Posted by eir GAA

Hanahoe’s triple job.

Captain, manager, selector

In the wake of the 1976 success, Kevin Heffernan shocked Dublin fans by stepping down as boss. An even bigger shock was the appointment of 28-year-old team captain Tony Hanahoe as manager and selector. It made little difference to the Dubs as they beat Kerry in an epic All-Ireland semi-final before beating Armagh in the final, 5-12 to 3-6. He retained the triple job the following year before Heffernan returned in 1979.