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Kerry boss faces senior clash with Cavan and an All-Ireland final this weekend

Éamonn Fitzmaurice has two big matches on his agenda this weekend.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice Kerry football boss Éamonn Fitzmaurice Source: James Crombie/INPHO

KERRY BOSS ÉAMONN Fitzmaurice faces a hectic schedule this weekend with inter-county league commitments and the chance to secure another All-Ireland schools title as a manager.

After last Saturday’s draw against Dublin, Fitzmaurice takes his Kerry side into action against Cavan on Sunday in Kingspan Breffni Park.

Before that he’ll oversee the fortunes of PS Chorca Dhuibhne, the Dingle based school where he teaches, on Saturday afternoon when they face Derry’s St Pat’s Maghera in the All-Ireland Post-Primary junior A football final.

The game takes place in Hawkfield in Kildare at 2pm with the West Kerry school aiming to build on their Munster final success over St Brendan’s (Killarney) and All-Ireland semi-final win against St Attracta’s (Sligo).

Fitzmaurice was previously in charge when the PS Chorca Dhuibhne featured strongly in the senior colleges football scene, culminating in their maiden Hogan Cup final win in 2014.

Seán Ó Bambaire, Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Brian Ó Raoil celebrate Éamonn Fitzmaurice celebrating PS Chorca Dhuibhne's 2014 Hogan Cup final win. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Fitzmaurice subsequently focused on his Kerry managerial commitments but will be hoping to replicate that Croke Park win three years ago against the Derry school.

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Three of the PS Chorca Dhuibhne squad are currently involved with the Kerry U17′s – Gearoid Lyne, Franz Sauerland and Deividas Uosis.

On Sunday, Fitzmaurice’s Kerry side travel to take on a Cavan side, buoyed by last week’s win over Mayo.

Kerry are still in with an outside chance of reaching the league final while victory will ensure they have no relegation fears heading into their final league game at home to Tyrone on Sunday 2 April.


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