Monday 19 November 2018

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has 2020 vision as he gets two-year extension to Kerry tenure

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice. Photo: Sportsfile
Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice. Photo: Sportsfile
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Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice will be in charge of the Kingdom's footballers until at least the end of the 2020 season.

As expected, the Kerry County Board last night extended the Lixnaw clubman's term in charge.

Having led Kerry to All-Ireland success in 2014, Fitzmaurice has seen Jim Gavin's Dublin win three titles in a row since his side last lifted the Sam Maguire.

Fitzmaurice, who has been in charge since 2012, will be able to call upon the services of minor superstar David Clifford as he seeks to halt Dublin's winning run.

A statement from Kerry GAA read: "At tonight's county committee meeting in Austin Stack Park, Eamonn Fitzmaurice was given a two-year extension to his current term in charge of the Kerry senior football team.

"This means that he will be in charge until the 2020 season. The current management team will remain in place but additions will be made to the backroom team.

"Also at tonight's meeting, Peter Keane was appointed manager of the Kerry Under-17 football team for a two-year period. He will name his backroom team later."

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