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Postby Ranty » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:02 pm

Is he really gone? How come this story isn't being thrashed out here ?

http://www.punditarena.com/gaa/hurling/ ... nty-board/
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Re: Frank

Postby producer ben » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:41 pm

He never said he wanted to leave. I don't expect him to go to be honest.
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Re: Frank

Postby tipp-ex » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:29 pm

There was a ship left Cork on Wednesday called Frank. Is this an omen?
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Re: Frank

Postby Dorcha » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:03 pm

Can we stand not seeing him on the sideline any more?
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Re: Frank

Postby westcorkrebel » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:35 pm

Cork may have to wait little longer for change and a fresh start
Frank Murphy is likely to be given a 46th year as the county’s secretary

Christy O’Connor
October 22 2017, 12:01am,
The Sunday Times
Figurehead: Frank Murphy has been Cork secretary since 1972
Figurehead: Frank Murphy has been Cork secretary since 1972
DAVID MAHER

When the agenda for tomorrow night’s Cork county board meeting was released at Wednesday night’s executive board meeting in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, it came under the heading of ‘staffing matters’. It was listed in Irish before being clarified but clubs were seeking more than just a translation; they expected to be circulated with an open appointment process for their new secretary ahead of tomorrow’s meeting.

At last month’s meeting, chairman Ger Lane confirmed that clubs would receive a proposal regarding a replacement for Frank Murphy five days prior to Wednesday’s meeting. At that meeting in September, John O’Flynn, the Freemount delegate, sought assurances from Lane that a proposal on the framework for appointing a secretary would be distributed more than five days in advance.

That was understandable given how big a decision, and development, this is for Cork GAA, but Lane said that the timeframe would remain at five days, which is the minimum allowed, but not a binding maximum. In any case, that did not happen; the clubs have received no proposal.

O’Flynn said on Friday that he would vote against any extension to Murphy’s contract but, if Murphy is given that extension, will the top table even grant them a vote now? There is a chance that Murphy could be given an extension for one more year but clubs are adamant that this should only happen with their permission.

As the promised proposal has not been received, the delegates who arrive at tomorrow night’s meeting will do so with no mandate from their clubs and will therefore be unable to deliver a legitimate mandate to their executive. Many fear that there will be an attempt to force through another extension, leaving delegates unsure and unprepared.


Murphy, who has been Cork secretary since 1972, was given a contract extension in 2012 in order to be involved in the organisation of the construction of the new stadium. That contract is set to expire before the end of this year. “It is not healthy for any organisation to have one person in the same key position for such a length of time,” said O’Flynn.

There have been calls for Cork to follow the lead of other counties and to allow Croke Park to be openly involved in the replacement process, thereby allowing Cork to avail of a €30,000 per annum grant towards the secretary’s salary. To date, Cork have declined to avail of such a grant. Yet with their finances severely straitened by Páirc Ui Chaoimh’s overrun, similar calls will surely be made again.

Since taking office, Murphy has been one of the GAA’s most influential powerbrokers, locally and nationally. As well as being the de facto reference point for the rulebook, Murphy’s career has had many different strands; he refereed All-Ireland hurling finals in 1971 and 1981, along with serving as a Cork hurling and football selector at various grades.

Some of his most impressive administrative feats were the purchase of Páirc Ui Rinn and the elimination of the debt of the old Páirc Ui Chaoimh but Murphy’s influence on Cork GAA came under closer scrutiny in the last decade, especially during three player strikes. There were also other criticisms of Murphy’s leadership, which came into even more focus when Cork began to slip from an exalted position in hurling and football to its current status.

Cork’s struggles go beyond one man but, as the figurehead of Cork’s administration for so long, he and those who have ruled alongside him have to take a large share of responsibility for such chronic underachievement in a county of such size, and with such massive potential.

For too long now, there has been a disconnect between the Cork clubs and those charged with running the affairs of the county. The massive delays and increased costs from €40-60m at the outset to the last-reported figure of €85m in the Páirc’s redevelopment has caused even more confusion and despair among the clubs who feel increasingly isolated from the administrative set-up. Nobody can deny what Murphy has given to the job, or how he has dedicated his life to Cork GAA, but, O’Flynn’s voice echoes the broad public opinion in Cork. On an online poll by peoplesrepublicofcork.com recently, 82% felt Murphy should go.

After 45 years, it is time for change. Cork have waited a long time for a new dawn, a fresh start. Yet it remains to be seen if this could finally be it.

sounds like frank is going no were
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Re: Frank

Postby donal66 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:48 pm

going nowhere for sure, was never on the cards
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Re: Frank

Postby tipp-ex » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:43 pm

The board "forgot" to send the proposal.
Its quite simple, they broke procedure, the very barrier they hide behind anytime they under pressure. So the item will have to be shelved until the next time when the board wont "forget".
Its amazing what people will turn a blind eye to -absolute horseshit from the CCB, but shur whats new.

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