Jason Sherlock has become a leading contender to take over at Monaghan as they seek to appoint a new manager in the wake of Seamus McEnaney's departure.

Sherlock worked closely with Jim Gavin during their all-conquering stint with Dublin and he also managed the county minors in recent years as well as working in their underage academy.

A number of inter-county managerial appointments look set to be finalised in the coming days and weeks.

With the club scene well underway and now taking centre stage, incoming managers are hoping to soon get to scan their local championships and identify young talent coming through.

There will be much movement on the managerial circuit over the next month as county boards try to streamline their backroom teams for the 2023 season.

Much focus will be placed on Dublin where there is speculation that Dessie Farrell could step down upon the completion of a three-year term.

Declan Darcy could be the new Dublin boss

Declan Darcy and current Dublin ladies' football boss Mick Bohan are seen as potential successors.

Meath have replaced Andy McEntee with Colm O'Rourke.

This is despite O'Rourke categorically ruling himself out of the running for the vacant manager's job with the Royal County following Andy McEntee's departure.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport last month, he said: "I'm involved in club management, I'm very happy in club management and I have been for quite a while.

"I did actually go for the Meath job on three occasions in the past and even somebody as stupid as I am would get the hint that when you're told 'No' on three occasions, I think that should put it to bed."

Ray Dempsey remains a leading candidate for the vacant Mayo position. Stephen Rochford, Mike Solan and Kevin McStay are also contenders to try to kickstart a new era with the county.

Donegal are in the early stages of a similar process to find a manager to take on the job after Declan Bonner stepped down last week.

Longford have also commenced their process to replace Billy O’Loughlin who last week resigned as senior football manager.

In hurling, the All-Ireland Under-20 winning backroom team of Derek Lyng, Michael Rice and Peter Barry are among the candidates spoken about to replace Brian Cody.

Across county borders the names of highly regarded young coaches Ryan O’Dwyer and Brendan Bugler have been discussed by Laois as they look to replace Seamus 'Cheddar’ Plunkett. Tipperary’s Tommy Dunne is another coach highly thought of by the county.

Waterford, meanwhile, will close nominations for the senior hurling manager role tonight.

Michael 'Brick' Walsh and or a second stint for Derek McGrath are among the possibilities after the departure of Liam Cahill.

The Dublin hurling job is vacant too. Joey Fortune, Eddie Brennan, Davy Fitzgerald and Pat Gilroy could feature in the shake-up.