Galway are on the hunt for a new hurling manager after Shane O'Neill informed the county that he would not be seeking an extension to his two-year term.

The Limerick native was appointed in November 2019 and was the first outside manager to take charge of the Tribesmen since Ger Loughnane.

In his first season, Galway narrowly lost out on a Leinster title to Kilkenny and did likewise in the All-Ireland semi-final against Limerick.

This season’s campaign ended with a round two qualifier defeat to Waterford while they were also declared joint-winners of this year’s National Hurling League alongside Kilkenny.

"I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the Galway County Board and the Hurling Committee for their unwavering support throughout my tenure," O’Neill said in a statement released by Galway GAA.

"I am extremely grateful to them for their most professional and proactive approach to all matters related to the Galway Senior Hurling Team.

"I wish to acknowledge and commend the efforts of each and every one of the members of the backroom team. You are too numerous to mention but I must especially thank our management team of John Fitzgerald, Lukasz Kirszenstein, Fergal Healy, David Forde and Colm Callanan.

"I would like to thank the players for their hard work and dedication.

"It was a special privilege to be involved with some of the greats of the game. I wish them every success in the future."

Galway GAA, who also placed on record their thanks to O’Neill and his entire backroom team, said that the process of appointing new management teams at senior and U20 level would begin, with consultation with the clubs, in the coming days.