Tom McGlinchey will be ratified as the new Waterford senior football manager next week.
The former Tipperary boss is the unanimous choice of a four-man selection committee, succeeding Niall Carew, who vacated the role in August after two years at the helm.
McGlinchey has been handed a two-year term, with a review to take place at the end of 2015. His appointment will be rubber-stamped at a meeting of the Waterford County Board next week.
McGlinchey, a native of Newport, served as Tipperary football manager from 2000-2003, guiding the Premier County to the Munster decider in 2002 where they brought Larry Tompkins’ Cork to a replay.
The garda sergeant oversaw the Limerick minor and U21 sides in recent years.
Meanwhile, Galway GAA chiefs have been asked to investigate a second club controversy with Menlough claiming Killererin fielded an ineligible player in last Saturday’s senior football relegation decider. Killererin, inspired by 1-5 from the boot of veteran Padraic Joyce, maintained their senior status on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-11. It emerged yesterday that Menlough had lodged an objection over the result, questioning the eligibility of Killererin’s Colin Forde.
Former Galway footballer Forde emigrated to London in 2013, transferring club allegiances to Kingdom Kerry Gaels. He returned at the weekend to help his club in their bid to remain at the top table.
This latest controversy arrived hours before Galway top brass convened to establish a committee to examine the Turloughmore eligibility row which has stalled the senior hurling championship.
The Galway CCCC ejected Turloughmore from the competition three weeks ago for fielding an ineligible player, Matthew Keating, in their group win over Beagh. The DRA subsequently ordered the matter be reinvestigated. Former board chairman Gerry Larkin will head the new committee. It remains to be seen how long this process will take, but it may be early December before the final is played.
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