Mattie Kenny it to remain on as Dublin hurling manager for a fourth campaign, the county confirmed in a statement this afternoon.

Kenny guided Dublin to a first Leinster decider in seven years in 2021, ultimately losing soundly to Kilkenny after their preparations had been badly hobbled by Covid-related disruption beforehand. They were subsequently beaten by Cork in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

His native county Galway, with whom he was an influential selector during their run to the All-Ireland final in 2012, are currently casting around for a manager following the departure of Shane O'Neill.

But Kenny will not now be in the frame for the post after committing himself to his job in the capital.

"I'm delighted to be in a position to extend my time in charge of the Dublin senior hurlers," said Kenny.

"We have a great bunch of guys on the panel, who are highly committed to Dublin Hurling and the Dublin Senior Hurling Team, and we are focused on getting better and building to delivering the performances that the Dublin Hurling Supporters can be proud of.

"It is an exciting time with plenty of younger talent coming through in the county, as seen by our recent Leinster success at u20 level.

"We are all looking forward to getting back to work later in the year and preparing for the 2022 campaign."

Dublin County Board chairman Mick Seavers said "We are delighted that Mattie has agreed to extend his tenure as Dublin Senior Hurling manager."

"We had a very positive year in 2021 at both senior and underage level. We look forward to seeing some of our talented u20 players progress into the senior ranks under Mattie and his Management Team in the coming months."