BY KIERAN McCARTHY
BRIAN Cuthbert has officially announced that he will not be seeking a third term in charge of the Cork senior footballers following the end of his two-year term
‘I have decided not to seek reappointment to the position of Cork senior football manager and am stepping down with immediate effect,’ Cuthbert said in a statement posted on the county board website.
‘From being within a few seconds of being crowned Munster champions to making our All-Ireland championship exit at the hands of Kildare at the weekend has been difficult for me, the players and backroom staff. The short period involved demonstrates the tight margins that exist between success and failure at inter county level.
‘I would like to thank the players and all the backroom staff for their huge commitment over the past two years. I would also like to thank the Cork County Board for extending every support possible to myself and the team in the course of the league and championship campaigns.’
Commenting on the announcement, County Chairman Gerard Lane said: On behalf of the County Board and on my own behalf, I would like to thank Brian for his service to Cork GAA, not just as senior manager but as a selector with Conor Counihan and as a successful minor manager previously. Brian still has a lot to offer to the GAA and I wish him every success in his future endeavours.’