GALWAY minor football boss Gerry Fahy has emerged as the front-runner to succeed Joe Kernan as senior manager following Monday’s submission of nominations from the clubs.
Fahy guided the Galway minors to this year’s All-Ireland semi-final, served as county senior selector in 1997 and was in charge of the Offaly senior footballers.
Other contenders are former Mayo midfielder Pat Fallon, former Westmeath manager Tomás O’Flatharta, local candidate Matt Duggan and Pete Warren, who was a selector during John O’Mahony’s reign as Galway senior boss.
Former Limerick and Laois boss Liam Kearns will have to receive a wildcard nomination from the board after being overlooked by the clubs.
The seven candidates for the Mayo football manager’s job have been given two weeks to submit their plans to a sub-committee of Mayo GAA Board.
John Maughan, James Horan, Denis Kearney, Anthony McGarry, Mick O’Dwyer, Tommy Lyons and Tommy Carr are all in the running.
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