By Páraic McMahon
Four-time All-Star Brian Lohan has confirmed his interest in becoming manager of the Clare senior hurlers.
Details of his proposed backroom team are not yet known.
During his time in charge of a star-studded UL team, the Wolfe Tones clubman led the college to glory in the 2015 competition overcoming WIT following a replay.
They came up short the following year as Mary Immaculate College managed then by Eamon Cregan claimed their first ever title.
Following Clare’s exit from the Munster championship, Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor’s three-year term expired.
O’Connor has since stepped down with Moloney putting his name forward to manage the side next year.
The Scariff man has presented his proposed management to county chairman Joe Cooney and secretary Pat Fitzgerald.
Cooney had hoped to make progress over the weekend and though he could not reveal the identity of Lohan, he revealed a further candidate is in consideration for the role.
He said yesterday: "There is other names there, we are doing interviews at the moment and there is a couple of names involved, whether they will still leave their name in the race or not we don’t know but at the moment we’re exploring other options and hopefully that will all be completed by the weekend."
"The other ones are just looking at options, they haven’t come back yet to put their name forward so we won’t be giving any names at the moment.
"Donal is the only one that has made it clear that he is interested in the job. Whatever the position will be will be known at the next County Board meeting."
Since then, Lohan did confirm to the Clare Champion that he is allowing his name to go forward.