Former Kildare manager Cian O’Neill will join the Cork footballers as a coach in 2020.

The Moorefield man, who has worked with the Kerry and Mayo footballers, as well as the Tipperary hurlers, will join Ronan McCarthy’s backroom team.

O’Neill departed from his native county Kildare this summer following four seasons in charge.

Cork are on an upward trajectory at present, having enjoyed a positive 2019 campaign by reaching the Super 8s. They also scooped All-Ireland titles at minor and U20, and there is an optimism in the Rebel County that they are moving in the right direction once again.