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Title: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 11, 2015, 02:39:34 PM
Donegal - Current man most likely staying
Derry -vacant
Antrim - does anyone know or care?
Down- McCorry resigned - vacancy
Armagh - Hmmm??
Monaghan - Will Malachy stay?
Cavan - Hyland reappointed
Fermanagh - I expect Pete will be a shoo in
Tyrone - St Mickey re appointed 15/9/15.

Sligo - Carew re appointed I believe
Leitrim - Shane Ward resppointed I believe
Ros - vacant
Mayowestros -still in Championship
Galway - Walsh most likely to be reappointed
London - Paul Coggins again I presume

Clare -vacant?
Limerick- Brudair recommended for re appointment.
Tipp - Vacant
Waterford - vacant?
Cork -Vacant
Kerry - still in Championship

Louth - ??
Meath - Dowd for 2 more years
Westmeath - Cribbin for another year?
Longford - Denis Connerton appointed.
Laois -Vacant
Offaly - Flanagan for another year?
Carlow -??
Wexford - ?
Wicklow- Johnny Magee ratified 27/8.
Dublin - still in Championship
Kildare -  Vacancy.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 11, 2015, 02:42:28 PM
Flanagan will certainly be there in Offaly.

Tipp have a huge appointment decision to make this time around. Creedon has taken them on well, they have good minors and u21s coming through to meld with a stock of established, albeit young, players. This now will be where they step up to really go to the next level, or else they will stagnate, and quite quickly stagnation leads to regression. Huge junction in the road.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on August 11, 2015, 04:51:12 PM
Donegal - Current man most likely staying
Derry -vacant
Antrim - does anyone know or care?
Down- McCorry reappointed
Armagh - Hmmm??
Monaghan - Will Malachy stay?
Cavan - Hyland reappointed
Fermanagh - I expect Pete will be a shoo in
Tyrone - Still in Championship

Sligo - Carew re appointed I believe
Leitrim - Shane Ward resppointed I believe
Ros - Evans recommended for another year by Executive. Co Board Meeting tomorrow night. Various rumours of revolutions etc ..... but I expect it will go through
Mayowestros -still in Championship
Galway - Walsh most likely to be reappointed
London - Paul Coggins again I presume

Clare -vacant?
Limerick- vacant?
Tipp - Vacant
Waterford - vacant?
Cork -Vacant
Kerry - still in Championship

Louth - ??
Meath - Dowd for 2 more years
Westmeath - Cribbin for another year?
Longford - Vacant
Laois -Vacant
Offaly - Flanagan for another year?
Carlow -??
Wexford - ?
Wicklow- ??
Dublin - still in Championship
Kildare - Probably will be a vacancy when dust settles

Clare - is Collins Snr not still there?
Waterford - only appointed a new manager last year with a two year term - Tom McGlinchey - I assume he'll still be there for another year.
Sligo - Carew 2 year term confirmed
Armagh - McGeeney - 4 more years !!!
Cork - Cleary the front-runner came out and was fairly wishy-washy about taking the job last week. If he says he's not interested it could get very messy.
Wexford - David Power has another year left - was given a two year term when appointed. Between the win over Derry and the work done with the juniors I don't think there is a chance in hell he will be moved on.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 11, 2015, 04:52:57 PM
I wonder will David Power try land the Tipp job though?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on August 11, 2015, 04:57:44 PM
I wonder will David Power try land the Tipp job though?

I'd be surprised - he's still very young, so you'd think he's unlikely to be in a serious rush.
Trying to think of an occasion where a manager "dumped" one intercounty team mid-term to take over another intercounty team.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on August 11, 2015, 05:08:31 PM
I wonder will David Power try land the Tipp job though?

I'd be surprised - he's still very young, so you'd think he's unlikely to be in a serious rush.
Trying to think of an occasion where a manager "dumped" one intercounty team mid-term to take over another intercounty team.
Pat Flanagan Sligo/Offaly?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 11, 2015, 05:17:33 PM
Kevin Walsh was awful interested in the Ros job in 2013 and stalled on agreeing terms with Sligo. Bit of a common theme in this subject.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: south Laois on August 11, 2015, 05:53:00 PM
As a Laois man I'd rather see a Laois man get the Laois job than one of these journey men managers such as Luke Dempsey.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rrhf on August 11, 2015, 06:07:58 PM
Flanagan will certainly be there in Offaly.

Tipp have a huge appointment decision to make this time around. Creedon has taken them on well, they have good minors and u21s coming through to meld with a stock of established, albeit young, players. This now will be where they step up to really go to the next level, or else they will stagnate, and quite quickly stagnation leads to regression. Huge junction in the road.
Micko
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: From the Bunker on August 11, 2015, 07:13:40 PM
Flanagan will certainly be there in Offaly.

Tipp have a huge appointment decision to make this time around. Creedon has taken them on well, they have good minors and u21s coming through to meld with a stock of established, albeit young, players. This now will be where they step up to really go to the next level, or else they will stagnate, and quite quickly stagnation leads to regression. Huge junction in the road.
Micko

Sadly Micko is no longer an option. The man is nearly 80! His last gig with Clare two years ago went with a whimper. Legend!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 12, 2015, 03:55:33 PM
Sligo - Carew 2 year term confirmed
Tanman junior O'Hara ripping into Carew I hear.
Pity he wouldn't offer his superior managerial talents to the Sligo CB  >:(
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 12, 2015, 04:37:36 PM
Sligo - Carew 2 year term confirmed
Tanman junior O'Hara ripping into Carew I hear.
Pity he wouldn't offer his superior managerial talents to the Sligo CB  >:(

Is there a Sligo manager he hasn't had a cut off in recent years?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on August 12, 2015, 05:11:18 PM
Quote
BREAKING: John Evans will not seek reappointment as Roscommon senior football manager
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 12, 2015, 05:14:09 PM
Evans not seeking the nomination to return to the sheep stealers in 2016.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 12, 2015, 05:26:06 PM
Evans not seeking the nomination to return to the sheep stealers in 2016.

He was to go before the delegates for rubber-stamping tonight. This really reeks. I'm genuinely shocked.

If the cabal in Ros town don't have a ready-made replacement they have just made an absolute fûcking mess of our senior team. Really worried that this will shake out badly now.

