Emergency talks between the Galway hurlers and members of their county board ended without any resolution last night in Athenry.

The hurling squad attended the meeting to discuss the future of manager Anthony Cunningham.

Cunningham was ratified by the county board to continue in his role for the 2016 season last Monday week without any objections.

But days later, the panel unanimously passed a motion of no confidence in his stewardship

Cunningham has been in charge of the Tribesemen since 2012 and his first season saw the county win a first Leinster title after a comprehensive victory over Kilkenny.

Howver, Kilkenny gained revenge when the sides subsequently met in the All-Ireland final, prevailing after a replay.

Both counties again met in this year's September showdown and, despite a strong first-half showing, Galway would again fall to the Black and Amber, with Brian Cody's charges powering to victory in the second 35 minutes.  

The talks are expected to continue in the coming days.