Kenny takes over as Dublin hurl­ing man­ager

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - GaelicGames -

Cuala man­ager Mat­tie Kenny has been named as the new Dublin hurl­ing man­ager on a three-year term.

The Gal­way na­tive takes over from Pat Gil­roy, who stepped away from the post af­ter just one year due to work com­mit­ments.

Kenny has en­joyed huge suc­cess with Cuala, se­cur­ing a first All-Ire­land ti­tle for a Dublin side in 2017 and go­ing on to de­fend that ti­tle at Croke Park in 2018.

The Dalkey club’s bid to se­cure an his­toric three-in-a-row of hurl­ing club ti­tles was un­done by south­side neigh­bours Kil­macud Crokes at this year’s semi-fi­nal stage. Crokes sub­se­quently lost the Le­in­ster fi­nal to Bally­bo­den St Enda’s.

Kenny has pre­vi­ous in­ter­county ex­pe­ri­ence as part of the Gal­way back­room team that reached the All-Ire­land fi­nal in 2012 and lost out to Mícheál Donoghue for the post as man­ager of Gal­way in 2015. Kenny’s man­age­ment team will be con­firmed at the next Dublin County Board County Com­mit­tee meet­ing.

Leonard En­right

There was no mis­tak­ing the ele­giac tones in which var­i­ous dis­tin­guished Pa­trick­swell hurlers paid tribute to Leonard En­right on the RTÉ cov­er­age of Fri­day night’s All Stars cer­e­monies but it was still a shock to hear he had passed away at the age of 65 af­ter a long ill­ness, within hours of the broad­cast.

Lim­er­ick GAA paid tribute: “All in­volved with Lim­er­ick GAA are sad­dened to hear of the pass­ing of the leg­endary Leonard En­right.

“One of the finest full backs to grace the Lim­er­ick jer­sey. Our thoughts and prayers are with the En­right Fam­ily at this sad time.”

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