Monday 11 December 2017

Dubs boss Gilroy poised to reveal his next move at All Stars

Pat Gilroy. Photo: Sportsfile
Pat Gilroy. Photo: Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy could make his future clearer today with a possible disclosure of his intentions to remain on at tonight's All Star banquet in Dublin.

Gilroy's Dublin are expected to dominate the All Star football team after winning their first All-Ireland title in 16 years and it may provide the platform to bring an end to five weeks of speculation.

The Dublin players and county board officials have grown increasingly confident that Gilroy will commit his immediate future to the cause.

Meanwhile, Peter Fitzpatrick is expected to disclose the identity of his new selectors ahead of Louth's first game of the new season tomorrow night.

Louth face Meath in the Fitzsimons Cup semi- final, a tournament revived by the Gaeil Colmcille club in Kells after a long absence from the GAA calendar.

The match takes place in Navan at 7.0 and is preceded by the other semi-final between Cavan and Armagh at 5.30.

The final will be played on the following Saturday night, two days before the training ban kicks into action.

The former Tyrone and Down trainer Paddy Tally has been at the centre of speculation that he will be brought on to the management team as Fitzpatrick seeks to replace Peter McDonnell and Martin McQuillan.

The Armagh men quit as selectors last month, having served with Fitzpatrick for the previous two years.

Irish Independent

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