Thanks to John Evans - not perfect but he did a lot of good things for us these past three years. Deserved better.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on August 12, 2015, 05:35:17 PM
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/john-evans-steps-down-as-roscommon-football-manager-1.2314965

Contains Evans's statement.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 12, 2015, 05:43:18 PM
Rossfan and Syf, the dream ticket awaits!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 12, 2015, 06:26:38 PM
Rossfan and Syf, the dream ticket awaits!

 ;D ;D
I wouldn't have the patience to handle Syfín.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 12, 2015, 06:29:44 PM
Evans not seeking the nomination to return to the sheep stealers in 2016.

He was to go before the delegates for rubber-stamping tonight. This really reeks. I'm genuinely shocked.


Thanks to John Evans - not perfect but he did a lot of good things for us these past three years. Deserved better.

You poor soft gomeen
It's all about what your team does in Summer and what we did this Summer wasn't good enough and couldn't be hidden by any amount of League success.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on August 12, 2015, 09:06:55 PM
Evans not seeking the nomination to return to the sheep stealers in 2016.

He was to go before the delegates for rubber-stamping tonight. This really reeks. I'm genuinely shocked.


Thanks to John Evans - not perfect but he did a lot of good things for us these past three years. Deserved better.


You poor soft gomeen
It's all about what your team does in Summer and what we did this Summer wasn't good enough and couldn't be hidden by any amount of League success.

If roscommon hadn't lost to fermanagh but ended up being beaten by Dublin in a similar result as fermanagh, would that have been enough??
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 12, 2015, 09:11:04 PM
Evans not seeking the nomination to return to the sheep stealers in 2016.

He was to go before the delegates for rubber-stamping tonight. This really reeks. I'm genuinely shocked.


Thanks to John Evans - not perfect but he did a lot of good things for us these past three years. Deserved better.


You poor soft gomeen
It's all about what your team does in Summer and what we did this Summer wasn't good enough and couldn't be hidden by any amount of League success.

If roscommon hadn't lost to fermanagh but ended up being beaten by Dublin in a similar result as fermanagh, would that have been enough??

Without a doubt. No one would have been brave enough to stage a coup against Evans then.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ck on August 12, 2015, 10:00:10 PM
Donegal - Current man most likely staying
Derry -vacant
Antrim - does anyone know or care?
Down- McCorry reappointed
Armagh - Hmmm??
Monaghan - Will Malachy stay?
Cavan - Hyland reappointed
Fermanagh - I expect Pete will be a shoo in
Tyrone - Still in Championship

Sligo - Carew re appointed I believe
Leitrim - Shane Ward resppointed I believe
Ros - Evans recommended for another year by Executive. Co Board Meeting tomorrow night. Various rumours of revolutions etc ..... but I expect it will go through
Mayowestros -still in Championship
Galway - Walsh most likely to be reappointed
London - Paul Coggins again I presume

Clare -vacant?
Limerick- vacant?
Tipp - Vacant
Waterford - vacant?
Cork -Vacant
Kerry - still in Championship

Louth - ??
Meath - Dowd for 2 more years
Westmeath - Cribbin for another year?
Longford - Vacant
Laois -Vacant
Offaly - Flanagan for another year?
Carlow -??
Wexford - ?
Wicklow- ??
Dublin - still in Championship
Kildare - Probably will be a vacancy when dust settles

Niall Carew has been confirmed in Sligo. There was talk that Kildare were after him but he has stuck with Sligo
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Bingo on August 20, 2015, 01:36:19 PM
I see Banty is linking himself with the Derry job. Any thoughts Derry folk?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: screenexile on August 20, 2015, 02:03:55 PM
I see Banty is linking himself with the Derry job. Any thoughts Derry folk?

Hard to know. In some ways he's the brash no nonsense character we need to get everyone pulling together. He'll be able to get the funding needed and he's cute enough to get all the players he needs/wants to play for the County. Also he's a strong enough character to lay down the law to the County Board when it's needed as well. Along with that he seems to be a players man a bit like Coleman maybe.

Managerially though does he have it at the top level in terms of preparation/tactics etc?? I just don't know.

A lot depends on who he can get to come along with him. Will it still be McElkennon? I'd rather see someone else come in I think. My own preference for the Derry job was Tony McEntee. I'd love to see him pull McEntee in along with him if it were possible.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SamFever on August 20, 2015, 02:18:29 PM
 From Gaelic Life Twitter;;;;
GAELIC Life understands that Jim McCorry is to consider his position as manager of the Down senior football team.

The county executive met with the Mourne boss this week, and McCorry had hoped that a number of his doubts would be allayed. It seems, however, that issues still remain in place.

It is believed that McCorry requested the meeting four weeks ago, and the delay in scheduling it has not helped the siutation.

He is now likely to discuss the matter with his management team and advisors. It is understood that the Down players are very keen on him to remain in charge.

Despite a disappointing championship campaign, including a qualifier defeat to Wexford, McCorry appeared to be on solid ground due to it being his first year in charge, and also, due to the fact that he guided the team into division one.

That belief, however, fell apart when the county management recommended that he be removed from his post last month on a 7-6 score after they held a vote.

In the subsequent county board meeting, the clubs and board voted 23-13 in his favour. The seven who voted against him in the management committee then cast another seven votes against him to bring it to an overall 22-20 figure, ensuring he was retained as manager.

As for now, McCorry remains in charge and he was present at a number of club championship matches in recent weeks as he tries to spot new talent. Dan Gordon and Martin Clarke are expected to return to the county scene for the 2016 season.

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Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Red eye on August 20, 2015, 04:20:08 PM
From Gaelic Life Twitter;;;;
GAELIC Life understands that Jim McCorry is to consider his position as manager of the Down senior football team.

The county executive met with the Mourne boss this week, and McCorry had hoped that a number of his doubts would be allayed. It seems, however, that issues still remain in place.

It is believed that McCorry requested the meeting four weeks ago, and the delay in scheduling it has not helped the siutation.

He is now likely to discuss the matter with his management team and advisors. It is understood that the Down players are very keen on him to remain in charge.

Despite a disappointing championship campaign, including a qualifier defeat to Wexford, McCorry appeared to be on solid ground due to it being his first year in charge, and also, due to the fact that he guided the team into division one.

That belief, however, fell apart when the county management recommended that he be removed from his post last month on a 7-6 score after they held a vote.

