Walsh named Galway football manager, Cunningham gets two more years with hurlers

The county board met tonight to ratify both men.

Walsh takes charge of the Galway footballers for the first time.
Walsh takes charge of the Galway footballers for the first time.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

GALWAY HAVE APPOINTED Kevin Walsh as their new senior football manager while Anthony Cunningham will stay on as senior hurling boss.

The pair were ratified at a county board meeting tonight with Walsh handed a three-year term and Cunningham given two more years. Both positions will be reviewed annually.

Having taken over at the beginning of 2012, Cunningham led the Tribesmen to the All-Ireland final in his first year, where they were defeated by Kilkenny in a replay.

Galway went out of this year’s championship with a loss to Tipperary in the qualifiers but, despite being challenged for the role by three other candidates, Cunningham returns with a backroom staff of Eugene Cloonan and Damien Curley.

Walsh, a two-time All-Ireland winner with Galway, replaces Alan Mulholland and brings in former Corofin manager Brian Silke and Sean Conlon (Barna). He previously managed the Sligo footballers.

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