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Dublin county board postpone decision on new hurling manager

Attendants at a meeting were told that the announcement has been postponed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances.’

THE DUBLIN COUNTY board has postponed the announcement of the new hurling manager, but says a decision is likely to be made by the weekend.

A special meeting of the county’s executive was called for Wednesday night, where it was believed that either Pat Gilroy, or All-Ireland winning club boss Mattie Kenny would be selected as the new hurling boss.

The name of the selected candidate was expected to be put forward to the county committee for ratification, and ultimately replace the former manager Ger Cunningham.

But attendants were informed that the appointment process has been delayed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances,’ according to reports. 

Gilroy has no background in hurling, but previously managed the Dublin football team to All-Ireland success in 2011, ending a 16-year famine in the process.

Meamwhile, 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 Cuala to successive county titles in recent years.

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