Ger Cunningham Confirmed As Dublin Hurling Manager For 2017

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Ger Cunningham Confirmed As Dublin Hurling Manager For 2017


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Dublin county board chairman Sean Shanley has confirmed that Ger Cunningham will remain in charge of the senior hurlers for 2017.

Cunningham had one year left on his initial agreement but that was pending a meeting with the Dublin GAA hierarchy. After a review of the 2016 campaign the county board backed the Cork native to continue in the role.

Dublin won the Walsh Cup at the start of the year, they also qualified for the quarter-finals of the Allianz League but suffered a narrow 1-21 to 1-19 defeat to Limerick.

A win over Wexford in their opening Leinster senior hurling championship game saw them secure a spot in the semi-final.

They were hammered by 1-25 to 0-16 against Kilkenny in the provincial semi-final, before exiting at the first round of the All Ireland Championship after losing to Cork by 3 point in a game in which the Dubs had Chris Crummy sent off.

Shanley told 98FM's Darren Cleary that Cunningham fulfilled his brief in 2016, pointing to successfully securing their place in division 1A of the Allianz League for next year, and the introduction of a number of young players to the panel:

 


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