Sunday 22 October 2017

A new Dublin hurling manager won't be named tonight

Pat Gilroy and Mattie Kenny
Pat Gilroy and Mattie Kenny
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Dublin fans will have to wait to find out who their new hurling manager will be.

The County Board were due to vote between Pat Gilroy, who managed the Dublin footballers to All-Ireland success in 2011, and Mattie Kenny, who led Cuala to victory in last March's All-Ireland club final, tonight but the vote was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, according to reports on RTE.

If Gilroy gets the nod he will become the first Dublin native to take charge of the capital's hurlers since Tommy Naughton stood down in 2008 prior to Anthony Daly’s appointment.

Kenny was very close to becoming Galway boss in 2015 but was beaten to the post by Micheal Donoghue.

The Dublin hurlers will travel to Boston next month along with Galway, Tipperary and Clare to take part in the the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic at the iconic Fenway Park in Boston on November 19.

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