Pat Gilroy has been named as the new manager of the Dublin Senior hurling panel.
The St. Vincent’s man will succeed Ger Cunningham following his appointment by the Dublin county board on Tuesday.
Gilroy will take the reins at the capital on a three-year deal.
He will become the first Dublin native to occupy the manager’s position since Tommy Naughton was replaced by Anthony Daly back in 2008.
Gilroy is better known for his football exploits after ending the Dublin footballers wait for all-Ireland success in 2011 after a 16-year barren spell. He has won two all-Ireland football titles as a player, one with Dublin in 1995 and another with St. Vincent’s in 2008.
Former Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham is rumoured to be part of Gilroy’s coaching team for the upcoming season.
Dublin will begin their league campaign in division 1B next year and will be hoping that the new appointment will improve their fortunes. They will also travel to Boston on November 19 for the AIG Fenway Classic along with Galway, Clare and Tipperary.
By Eoghan McGrane