Dubs Stick With Dessie

Dessie Farrell

Dublin GAA chiefs have endorsed senior football manager Dessie Farrell by handing him a new two-year contract extension that will see him remain in charge until at least 2024.

A statement read: “Dublin GAA County Committee are pleased to announce that Dessie Farrell will continue as Dublin Senior Football manager for a further two years.”

Farrell, an All-Ireland winner with the Dubs as a player in 1995, took on the role of manager of the boys in blue in 2019 on an initial three-year term in succeeding Jim Gavin.

Gavin, arguably Dublin’s greatest ever senior GAA personality guided the Dubs to six all-Ireland titles in nine years.

The incoming Farrell managed to keep the run going and won the All-Ireland in his first year in charge, defeating Mayo in the 2020 final.

However, the past two seasons have seen the Dubs fall at the semi-final stage, leading to conjecture and rumour as top whether Farrell and Dublin would part way and a meeting with the county board three weeks ago did little to quell those rumours.

However today’s announcement offers certainty for Dublin players and supporters alike and Farrell will begin the task of preparing for next season’s campaign immediately.