Dublin appoint new senior hurling manager 2 years ago

Dublin appoint new senior hurling manager

Cuala manager Mattie Kenny has been appointed as Dublin's new senior hurling manager.

Kenny will take over from former manager Pat Gilroy who resigned from the role in September citing work commitments and overseas travel. Kenny and his backroom team will be ratified by the Dublin county board at their next official meeting.

Gilroy said upon his resignation:

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"It was a huge honour for me to be selected to manage the Dublin senior hurling team and I was delighted that I was able to make a contribution during the past year. Unfortunately my work commitments involves a considerable amount of overseas travel and it will not be possible for me to continue in this role.

"I would like to express my appreciation to my management and backroom team who were very supportive at all times and to the players for their exceptional commitment and dedication. Thanks also to the county board and the clubs for their encouragement and assistance.”

Kenny takes charge of the Jacks after winning back-to-back All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship titles in 2017 and 2018.

He was previously linked with the Galway senior hurling role last year and said that he was open to taking on the challenge after he was previously involved with the Galway U21 sides.

"If the opportunity did come along you'd have to take a long hard look at it. It is a huge commitment. It's not something I've to worry about at the moment or be able to answer at the moment. There's something in all of us that says you'd love to be involved in something like that."