Dessie Farrell has been appointed the new Dublin Senior Gaelic Football manager, replacing Jim Gavin, who stood down from the position at the end of November.
Farrell will take over at the All-Ireland champions, where he will look to build on his work at underage level with the county. He was the manager when Dublin won the minor title in 2012 and at Under-21 level in 2014 and 2017.
Farrell comes into the job after managing Na Fianna to the quarter-finals of the Dublin Senior Football Championship, where they lost to eventual winners Ballyboden St Enda’s. He was part of the Dublin team that won the All-Ireland in 1995.
Dublin GAA released a short statement on his appointment. Which reads:
“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.
“Outgoing County Board chairman Seán Shanley said
“Dessie has played an integral role in the success of the Dublin footballers over the past decade in his time as manager of the Dublin Minor and U21 teams.”
“We wish Dessie the very best and look forward to the 2020 season”.
“The makeup of Dessie’s management team will be announced in due course.”