Micheal Donoghue

  • Galway manager Micheál Donoghue has been handed a boost ahead of their Leinster Senior Hurling Championship campaign.

    Joseph Cooney is returning home from Australia and is expected to link up with the panel the coming days.

    Fellow forward Johnny Glynn is also in line to return for the Championship - which should soften the blow of injuries to Joe Canning and Conor Cooney,  

  •  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.

  • Galway players will have a role to play in the selection of their manager.

    The Irish Independent reports that a special meeting of the Galway hurling board drew up a representative group tasked with finding a new manager.

    Galway hurling board chairman Michael Larkin confirmed that the players' leadership group would be consulted during the process.

    A meeting of delegates last night decided the process for finding a successor for Donoghue.

    Successful underage managers Jeffrey Lynskey and Brian Hanley are among the prospective candidates for the job.

  • Dublin senior hurling manager Mattie Kenny is to stay put with the county for the 2020 campaign, after rumours that his name was in the hat to replace Micheál Donoghue at Galway.

    Donoghue departed his role with the Tribesmen this week after four years in charge.

    Kenny accepted a three-year term from the Dublin County Board in November of last year, and it is understood he intends to see out that commitment.

  • Micheál Donoghue has stepped down as Galway senior hurling manager.

     

    The Clarinbridge clubman guided the Tribesmen to the All Ireland title in 2017, their first Liam McCarthy Cup triumph in 29 years - and came close in 2016 and 2018 - losing to the eventual champions Tipperary and Limerick by a point each time.

     

    Donoghue spent 4 years in charge of the county and had been expected to continue on in the job - despite their championship exit in June.