Kevin Walsh

  • There are four candidates in the running to succeed Kevin Walsh as Galway football manager.

     

    The deadline for nominations closed on Friday and the shortlist is made up of Padraic Joyce, Liam Kearns, Matt Duggan and Alan Flynn.

     

    Outgoing U20 manager Joyce was part of Galway’s golden generation in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and has been tipped for the job by many people in the county.

     

    Former Tipperary manager Liam Kearns - who plotted Galway's downfall in the 2017 All-Ireland SFC quarter-final - is also seen as a strong contender.

     

    Alan Flynn, who managed the Galway U21s to All-Ireland success in 2013 is also in the running, while Matt Duggan, who led Galway to an All-Ireland JFC final appearance against Kerry this year, is the outsider.

  •  Galway could be set to lose another senior county manager as Kevin Walsh expected to walk away.

    The Irish Independent reports that Walsh is expected to walk away from his role just two weeks after Hurling boss Micheal Donoghue vacated his post.

    It is understood that Walsh has weighed up his position after a disappointing campaign and will step away from the Tribesmen after five years in charge.

    Should the two-time All-Ireland winner walk away it would leave the Galway County board with two senior inter-county positions to fill over the winter season.

    All-Ireland winning hurling manager Donoghue left amid rumours of a poor relations with the Galway county board chiefs and Walsh’s resignation would put even more pressure on the Tribe hierarchy.

  • Kevin Walsh has stepped down as Galway football manager, saying he was 'honoured' to be able to leave football in the county in 'a better place'.

     

    The Tribesmen won two Connacht titles during his five years in charge and contested two other provincial finals.

     

    Walsh also led the team to last year's National Football League final and All-Ireland semis, losing both games to Dublin.

     

    Galway exited the Championship against their neighbours Mayo in the qualifiers this year.

     

    In a statement, Galway County Board have thanked Walsh for his 'tremendous dedication' and for putting 'professional structures' in place.