In the subsequent county board meeting, the clubs and board voted 23-13 in his favour. The seven who voted against him in the management committee then cast another seven votes against him to bring it to an overall 22-20 figure, ensuring he was retained as manager.

As for now, McCorry remains in charge and he was present at a number of club championship matches in recent weeks as he tries to spot new talent. Dan Gordon and Martin Clarke are expected to return to the county scene for the 2016 season.

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Saw that - know his comments after qualifier defeat didn't endear him among the Down support, and am still unsure. Claiming promotion to Div 1 was unexpected but they'll be under pressure to stay there, even with Dan and Marty back on board.
Am sure supporters are looking at Fermanagh and thinking there's a Down manager with a good record and yet he's in Fermanagh. Dunno what the County Board have against Pete but Down's loss looks like Fermanagh's gain.
If Sean Ward continues with the good work at Burren might be an option in another year or two but he would need to carry on with good work being done at present.
Can't see Armagh not reappointing Geezer.
What's the craic in Derry - Baker not considered? Barton? Or are they def looking outside the county - think last non Derry manager was Mullins?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SHEEDY on August 20, 2015, 07:58:01 PM
jim mccorry has quit as down manager tonight after 1 year in charge.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: 5 Sams on August 20, 2015, 08:08:45 PM
jim mccorry has quit as down manager tonight after 1 year in charge.

For the day that's in it "Surprise Surprise!"
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orior on August 20, 2015, 08:12:29 PM
jim mccorry has quit as down manager tonight after 1 year in charge.

So the County Board got their way after all. Worst case scenario for me is that Down appoint Tony McEntee
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rawhide on August 20, 2015, 08:22:42 PM
Red eye, the last outside man Derry had was Brian Mc Ivor, from Ardboe and Tyrone.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: screenexile on August 20, 2015, 09:09:01 PM
From Gaelic Life Twitter;;;;
GAELIC Life understands that Jim McCorry is to consider his position as manager of the Down senior football team.

The county executive met with the Mourne boss this week, and McCorry had hoped that a number of his doubts would be allayed. It seems, however, that issues still remain in place.

It is believed that McCorry requested the meeting four weeks ago, and the delay in scheduling it has not helped the siutation.

He is now likely to discuss the matter with his management team and advisors. It is understood that the Down players are very keen on him to remain in charge.

Despite a disappointing championship campaign, including a qualifier defeat to Wexford, McCorry appeared to be on solid ground due to it being his first year in charge, and also, due to the fact that he guided the team into division one.

That belief, however, fell apart when the county management recommended that he be removed from his post last month on a 7-6 score after they held a vote.

In the subsequent county board meeting, the clubs and board voted 23-13 in his favour. The seven who voted against him in the management committee then cast another seven votes against him to bring it to an overall 22-20 figure, ensuring he was retained as manager.

As for now, McCorry remains in charge and he was present at a number of club championship matches in recent weeks as he tries to spot new talent. Dan Gordon and Martin Clarke are expected to return to the county scene for the 2016 season.

Related Posts:

Saw that - know his comments after qualifier defeat didn't endear him among the Down support, and am still unsure. Claiming promotion to Div 1 was unexpected but they'll be under pressure to stay there, even with Dan and Marty back on board.
Am sure supporters are looking at Fermanagh and thinking there's a Down manager with a good record and yet he's in Fermanagh. Dunno what the County Board have against Pete but Down's loss looks like Fermanagh's gain.
If Sean Ward continues with the good work at Burren might be an option in another year or two but he would need to carry on with good work being done at present.
Can't see Armagh not reappointing Geezer.
What's the craic in Derry - Baker not considered? Barton? Or are they def looking outside the county - think last non Derry manager was Mullins?

Baker... God no!

Barton... Has a terrible record and there's probably not enough money in it for him!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: BennyCake on August 20, 2015, 09:34:54 PM
McCorry did the right thing, and walked away.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on August 20, 2015, 11:15:01 PM
I see Banty is linking himself with the Derry job. Any thoughts Derry folk?

Hard to know. In some ways he's the brash no nonsense character we need to get everyone pulling together. He'll be able to get the funding needed and he's cute enough to get all the players he needs/wants to play for the County. Also he's a strong enough character to lay down the law to the County Board when it's needed as well. Along with that he seems to be a players man a bit like Coleman maybe.

Managerially though does he have it at the top level in terms of preparation/tactics etc?? I just don't know.

A lot depends on who he can get to come along with him. Will it still be McElkennon? I'd rather see someone else come in I think. My own preference for the Derry job was Tony McEntee. I'd love to see him pull McEntee in along with him if it were possible.

Would you really even contemplate Banty?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: regal on August 20, 2015, 11:24:11 PM
Screenexile, you're in dreamland to think t mcentee would join Banty as derry's assistant manager!!!! The Derry job doesn't look too appealing, although Banty is clearly disparate to get back involved. Perhaps he could persuade (dungiven's) Gregory mcgonigle (I think he works for Banty) to join him? Will the downey's ever through their hat into the ring?

T mcentee will probably get the down job, although considering how McCorry has been treated, he might be wiser to give it a wide berth. I've no doubt Pete mcgrath would jump at the chance to manage down again but will he get the chance?

Personally, I would like to see mcentee or McCorry as mcgeeney's assistant next year in Armagh, but not sure how likely that is
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 20, 2015, 11:46:49 PM
I see Banty is linking himself with the Derry job. Any thoughts Derry folk?

Hard to know. In some ways he's the brash no nonsense character we need to get everyone pulling together. He'll be able to get the funding needed and he's cute enough to get all the players he needs/wants to play for the County. Also he's a strong enough character to lay down the law to the County Board when it's needed as well. Along with that he seems to be a players man a bit like Coleman maybe.

Managerially though does he have it at the top level in terms of preparation/tactics etc?? I just don't know.

A lot depends on who he can get to come along with him. Will it still be McElkennon? I'd rather see someone else come in I think. My own preference for the Derry job was Tony McEntee. I'd love to see him pull McEntee in along with him if it were possible.

Would you really even contemplate Banty?

You getting a bit worried Ballina's finest will be plotting Mayo's downfall next season, Moy? Bit telling he hasn't ruled himself out..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on August 21, 2015, 12:54:55 AM
I see Banty is linking himself with the Derry job. Any thoughts Derry folk?

