Cooney Acknowledges Delegates Not Satisfied With Manager Selection Process

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Clare are still without a senior hurling manager after delegates backed a Scariff motion to return to the clubs and seek expressions of interest in the position.

For Clare FM, Darren Kelly reports.



Clare GAA chairman Joe Cooney acknowledges that delegates weren’t satisfied with how the selection process was conducted.


Meanwhile, St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay’s Michael Neylon has been appointed as the county’s new under 20 football manager for 2020 replacing Seamus Clancy.


Clare GAA is starting from scratch again after the expected ratification of a new senior hurling manager didn’t materialise.

Chairman Joe Cooney opened last night’s meeting explaining that due to the underage teams still competing, the selection process didn’t start until August.

Three candidates were invited for interview. After outgoing joint manager Donal Moloney withdrew, Brian Lohan and Louis Mulqeen made their pitches last Monday.

But after expressing reservations including no knowledge of backroom teams, delegates voted in favour of Scariff’s proposal.

Clubs will seek expressions of interest before October 21st. And a five-man committee will meet prospective candidates the following week.

That means it could be November before the next senior manager is finally known. As a result, the minor and under 20 hurling appointments were also postponed.