Monday 26 February 2018

Wexford in no rush to fill vacancy

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Wexford are still "some time away" from filling their vacant senior hurling management position, according to Liam Griffin, who heads the committee tasked with finding a successor to Colm Bonnar.

The committee has been in place since early September, but Griffin insisted no time frame has been put in place.

"Our brief is to find a manager for Wexford and whether that's inside or outside the county doesn't matter, as long as they are the right candidates," he said.

Liam Dunne, who managed Oulart-The Ballagh to a third successive Wexford titles last Sunday, has distanced himself from the position because of his involvement with the club, but he remains the obvious choice.

Rory Kinsella, who managed the team in 1997 after Griffin stepped down, has also been mentioned as part of a potential team.

Meanwhile, All-Ireland winning U-21 manager Anthony Cunningham is likely to be given the Galway hurling job next week. He will be joined by Tom Helebert and Mattie Kenny, who were on his back-room team for the U-21 success last month.

Cunningham heads a list of three that also includes the Clarinbridge manager Michael O'Donoghue and former Portumna boss Johnny Kelly.

The speculation is that O'Donoghue will be offered the U-21 position likely to be vacated by Cunningham, who is also involved with Garrycastle in this weekend's Westmeath football final replay against Mullingar Shamrocks.

Irish Independent

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