One of the highest profile managers currently out of a coaching role has ruled himself out of taking the job as Galway hurling manager. Eamon O’Shea, who is based in Galway with work in NUIG as a professor of Economics, ended his three year tenure as manager of Tipperary with an All-Ireland semi-final loss to the Tribesmen in August.
O’Shea was a universally popular figure in the Tipp camp, and this would certainly be an attractive prospect for the Galway hurlers.
However, he was quick to pour water on these flames.
— Tipp FM Sport (@TippFMSport) November 20, 2015
The favourite for the job is Mattie Kenny, who was involved as a selector in the 2012 campaign when they won Leinster before losing to Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Final replay. Kenny is currently involved with Cuala, who won the Dublin championship and are gearing up for a Leinster Final against Oulart-the Ballagh on Sunday week.
Kenny lost out on a vote to become manager 12 months ago by the smallest of margins.
Anthony Cunningham stepped down from the role on Monday, after losing the confidence of the players.