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O'Dwyer set to stay on with Wicklow

SPECULATION is mounting that Mick O'Dwyer will be staying with Wicklow after all.

The Wicklow county board will host a scheduled county board meeting tonight, but the position of senior football manager will be on the agenda and one source has indicated there is a "strong possibility" that O'Dwyer will be ratified for a fifth season at the Garden County coalface.

The GAA's most decorated manager, now aged 74, has been heavily linked with the Mayo vacancy in the last week, but that trail looks to have cooled somewhat over the weekend.

Wicklow officials were remaining tight-lipped when contacted by the Evening Herald. However, it's understood clubs are keen to have the position clarified after two months where O'Dwyer's name has been associated with a number of other counties, most notably Mayo where he was revealed as one of five nominees on a shortlist for John O'Mahony's old job.

The Kerry legend could not be contacted at time of going to press, while a prominent board official suggested there could be news later today.