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Gael85

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« Reply #75 on: March 24, 2023, 09:58:46 AM »
He completed 2 lucrative deals in China and America which were total failures that set him up for life without any soccer qualifications at the time.I would say League of Ireland be his destination but sure fair play to the man for being able to amass a small fortune over a year in total.

I'd have serious question marks about how lucrative the stints in China and America were.
He probably made ok money but given how relatively short they were I doubt that it was anywhere near set him up for life money.
He was only assistant manager in China so it very doubtful how high his wages were and while he probably did better in the US, that was a first-time manager job and I just can't see a scenario whereby a basically no-name first-time manager is on that much money especially given the budget the club he was at would be operating on. I think people hear soccer manager abroad and immediately jump to successful premier league manager for years if not decades money.

Can't see anyone taking a chance on McGuinness as a soccer manager. Performance coach is prob best role he can get.

Walter Cronc

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« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2023, 09:59:40 AM »
Brendan Devenney tweeting about an audit being carried out on the Academy fiasco. Would the GAA HQ get involved in that??

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« Reply #77 on: March 24, 2023, 08:25:17 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/2023/03/24/donegal-gaa-opens-door-for-karl-lacey-to-return-as-head-of-academy/

In what has been a difficult period for CLG Dhn na nGall and the Donegal GAA Academy, and following a specially convened meeting of County Committee on Thursday, March 23rd, we would like to inform our clubs and supporters that we have agreed on a pathway forward for the Donegal GAA Academy.

We would hope that we will lay the foundations for a progressive future, for the Donegal underage development structures. As has been widely acknowledged in recent months by many in Donegal GAA circles, our academy has been one of the most innovative in terms of coaching and athletic development in Ireland.

At this point we as a county committee wish to thank the academy and in particular, former Head of Academy, Karl Lacey for the outstanding progress that the academy has made to date. We wish to clearly state that there is no suggestion of any misconduct relating to Karl or academy personnel. We also most strongly caution against and condemn any such suggestion. All finances and governance of the academy have always been the sole responsibility of the county committee.


We look forward to working through the recent issues with our academy personnel and building on the great work achieved until this point. We once again thank Karl Lacey for his outstanding and exemplary efforts to date, as a strong role model for all that is good in our games.

We wish to state it is the express wish of our county committee that Karl and the coaches would return and we are working hard and are hopeful that they will reconsider their positions.

We acknowledge this has been a difficult time for all concerned. The GAA in Donegal should be a place where excellence is the standard and that we all play our part in ensuring this happens.
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« Reply #78 on: March 24, 2023, 09:14:25 PM »
Brendan Devenney tweeting about an audit being carried out on the Academy fiasco. Would the GAA HQ get involved in that??

Devenney always seems to be the go to lad regards Donegal. Likes the limelight.

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« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2023, 03:03:49 PM »
Brendan Devenney tweeting about an audit being carried out on the Academy fiasco. Would the GAA HQ get involved in that??

Devenney always seems to be the go to lad regards Donegal. Likes the limelight.

Hes an outgoing lad and good at the media stuff, including the main Donegal GAA podcast from Highland Radio.

Getting some pushback this week as some think hes too close to certain individuals, which means hes not all in on the prevailing feeling that both the current messes are symptoms of the same county board problem.

This audit, if it happens, will be interesting.


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« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2023, 08:12:02 AM »
Brendan Devenney tweeting about an audit being carried out on the Academy fiasco. Would the GAA HQ get involved in that??

Devenney always seems to be the go to lad regards Donegal. Likes the limelight.

Hes an outgoing lad and good at the media stuff, including the main Donegal GAA podcast from Highland Radio.

Getting some pushback this week as some think hes too close to certain individuals, which means hes not all in on the prevailing feeling that both the current messes are symptoms of the same county board problem.

This audit, if it happens, will be interesting.



I must say I really like Devenney on the radio..Eamon McGee also a great listen. Articulate fella.