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Com­mit­tee get to work to find new Wick­low man­ager

Wicklow People - - SPORT - BREN­DAN LAWRENCE

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.

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