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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 17, 2022, 07:45:01 PM »
Dessie Farrell given another two years with Dublin. Not sure if he's the right manager to lead them through their current transition but that ends the speculation that his time with Dublin was over.

Elsewhere Tomás Ó Sé looks like he'll be taking on the Kerry U20 management role a few weeks after turning down the senior Offaly post due to work commitments.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 16, 2022, 03:31:40 PM »
When are ye expecting white smoke Farr?
Our leisurely process is starting round now with a 5 man Committee set up.

Interviews this weekend (don't know why it had to wait that long) with white smoke next week according to county secretary.
I'd go for Demspey myself, different voices and looks a good well balanced backroom team

Will it matter that a few on that backroom team  don't have a lot if any experience on Senior County management team before?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland u17 & u20 2022
« on: August 16, 2022, 03:11:20 PM »
Minor Star Football Team of the Year 2022

1 Kyle Gilmore (Galway and Cortoon Shamrocks)
2 Tomás Farthing (Galway and An Spidéal)
3 Ben Hughes (Tyrone and Donaghmore)
4 Rio Mortimer (Mayo and Claremorris)
5 Paul Gilmore (Mayo and Claremorris)
6 Cillian Trayers (Galway and Claregalway)
7 Fionn Murphy (Kerry and Rathmore)
8 Ruairí Forbes (Derry and Ballinderry Shamrocks)
9 Jack Lonergan (Galway and Claregalway)
10 Johnny McGuckian (Derry and Watty Graham’s Glen)
11 Éanna Monaghan (Galway and Claregalway)
12 Diarmuid Duffy (Mayo and Ballinrobe)
13 Joe Quigley (Dublin and Kilmacud Crokes)
14 Ronan Clarke (Mayo and Bohola Moy Davitts)
15 Colm Costello (Galway and Dunmore MacHales)

6 Galway
4 Mayo
2 Derry
1 Tyrone
1 Kerry
1 Dublin

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 15, 2022, 06:06:33 PM »
Martin McHugh & Maxi Curran  ;D interested in Donegal

As a combo?

Is Mc Hugh doing a Colm O'Rourke?
Looks that way, Curran part of McHughs management.

Martin McHugh declined the Donegal job in 2008, telling BBC Sport "I don't have the time"

However, he told the Donegal News in January 2022: "I would still love to manage Donegal. I'd love to manage my own county… It would be something I'd like to do. There's a bucket list there when you get to my age, and I'd still like to have a crack with Donegal"

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General discussion / Re: Weather
« on: August 12, 2022, 03:22:58 PM »
According to Met Éireann

This is the first time since 1995 we have seen over 30°C during two summer months, and the first time since 1976 we have seen over 30°C during two consecutive summer months.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 12, 2022, 01:08:18 AM »
From the Irish times,  Seven vacancies remain to be filled and four of them are Div 1 teams next year.

Connacht
Galway: Pádraic Joyce

Extension expected to be ratified by county board

Leitrim: Andy Moran

Mayo: Vacancy (James Horan)

Four candidates: Ray Dempsey, Kevin McStay, Declan Shaw and Mike Solan are declared.

Roscommon: Vacancy (Anthony Cunningham)

Sligo: Tony McEntee


Leinster
Carlow: Niall Carew

Kildare: Glenn Ryan

Laois: Billy Sheehan

Longford: Vacancy (Billy O’Loughlin)

Louth: Mickey Harte

Meath: Colm O’Rourke (succeeds Andy McEntee)

Offaly: Liam Kearns (succeeds John Maughan)

Westmeath: John Cooney

Wexford: Vacancy (Shane Roche)

Wicklow: Vacancy (Alan Costello and Gary Duffy)

Selection process under way. Outgoing caretaker management hopes to continue.


Dublin : Dessie Farrell . Initial term is complete but renewal likely.


Munster

Clare: Colm Collins

Football’s longest serving manager is currently considering his future

Cork: John Cleary (succeeds Keith Ricken)

Kerry: Jack O’Connor

Limerick: Billy Lee

Tipperary: David Power

Waterford: Ephie Fitzgerald

Ulster
Antrim: Andy McEntee (succeeds Enda McGinley)

Armagh: Kieran McGeeney

Extension expected to be ratified by county board

Cavan: Mickey Graham

Derry: Rory Gallagher

Donegal: Vacancy (Declan Bonnar)

Down: Conor Laverty (succeeds James McCartan)

Fermanagh: Kieran Donnelly

Monaghan: Vacancy (Séamus McEnaney)

Tyrone: Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 11, 2022, 08:54:14 PM »
From Offaly GAA

The Management Committee of Offaly GAA is pleased to recommend Liam Kearns as the new manager of our senior football team.

