Cork football selectors named

December 04, 2007
Dual All-Ireland medal winner Teddy McCarthy will link up with manager Teddy Holland in the new Cork football management set-up. Holland has also named Liam Hodnett, Diarmuid O'Donovan and Mick O'Loughlin as his selectors, despite the players' threat not to play for him under the current arrangement which sees the county board having a major say in choosing the selectors. The four selectors bring a wealth of experience to their new posts. McCarthy is the best known of them, being one of only two players in the history of the GAA (the other being his former team-mate Denis Walsh) to win All-Ireland senior hurling and football medals in the same year (1990). Hodnett had been involved at all levels with his club St. Finbarr's, while O'Donovan was coach to the Cork minor team that Holland managed to All-Ireland glory in 2000. Bishopstown clubman Mick O'Loughlin has previously acted as a Cork senior and minor football selector and is entering his fifth year as a Cork under 21 selector, having been part of the management team that masterminded the county's All-Ireland victory over Laois earlier this year. He also played on the Cork team that lost the 1967 All-Ireland final to Meath. Although the players' threat still stands, the Cork county board is expected to ratify Holland's new backroom team in the coming days.


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