Laois manager Mike Quirke, 2010 All-Ireland winning Cork manager Conor Counihan, and four-time All-Ireland hurling final referee Brian Gavin have called for the introduction of the clock-hooter system to lessen the "unsustainable" demands being placed on football referees.
By the summer of 1990, All-Ireland football champions Cork had Kerry’s number. So much so that Rebel fans were yelling ‘lock the gates’ as they dismembered the Kingdom in the provincial decider in Cork. However a bigger challenge loomed for Billy Morgan, Larry Tompkins, & Co — Meath. In his new book on Cork’s historic double season,reveals how Colm O’Neill turned from peripheral to pivotal figure on the road to GAA history.
To oversee their five-year football plan, Cork GAA opted for All-Ireland winner — as player (1989, 1990) and coach (2010) — Conor Counihan. His job spec? To pull together, across a sprawling county, the diverse strands of the 2024 project. A victory in today’s All-Ireland U20 final against Dublin wouldn’t be a bad start
Eoin Cadogan was there in the good times. That’s if you can call them the good times. Even when Cork were ruling the roost, they were fair game. For all the silverware he collected, Conor Counihan was told he wasn’t getting enough out of his team.
If Colm O’Driscoll is sore he didn’t make the top grade quicker than last year, he doesn’t show it. When Conor Counihan was in charge of Cork, it wasn’t that his face didn’t fit: it was his body.