Cork hurling boss Kieran Kingston has added top performance coach Gary Keegan and ex-Rebel star Pat Mulcahy to his backroom team in a major coup for the county.
The news follows Ger Cunningham’s decision to step away as Cork coach for work and family reasons, while Christy O’Connor has also left the set-up.
Keegan previously worked with Kingston and Cork, while he has also been involved with Dublin footballers and the Ireland rugby team.
Mulcahy is an All-Ireland winning defender from the back-to-back side of 2004/05.
Cork have also added Noel Furlong as a coach/selector and Stephen Casey as a strength and conditioning coach. Earlier this year Furlong led Cork to a first minor hurling All-Ireland title since 2001.
The changes are set to be ratified at a meeting of the Cork County Board tonight.
Kingson led Cork to this year’s All-Ireland final, where they lost out to Limerick.
Cork defeated Clare and Dublin in the qualifiers, before taking K