The Galway County Board will meet on Monday night to decide the fate of Anthony Cunningham. The impasse between players and management will not be sorted out with all sides happy, that much is abundantly clear. Mediation failed and, ultimately, the clubs will have the final say tonight on whether the county should continue to back Cunningham or go along with the player's vote of no confidence in the St Thomas' man.
And ahead of tonight's meeting, Newstalk are reporting that the players have once again gathered to outline their opposition to Cunningham's management. There was a secret ballot of players over the weekend and the vote of no confidence was upheld by a vote of 26 to 6.
However, that was not the only vote taken on the night. The players were also asked, should the clubs back Cunningham, would they play under the current management team next season. The result of that vote was slightly less emphatic but 23 players still voted 'no' with 9 voting 'yes'. Both votes were overseen by an independent observer.
That second vote in particular really does put a lot of pressure on the clubs ahead of tonight's vote. Even those who may be inclined to back Cunningham will surely have to think twice given the player's aversion to continuing under his stewardship.