Louth GAA

Wayne Kierans wants Louth senior manager's job and feels his interview 'went well'

Caoimhín Reilly

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Wayne Kierans wants Louth senior manager's job and feels his interview 'went well'

Wayne Kierans is in the running to succeed Pete McGrath as Louth senior team manager. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Wayne Kierans wants the Louth senior manager’s job and hopes to be ratified at Monday night’s County Board meeting in Darver.

The O’Connell’s clubman is said to have been the first candidate interviewed by the selection panel, which is believed to comprise of some of the Co. Board’s executive and external assessors.

There, he put forward a presentation and felt that “it went well”.

However, he is yet to hear back from chairman Des Halpenny over his application to succeed Pete McGrath.

The former county minor - and current U20 - manager wouldn’t be drawn when asked about his potential management team, but it is understood that Dreadnots’ Liam Kelleher, a member of Kierans’ previous coaching tickets, would be on board, possibly alongside two-time All-Ireland club winning manager Tony McEntee. He recently left Mayo’s backroom team.

Kierans served as a selector under McGrath this year. However, despite a disappointing season overall, the experience hasn’t deflated the ex-Naomh Fionnbarra manager’s enthusiasm for the post.

Another reckoned to be in the frame is Wexford-native Ciarán Deely, the London manager.