Sunday 26 March 2017

Ryan to stay with Wexford

Wexford are growing in confidence that their football manager Jason Ryan will commit to the team for at least another year, writes Colm Keys.

Ryan has been linked to the vacant Waterford hurling position in recent days as part of a manager/coach structure but Wexford's players are satisfied that he will lead them again in 2012 after contact was made with him.

Ryan did have an informal approach from Waterford officials.

He had not been nominated for the position and his background in hurling is limited. Former Kilkenny 'keeper James McGarry was being touted as the coach.

But, after guiding the Model County to two Leinster finals in four years and expressing a strong desire to stay on even before this year's Leinster final against Dublin, Ryan is expected to commit again to Wexford in the near future.

Meanwhile, Galway hurling have set October 21 as the deadline to find a successor to John McIntyre as senior manager. A Hurling Board meeting has this week invited nominations for the position to be submitted by October 7.

A seven-man committee, led by county board chairman Gerry Larkin, will conduct interviews.

A different committee, under the chairmanship of former GAA president Joe McDonagh, is currently conducting a review of all aspects of Galway hurling and is expected to report their findings within the next month.

Irish Independent

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