Fitz­mau­rice to re­main as Kerry man­ager in 2018

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS -

Kerry man­ager Éa­monn Fitz­mau­rice will re­main in his role for a sixth sea­son in 2018. His man­age­ment team will also re­main in place, and the county board say ad­di­tions to the back­room team will be an­nounced “in due course”.

County board chair­man Tim Mur­phy also says he will be propos­ing Fitz­mau­rice be rat­i­fied as se­nior man­ager for a fur­ther two-year term (2019 and 2020) at next month’s county board meet­ing. An All-Ire­land win­ner as a player in 2000, 2004 and 2006, and as a man­ager in 2014, Fitz­mau­rice has taken on a one-year ex­ten­sion for the sec­ond sea­son run­ning.

He ini­tially took on a three-year term in 2012 be­fore agree­ing an ad­di­tional term in Septem­ber 2016, win­ning this year’s na­tional foot­ball league and his fifth Munster ti­tle in a row. The team, how­ever, were de­feated by Mayo in their All-Ire­land semi-fi­nal re­play.

Next sum­mer the pres­sure will be am­pli­fied as the King­dom’s great ri­vals Dublin go for four in a row.

Éa­monn Fitz­mau­rice: stay­ing for sixth sea­son – at least

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