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Maurice Fitzgerald to join Kerry senior setup as selector for 2017

The 47-year-old will replace Diarmuid Murphy on the coaching ticket.

Maurice Fitzgerald.
Maurice Fitzgerald.
Image: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

KERRY LEGEND MAURICE Fitzgerald will join Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s football management team for next season as a selector.

The two-time All-Ireland winner replaces Diarmuid Murphy on the coaching ticket after the former goalkeeper stepped down earlier this year after working in the role for six seasons.

Fitzgerald is due to be ratified in the new role at a Kerry County Committee meeting tomorrow and will join Padraig Corcoran (strength and conditioning coach) and fellow All-Ireland-winning forwards Mikey Sheehy (selector) and Liam Hassett (selector) on the backroom team.

“I am delighted to welcome Maurice into the Kerry senior football setup,” manager Fitzmaurice said.

“His football knowledge, work ethic and personality will be a huge asset to us.”

Fitzgerald, 47, widely regarded as one of the best footballers in recent memory, enjoyed a lengthy career with the Kingdom which spanned from 1988 to 2001, picking up All-Ireland medals in 1997 and 2000.

Fitzgerald managed his club, St Mary’s Caherciveen, to a Kerry intermediate championship last year before going on to clinch the All-Ireland title in February against Mayo’s Hollymount-Carramore.

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