Hard to know. In some ways he's the brash no nonsense character we need to get everyone pulling together. He'll be able to get the funding needed and he's cute enough to get all the players he needs/wants to play for the County. Also he's a strong enough character to lay down the law to the County Board when it's needed as well. Along with that he seems to be a players man a bit like Coleman maybe.

Managerially though does he have it at the top level in terms of preparation/tactics etc?? I just don't know.

A lot depends on who he can get to come along with him. Will it still be McElkennon? I'd rather see someone else come in I think. My own preference for the Derry job was Tony McEntee. I'd love to see him pull McEntee in along with him if it were possible.

Would you really even contemplate Banty?

You getting a bit worried Ballina's finest will be plotting Mayo's downfall next season, Moy? Bit telling he hasn't ruled himself out..

Ballina's finest is interested in managing Derry?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ck on August 21, 2015, 10:05:04 AM
Are Derry really taking this Banty actor seriously? To me Banty is an out and out con man. I can't believe he's still being linked to county jobs. He's DESPERATE to get back into the limelight and raises his hand for every county job going. He'll be sniffing around Down now too.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 21, 2015, 03:14:54 PM
Jesus. Tommy, Tom, Carr has expressed an interest in the Tipperary job. In the name of God, no. I know Declan hurled for Tipp, but that's no excuse!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 21, 2015, 06:31:33 PM
Jesus. Tommy, Tom, Carr has expressed an interest in the Tipperary job. In the name of God, no. I know Declan hurled for Tipp, but that's no excuse!

He took one primrose and blue team to the AIQFs, why not another?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on August 22, 2015, 01:08:22 AM
Jesus. Tommy, Tom, Carr has expressed an interest in the Tipperary job. In the name of God, no. I know Declan hurled for Tipp, but that's no excuse!

Sure he's a Tipp man. Played for them before Dublin.

Remember the time he was rude to journalists after a Dublin game when he was trying to get info back from a Tipp hurling match on the phone.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Gael85 on August 22, 2015, 01:36:04 AM
Jesus. Tommy, Tom, Carr has expressed an interest in the Tipperary job. In the name of God, no. I know Declan hurled for Tipp, but that's no excuse!

Tipp would want to stay well clear. if he took Tipp job would he be the first manager to manage in all 4 provinces as previously managed Dublin,Roscommon and Cavan??
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Gael85 on August 22, 2015, 01:39:35 AM
Screenexile, you're in dreamland to think t mcentee would join Banty as derry's assistant manager!!!! The Derry job doesn't look too appealing, although Banty is clearly disparate to get back involved. Perhaps he could persuade (dungiven's) Gregory mcgonigle (I think he works for Banty) to join him? Will the downey's ever through their hat into the ring?

T mcentee will probably get the down job, although considering how McCorry has been treated, he might be wiser to give it a wide berth. I've no doubt Pete mcgrath would jump at the chance to manage down again but will he get the chance?

Is McEntee still involved with St Brigids in Dublin? he managed them last year but they didn't do great
Is
Personally, I would like to see mcentee or McCorry as mcgeeney's assistant next year in Armagh, but not sure how likely that is
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on August 22, 2015, 01:43:37 AM
Jesus. Tommy, Tom, Carr has expressed an interest in the Tipperary job. In the name of God, no. I know Declan hurled for Tipp, but that's no excuse!

Tipp would want to stay well clear. if he took Tipp job would he be the first manager to manage in all 4 provinces as previously managed Dublin,Roscommon and Cavan??

Great CV! What more could you ask for ;D. Appoint him before somebody else snares him.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Wildweasel74 on August 22, 2015, 01:52:32 AM
T McEntee woudl be my preferred choice for the Derry Job, Derry need to look outside the county for an outside manager this time round,
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on August 27, 2015, 08:52:11 PM
Jason Ryan gone.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: From the Bunker on August 27, 2015, 09:01:06 PM
Jason Ryan gone.

No manager could have survived the Kerry hammering?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 27, 2015, 09:02:19 PM
Jesus. Tommy, Tom, Carr has expressed an interest in the Tipperary job. In the name of God, no. I know Declan hurled for Tipp, but that's no excuse!

Tipp would want to stay well clear. if he took Tipp job would he be the first manager to manage in all 4 provinces as previously managed Dublin,Roscommon and Cavan??

Great CV! What more could you ask for ;D. Appoint him before somebody else snares him.

Yes, and free the airwaves from his uninspiring voice next Summer.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 27, 2015, 09:14:42 PM
Jesus. Tommy, Tom, Carr has expressed an interest in the Tipperary job. In the name of God, no. I know Declan hurled for Tipp, but that's no excuse!

Tipp would want to stay well clear. if he took Tipp job would he be the first manager to manage in all 4 provinces as previously managed Dublin,Roscommon and Cavan??

Great CV! What more could you ask for ;D. Appoint him before somebody else snares him.

Yes, and free the airwaves from his uninspiring voice next Summer.

Cake for co-commentator.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 27, 2015, 09:15:45 PM
Jesus. Tommy, Tom, Carr has expressed an interest in the Tipperary job. In the name of God, no. I know Declan hurled for Tipp, but that's no excuse!

Tipp would want to stay well clear. if he took Tipp job would he be the first manager to manage in all 4 provinces as previously managed Dublin,Roscommon and Cavan??

Great CV! What more could you ask for ;D. Appoint him before somebody else snares him.

Yes, and free the airwaves from his uninspiring voice next Summer.

Cake for co-commentator.

So long as he leaves his triangles at home.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 27, 2015, 09:24:03 PM
Jesus. Tommy, Tom, Carr has expressed an interest in the Tipperary job. In the name of God, no. I know Declan hurled for Tipp, but that's no excuse!

Tipp would want to stay well clear. if he took Tipp job would he be the first manager to manage in all 4 provinces as previously managed Dublin,Roscommon and Cavan??

Great CV! What more could you ask for ;D. Appoint him before somebody else snares him.

Yes, and free the airwaves from his uninspiring voice next Summer.

Cake for co-commentator.

So long as he leaves his triangles at home.

