DOWN TO BUSINESS
Committee get to work to find new Wicklow manager
THE deadline for the applications for the position of Wicklow Senior football manager passed last Friday but there is little or no concrete evidence in terms of the number or identity of applicants at this point in time.
The only absolutely confirmed applicant is former Wicklow Minor and current Newtown Senior boss John Murphy, from Blessington.
It is rumoured that Gail Dunne’s name is very much in the race at this point in time while the names of former Tipperary and Roscommon manager John Evans, former Louth boss Colin Kelly, and former Dublin player Vinnie Murphy are also believed to be linked with the vacant role.
Baltinglass manager Paul Garrigan said that he had not applied for the position.
Wicklow County Chairman Martin Coleman said on Tuesday that he believed that there had been “lively interest” in the job but that he had not requested the names from the committee chosen to produce a candidate for approval by the Wicklow County Board. It is believed that the committee have already met to discuss the applicants and, in light of the fact that the committee can, if they so choose, approach individuals they believe might be good candidates for the job, it is expected that several applicants may well be approached about the role.
With a loose deadline of prior to the Senior club quarter-finals looming, Wicklow GAA supporters shouldn’t have too much longer to wait until they discover who has been selected. Attempts to contact Committee Chairman Colm Finnegan on Tuesday were unsuccessful.