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Poll: Gilroy or Kenny - Who should be appointed Dublin hurling manager tonight?

There are just two names left in the running for the job.

THE DUBLIN COUNTY board are set to announce the new senior hurling manager tonight, with just two names left in the running for the position.

pjimage Pat Gilroy and Mattie Kenny Source: Inpho

They must choose between Pat Gilroy, All-Ireland winning football manager with Dublin in 2011, and Mattie Kenny, who led Cuala to All-Ireland club hurling success earlier this year.

The Dublin management committee are meeting this evening to decide on the name they will put forward to the county committee, who will meet directly afterwards to ratify the new boss. It’s expected the man selected will take charge on a three-year term.

Gilroy, a former dual player with St Vincent’s, would certainly be a left-field choice but he is believed to be the front-runner. Part of the attraction is the reported presence of former Galway boss Anthony Cunningham in his backroom team.

Gilroy is credited with changing the culture in the Dublin football squad after he took over in 2009. He helped end a 16-year famine without Sam Maguire and laid the foundation for the dominance they are currently enjoying under Jim Gavin.

Galway native Kenny was widely tipped to succeed Ger Cunningham since Cuala lifted the Tommy Moore Cup on St Patrick’s Day. He worked under Anthony Cunningham as a coach with the Tribesmen in 2011 and 2012, as well as leading the Dalkey club to back-to-back county titles in recent years.

Who do you think should get the top job?

Poll Results:

Mattie Kenny (2174)
Pat Gilroy (1757)

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