I thought they were on the mend already, won u15, 16 and 17 last summer, be careful what you wish for! ... but yea, will take time to effect senior level.
Funny how the media and public in this country equate a winning team to a game being healthy underage, and likewise, that a poor elite team must mean that everyone hates the sport - that is not the case except for the bandwagon fans.
For example - every time they talk about cork hurling on newstalk, someone texts in saying there's no interest in hurling in cork city, the kids arent interested blah blah. They used to go on about munster rugby when it was successful way back, as if everyone had taken up the sport.
Living in Cork city, beside a park, i must see 100s of hurleys before you'd see a rugby ball, the only people with rugby balls are hipster student types who clearly haven't a breeze how to throw the thing.
Go out to a beach in east cork and it's the same thing.
Cork obviously need to sort out their structures but when they do, they will be hard to stop.