Kieran Kingston will take charge of the Cork senior hurlers for a second time, and Donal Óg Cusack has been nominated as the minor boss.

Kingston stepped away in 2017 after leading the Rebels to a Munster title, but on Sunday night it was announced that he will return, pending ratification.

In the wake of John Meyler’s departure this summer, the Tracton man became the early front-runner after reports that he was the favoured candidate among the playing panel. Having enjoyed provincial success with the side two years ago, he will be eager to oversee further progress as the county chases its first Liam MacCarthy Cup triumph since 2005.

Diarmuid O’Sullivan will once again join Kingston on the sideline, as will ex-Dublin boss Ger Cunningham.

Meanwhile, it was confirmed that Donal Óg Cusack has been nominated as the new minor manager, with Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Tom Kenny coming in as selectors.

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Pat Ryan will take charge of the U20s.

County chairperson Tracey Kennedy spoke of her enthusiasm upon the announcement.

“I am absolutely delighted with the outcome of the appointments process, and honoured to be putting these names before County Board on Tuesday night,” she said.