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Galway hurling crisis deepens after mediation process fails

“Despite best efforts, there was little, if no, possibility of the parties reaching common agreement.”

Galway senior hurling manager Anthony Cunningham.
Galway senior hurling manager Anthony Cunningham.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

ANTHONY CUNNINGHAM’S FUTURE as Galway senior hurling manager looks likely to be resolved on Monday.

However, the pressure appears to be increasing on the current boss to step aside after it was confirmed that a mediation process has failed to find a resolution to the current impasse between Cunningham and the Galway players.

Cunningham has been at the helm for the past four seasons but his position was thrown into doubt recently following a vote of no confidence from the panel.

The Galway County Committee met last night to hear the outcome of a mediation process, but with both parties standing firm, no progress has been made.

“The mediation process has concluded and the Independent Mediator has determined that despite best efforts, there was little, if no, possibility of the parties reaching common agreement on the substantive issue,” said a statement which was issued by County Secretary John Hynes.

“At this stage, all reasonable efforts have been made to resolve the impasse. The County Committee will meet again on Monday evening next, 16 November, to make a decision on the matter.

“All of us appreciate how difficult this situation has been, not least for the our Players, the Management Team and their families. We are hopeful that the matter will be concluded on Monday next so that we can begin to rebuild and look to the Hurling season ahead, with confidence.”

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