'Corbett is an incredible talent'

September 02, 2019

Cork's Conor Corbett with Jonathan McGrath and Ruairi King of Galway. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickon.

Cork manger Bobbie O'Dwyer is expecting big things of Conor Corbett after his sensational All-Ireland MFC final display.

The Cork captain scored 1-7 from play in a man of the match performance as the Rebels overcame Galway by six points in an extra-time thriller at Croke Park yesterday.

"Conor Corbett is a guy with incredible talent. I genuinely don't want to single out any individual player because we have a panel of 38. But that guy is an outstanding footballer and he'll go on to play an awful lot of football yet," O'Dwyer said.

The Cork boss also highlighted former senior boss Conor Counihan's role in the success.

He said of the 2010 All-Ireland winning senior manager, who was appointed project coordinator for Gaelic football in the county earlier this year: "It's absolutely no coincidence that the results are starting to go our way because from the point of view of being a manager of a county team, having Conor there, outside of the benefit of his knowledge, his ability to link the parts within the Cork GAA family that need to be linked and being able to remove obstacles that may or may not be there, it has been a huge benefit to the county."

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