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Ger Cunningham is going to fill the Dublin managerial hotseat for the next 3 years

Cunningham will take over in the capital from Anthony Daly.

Ger Cunningham 23/6/2013 Ger Cunningham is going to take over the Dublin senior hurlers. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

GER CUNNINGHAM HAS been confirmed as the new Dublin senior hurling manager as he succeeds Anthony Daly.

The news has been confirmed this evening and sees Cunningham commit to a three-year term. His selectors will be announced at a later date. Dublin county chairman Andy Kettle issued his support for the new boss.

“This is another chapter in Ger’s distinguished GAA life and I wish him every success in his new role. I am confident that Ger will build on the progress achieved by his predecessors over the next three years.”

Cunningham had been the hot favourite for the position and returns to the inter-county senior hurling scene after being a selector with the Cork senior hurling team for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He departed from that role in the wake of last September’s All-Ireland final replay loss to Clare.

Cunningham’s managerial CV also includes recent stints with his native Cork club St Finbarr’s and Waterford’s Ballygunner, who he guided to the 2009 AIB Munster senior club hurling final.

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In August it was confirmed that Cunningham will take charge of Fitzgibbon Cup side UCC for the coming year. Cunningham has enjoyed great success with the UCC Fresher hurling team in recent years and steered them to a series of All-Ireland wins.

During his playing career the St Finbarr’s club man won three All-Ireland senior hurling titles, four Allstar awards and seven Munster crowns.

Cunningham fills the vacancy created by the departure of Anthony Daly last month. Daly had been in charge of Dublin since November 2008 and was at the helm when Dublin won the 2011 National hurling league crown and the 2013 Leinster senior hurling title.

Anthony Daly celebrates Anthony Daly celebrates Dublin's win over Galway. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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