He'll bring a new angle to the live coverage alright.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 27, 2015, 11:19:26 PM
Denis Connerton appointed in Longford.
The word on the bushes is we have our man too.
But all top secret ;)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 28, 2015, 10:16:43 AM
Denis Connerton appointed in Longford.
The word on the bushes is we have our man too.
But all top secret ;)

He has a great record under the radar in fairness.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 28, 2015, 10:35:08 AM
Denis Connerton appointed in Longford.
The word on the bushes is we have our man too.
But all top secret ;)

He has a great record under the radar in fairness.
Denis or our new man?!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jinxy on August 28, 2015, 10:37:25 AM
Is there anyone out there Martin Carney could manage?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 28, 2015, 10:39:32 AM
Denis Connerton appointed in Longford.
The word on the bushes is we have our man too.
But all top secret ;)

He has a great record under the radar in fairness.
Denis or our new man?!

Denis.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 28, 2015, 10:45:41 AM
Just double checked there to make sure it was the right Denis Connerton I was on about :) It is. I also noticed, to my surprise, that my cousin is manager of the Longford Senior Hurlers. He kept that quiet!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 28, 2015, 01:47:08 PM
I also noticed, to my surprise, that my cousin is manager of the Longford Senior Hurlers. He kept that quiet!
You probably would do  :D
Is he a Wexford man?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 28, 2015, 01:48:33 PM
No, Westmeath. He used to manage the Westmeath minors, and Tullamore in the Offaly SHC.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 28, 2015, 01:49:22 PM
Is there anyone out there Martin Carney could manage?
Him and Tommy Tom Tom are waiting for the Meath vacancy.

Johnny Magee reappointed in Wicklow. He says he had only 2 players fit enough for 70 minutes  County football last November and that had got up to 7 by May. :-\
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 28, 2015, 01:51:58 PM
Is there anyone out there Martin Carney could manage?
Him and Tommy Tom Tom are waiting for the Meath vacancy.

Johnny Magee reappointed in Wicklow. He says he had only 2 players fit enough for 70 minutes  County football last November and that had got up to 7 by May. :-\

Didn't stop us in 2001.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: DuffleKing on August 29, 2015, 10:47:38 AM
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=243321&utm_source=Live+GAA+Results&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 29, 2015, 11:54:59 AM
Denis Connerton appointed in Longford.
The word on the bushes is we have our man too.
But all top secret ;)

Out with it. Sure it'll come out sooner or later anyway.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: muppet on August 29, 2015, 01:08:45 PM
Is there anyone out there Martin Carney could manage?

He managed 3 teams to AIFs in the 1990s IIRC.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 29, 2015, 01:45:18 PM
Is there anyone out there Martin Carney could manage?

He managed 3 teams to AIFs in the 1990s IIRC.

There was no malice in them either.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: INDIANA on August 29, 2015, 02:07:00 PM
Denis Connerton appointed in Longford.
The word on the bushes is we have our man too.
But all top secret ;)

Out with it. Sure it'll come out sooner or later anyway.

Hope it's true because we won't have to listen to any more of his shite on the Sunday Game now
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: heffo on August 29, 2015, 02:14:33 PM
Denis Connerton appointed in Longford.
The word on the bushes is we have our man too.
But all top secret ;)

Out with it. Sure it'll come out sooner or later anyway.

Hope it's true because we won't have to listen to any more of his shite on the Sunday Game now

If it's Curran you're talking about I don't he'll be back next year either way
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: INDIANA on August 29, 2015, 02:15:11 PM
Denis Connerton appointed in Longford.
The word on the bushes is we have our man too.
But all top secret ;)

Out with it. Sure it'll come out sooner or later anyway.

Hope it's true because we won't have to listen to any more of his shite on the Sunday Game now

If it's Curran you're talking about I don't he'll be back next year either way

I was hoping it's Mc Stay
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: heffo on August 29, 2015, 02:37:39 PM
Denis Connerton appointed in Longford.
The word on the bushes is we have our man too.
But all top secret ;)

Out with it. Sure it'll come out sooner or later anyway.

Hope it's true because we won't have to listen to any more of his shite on the Sunday Game now

If it's Curran you're talking about I don't he'll be back next year either way

I was hoping it's Mc Stay

Ahh no, no, no...it cant be
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: INDIANA on August 29, 2015, 02:45:04 PM
Denis Connerton appointed in Longford.
The word on the bushes is we have our man too.
But all top secret ;)

Out with it. Sure it'll come out sooner or later anyway.

Hope it's true because we won't have to listen to any more of his shite on the Sunday Game now

If it's Curran you're talking about I don't he'll be back next year either way

I was hoping it's Mc Stay

Ahh no, no, no...it cant be

He might bring triangles with him or better yet there was no malice in that
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 29, 2015, 03:39:10 PM
Cake has pissed off too many of the execs to make the management team. That and he has about five months worth of coaching under his belt at this stage. I reckon he'll be a regular on The Sunday Game though.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: heffo on August 29, 2015, 03:42:40 PM
I reckon he'll be a regular on The Sunday Game though.

Did you not see my previous post?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 29, 2015, 03:46:06 PM
I reckon he'll be a regular on The Sunday Game though.

Did you not see my previous post?

Cake is the sort of lad The Sunday Game like. When Cake calms down (rarely happens) he can make an odd good point.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on August 29, 2015, 09:45:48 PM

Would Pillar be a good fit for Ros?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 29, 2015, 10:35:26 PM

Would Pillar be a good fit for Ros?

No.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Minder on August 29, 2015, 10:53:35 PM
JBM steps down in Cork
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on August 29, 2015, 10:54:32 PM

Would Pillar be a good fit for Ros?

No.

Why not?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on August 29, 2015, 10:57:22 PM
JBM steps down in Cork

One of the greats.

Can t see a queue lining up for that one either now.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 29, 2015, 11:08:05 PM

Would Pillar be a good fit for Ros?

No.

Why not?

Never even rated him when he was Dublin manager. No better than the man we got rid of, probably worse even.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on August 29, 2015, 11:17:36 PM

Would Pillar be a good fit for Ros?

No.

Why not?

Never even rated him when he was Dublin manager. No better than the man we got rid of, probably worse even.

Where did you think Pillar was lacking?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 29, 2015, 11:23:26 PM
Johnsen Evansheen is God to some bucks in our Co. ;)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on August 29, 2015, 11:28:48 PM
They should appoint Zeus or perhaps Buddha as Ros manager. Only they would be worthy.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on August 29, 2015, 11:38:10 PM
They should appoint Zeus or perhaps Buddha as Ros manager. Only they would be worthy.

