Player revolt in Galway leads to new manager
Galway GAA have named Micheál Donoghue as their new senior hurling manager, after Anthony Cunningham was forced out by a player revolt back in September.
Donoghue, who led Clarinbridge to the All- Ireland senior club title in 2011, steps in with a three year term having beaten Mattie Kenny, Gerry McInerney and Justin Campbell in the race for the job. Cunningham lost the backing of his dressing room shortly after leading his side to an All Ireland final against Kilkenny, which ended in a four point defeat.
A statement on galwaygaa.ie read: “Clarinbridge’s Micheál Donoghue is to be the new Galway Senior Hurling Manager for 2016. Micheál was involved with former Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea’s backroom team for the past 2 years, guided his club Clarinbridge to win the All-Ireland Club Hurling title in March, 2011 and part of this year’s Clarinbridge minor backroom team that won the County Title.”
Galway’s kick off their season this Sunday with their first competitive game of 2016 against DCU in their Walsh Cup opener.
Their Division IA Allianz Hurling League campaign begins on Sunday, February 14 against Cork in Salthill, while they face the Leinster round robin group winner in the Leinster quarterfinal on June 5.
Get updates on their website: www.galwaygaa.ie