New Cork GAA secretary Kevin O’Donovan is doing the business on and off the field

New Cork GAA secretary Kevin O’Donovan is doing the business on and off the field
Kilbree's Kevin O'Donovan lined out against Ballinascarthy in the RCM Tarmacadam JCHC final at Ahiohill on Sunday. Picture: Paddy Feen.

KEVIN O’Donovan has a big job on his hands from next month when he replaces Frank Murphy as the Cork County Board secretary but he had on-field matters to take care of first this weekend.

The west Cork farmer, who steps into Murphy’s shoes at convention, still lines out for his club Kilbree. 

They faced Ballinascarthy in the RCM Junior C hurling final on Sunday, where O’Donovan chipped in with 1-8 of their 1-13 tally.

They needed all of the veteran full-forward’s scores in a tight four-point victory at Ahiohill. O’Donovan plundered a crucial goal before half-time and was on free-taking duty.

He was also on duty as a selector, along with long-serving Kilmeen/Kilbree stalwart DJ Daly. 

It was a good day for the club as Kilbree’s first team defeated Lisgoold in the semi-final of the county JAHL as well.

O’Donovan steps down as vice-chairman of Cork when he takes over from Frank Murphy, who occupied the role for 45 years, in December. 

The former coaching officer is seen as a progressive appointment to one of the most important GAA jobs in the country.

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