Friday 20 April 2018

Pat Gilroy is confirmed as the new Dublin hurling manager

Pat Gilroy celebrates at the final whistle after Dublin defeated Kerry in the 2011 All-Ireland final. Photo: David Maher / Sportsfile
Pat Gilroy celebrates at the final whistle after Dublin defeated Kerry in the 2011 All-Ireland final. Photo: David Maher / Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Pat Gilroy is the new manager of the Dublin hurlers and has been handed a three-year term.

He becomes the first Dublin native to take charge of the capital's hurlers since Tommy Naughton stood down in 2008 prior to Anthony Daly’s appointment.

He succeeds Cork native Ger Cunningham who left the post after disappointing league and championships campaigns in 2017 and three largely unsuccessful seasons.

Gilroy, who led the Dublin footballers to All-Ireland success in 2011, was ratified by the Dublin County Board in favour of Mattie Kenny, who led Cuala to victory in last March's All-Ireland club final.

Former Galway boss Anthony Cunningham is expected form part of Gilroy's backroom team.

The Dublin hurlers will travel to Boston next month along with Galway, Tipperary and Clare to take part in the the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic at the iconic Fenway Park in Boston on November 19.

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