Dunne ready to take reins at Galway
GALWAY FC are on the verge of appointing former Cork City boss Tommy Dunne as their manager.
The newly formed western outfit, who are applying for an Airtricity League licence, had more than 35 expressions of interest in the job.
Former Republic of Ireland manager Steve Staunton was strongly linked with the position in recent days, but, following a lengthy process, 41-year-old Dunne, who steered Cork to promotion in 2011, has emerged as the firm favourite to take charge of the Corribsiders.
Dunne's playing career featured stints at Home Farm, Dundalk, Shelbourne, Derry City, Shamrock Rovers, Kildare County, and Finish club TP Seinajoki.
Mervue United, Salthill Devon, Galway United Supporters Trust and the Galway FA are all represented on Galway FC's board of directors.
Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers manager Ian Baraclough continues to build his squad for 2014, with Joseph Ndo signing a new deal and highly-rated defender Kalen Spillane joining the FAI Cup winners from Cork City.
Spillane (22) will compete with Jeff Henderson, Evan McMillan and Gavin Peers for a place at the heart of Sligo's defence next year.