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Ger Cunningham's appointment as Dublin manager is likely to encourage some of large contingent of hurlers at or nearing the tail-end of their careers to continue if he sees them as being part of his plans. Photo: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Ger Cunningham's appointment as Dublin manager is likely to encourage some of large contingent of hurlers at or nearing the tail-end of their careers to continue if he sees them as being part of his plans. Photo: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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Ger Cunningham's appointment as Dublin manager is likely to encourage some of large contingent of hurlers at or nearing the tail-end of their careers to continue if he sees them as being part of his plans. Photo: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Former Cork coach Ger Cunningham has emerged as a potential frontrunner to replace Anthony Daly as Dublin hurling manager.

As Daly was installed as the bookmakers' warm favourite for the Galway position in the wake of his departure from Dublin after six years, Cunningham has been linked with the vacancy he has left behind.

Daly's name has not been officially put forward for the Galway position where four candidates have already been declared including the outgoing manager Anthony Cunningham, Brendan Lynskey, under 21 manager Johnny Kelly and Mattie Kenny.

Cunningham may have more time now that he has retired from his job with Bord Gáis and the Dublin job would appeal to him. Work commitments may prevent Liam Sheedy and Nicky English from making themselves available.

Irish Independent