"I will not be seeking another term as senior hurling manager" - Mattie Kenny steps away from Dublin 1 month ago

"I will not be seeking another term as senior hurling manager" - Mattie Kenny steps away from Dublin

Dublin will soon begin the replacement process.

After four years at the helm, Mattie Kenny has informed the county board that he will not be continuing on as Dublin senior hurling manager.

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The former Galway boss lead his side to a shock win over the Tribesmen last season to see the capital reach their first Leinster final since 2014.

Kenny was appointed to the role in 2018, following a successful stint with Cuala, in which he guided the team to two successive All-Ireland Championship titles.

"I have informed the Dublin County Board that I will not be seeking another term as senior hurling manager." Kenny said in a public statement.

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"Managing the Dublin senior hurling team for the last four years has been a great privilege and honour for me.

"We worked tirelessly in the effort to bring success to the county and our passionate band of Dublin supporters.

"I would like to express my sincerest gratitude and thank the Dublin County Board, the management committee and great staff and stewards in Parnell Park for their unwavering support for me and my management team and players during our tenure.

"I want to acknowledge and thank every member of my management team and backroom team for the massive contribution and commitment you have given to the preparation of the team during this period.

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"I would like to thank our loyal supporters and “The Friends of Dublin Hurling” for your massive support for the team, both in Parnell Park and at our away games all around the country.

"Finally, a special thank you to a fantastic group of players. The respect and togetherness within our group made it a joy to work with you every day during my term as manager, and while we didn’t achieve the targets we set out for ourselves, I fully believe the success you deserve will arrive in the coming seasons.

"Again, thanks and the best of luck to everyone involved with Dublin hurling."

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Dublin County Committee Chairman Mick Seavers added: “Mattie has made an enormous contribution to Dublin GAA winning two All-Ireland senior club hurling titles with Cuala.

“In his time in charge of the senior hurling team we had some memorable wins and a first Leinster final appearance in seven years in 2021.

“I regret his departure but appreciate the huge sacrifices he has made over the last four years for Dublin GAA.

“The committee will commence the process of considering suitable candidates to replace Mattie and his management team shortly.”