Mícheál Donoghue has withdrawn from the race to become the next Galway senior hurling manager.
Galway Bay FM is reporting that the 2017 All-Ireland winning supremo has informed Tribesmen officials that he does not want to proceed any further in the process to find a replacement for Shane O’Neill.
Other names linked with the vacancy include Davy Fitzgerald, Johnny Kelly, Brian Hanley and Jeffrey Lynskey.
Galway County Board had hoped to be in a position to announce a new hurling manager within the next week following a round of interviews with the respective candidates in recent days.
Donoghue – who masterminded the county’s first Liam MacCarthy Cup success in 29 years – was understood to be their number one choise so it remains to be seen if his u-turn delays the unveiling of O'Neill's successor.Tweet