Zeus had a reputation for taking advantage of his assess to young women.

The Rossies might have had a bit of that already.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 30, 2015, 06:54:21 AM
They should appoint Zeus or perhaps Buddha as Ros manager. Only they would be worthy.
Still not convinced they would do any better ;)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 02, 2015, 01:35:13 PM
Is there something at play up in Tyrone? Mickey Harte's ratification wasn't dealt with last night..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 02, 2015, 01:41:29 PM
Is there something at play up in Tyrone? Mickey Harte's ratification wasn't dealt with last night..

Sure weren't the knives out all year?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 02, 2015, 01:43:35 PM
yeah, I assumed his march to the semi final and the decent showing against Kerry would have made him an automatic.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 02, 2015, 01:45:47 PM
yeah, I assumed his march to the semi final and the decent showing against Kerry would have made him an automatic.

Sounds like it might be Harte himself is having second thoughts though? Might be sick and tired of the grind.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 02, 2015, 01:46:36 PM
If it is, he changed his mind very quickly.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 02, 2015, 01:48:27 PM
If it is, he changed his mind very quickly.

Evans jumped before he was pushed when he saw there was a gang out for his head here. Who knows what the climate is in the heads of club delegates. But Harte did say he wanted to continue so..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 02, 2015, 01:49:23 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm wondering. Any Tyrone lads know what's going on up there? It's only a 3 hour drive to Offaly...
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on September 02, 2015, 02:54:54 PM
No, Westmeath. He used to manage the Westmeath minors, and Tullamore in the Offaly SHC.

Jesus you're steeped in Westmeath GAA. Time to come back to the mother ship.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 22, 2015, 11:27:10 AM
Latest -
Donegal - Current man most likely staying
Derry - Damien Barton appointed 22/9/15
Antrim - does anyone know or care?
Down-  - vacancy
Armagh - ??
Monaghan - Malachy to stay it seems.
Cavan - Hyland reappointed
Fermanagh - I expect Pete will be a shoo in
Tyrone - St Mickey re appointed 15/9/15.
 ;
Sligo - Carew re appointed I believe
Leitrim - Shane Ward reappointed I believe
Ros - KMcStay/Fergal ratified 5/10/15
Mayowestros -VACANT  ;D
Galway - Walsh most likely to be reappointed
London - Vacancy

Clare -vacant?
Limerick- Brudair recommended for re appointment.
Tipp - Vacant
Waterford - vacant?
Cork -Vacant
Kerry - Fitzmaurice re appointed.

Louth - ??
Meath - Dowd for 2 more years
Westmeath - Cribbin for another year?
Longford - Denis Connerton appointed.
Laois -Vacant
Offaly - Flanagan for another year?
Carlow -??
Wexford - ?
Wicklow- Johnny Magee ratified 27/8.
Dublin - Shoo in for Galvin unless he goes himself
Kildare - Cian O'Neill announced 3/10/15
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Bingo on September 22, 2015, 11:29:00 AM
You've Malachy down as Will he stay???

I would suggest he is, hasn't missed a championship match in Monaghan over the last 4/5 weeks.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 22, 2015, 11:30:56 AM
Just on Limerick there, I heard a whisper that Stephen Wallace, the Kerry Junior manager the last two years, has been nominated for that job.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on September 22, 2015, 11:36:43 AM
KCB keeping their cards close to their chests! Even rumours have dried up. John Evans has kindly ruled himself out, which was nice of him. Think it's between Glenn Ryan and Brian Murphy myself, just praying it's not a journey man.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 22, 2015, 11:37:31 AM
KCB keeping their cards close to their chests! Even rumours have dried up. John Evans has kindly ruled himself out, which was nice of him. Think it's between Glenn Ryan and Brian Murphy myself, just praying it's not a journey man.

Waiting for Cian O'Neill to finish up with Kerry.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on September 22, 2015, 12:13:21 PM
KCB keeping their cards close to their chests! Even rumours have dried up. John Evans has kindly ruled himself out, which was nice of him. Think it's between Glenn Ryan and Brian Murphy myself, just praying it's not a journey man.

Waiting for Cian O'Neill to finish up with Kerry.

I'd like to think so except this nugget from the Kerry Chairman

Kerry GAA Chairman Patrick O'Sullivan confirms in Tralee tonight that Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his management team are staying on next year.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on September 22, 2015, 01:55:44 PM
Just on Limerick there, I heard a whisper that Stephen Wallace, the Kerry Junior manager the last two years, has been nominated for that job.

Did very good work with the Kerry Juniors by all account - will be interesting to see how he gets on in a far trickier environment. I posted before about the Kerry Juniors beating the Limerick seniors in a challenge game early in the year.

Ronan McCarthy has the Cork job apparently. A lot of Cork folk very unimpressed I've heard.

In Wexford David Power will surely be staying on if he wants to given the win over Down, the age profile of the squad and getting to semi-final of the Junior and getting  a very respectable loss to the Kerry team, when the same team trounced Cork and Mayo (two of the serious operators at Junior level)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on September 22, 2015, 02:06:46 PM
A left field candidate for Kildare be discussed on the Kildare forum is Jack Cooney.

Any strong opinions on him from the Westmeath, Donegal or Sligo posters?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: shark on September 22, 2015, 02:25:40 PM
A left field candidate for Kildare be discussed on the Kildare forum is Jack Cooney.

Any strong opinions on him from the Westmeath, Donegal or Sligo posters?

From a Westmeath perspective he was a selector under Paidi. Then he trained his own club Kinnegad. Took over half way through 2010 when they were going poorly. They got relegated, but he brought them straight back up. I have heard that they really took to him in Celbridge, where I think he won a league title last year. No doubt he learned a lot in the past year with Donegal.

Why would Sligo have an opinion? I'm not aware of him having trained a team up there.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on September 22, 2015, 02:36:37 PM
He trained IT Sligo I believe when Martin McHugh was manager.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: shark on September 22, 2015, 03:03:45 PM
He trained IT Sligo I believe when Martin McHugh was manager.

Ah ok, I wasn't aware.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on September 22, 2015, 10:10:36 PM
Damian Barton for the Sperrin men according to the Twitterverse
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: johnpower on September 22, 2015, 10:37:56 PM
A left field candidate for Kildare be discussed on the Kildare forum is Jack Cooney.

Any strong opinions on him from the Westmeath, Donegal or Sligo posters?

