Saturday 17 March 2018

Mulholland galway boss

ALAN MULHOLLAND was last night appointed as the new Galway football manager. The Salthill/Knocknacarra clubman, who guided Galway to the All-Ireland U-21 crown this year when they defeated Cavan in the final, has been given a three-year term.

Galway officials are hoping that his appointment will restore some stability after the previous two managers -- Joe Kernan and Tomás Ó Flatharta -- both lasted just a season in the hot seat.

Mulholland, 43, who also led Galway to All-Ireland minor crown in 2007, will be assisted by his U-21 selectors from this year -- Tuam Stars' Alan Flynn and Donal Ó Flatharta from An Spideal.

Mulholland was the only candidate to be interviewed for the job after Sligo manager Kevin Walsh, former Offaly boss Gerry Fahy and former Galway midfielder and manager Billy Joyce all withdrew.

Irish Independent

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