 20s, and previously served as a selector in Kingston’s first spell in charge, while also winning the Cork County Senior Hurling Championship with Sarsfields on two occasions as manager in 2012 and 2014.
Ryan’s selectors will be confirmed at a later date.
Cork GAA Chairman, Marc Sheehan said, “We are thrilled to have someone of Pat’s calibre so ready to take up the significant mantle of Cork Senior Hurling manager. Having seen his management and coaching skills with our teams previously, I have no doubt that the development of our players is in safe hands.”
Cork GAA CEO, Kevin O’Donovan said, “Pat’s appointment will be another clear example of our desire to provide a pathway to managers and coaches through both Club and County systems. His record in both arenas speaks for itself and we look forward to him building on the significant work completed by the outgoing management team in the ongoing pursuit of Liam McCarthy.”