Former Galway hurler and current Cuala manager Mattie Kenny is set to succeed Pat Gilroy as Dublin senior hurling manager.
Mattie Kenny set to be appointed new Dublin senior hurling manager. #GAA
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) November 3, 2018
John Fogarty of the Irish Examiner has reported that Kenny is the Dublin County Board's preferred option for the role. Anthony Cunningham and Anthony Daly had both been rumoured to be in contention but it seems Kenny's superb club record which includes two All-Ireland club titles will see him prove victorious.
Kenny has experience in the inter-county game, having worked as a selector with the Galway senior hurling management team in 2012.
Last year Dublin were overseen by Pat Gilroy but he stood down after just a year in charge. Having avoided relegation from the Leinster championship, there was huge promising surrounding his tenure but the St. Vincents man has cited overseas travel as a reason he cannot continue with the side.
It will now fall to Kenny to continue to build on those strong foundations.