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Kerrigan thanks Healy after Cork senior football manager steps down

July 23rd, 2017 9:59 AM

By Southern Star Team

Peadar Healy has stepped down as manager.

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BY KIERAN McCARTHY

PAUL
Kerrigan has thanked former manager Peadar Healy for his contribution to Cork
football.

After
Saturday evening's heartbreaking All-Ireland SFC Round 4 loss to Mayo in the
Gaelic Grounds, Healy confirmed that his time as manager is over, as his
two-year reign has ended.

‘He came in
and told us there after the game,' Kerrigan told The Southern Star.

‘Being the
Cork senior football manager is a very tough job, he shipped a lot of criticism
and we probably didn't make it easy for him at times – but we thanked him
hugely, not just for his contribution the last two years but for his overall
contribution. People forget that he was the coach under Conor Counihan when we
won the All-Ireland so he has done a lot for Cork senior football over the
years.

‘He put his
neck out for this job, a tough job, and in fairness he put a very professional
backroom team under him and that's what you have to do.

‘Look, he's
always backed us this year, it hasn't been easy, but as a group of players we
thanked him and wished him all the best.'

Cork County
Board Chairman Ger Lane added: ‘Peadar had worked tirelessly to put Cork football
in a better place, but results didn't reflect the huge effort he and his
selection committee along with his backroom staff put in over the last two
years.

‘I want to thank Peadar for his contribution
to Cork football, which included being coach of the 2010 All-Ireland winning
team under manager Conor Counihan and I wish him well into the future.'

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