Having quit his post as manager of Drogheda side O’Raghallaighs on Friday night, Colin Kelly is being heavily tipped as the leading contender to take over the vacant Louth hotseat, according to sources close to the Louth set up.
Earlier that evening Kelly watched his side crash out of the senior championship at the hands of rivals Newtown Blues in Haggardstown and it was after the match that he told the players that he would be departing the club.
It is also understood that the current U21 boss has publically expressed his interest in the senior post for the first time.
Yet speculation still persists that a dream management team of current St Patricks boss Fergal Reel and fellow Ulster man Peter McDonnell is another favoured option of the County Board.
Last week County Board chairman Paraic O’Connor stated that the board would not be rushed on who they would choose and that they would not be adverse to looking beyond the confines of the county for Peter Fitzpatrick’s replacement.
The sub committee set up to find the replacement comprises O’Connor, Des Halpenny, Declan Byrne and Barry Cullen.