The Munster Senior League, which Cork used last January to gather the momentum that carried them to glory in Thurles in July, is mooted to start the week after Christmas.
Along with the school’s principal, Larry Jordan, O’Mahony has been instrumental in transforming Christians, where he’s now deputy principal, into a genuine force in the Dr Harty Cup and Dean Ryan Cup. His knowledge of the young talent across the county is considerable.
Murphy was a cerebral forward, in that he valued an assist as much as a point, and in his All-Star nominated season, in 2007, he excelled as the fulcrum of the attack, both on the scoreboard and through his off-loads.
The 31-year-old handled the strength-and-conditioning for the U21s this year, but, last week, Meyler revealed he’d like him to bolster the defensive options.
Refining, rather than overhauling, this season’s group is all that’s required.