Speculation continues around Roscommon job

The third secret of Fatima was hardly as guarded as the possible identity of the new Roscommon senior football manager as speculation continues into who might replace Anthony Cunningham.

Despite reports that he is not interested in the job former Kilmore and Roscommon player Don Connellan remains at the centre of speculation. He is highly regarded in Galway due his work with Moycullen over the past five years, during which he steered them to a historic first ever success in the Galway Senior Football Championship in 2020.

Also in the frame is Pádraig Pearses manager Pat Flanagan, who has been nominated by the south Roscommon club. His experience managing Offaly Westmeath and Sligo makes him a very experienced campaigner.

There has also been some speculation that former Roscommon manager Fergal O’Donnell might be approached to return but that seems unlikely at this stage.

Other names such as defeated Mayo candidate Mike Solan and former Galway manager Kevin Walsh have also been floated.

But it would appear that there are no other obvious candidates in the frame at the time of writing.

The third round of games in the senior and intermediate championship will be held next weekend (17 and 18th) and one would presume that the powers that be would be anxious to make an appointment as soon as possible.