'Eddie doesn't have a clue about hurling'

May 29, 2024

Jeff Lynskey.

Jeff Lynskey had questioned the role of former Ireland rugby manager Eddie O’Sullivan in appointing Henry Shefflin as Galway senior hurling manager.

Lynskey, who guided the Tribesmen to three All-Ireland MHC titles in 2015, ’16 and ’18 as well as to an All-Ireland U20HC final in 2021, went for the senior job three years ago, only to lose out to the Kilkenny legend. And as the fallout from last Sunday’s early Championship exit at the hands of Dublin continues, he has called for the appointment of a ‘High Performance Committee’ in Galway, which would be separate to the County Board.

"If we are playing politics with this position and it is about clicks on social media, we are in trouble. It can't be about that," he told The Maroon & White Pod.

"If we really care about it, we will put the right people in charge, that are going to steady the ship and develop those young fellas.

"I did the last interview and you'd Eddie O'Sullivan inside in it. You'd county officers inside in it. That was my third interview with them. They will decide who they want at the end of the day.

"I would shake it up in terms of bringing a better calibre of person into the interview process - make sure it guides them as well.

"It is nothing against Eddie, but Eddie doesn't have a clue about hurling. Not a clue. He doesn't understand the workings of Galway hurling.

"I would go after somebody who understands us as a county, club hurling, what it means to wear a Galway jersey."

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