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PAT Gilroy will not be rushed into a quick decision on his future according to Dublin county board chairman Andy Kettle, amid speculation that Gilroy is to end his four-year reign with Dublin.

Gilroy was unsure of whether he would extent his tenure in the aftermath of last Sunday's All-Ireland SFC semi-final defeat to Mayo and already, double All-Ireland winning Under 21 manager Jim Gavin has been touted as a potential replacement.

However, Kettle clarified that despite Gilroy's most recent term lasting just a single year, the St Vincent's man had not ruled out the possibility of extending it once it had elapsed.

"Pat's decision was to take it on and review the situation on an annual basis rather than take it for strictly a year. His attitude is 'I'll give is another year and we'll have a look at it again'," said Kettle.

"I understand Pat's views - that it's all too raw at the moment. He'll go away and have a think.

"He's already left a legacy, and brought us an All-Ireland so he deserves some time to make up his mind."

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