Louis Mulqueen has withdrawn from the race to become the next manager of the Clare Senior Hurlers.
A selector under Davy Fitzgerald in Clare’s All-Ireland winning year of 2013, Mulqueen and Brian Lohan were the two men nominated by clubs before Monday’s deadline.
Clare FM understands interviews were due to be held for the role tonight, but Mulqueen – who manages Galway club side Liam Mellows – has issued a statement through Clare GAA in which he has outlined that he does not wish to be considered for the role.
The move looks to have paved the way for Brian Lohan to take over the role vacated by Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor, although that has not been confirmed by the Clare GAA Board
Louis Mulqueen’s statement in full:
This week I am concentrating on the Galway Club Semi Final.
It has been an honour to have been nominated for the position of Clare Senior Hurling manager and I am grateful for the overwhelming support and good wishes coming in from all sources.
I now, after careful consideration have decided that I am currently not in a position to allow my name to go forward. I wish the new manager and Clare hurling all the best.