The Dublin County Committee have confirmed the appointment of Pat Gilroy as Dublin Senior Hurling Manager on a 3 year term.
It was reported that former Galway manager Anthony Cunningham would be part of his backroom team.
The county board say that details of the full management team will be announced shortly.
The shortlist was narrowed down to two last week, when the management committee were asked to select between Gilroy and the Cuala manager Mattie Kenny.
Gilroy was the preferred candidate, but no announcement was made on the night as he was abroad on business and some smaller details had yet to be hammered out.
The St Vincent's club man has no hurling management experience at senior level, his success in the business world and his part in transforming the fortunes of the footballers are among the reason he was favoured by the powers that be at Parnell Park.
His first outing with the team will be the exhibition game in Boston involving Dublin, Galway, Tipperary and Clare at Fenway Park on November 19th.
Gilroy succeeds Ger Cunningham, who's disappointing three year spell in charge ended with a hammering at the hands of Tipperary.
The Boys in Blue also endured relegation to division 1B of the Allianz League during his final year in charge.
Public fall-outs with former players, heavy defeats and a number of players refusing to work under the old regime have left an unenviable task for the new manager.
Dragging Dublin out of the depths of despair that characterized the end of the Cunningham era will not be an easy feat.
A 22-point loss to Tipperary in the All Ireland qualifiers in the summer signaled the end of the Cork man's reign.
It wasn’t the only humiliating defeat Dublin endured in the Championship in 2017, they lost by 2-28 to 1-17 to Galway in the Leinster championship quarter-final.
Gilroy will be hoping to end the self imposed exile of Danny Sutcliffe, the St Judes man has been out of the fold since 2015.
Mark Schutte could also be convinced to return having departed the panel to join the footballers earlier this summer.
The Cuala man found game time impossible to come by with the footballers, the arrival of a new manager with a proven track record of success in sport.
A clean slate for all player will likely be more enticing than the bitter backroom squabbling and mixed messages that were fatal flaws in the Ger Cunningham regime.