Jack O'Connor has been appointed as the new Kerry boss 7 months ago

Jack O'Connor has been appointed as the new Kerry boss

This will be O'Connor's third time in charge of The Kingdom.

The Kerry County board have today confirmed that Jack O'Connor, will once again take the helm as the senior county manager.


Having already won three All-Ireland's in charge of his native county in 2004, 2006, and 2009, the Kerry faithful will be hopeful that he can once again lead them to success.

He took over as minor manager and won All-Ireland titles in 2014 and 2015 before graduating to U-21 manager for four years. But no All-Ireland followed at that level and in the meantime he was overlooked for the senior job when Fitzmaurice stepped down in 2018, Keane being preferred.

He will be joined on his management team by locals Micheal Quirke, who managed Laois for the last two years, and Diarmuid Murphy, who was with Eamonn Fitzmaurice for four years between 2013 and 2016.

14 August 2004; Jack O'Connor, Kerry manager, pictured during the game against Dublin. Bank of Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

It is also believed that former Down manager, and Tyrone native, Paddy Tally will be joining the staff in a coaching role, a move which might give The Kingdom some insight to Ulster's recent successes.

Donie Buckley and All-Ireland winning captains Dara O Cinneide and Seamus Moynihan as coaches, were also in the frame and met the committee on Wednesday night.

However, O'Connor is the man who is once again in charge, and it was only a few weeks ago that he was asked if he would ever consider going for the Kerry job again to which he replied: "Who wouldn't want to manage Manchester United?"