Brian Lohan or Louis Mulqueen will be the next Clare senior hurling boss after the county board announced they were the only two nominees for the position.

The search for a new manager was postponed after former co-manager Donal Moloney withdrew his name from consideration a fortnight ago, citing frustration with delays in the process.

The Clare senior panel subsequently issued a statement supporting Moloney and criticising the county board's handling of the situation.

It was subsequently expected that Lohan or Mulqueen would be appointed on 9 October, but instead nominations were reopened and a new deadline of today set.

No new candidates have emerged and a five-person selection committee is expected to interview both men this week before a name is put forward to the clubs for ratification.

Lohan was a four-time All-Star  who was named Hurler of the Year following Clare's breakthrough All-Ireland in in 1995. He managed UL to the Fitzgibbon Cup in 2015.

Mulqueen was a member of Davy Fitzgerald's management team on the All-Ireland winning side in 2013 and led Liam Mellows to their first Galway SHC title in 47 years in 2017.