Ricken to take Cork reins

October 14, 2021

Cork manager Keith Ricken

Keith Ricken is to become Cork's new senior football manager.

The appointment is pending ratification from the county committee at next month’s meeting.

Ricken guided Cork to All-Ireland U20 glory in 2019 with a final victory over Dublin and also steered Cork IT (now MTU) to Sigerson Cup success a decade before that.

He will be joined by selectors joined by selectors Micheál Ó Cróinín, Ray Keane, James Loughrey, Barry Corkery and Des Cullinane in his backroom team.

Ricken will be succeeding Ronan McCarthy in the role as the Rebel County’s new football supremo.

"The County Executive will be proposing Keith Ricken (St. Vincent's) as incoming senior football manager on a two year term at our next County Committee meeting," read a statement.

"Selectors will be as follows: Micheál Ó Cróinín (Naomh Abán), Ray Keane (MTU / St. Finbarr's), James Loughrey (St. Brigid's / Mallow), Barry Corkery (Éire Óg) and Des Cullinane (St. Nicholas). Coach to be announced in the near future."

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