Cuala's Mattie Kenny has been named as the new manager of the Dublin senior hurling team.

The Galway native, who led the Dalkey side to back-to-back All-Ireland club SHC titles in 2017 and 2018, has won the race to succeed Pat Gilroy.

Former Dublin football boss Gilroy surprisingly stepped down in September and Kenny, former Leinster -winning manager Anthony Daly and Gilroy's assistant Anthony Cunningham were all believed to be in contention for the role.

However a statement from Dublin GAA on Twitter this afternoon confirmed that Kenny had been given a three-year term and that his appointment would be ratified at the next meeting of the County Committee.

Kenny was a selector with Cunningham when Galway finished runners-up to Kilkenny in 2012 and managed the Tribesmen's U21s to the All-Ireland crown in 2011.

He was in the mix to take over Dublin last summer before being pipped by Gilroy.