Brian Lohan is set to takeover the Clare senior hurling manager following news on Wednesday evening that Louis Mulqueen has decided not to be considered for the post. This means that Lohan is the only candidate put forward for the role for Clare hurling boss.
RTE Sport report that Lohan and Mulqueen were the only two names put forward on Monday when the applications for the job were closed. Mulqueen was a former selector under current Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald when the duo were at Clare. The pair helped the Banner bring Liam McCarthy back across the Shannon in 2013. He is currently managing Galway club side Liam Mellows and has had success with the club. He guided them a county title in 2017.
Mulqueen released a statement to Clare GAA. In the statement he said the managerial saga was somewhat a distraction ahead of a vital game for Liam Mellows. He said “This week I am concentrating on the Galway Club semi-final. However, he did state he was honoured and delighted that his name was put forward for the post. “It has been an honour to have been nominated for the position of Clare senior hurling manager and I am grateful for the overwhelming support and good wishes coming in from all sources.”
He concluded the statement by staying that he wasn’t in a position to put his name forward. “I now, after careful consideration have decided that I am currently not in a position to allow my name to go forward.
It remains to be seen if Lohan is given the job but I say his chances are now high.