Who wants the Antrim job?
THE DEADLINE for nominations for the Antrim senior hurling job – and indeed all the managerial posts within the county – expires this Sunday, writes John Martin in his hurling column this week.
There will no doubt be a late flurry of activity between the time of writing and this weekend, but currently the most high profile job in Antrim, that of senior hurling manager, has no official nominees.
The job has been the subject of much air time and column inches this summer, following the departure of Jerry Wallace and the bizarre series of events that followed. Players, pundits, and fans have all aired their views in various fora and regardless of who was right or wrong, the Saffrons have no manager and there is currently no clear cut front runner to take the reins.
It’s not an unusual situation for the Saffrons, they’ve been there before many times.
I’d love to be able to exclusively reveal to Gaelic Life readers that the Antrim county board have again pulled a rabbit from the hat and persuaded one of our Munster brethren to make a five-hour round trip to manage the county’s hurlers – but that’s not going to happen this time.
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