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Fitzmaurice to remain as Kerry boss until 2020 after show of support from county board

The 2018 season will be his sixth in charge of the Kingdom.

Fitzmaurice has been in charge since 2012.
Fitzmaurice has been in charge since 2012.
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EAMONN FITZMAURICE WILL remain on as Kerry manager until 2020, after his reappointment was ratified by the Kerry County Board this evening.

Fitzmaurice has been handed a two-year extension to his current term in charge of the Kingdom’s senior football team, meaning the 2018 season will be his sixth at the helm.

The 41-year-old had been ratified for a further two years 12 months ago, and received the support of the players and county board to be given an extra year.

“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,” a Kerry statement read.

“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.”

Fitzmaurice took over the role in 2012 and guided Kerry to All-Ireland success in 2014, but came in for criticism on the back of a disappointing summer just gone.

Kerry were knocked out of the championship at the semi-final hurdle by Mayo having lifted their first league crown since 2009 with victory over Dublin in April.

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