Thursday 22 February 2018

Kernan's Galway reign may be over


Joe Kernan's brief reign as Galway football manager is likely to end this evening.

It is believed that Kernan has issued a letter of resignation, but this could not be confirmed yesterday.

Kernan was unavailable for comment and a brief statement from Galway Football Board said the matter would be raised this evening.

"At our last meeting we gave an undertaking to the clubs that we were going to review the situation with the manager," said the statement.

"We have done that and we will be reporting back tomorrow night at our meeting with the clubs."

The meeting of the board this evening in Loughgeorge will deal with the issue, after which the search is likely to begin for Galway's fourth manager since 2007.

Sligo boss and former Galway double All-Ireland winner Kevin Walsh looks likely to be installed as the firm favourite to take over, although the former All Star may decide to spend a third year with the Yeats County, given the success he has enjoyed there.

Kernan met with Galway officials last week to review his first season in charge and to discuss with them plans for the future.

The former Armagh manager took over as boss of the Tribesmen last autumn from Liam Sammon, but his first season at the helm did not go well with injuries to a number of key players seriously impacting on Galway's performance.

Irish Independent

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