Farrell appointed as new Dublin Senior Football manager

by Cóilín Duffy

Dessie Farrell has been confirmed as the new Dublin Senior Football manager.

At the Annual Dublin GAA Convention at Parnell Park, outgoing Chairman Seán Shanley announced to delegates that Dessie Farrell would be taking over from the recently departed five-in-a-row All-Ireland winning manager Jim Gavin.

Farrell previously served as Dublin Minor and Under 21 Football manager – guiding the Minors to an All-Ireland in 2012, and the Under 21’s also taking All-Ireland silverware in 2014 and 2017.

As a player Farrell won an All-Ireland medal with previous incumbent Gavin in 1995.

In 2019, Farrell managed his own club Na Fianna at Senior level, with the Mobhi Road side losing to eventual Dublin and Leinster Champions Ballyboden St. Enda’s.

Farrell’s first competitive game in charge will be the O’Byrne cup semi-final on January 11th.

Dublin’s Allianz Football League Division 1 opener takes place a fortnight later (January 25th) against Kerry at Croke Park.
His backroom team will be announced in due course.

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