THE Cork County Board are hoping to recruit Leeside legend Billy Morgan to assist with their five-year plan for Cork football.
Morgan, now 74, won it all as a player and manager with Nemo Rangers and Cork. In recent years he’s been on the sideline with UCC and the College have reached six finals and landed three Sigerson Cups during that time.
Speaking to the Irish Examiner Allianz League Review podcast, board chairperson Tracey Kennedy explained Morgan could be crucial in terms of improving coaching standards in Cork.
“When you look at the five-year plan there are things there around coach mentoring. What Billy has to offer to young coaches and even to coaches at development squad and inter-county level would be absolutely phenomenal.
“I certainly hope there would be a role for Billy Morgan and I know Billy will be willing to help us out.”
The Cork seniors defeated Tipp last weekend to give them a shot at survival in Division 2 of the league, though Ronan McCarthy’s charges will have to get the better of Donegal and Armagh to avoid the drop.
Though the Rebel U21s had a period of dominance over the Kingdom between 2004 and three years ago, Kerry’s underage sides certainly have the upper hand now.
Their minors pulled off five All-Ireland wins in a row while at second-level St Brendan’s from Killarney and Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne have held a grip on the Corn Uí Mhuirí, apart from Críost Rí’s win in 2011.