Meanwhile Davy Fitzgerald is back as Waterford hurling manager.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 09, 2022, 07:09:20 PM »
From the indo

Liam Kearns has emerged as the frontrunner to take over from John Maughan as Offaly football manager.

Kearns is a highly experienced manager, having taken charge of Limerick, Laois and Tipperary in the past. While with Tipperary, they reached an All-Ireland semi-final in 2016. He has also been coach to Roscommon when John Evans was in charge for a brief period in 2015.

Offaly are due to make a final decision tomorrow night but Kearns, it seems, is favourite for the role. He has been involved with Roscommon club Clann na nGael in recent seasons.

Initially it looked like Tomás Ó Sé, a coach under Maughan this year, would take over from the Mayo man who was four years in charge but a change in work circumstances has apparently ruled him out of contention.

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: August 09, 2022, 12:07:46 AM »
Mickey Graham signs up for another 2 years.

Cavan supporters happy enough with that or wanted to see a fresh approach? rare enough for any manager to see past 3 or 4 years with any county team nowadays.  McGeeney Armagh,Collins Clare some of the few that are given an extended period of time in their roles.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 04, 2022, 02:09:10 PM »
Farewell AC, we had a few mighty days but this year's Championship poor show meant a parting of the ways was highly likely.
We're not as good a prospect as we were in 2018 so will probably end up with a B grade manager from the merry go round circuit.

More like two days in 2019 when ye beat both Mayo and Galway to win Connacht. I thought Roscommon would push on under him, but seemed to stall and go backwards if anything.

I can imagine gaining promotion back to Div 1 would be considered a good day also.   In the championship since 2019 Roscommon have certainly stalled.


@seafoid i'm nearly sure Cunningham led Galway hurlers to 2nd AI final after that 2012 final was lost after a replay. Prior to taking on the Galway hurlers he won two county titles in a row with Garrycastle and in his 3rd year they won Leinster (no other Westmeath club has won the Leinster title) and he led them to the All Ireland final.
He did but the same tactical problems which is why the players pushed him out. His improvements reached their end.
He did do a great job with Garrycastle though.

More beaten by better Kilkenny teams than tactical problems and he had more than enough thinking heads on his Galway management team to help out if needed.  In his last few roles Roscommon seem to be the only one that he had a good first year and then regressed. That probably says more about the situation with Roscommon and where they are going regardless of who they appoint next.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 04, 2022, 12:23:41 PM »
Farewell AC, we had a few mighty days but this year's Championship poor show meant a parting of the ways was highly likely.
We're not as good a prospect as we were in 2018 so will probably end up with a B grade manager from the merry go round circuit.

More like two days in 2019 when ye beat both Mayo and Galway to win Connacht. I thought Roscommon would push on under him, but seemed to stall and go backwards if anything.

I can imagine gaining promotion back to Div 1 would be considered a good day also.   In the championship since 2019 Roscommon have certainly stalled.


@seafoid i'm nearly sure Cunningham led Galway hurlers to 2nd AI final after that 2012 final was lost after a replay. Prior to taking on the Galway hurlers he won two county titles in a row with Garrycastle and in his 3rd year they won Leinster (no other Westmeath club has won the Leinster title) and he led them to the All Ireland final. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 03, 2022, 04:48:27 PM »
Dubs hurlers could be a nice job for Cunningham
Went for it before but didn't get it and took on the Roscommon gig instead. Might be tempted again.

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This year was not indicative because of soccer corruption. The Qatar world Cup didn't happen in June as it normally would, clashing with provincial finals, competing for sports eyes.
We won't know until the next Euros.
The GAA already has 2 non competitive provincial championships in the football. One of these situations was created by the GAA itself.
Time will tell whether the experiment works or not. If we do get a reinstatement of September finals, the championships won't start in May as before. Short championships are probably here to stay.

2023 will see 19 rounds NFL and championship games played over 26 weeks.

Potential 2023 schedule.

Jan 29th to March 26th for the NFL
 
Provincial championships played off in 5 weeks e.g April 9th to May 7th

Then onto the group format of the championship e.g May 20th to June 11th

Preliminary quarters, quarter finals, semi finals and AI final from June 18th to July 23rd.



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David Clifford kicked 1-9 for Fossa in their 1-14 to 0-10 win over Listowel Emmets today, just a week after his All-Ireland win

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies football
« on: July 31, 2022, 04:35:07 PM »
Half time Meath 1-8 Kerry 1-5. The Royals have moved up the gears after a slow start.

Full Time Meath 3-10 Kerry 1-7.

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