Walsh in hunt for new Cork trainer

CORK senior hurling boss Denis Walsh is on the lookout for a new trainer with Jerry Wallace not set to be involved in the inter-county setup for next season.

Wallace, who trained Cork to two All-Ireland and three Munster titles, was informed by Walsh on Monday night his services were no longer required.

The Midleton man, involved since 2003 when brought in by Donal O’Grady, was a key figure in recent years and along with former trainer Seanie McGrath brought advanced training methods to the Cork camp.

Meanwhile, the Evening Echo Cork SFC final between St Finbarr’s and Clonakilty is set to take place on September 27 in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The game will take place just seven days after the All-Ireland senior football final which means a quick turnaround for St Finbarr’s defender Michael Shields, the only player from the two clubs on the Cork senior football starting side.

The county senior hurling semi-final between Sarsfields and Cork IT will be the curtain-raiser to the football showdown in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, with the times of the two matches yet to be confirmed.

St Finbarr’s and Newtownshandrum clash next Sunday in the first senior hurling semi-final with the county hurling final pencilled in for October 11th.

At premier intermediate level, the county hurling final between Ballymartle and Douglas has been provisionally fixed for October 4.

In football the premier intermediate semi-final between Glanmire and Valley Rovers is fixed for Saturday October 3 in Páirc Uí Rinn with the quarter-final clash between Bantry Blues and Clyda Rovers in Carrigadrohid on Sunday October 4.

St Vincent’s await the winners of the Bantry Blues and Clyda Rovers at the semi-final stage, a game fixed for October 11th with the PIFC final scheduled for a week later on October 18.

Meanwhile the Cork SFC relegation semi-final between Ballincollig and Mallow will take place in Donoughmore on October 4, with Ilen Rovers awaiting the losers in the relegation final.


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