Sunday 11 December 2016

Eamonn Fitzmaurice officially confirmed as Kingdom boss for 2016

Published 28/09/2015 | 21:03

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice looks on in the rain at Croke Park yesterday
Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice looks on in the rain at Croke Park yesterday

A meeting of the Kerry County Board this evening rubber-stamped Eamonn Fitzmaurice as Kingdom manager for 2016, while Peter Keane would succeed Jack O’Connor as Kerry Minor coach for a two-year term.

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County Board Chairman Patrick O’Sullivan stated last week that the 2012 All-Ireland winning manager would be in charge of the Kingdom for a fourth year in 2016.

Fitzmaurice sparked speculation about his future following the defeat to Dublin when he was non-committal in an interview with RTE.

“My term is up now. I’ve three years done. You know a lot of us have a lot of thinking and talking to do and we’ll do that in time as well."

The decision to retain the coach’s services for one more year was confirmed at a county board meeting this evening.

Jack O'Connor will be succeeded as minor manager by Peter Keane while no decision has been made with regards to a successor to Eamonn Kelly as hurling boss.

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