I would have thought Glen Ryan would have been a string favourite for the Kildare job? Have the clubs a strong part in deciding who gets the job?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on September 22, 2015, 10:52:43 PM
KCB keeping their cards close to their chests! Even rumours have dried up. John Evans has kindly ruled himself out, which was nice of him. Think it's between Glenn Ryan and Brian Murphy myself, just praying it's not a journey man.

Waiting for Cian O'Neill to finish up with Kerry.

I'd like to think so except this nugget from the Kerry Chairman

Kerry GAA Chairman Patrick O'Sullivan confirms in Tralee tonight that Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his management team are staying on next year.

Diarmuid Murphy must have settled himself so. At one point it looked like he was resigning during the game. Seemed to be fairly laying into Fitzmaurice.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: screenexile on September 22, 2015, 10:54:46 PM
Damian Barton for the Sperrin men according to the Twitterverse

Yeah that one is going down well as you can imagine!!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Wildweasel74 on September 22, 2015, 11:00:15 PM
Please keep that one to the county forum we embarrassed enough, an absolute baffling appointment, think i take up golf for the next 3 years!!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Red eye on September 22, 2015, 11:23:18 PM
From Gaelic Life Twitter;;;;
GAELIC Life understands that Jim McCorry is to consider his position as manager of the Down senior football team.

The county executive met with the Mourne boss this week, and McCorry had hoped that a number of his doubts would be allayed. It seems, however, that issues still remain in place.

It is believed that McCorry requested the meeting four weeks ago, and the delay in scheduling it has not helped the siutation.

He is now likely to discuss the matter with his management team and advisors. It is understood that the Down players are very keen on him to remain in charge.

Despite a disappointing championship campaign, including a qualifier defeat to Wexford, McCorry appeared to be on solid ground due to it being his first year in charge, and also, due to the fact that he guided the team into division one.

That belief, however, fell apart when the county management recommended that he be removed from his post last month on a 7-6 score after they held a vote.

In the subsequent county board meeting, the clubs and board voted 23-13 in his favour. The seven who voted against him in the management committee then cast another seven votes against him to bring it to an overall 22-20 figure, ensuring he was retained as manager.

As for now, McCorry remains in charge and he was present at a number of club championship matches in recent weeks as he tries to spot new talent. Dan Gordon and Martin Clarke are expected to return to the county scene for the 2016 season.

Related Posts:

Saw that - know his comments after qualifier defeat didn't endear him among the Down support, and am still unsure. Claiming promotion to Div 1 was unexpected but they'll be under pressure to stay there, even with Dan and Marty back on board.
Am sure supporters are looking at Fermanagh and thinking there's a Down manager with a good record and yet he's in Fermanagh. Dunno what the County Board have against Pete but Down's loss looks like Fermanagh's gain.
If Sean Ward continues with the good work at Burren might be an option in another year or two but he would need to carry on with good work being done at present.
Can't see Armagh not reappointing Geezer.
What's the craic in Derry - Baker not considered? Barton? Or are they def looking outside the county - think last non Derry manager was Mullins?

Baker... God no!

Barton... Has a terrible record and there's probably not enough money in it for him!


So in spite of the poor record - and it is poor - still gonna fire money at it - heard he was around midfield for most of Kilreas match last week - will have to wind that in!!

Kilrea may be happy enough - seems Clubs do ok after he leaves!
Good luck with it - think you'll need it!!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on September 23, 2015, 09:18:38 AM
A left field candidate for Kildare be discussed on the Kildare forum is Jack Cooney.

Any strong opinions on him from the Westmeath, Donegal or Sligo posters?

From a Westmeath perspective he was a selector under Paidi. Then he trained his own club Kinnegad. Took over half way through 2010 when they were going poorly. They got relegated, but he brought them straight back up. I have heard that they really took to him in Celbridge, where I think he won a league title last year. No doubt he learned a lot in the past year with Donegal.

Why would Sligo have an opinion? I'm not aware of him having trained a team up there.

Also big into the gym work which would suit Kildare down to the ground  :P
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 23, 2015, 09:54:39 AM
KCB keeping their cards close to their chests! Even rumours have dried up. John Evans has kindly ruled himself out, which was nice of him. Think it's between Glenn Ryan and Brian Murphy myself, just praying it's not a journey man.

Waiting for Cian O'Neill to finish up with Kerry.

I'd like to think so except this nugget from the Kerry Chairman

Kerry GAA Chairman Patrick O'Sullivan confirms in Tralee tonight that Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his management team are staying on next year.

Diarmuid Murphy must have settled himself so. At one point it looked like he was resigning during the game. Seemed to be fairly laying into Fitzmaurice.

I thought that was with Cian O'Neill initially. It looked to be about the Gooch and what was happening him.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 29, 2015, 02:49:35 PM
A Mick Lillis appointed in Laois I believe while the only candidate for the Ros job has been recommended by the "Special Committee".
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on September 29, 2015, 11:09:37 PM
Ronan McCarthy has the Cork job apparently. A lot of Cork folk very unimpressed I've heard.


Heard that Cleary might well be back in the running for the Cork job - apparently Frank got it from all angles from a fair few of Cleary's old teammates and a few more of the Cork GAA footballing great and good at the 25th anniversary of the 1990 win.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on October 06, 2015, 12:07:20 AM
Some confirmed "ratifications"

Kildare - Cian O'Neill - three year term
Roscommon - Liam McStay and Fergal O'Donnell - Stephen Bohan, David Casey and Liam McHale are among the backroom team.
Laois - Mick Lillis - three year term

Cleary out of the running for the Cork job again - Serious shenanigans going on below there it appears.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: tippabu on October 06, 2015, 08:07:09 AM
Still only rumours in tipp....Liam kearns, donie Buckley and Jason Ryan being mentioned. Donie Buckley would be brilliant but don't know if we could afford him. Would be really disappointed if it's Jason ryan
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on October 06, 2015, 10:21:16 AM
Or Liam Kearns. Kearns' ship sailed in the noughties with Limerick I think. He wouldn't be a step forward from Creedon, that's for sure.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 06, 2015, 10:45:28 AM
Or Liam Kearns. Kearns' ship sailed in the noughties with Limerick I think. He wouldn't be a step forward from Creedon, that's for sure.

