GAA | Dessie Farrell confirmed as new Dublin manager

Dessie Farrell is the new Dublin football manager.

Farrell replaces Jim Gavin, who guided the Dubs to an unprecedented five-in-a-row before stepping down in November, after agreeing a three-year deal.

The Na Fianna clubman has previously managed Dublin at underage level, winning All-Ireland titles at minor (2012) and under-21 level (2014 and 2017).

Farrell, a 1995 All-Ireland winner with the Boys in Blue as a player, managed his club Na Fianna to the quarter-finals of the Dublin senior football championship.

He has also served as a performance coach to the Dublin hurlers under Mattie Kenny.

“The Dublin GAA County Committee is delighted to confirm Dessie Farrell as the new manager of the Dublin Senior Football Team for a three-year term,” a county board statement read.

“The makeup of Dessie’s management team will be announced in due course.”

Farrell was ratified at a Dublin county board management committee meeting in advance of annual convention in Parnell Park.

His first game at the helm will be the Dubs’ O’Byrne Cup semi-final on January 11th.

Dublin’s league campaign begins with an intriguing clash against their All-Ireland final opponents Kerry at Croke Park on January 25th.