Sunday 23 April 2017

Eamonn Fitzmaurice officially confirmed as Kingdom boss for 2016

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
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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.

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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