Who will be next Galway hurling manager as O’Donoghue steps down

Who will be the next Galway hurling manager will be the Question on every hurling fans lips for the next few weeks.

Micheal Donoghue vacated his position on Tuesday night. The Clarinbridge man led Galway to an All-Ireland in 2017 beating Waterford 0-26 to 2-17, he also led Galway to a National League title and Leinster title in 2017, beating Tipperary in the league and Wexford in a Leinster.

Jeffrey Lynskey and Brian Hanley will the top of the list to be the next galway hurling manager but it could have a few surprises.

A statement was released on Tuesday by the county board stating the news that O’Donoghue had stepped down. The statement read: 

“I, together with the Galway Senior Hurling Management team, today informed the Galway County Board that we are not taking up the fifth year of our term.

We would like to thank Galway GAA for the opportunity they gave us to lead Galway Hurling – it was the opportunity of a lifetime and was both an honour and privilege to do.

We started out in December 2015 with the simple goal to bring success back to Galway hurling and to build a culture of professionalism and consistency in performance. Since then we have had some amazing days most notably the 2017 All Ireland success. After four seasons we feel the time is now right to hand on the opportunity to a new management team.

We would like to thank the players for their honesty, dedication and commitment to their sport and county.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our background team and support staff who worked with us for their expertise and service to the Galway Senior Hurling team.

To our families and our employers – thank you for being so understanding and supportive of the time commitment a job like this takes.

To our main sponsor Supermacs and the many other sponsors who give so willingly their support – thank you, it is greatly appreciated.

Finally, we thank the Galway Hurling Clubs and the Galway Hurling supporters – your passion, commitment and connection with this team have made doing this job a joy.

For us all, Galway Hurling will continue to play a huge part in our hearts and lives and we wish Galway GAA every success in the future.

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