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D-Day for Dublin as Gilroy set to say 'I do'

DUBLIN GAA chiefs are still awaiting a definitive answer from Pat Gilroy (below) ahead of tonight's county board meeting.

But all the indications are that the man from Marino will say "yes" to another term as Sky Blue senior football manager.

Either way, seven weeks after guiding Dublin to that long overdue All-Ireland breakthrough, the "will he or won't he?" debate surrounding Gilroy's future will finally end this evening.

The outgoing manager will inform Dublin's management committee whether he wants to stay on at the top after three campaigns. In the event that he remains, the St Vincent's clubman will be ratified by a full meeting of the county board.

"There are still a few 'I's' to be dotted and 'T's' to be crossed but there isn't a huge amount to be done," Dublin chairman Andy Kettle told the Evening Herald.

"We will meet Pat tonight and hopefully it is positive news. We have no reason to be pessimistic." However, Kettle has also admitted that "Plan B is thin on the ground" in the nightmare scenario that their manager walks away.