Padraic Joyce

  • 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.

  • Padraic Joyce has named a strong Galway side to face Mayo in the Connacht FBD Semi-Final on Sunday.

    Kilkerrin-Clonberne forward Shane Walsh captains the team, with Paul Conroy — who sustained a horror injury in the 2018 championship — named to start at corner forward.

    Johnny Heaney, Tom Flynn and Michael Daly are also down to start as the Tribesmen renew their rivalry with neighbours Mayo.

     

    1. Conor Gleeson

    2. Colin Murray
    3. Gary O’Donnell
    4. Johnny Heaney

    5. Eamon Brannigan
    6. John Daly
    7. Cillian McDaid

    8. Tom Flynn
    9. Fiontán Ó Curraoin

    10. Patrick Kelly
    11. Michael Daly
    12. Mikey Boyle

    13. Adrian Varley
    14. Shane Walsh
    15. Paul Conroy

     

    The game throws-in at 2pm on Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park and will be live on Midwest Radio Sport with Michael D. McAndrew & Martin Carney.