Allen gets Cork hurling job

John Allen was ratified as Donal O'Grady's successor for the Cork senior hurling manager's job last night.

Allen, a selector on this year's All-Ireland winning team, was officially appointed at last night's Cork county board meeting.

Allen was the favourite to succeed O’Grady since the Liam McCarthy-winning manager announced he was stepping down last month.

Allen, a former dual star, won All-Ireland club medals with St Finbarr’s and was a panellist during the Cork three-in-a-row in the 1970s.

It also emerged last night that Seánie O’Leary has stepped down as a selector. No reason was given for his decision.

O'Leary's position will be filled at the next county board meeting in two weeks' time.

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