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

A statement from the county board 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, took charge of the senior footballers in 2019 on an initial three-year term when he succeeded Jim Gavin.

The Na Fianna clubman led Dublin to All-Ireland glory in his first year in charge, as the Dubs beat Mayo 2-14 to 0-15 in the final for an unprecedented six-in-a-row.

However that was the last time that Farrell's side lifted Sam Maguire as he presides over a period of transition in the capital.

Mayo would take their revenge the following year, with victory in the semi-final while this year Kerry ended Dublin's hopes, narrowly beating them by a point at the last-four stage.

There has been recent speculation that 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.

The Dubs will begin 2023 in Division 2 of the Allianz Football League.