The Cork County Board has confirmed that John Considine and his U21 management team will take over the senior Cork hurling team on an interim basis.

It had been unclear whether or not the selectors who worked under former manager Gerald McCarthy would step down, but this has now been confirmed.

Considine's selectors include the well-known former hurlers Tom Cashman and Tony O'Sullivan as well as Paddy Daly and Denis Ring.

Considine has proven his credentials with a successful spell in charge of the county's minors, while he won the All-Ireland as a player in 1990.

He is expected to be in charge for the next two matches in the National Hurling League, against Clare and Limerick.

The statement from the Cork County Board added that Considine and his selectors had enjoyed a 'constructive and cordial meeting' with the outgoing management team on Thursday evening.