Eamonn takes over as school principal

Thumbs up for a new start: Eamonn Fitzmaurice

HE’S hoping for a long, hot and busy Summer that will end in glorious circumstances in Croke Park but Eamonn Fitzmaurice will also have a busier Winter in store as he has just landed a dream job.

The affable Kerry manager has just been appointed principal of Pobalscoil Corcha Dhuibhne in Dingle where he has been on the teaching staff since 2001.

The 41-year-old Lixnaw man, a highly regarded history teacher, succeeds the long-serving Pádraig Firtear who is stepping down from the post after an incredible 43 years, including his time at Dingle CBS before it amalgamated with the convent secondary school.

Pobalscoil Corcha Dhuibhne currently has 375 students on the roll-book with the main draw of students coming from Dingle town, An Ghaeltacht, Annascaul, Lispole and Castlegregory.

Outside of the classroom Eamonn has also masterminded a string of super GAA successes for the school, inspiring them to several titles at a Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland level.

The holder of five All-Ireland medals, Fitzmaurice has been Kerry senior team manager since 2012, leading the county to the All-Ireland Championship in 2014.

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