GAA | Pádraic Joyce in line for Galway job

Former Galway footballer Pádraic Joyce looks set to be announced as the new Galway football manager, with his ratification set to take place next Friday at a Galway county board meeting.

Joyce, who was previously in charge of Galway’s Under-20 side, was interviewed for the position, along with Liam Kearns, the former Tipperary, Laois and Limerick manager.

John Concannon, John Divilly and Micheál Ó Domhnaill are set to make up the management team, to support Joyce, who won the All-Ireland with Galway twice, in 1998 and 2001.

Inter county success is nothing new to Joyce, who won the Connacht title with this years Under-20 team. Concannon and Divilly were both involved as part of the underage success.

Kevin Walsh stepped down, after 5 years in charge, this summer. Based on the Galway GAA statement, by county secretary Seamus Ó Gráda, , makes Joyce’s appointment next week a formality.

“Following interviews for the position of Galway Senior Football Manager, the interview Committee will be recommending Padraic Joyce and his selectors John Divilly, Michéal Ó Domhnaill and John Concannon for ratification to the Management and County Committee at their meeting next week.

“Galway G.A.A would like to thank Liam Kearns for his interest in the fortunes of Galway and wish him well in the future.”