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Mulholland uncertain about his future after Kerry defeat

Galway’s senior football manager says he will see if he is still wanted before deciding whether to stay on.

ALAN MULHOLLAND IS undecided about his future as Galway football manager, admitting he may not be wanted for 2015 or equally that he may not want the job any longer himself.

All possibilities are on the table, according to the former underage guru who completed a three-year term following their All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Kerry.

Mulholland guided Galway to their first quarter-final in six seasons this year and by staying on for three seasons he added continuity following the previous short stints of Joe Kernan and Tomas O Flatharta.

“I don’t know, we will see,” said Mulholland about his future. “First, I will see if I am wanted. Then I will see if I want it. I won’t decide just now. I’m not sure.”

Mulholland was disappointed with defeat to Kerry and insisted they held bigger ambitions than just a solid performance ahead of the tie.

“The ten Championship games we’ve played in two years is good experience but to be honest, getting to an All-Ireland quarter-final wasn’t the height of our ambition this year,” he added. “So we are disappointed to come off that without progressing.

“We know within the group that we have some talent there and we don’t feel like we are getting the recognition we deserve. But only results will do that. It is a results business and if you don’t get the results, you don’t get the recognition. So it is a little bit frustrating.”

Mulholland outlined where he felt things ultimately went wrong against Kerry.

“You can’t give Kerry a head start like we gave them,” he said. “There was a time that came when we had to push on and we did that and it worked well for us. The disappointing part was that having got back to two points down, we needed to just keep the foot on the accelerator then.

“But Kerry kept their heads and they were able to tack on a couple of points and that deflated our guys a little bit. To have ten wides in the first-half and to go in five down and then come out and get back to the place that we got to, just two down, that was very good. But the last ten minutes, once they got to four or five ahead at the end, our heads dropped a little bit.”

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