Fitzmaurice to remain as Kerry manager in 2018
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