It’s GAA convention season, in case you hadn’t noticed, and whether by accident or design, an important theme has been running through the many end-of-year reports and speeches scripted by under pressure and, in some cases, under-fire county board officers.
In the difficult matter of serving up bad news, those PR execs in sharp suits like to talk of getting out in front of the story. Beating the naysayers to the punch and controlling the narrative insofar as that’s possible and plausible.
Eoghan Cormican Cork County Board CEO Kevin O’Donovan has vowed there will be no “grandstand appointment” in the coming weeks to fill the vacant senior hurling manager’s post, insisting an “extensive process” will be undertaken to find John Meyler’s successor.
In the wake of a call for Cork hurling manager John Meyler to resign, county board chairperson Tracey Kennedy has said she will not be asking anyone to step down, adding that no decision will be taken on who oversees the Cork hurlers in 2020 until the appointment of the county’s first high-performance manager is finalised.
In the John West Féile Hurling Division 2 final, Kilcormac/Killoughey (Offaly) had a three-point win over Cork's Valley Rovers, thanks to a goal from Arran Danzell, with Brecon Kavanagh lifting the cup for them.