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Billy Morgan for Galway?

Galway bookies suspend betting on the next football manager as ex-Cork boss considered a shoe-in.

A GALWAY BOOKMAKERS yesterday suspended betting on Billy Morgan becoming the new manager of the county’s senior footballers.

Speculation grew yesterday linking the Cork legend to the vacant role in the City of the Tribes.

Joe Kernan stepped down as Galway boss earlier this month in  a row with the county board over their failure to reappoint some of his backroom staff.

Ex-Limerick and Galway manager Liam Kearns is another who has been linked with the job. Morgan would need the recommendation of the county board to be considered as no club put his name forward. Kearns is also looking for the recommendation of the county board, after club nominations closed earlier in the week.

Morgan managed Cork from 1986-1996 and again from 2003-2007. He also managed Nemo Rangers from 2000-2003 and UCC in their 2008 and 2009 Sigerson Cup campaigns.  During his playing career he won one All-Irelands and five Munster titles.

Gerry Fahy, Pat Fallon and Tomaás ó Flaitharta are all also considered to be in the running for the Galway job.

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