Éamonn Fitzmaurice

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice
Personal information
Irish name Éamonn Mac Muiris
Sport Gaelic football
Position Centre-back
Born 1977
Lixnaw, County Kerry, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Occupation Secondary school teacher - history
Club(s)
Years Club
Finuge
Lixnaw
Feale Rangers
University College Cork
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Kerry titles 3 1
Munster titles 1 0
Inter-county(ies)
Years County Apps (scores)
1996-2007 Kerry 48 (0-7)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 9 + 4 (bainsteoir)
All-Irelands 5 + 1 (bainsteoir)
NFL 3 + 1 (bainsteoir)

Éamonn Fitzmaurice is an Irish Gaelic football manager and former player. He has been the manager of the Kerry senior team since 2012.[1]

Born in Lixnaw, County Kerry, Fitzmaurice was introduced to Gaelic football in his youth. He enjoyed some success at schools' level with Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí while simultaneously enjoying championship successes at underage levels with the Finuge club. An All-Ireland medal winner in the intermediate grade, Fitzmaurice has a unique collection of Kerry novice, junior, intermediate and senior medals with the Finuge club and the Feale Rangers divisional side.[2] As a dual player he also won three championship medals with the Lixnaw senior hurling team.

Fitzmaurice made his debut on the inter-county scene at the age of sixteen when he first linked up with the Kerry minor team. An All-Ireland medal winner as a non-playing substitute in this grade, he later won two All-Ireland medals with the under-21 team. Fitzmaurice made his senior debut during the 1996-97 league. He went on to play a key role for Kerry in defence during a hugely successful era, and won three All-Ireland medals, six Munster medals and two National Football League medals. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions.

Fitzmaurice was a member of the Munster inter-provincial team in 2004 but failed to win a Railway Cup medal. Throughout his inter-county career he made 48 championship appearances. Fitzmaurice retired from inter-county Gaelic football on 10 April 2007.[3]

On retiring, Fitzmaurice wrote a column for the Irish Examiner. He quickly became involved in team management as a selector with the Kerry senior team. An All-Ireland winner in this role, he later enjoyed an unsuccessful tenure as manager of the Kerry under-21 team. Fitzmaurice was appointed manager of the Kerry senior team on 27 August 2012.[4][5][6] He has since gone on to lead Kerry to several major triumphs, winning five major honours. These include one All-Ireland Championship and three Munster Championships.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Player[edit]

Team Year National League Championship Total
Division Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Kerry 1997 Division 1 2 0-00 0 0-00 2 0-00
1998 3 0-02 3 0-00 6 0-02
1999 Division 2 5 0-01 0 0-00 5 0-01
2000 Division 1A 6 0-00 6 0-02 12 0-02
2001 5 0-00 6 0-00 11 0-00
2002 8 0-01 9 0-01 17 0-01
2003 3 0-00 4 0-00 7 0-00
2004 8 0-00 7 0-00 15 0-00
2005 4 0-01 6 0-01 10 0-02
2006 9 0-06 7 0-03 16 0-09
2007 4 0-00 0 0-00 4 0-00
Total 57 0-11 48 0-07 105 0-18

Manager[edit]

As of match played 24 April 2016.
Team From To McGrath Cup League Munster All-Ireland Total
G W D L G W D L G W D L G W D L G W D L Win %
Kerry 27 August 2012 Present 10 7 0 3 30 15 1 14 8 7 1 0 8 6 0 2 56 35 2 19 62.5%

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

University College Cork
Finuge
Lixnaw
Feale Rangers
Kerry

Selector[edit]

Kerry

Manager[edit]

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne
Kerry

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duggan, Keith (22 August 2015). "Eamonn Fitzmaurice proves a pragmatic keeper of the flame". Irish Times. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "It's Captain Galvin for Kerry as Feale land title". Irish Independent. 25 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kingdom rocked by Fitzmaurice retirement". Hogan Stand. 10 April 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fitzmaurice takes Kerry Senior Football role". Irish Examiner. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Newly appointed Kerry senior football manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice understands scale of new role". RTÉ Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Eamon Fitzmaurice is named as new Kerry football manager". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Quiet man with common touch draws strength from adversity". Irish Independent. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.