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Cunningham future in doubt as three challenge him for Galway job

The Galway boss has plenty of competition for his job.

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FORMER DOUBLE ALL-IRELAND winning teammate Brendan Lynskey has emerged as one of three candidates to challenge Anthony Cunningham for the Galway hurling manager’s job.

Cunningham’s future  has been put in serious doubt after it emerged yesterday evening that current U-21 manager Johnny Kelly and Mattie Kenny, who was replaced this year having been a selector with Cunningham for two seasons, have also been nominated.

Outgoing manager Cunningham, whose three-year term ended with the qualifier loss to Tipperary, has also been nominated. Galway hurling committee secretary, Pat Kearney said that all four candidates had confirmed they would be interested in taking up the position.

But the field may not be confined to just the four nominated.

“The management committee of Galway GAA may consider other candidates if it is deemed necessary. We have not set a deadline but we are hopeful of making the appointment around mid-September,” said Kearney.

The four who were nominated before yesterday evening’s deadline will be interviewed in the coming weeks.

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