Former Galway manager Micheál Donoghue is not interested in returning to the post left vacant by Shane O’Neill’s departure according to Galway Bay FM.
Donoghue, who guided his native county to an All-Ireland title in 2017, was amongst the favourites to become the new Galway boss, but the Clarinbridge man has stated that he is uninterested in a second spell in charge of the Tribesmen as reported on Wednesday morning.
The Galway senior hurling manager’s position became available earlier this year when Shane O’Neill’s two-year deal with Galway GAA came to an end following a disappointing 2021 campaign that ended in a qualifier defeat to Waterford.
Speaking to The 42 during the week, Galway GAA chairman Pat Kearney reiterated his stance that a new manager will be appointed early next month.
“The negotiations are going on at the moment. The hurling chairman (Paul Bellew) set a date for it in early October and we’re hoping that deadline will be met,” Kearney said.
“The clubs have nominations and the process has moved onto the next stage. Discussions are going on with interested parties this week.
“Paul Bellew has given an undertaking that the manager will be appointed by the first week in October.”
Former Waterford, Clare and Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald is considered to be a frontrunner for the job now that Donoghue is no longer in contention.
You can listen to our full interview with Micheál Donoghue on Scoreline’s dedicated GAA podcast The Clash Act by clicking here.