GAA President, Nickey Brennan, along with president-elect Christy Cooney and director general, Pauric Duffy, have been put in place to identify three Cork GAA icons, whose task it will be to recommend the new Cork hurling boss.

County board chairman, Jerry O'Sullivan, hopes the process will be completed and a new boss will be in place before the Rebel County's penultimate game in the league, in Nowlan Park against Kilkenny.

The process will be under the supervision of Croke Park, but in the end it will be the three former Cork hurlers who will have the final word on the matter.

"Our proposal, which was heavily supported at the county board meeting on Monday night, was that Croke Park, under the supervision of Pauric Duffy, would appoint three Cork GAA people to select the Cork manager," O'Sullivan, told the Evening Echo.

"Croke Park will do that, but the ultimate responsibility of recommending the new man will be with the chosen three Cork GAA people."

The names of Jimmy Barry Murphy, Ray Cummins, John Fenton, Denis Coughlan and Tom Cashman have already been mentioned in terms of having a role to play in the appointment.