Ger Cunningham becomes the latest Munster man to be handed the keys to Dublin hurling and asked to open the door to All-Ireland glory.
The multi-honoured Corkman takes over from Anthony Daly, who completed his sixth year in charge this season. Cunningham, who has been handed a three-year term, will name his backroom later.
It’s his first venture into senior inter-county management, but he has wide experience as a coach. He served as Cork goalkeeping coach under Donal O’Grady and John Allen in 2003-06 and worked alongside Jimmy Barry-Murphy in 2012-13.
He stood down after last year’s All-Ireland final replay defeat by Clare and was later linked with the vacant Limerick job.
He takes over in Dublin at a time when some rebuilding is required after a disappointing season, during which they had to survive a relegation play-off to remain in 1A of the Allianz League before losing heavily to Kilkenny and Tipperary in the championship.
“This is another chapter in Ger’s distinguished GAA life. I am confident that he will build on the progress achieved by his predecessors over the next three years,” said Dublin chairman Andy Kettle.