The Dublin County Board have confirmed Mattie Kenny will remain in the Senior Hurling Hot Seat for 2022
The news has just been announced by the Dublin County Board. Senior Hurling manager Mattie will remain in charge again for the 2022 season.
Back in 2019, Kenny took over from Pat Gilroy on a three year agreement. And now the Galway native has agreed an extension of his agreement for another year. The hurling boss had steered Dublin club team Cuala to Championship success, and was a popular choice to succeed Gilroy.
Recently Kenny was linked to the vacant Galway hurling job after Shane O’Neill had stepped down. But Mattie has committed to another year in charge in the capital. Dublin reached their first Leinster Final in seven years this Summer. They shone against Galway in a impressive performance in the Semi Final. But COVID hit Kenny’s panel hard and they were left to suffer the consequences against Kilkenny in the provincial decider.
The year ended for Dublin following a 2-26 to 0-24 defeat at the hands of Cork in the All Ireland Quarter Finals.
Kenny Delighted To Extend His Stay
“I’m delighted to be in a position to extend my time in charge of the Dublin senior hurlers,” Kenny said in the official announcement.
“We have a great bunch of guys on the panel, who are highly committed to Dublin hurling and the Dublin senior hurling team. And we are focused on getting better and building to delivering the performances that the Dublin hurling supporters can be proud of.”
“It is an exciting time with plenty of younger talent coming through in the county, as seen by our recent Leinster success at U20 level.
“We are all looking forward to getting back to work later in the year and preparing for the 2022 campaign.”
Dublin chairman Mick Seavers commented “We are delighted that Mattie has agreed to extend his tenure as Dublin senior hurling manager.”
“We had a very positive year in 2021 at both senior and underage level. We look forward to seeing some of our talented U20 players progress into the senior ranks under Mattie and his management team in the coming months.”