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Counihan taking time

Published 25/09/2010

All-Ireland winning Cork manager Conor Counihan will make a decision on whether he will continue in the post within the next three weeks.

Cork county board chiefs are eager for Counihan to commit to a new term after he guided the Rebels to their first All-Ireland football title in 20 years.

"Do you end up needing it more than it needs you? If you reach that stage, that's not a right place to be. I'll give myself two or three weeks to stand back from the thing. That's being fair to everyone," said Counihan.

But he admitted that it would be difficult to walk away from the Cork players after the journey they have shared over the past three years.

"They never went away. They were at the summit of the mountain and they were kicked back down again, but they kept re-appearing. You'd know the quality of the people."

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