by CÓILÍN DUFFY
Dublin’s new Senior Camogie manager is expected to be known inside the next week, as the County Board are in the final stages of appointing a successor to David Herity.
There was an air of disappointment a few weeks back, when Herity announced he was stepping down from the role, after a stint which saw Dublin in the top-four of the country in 2017, after reaching their first All-Ireland Senior Semi-Final in a long number of years.
The appearance of the Premier Junior side in last years All-Ireland final, and the subsequent victory in the decider at Croke Park last month, has seen a huge air of confidence in the sport in the capital at present.
Likewise, the strong showing by clubs across the capital, and the close nature of the county finals this year, including a first ever win over St Judes in the senior ranks, against first time title chasers Na Fianna after extra-time last Sunday, is yet another indicator of the talent in Dublin.
With over 1,000 at the final too, there’s a huge buzz and excitement about the sport in the capital.
“David has instilled a set of standards in ourselves, and whatever the outcome is in relation to the new manager, we have our own standards and the aim is to bring them forward, and with the help of his successor drive them on,” Dublin keeper Faye McCarthy told the Dublin Gazette at the AIB Club Championships launch this week.
McCarthy says that there’s a great attitude in the camp to strive to be near the top next season.
“The attitude we have is positive. I think that’s the main thing that we have standing to us at the moment, that we are willing to put in the work, no matter the circumstances I think.”
Meanwhile, Herity was last Sunday announced as the new Kildare Senior Hurling manager, while he will also be involved with the DIT side aiming for Fitzgibbon and League honours in 2018-19.