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.