JUST a handful of Limerick GAA clubs are understood to have availed of the opportunity to make a candidate suggestion for the vacant Limerick senior hurling management.
This Tuesday lunch-time was the deadline for suggestions to the new five-man Management Selection Committee and it is understood that of the 67 clubs across Limerick only a handful sent correspondence.
The request for suggestions was announced at last week’s County Board meeting by chairman Oliver Mann and he gave a one week dead-line for emails to the county secretary.
The five-man committee of Limerick GAA officials Oliver Mann and Mike O’Riordan ‘and outside’ trio of Joe McKenna, Bernard Duggan and Brendan O’Connor are use the club suggestions to comprise a short-list of potential candidates to replace manager TJ Ryan and also the other elements of the inter-county backroom team.
There was no deadline set for the committee to return with their proposal but the next County Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday September 13.
”The number one thing is that the right person is sourced for the job and number two is that it is done as speedily as possible. I wouldn't put a week or a month - it will be done as speedily as possible. There will be no stone left unturned to secure the best person possible and as speedily as possible,” said the chairman at the August meeting.