Cunningham is new U21 Galway boss

November 11, 2010

Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham
Former Galway hurler Anthony Cunningham has won the race to become the boss of the county's under 21 hurlers for the next two years.

Cunningham won All-Ireland minor and under 21 medals in his time as a player and gained the favour of the county board at the expense of Portumna clubmen Johnny Kelly and Jimmy Heverin who also stood for election.

Cunningham led the way at the end of the first count with 35 votes with Kelly next on 16 and Heverin on 10.

In the second count, Cunningham, a St. Thomas clubman was cemented into the driving seat once more on the back of a 27-24 vote.

Cunningham will be joined on the management team by selectors, former Banner County ace Pat O'Connor and Athenry midfielder Brian Hanley.

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