Liam Kearns

  • 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 will be put forward as the new manager of the Galway senior footballers.

     

    The 10-time All-Star winner will be joined by selectors John Divilly and Michéal Ó'Domhnaill and John Concannon.

     

    Former Laois and Tipperary boss Liam Kearns had been in the running for the job.

     

    The Killererin clubman will take over from Kevin Walsh on a three year term.

     

    Galway went out in Round 4 of the qualifiers this summer to neighbours Mayo.