Kerry manager named new principal of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne

From left, photographed at Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in 2014, Eamonn Fitzmaurice, then-students and 2014 Kerry Minors Marc Ó Conchúir, Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Cathal Ó Bambaire, Brian Ó Raoil, Conchubhair Ó Géibhneannaigh, Tom Ó Suilleabháin and then-Príomhoide Pádraig Firteár. Photo by Marian O'Flaherty

Kerry senior football manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has been named as the new principal of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in Dingle.

The Lixnaw native takes over from Pádraig Firtear who’s stepping down after 43 years in education, having also previously presided as Príomhoide at Meánscoil na mBráithre (Dingle CBS).

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, attended by 375 students, is a scoil lán-Gaelach and serves the broader Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht/Dingle Peninsula region.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice joined the school in 2001, where he teaches history.

He’s also had incredible success in colleges football, overseeing numerous Munster and All-Ireland winning teams at the Pobalscoil.

Eamonn said it’s a great honour to be named principal at the school: