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Re: County Manager Merry go round
« Reply #1575 on: October 07, 2021, 06:53:40 PM »
I get more bothered by Jack O'Connor leaving Kildare after agreeing to stay on the more it goes on and I really hope it all goes to shite. The nice view is to thank the man and all that, but he got his coin.

Suddenly, after two years he realises Kerry and Kildare are very far from each other the commute is a big issue...going on the podcast as Kildare manager sounding out the Kerry job on August 30th...his sons moved on back to Kerry so that link was gone too.

He would have left Kildare if Keane got the boot last year too. (I'm gone very bitter in this mild weather!!)
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« Reply #1576 on: October 08, 2021, 06:33:07 AM »
McEntee wasn't expected was it? Obviously delighted to see Meath in turmoil and I am agin Jacko at Kerry too now, so I am happy to see gripes and the likes in both place.

But who is lined up for Meath?

To answer your question, NO ONE!!

That would have meant there was a plan or something resembling forward thinking by the board.

This is the most bone headed knee jerk decision I’ve seen since the 2010 debacle. Honestly this seems like nothing more than a few disgruntled heads angry about the U20s. Ever since then there have been a good few clueless ejits shouting “Andy Out” on social media with no idea of who’d replace him, maybe Bernard Flynn because…..??? No idea, or Colm O’Rourke who is Stone Age judging by his punditry.

Whether you like him or not Andy is passionate about Meath, that’s why he gets a bit mad, And that’s fine by me. He gives a damn. and he’ll stick around and not f**k off to Kerry or wherever.

You won’t even get that passion from O’Rourke or Flynn either. They’ve got a comfortable life in journalism and punditry. They’ll put their hand in for a year or two with a large back room team to do the real work no doubt and if it doesn’t go well they’ll jump. Andy had a rough few years to begin with but stuck to it and it was starting to pay off. There have been a few wobbles recently like losing to Kildare in the league this year but you can’t ignore the effects the pandemic has had too.
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Re: County Manager Merry go round
« Reply #1577 on: October 08, 2021, 03:45:43 PM »
McEntee will have plenty of lucrative offers from Dublin Clubs. He made sure to no burn that bridge when he was on Prime Time when they done a bit on Dublin's financial Doping/advantages. He gave Pat Gilroy a free pass that night.

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Re: County Manager Merry go round
« Reply #1578 on: October 08, 2021, 07:15:14 PM »
I hope Kildare can compete in Leinster again. They have a serious statement of intent made anyways, which might boost players' morale.

PS, no harm to be bitter Scarlet. A bit of 'get it off your chest' never did anyone harm.
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Re: County Manager Merry go round
« Reply #1579 on: October 09, 2021, 02:05:53 PM »
I'm due another rant after this - https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-40716857.html

So, Kerry fans make sure to read Jack's body language as he doesn't always actually tell you what he is doing.

He was on the Podcast at the end of August where he was introduced as the CURRENT Kildare manager. But, again it's hard to read the body language over Zoom...

Like FFS!
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« Reply #1580 on: October 12, 2021, 10:24:25 PM »
Andy McEntee has been given the go-ahead to oversee what will be his sixth season in charge of the Meath senior football team.

The Nobber native got the nod after an emergency county board meeting in Trim's Knightsbrook Hotel tonight, with the vote on his future as Royals boss falling at the hands of the club delegates.
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« Reply #1581 on: October 12, 2021, 10:30:16 PM »
Normally this would lead to resignations at board level after such a resounding and humiliating defeat for them, but GAA county board members are a different breed and I doubt you'll see any of them step down

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« Reply #1582 on: October 13, 2021, 05:51:09 PM »
Keith Ricken is set to take over the Cork senior footballers after a five-person selection committee recommended that the county executive propose his appointment on a two-year term.

Ricken, who will need to be confirmed at a full county board meeting, managed the Rebels' U20s to the All-Ireland title in 2019 and a second Munster crown this year. He also led Cork IT to their sole Sigerson Cup success in 2009.

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I think Ricken could turn out to be a very good appointment. Cork have been one of the most if not the most underachieving teams in Ireland for the last number of years.
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Re: County Manager Merry go round
« Reply #1583 on: October 18, 2021, 08:44:28 PM »
Not technically a manager but announced this evening that Cian O’Neill has joined Padraic Joyce’s backroom team as coach.

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« Reply #1584 on: October 19, 2021, 08:04:41 AM »
Not technically a manager but announced this evening that Cian O’Neill has joined Padraic Joyce’s backroom team as coach.

Another man who’s stealing a living on the circuit.
I’d put him in the same bracket as Poacher and tally.
Complete bluffers but some county/club always fool enough to take them on, irrespective of traci record of continued failure.

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Re: County Manager Merry go round
« Reply #1585 on: October 19, 2021, 09:01:17 AM »
Not technically a manager but announced this evening that Cian O’Neill has joined Padraic Joyce’s backroom team as coach.

Another man who’s stealing a living on the circuit.
I’d put him in the same bracket as Poacher and tally.
Complete bluffers but some county/club always fool enough to take them on, irrespective of traci record of continued failure.

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Re: County Manager Merry go round
« Reply #1586 on: October 19, 2021, 09:09:27 AM »
Not technically a manager but announced this evening that Cian O’Neill has joined Padraic Joyce’s backroom team as coach.

Another man who’s stealing a living on the circuit.
I’d put him in the same bracket as Poacher and tally.
Complete bluffers but some county/club always fool enough to take them on, irrespective of traci record of continued failure.

What are you talking about? He has an impeccable record as a coach from his time with Tipp (fitness), Mayo and Kerry. Word was he was one of the most innovative coaches in the country and his training sessions were excellent. His stints into management since have been mixed, but Galway aren't looking for a manager, just a trainer which they've lacked bigtime supposedly over th past 2 years

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Re: County Manager Merry go round
« Reply #1587 on: October 19, 2021, 10:57:03 AM »
The press statement from Galway GAA is telling "The Kildare man will join Padraic Joyce next season as a coach."

"a coach" not "the coach"

We haven't seen any detail behind this, how involved will he be ? Its a five hour round trip for him to Galway, its hard to see him coming up to Galway that often, maybe i'm being cynical.

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Re: County Manager Merry go round
« Reply #1588 on: October 19, 2021, 11:49:22 AM »
We'll see how it goes but it's not like things could get much worse I suppose, you couldn't be that optimistic all the same, would be a miracle turnaround.
Be right back to square one in 2023 I'd say.

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Re: County Manager Merry go round
« Reply #1589 on: October 19, 2021, 12:13:14 PM »
Not technically a manager but announced this evening that Cian O’Neill has joined Padraic Joyce’s backroom team as coach.

Another man who’s stealing a living on the circuit.
I’d put him in the same bracket as Poacher and tally.
Complete bluffers but some county/club always fool enough to take them on, irrespective of traci record of continued failure.

You can't underestimate an ability to sell yourself, talk the coaching lingo and give a good powerpoint presentation.
The title of the thread is incredibly apt. Same names going round and round. It's hard to get on this merry go round, but it's harder to get off!