Coup for Kerry as legend Maurice Fitzgerald joins backroom team
Kerry legend Maurice Fitzgerald will join the Kingdom's backroom team as a selector, it has been confirmed.
Fitzgerald, who won All-Ireland titles as a player in 1997 and 2000, replaces Diarmuid Murphy as a selector in Eamonn Fitzmaurice's backroom team. Murphy served for six seasons in the role before stepping down earlier this year.
And now Fitzmaurice has landed something of a coup by persuading one of the county's most celebrated footballers of recent times to come on board.
"I am delighted to welcome Maurice into the Kerry senior football set-up," said Fitzmaurice.
"His football knowledge, work ethic and personality will be a huge asset to us".
Fitzgerald managed St Mary's Cahersiveen to All-Ireland club IFC glory earlier this year and he will be ratified tonight's Kerry county committee meeting in Tralee.
Fitzgerald joins trainer/selector Padraig Corcoran (Dingle) and selectors Mikey Sheehy (Austin Stacks) and Liam Hassett (Laune Rangers) as part of the Kingdom backroom team.