After a successful year with the Cork Senior hurlers, their now former-manager Kieran Kingston decided that he will not be continuing with his position.
That left the position open and even though there was a lot of media hype around the person fulfilling the role, many potential candidates ruled themselves out.
However, one person that seemed likely to land the role was John Meyler. Meyler, who was a strong 1/6 favourite with most bookmakers managed the Cork minor hurling team to an All-Ireland final, but they were defeated on the day by an impressive Galway side.
He was also a selector on the Cork Senior hurling team in 2017 with Kieran Kingston, but his managerial experience is vast. In 2006, he was appointed the manager of the Wexford Senior hurling team, however, after a short two-year spell, he was relieved of his duties and Colm Bonnar took over at the helm. Following that spell, he took the reigns at both Carlow and Kerry and enjoyed success with both counties before moving to Leeside.
Meyler, who was born in Wexford, was confirmed as the new Cork Senior hurling manager this afternoon on a two-term basis.
John Meyler has just been confirmed as the new @OfficialCorkGAA Senior Hurling Manager for a two year term.
— Lisa Lawlor (@Lisa_Lawlor) October 19, 2017
Best of luck to John in his new position.
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