Kearns is a decent coach. Much better than some of the names mentioned in relation to the Tipp job.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on October 06, 2015, 12:50:57 PM
Still only rumours in tipp....Liam kearns, donie Buckley and Jason Ryan being mentioned. Donie Buckley would be brilliant but don't know if we could afford him. Would be really disappointed if it's Jason ryan

Had always heard that Buckley had very little interest in being a manager - was far happier being a coach. Can see him leaving Mayo with all the goings-on but I'd be surprised if he ended up as manager somewhere.

No talk of Power returning from Wexford?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rodney trotter on October 07, 2015, 08:37:34 PM
Still only rumours in tipp....Liam kearns, donie Buckley and Jason Ryan being mentioned. Donie Buckley would be brilliant but don't know if we could afford him. Would be really disappointed if it's Jason ryan

O Riordan would be a big loss for a new manager coming in. http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/1007/732980-oriordan-and-joyce-looking-for-afl-spots/


Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: tippabu on October 07, 2015, 09:17:14 PM
Still only rumours in tipp....Liam kearns, donie Buckley and Jason Ryan being mentioned. Donie Buckley would be brilliant but don't know if we could afford him. Would be really disappointed if it's Jason ryan

O Riordan would be a big loss for a new manager coming in. http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/1007/732980-oriordan-and-joyce-looking-for-afl-spots/

From what ive heard O'Riordan pretty much has a deal done with essendon, combine pretty much a formality. Massive loss alright. Couple of young players in philip quirke and coleman kennedy who id hoped would be in the senior set looks like they wont be playing next year either, quirkes cruciate is bollixed and kennedy is back in america for final year of collage. Still have a very young team, this next appointment  is a big one for us in developing our squad
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 08, 2015, 05:23:14 PM
So only Down, Mayowestros, Tipp and Cork left to get a Manager?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on October 08, 2015, 06:22:20 PM
So only Down, Mayowestros, Tipp and Cork left to get a Manager?

Down - James McCartan resigned 26th of July 2015 - 74 days
Mayo - Connolly and Holmes resigned 2nd of October 2015 - 8 days
Tipp - Creedon resigned 18th of July 2015 - 82 days
Cork - Cuthbert resigned 29th of July 2015 - 71 days

Down, Cork and Tipp taking a fairly relaxed approach to the whole thing.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 08, 2015, 06:35:13 PM
So only Down, Mayowestros, Tipp and Cork left to get a Manager?

Down - James McCartan resigned 26th of July 2015 - 74 days
Mayo - Connolly and Holmes resigned 2nd of October 2015 - 8 days
Tipp - Creedon resigned 18th of July 2015 - 82 days
Cork - Cuthbert resigned 29th of July 2015 - 71 days

Down, Cork and Tipp taking a fairly relaxed approach to the whole thing.
James is gone longer than that.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: tippabu on October 10, 2015, 02:28:16 PM
http://m.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2015/1010/733780-colin-oriordan-signs-with-the-sydney-swans/

that's Colin gone..All the best to him, chance of a lifetime
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on October 14, 2015, 11:50:37 AM
Westmeath appoint Emmett McDonnell as U21 manager, will hook up with the seniors as well from what I hear. Good appointment, great experience and record with St. Mary's Edenderry and has two years senior inter county under his belt with Offaly. First dedicated U21 manager since 2007 so we might actually do something this year.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: tippabu on October 18, 2015, 09:48:20 AM
Cork GAA confirms the appointment of Peadar Healy (Naomh Abán) in the role of Cork senior football manager for a two year term 2016-2017.

Healy was previously a selector and coach with the Cork senior football team from 2008 to 2013 reaching All Ireland championship deciders in 2009 and beating Down in 2010 while going on to recorded an NFL Division 1 treble in 2010/2011/2012. 

A former All Ireland winning Cork minor (1981) he was more recently involved with the O’Donovan Rossa and Dr Crokes clubs.

Commenting on the appointment, County Chairman Gerard Lane said, "On behalf of the County Board, I would like to wish Peadar all the best in his new position.

I would also like to thank all the candidates who expressed an interest in the position, and also the members of the appointments committee for their endeavours.”

The new manager has been appointed for a two-year term and will name his backroom team in due course.
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Post by: DuffleKing on October 18, 2015, 10:08:45 AM

I'm assuming this article has glossed over his managerial experience?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Angus on October 18, 2015, 09:12:32 PM
Well, I think there is a 99% chances that Kevin Walsh will definitely remain as the manager of Galway!  ;)

http://connachttribune.ie/kevin-walsh-and-anthony-cunningham-reappointed-for-2016-gaa-season-375/
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: snoopdog on October 18, 2015, 09:26:35 PM
So only Down, Mayowestros, Tipp and Cork left to get a Manager?

Down - James McCartan resigned 26th of July 2015 - 74 days
Mayo - Connolly and Holmes resigned 2nd of October 2015 - 8 days
Tipp - Creedon resigned 18th of July 2015 - 82 days
Cork - Cuthbert resigned 29th of July 2015 - 71 days

Down, Cork and Tipp taking a fairly relaxed approach to the whole thing.

Jim McCorry not Wee James, he went in 2014. But Down no closer to an appointment. Current favourite looks to be Frank Dawson. But that could change.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on November 02, 2015, 09:00:34 AM
Or Liam Kearns. Kearns' ship sailed in the noughties with Limerick I think. He wouldn't be a step forward from Creedon, that's for sure.

Liam Kearns it is.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on November 02, 2015, 09:14:11 AM
Or Liam Kearns. Kearns' ship sailed in the noughties with Limerick I think. He wouldn't be a step forward from Creedon, that's for sure.

Liam Kearns it is.

Kearns a quietly good coach. Bit like our late appointment of John Evans a few years ago. People not terribly enthused but he might get on pretty well.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on November 02, 2015, 09:23:26 AM
Or Liam Kearns. Kearns' ship sailed in the noughties with Limerick I think. He wouldn't be a step forward from Creedon, that's for sure.

Liam Kearns it is.

Learns a quietly good coach. But like our late appointment of John Evans a few years ago. People not terribly enthused but he might get on pretty well.

Best of luck to him. I don't think it's the step forward they were hoping for, but I suppose who is available that Tipp could afford? I'm not sure about this at all though. I think McGeechin and Tommy Twomey are staying on board in the backroom team?
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Post by: heffo on November 03, 2015, 02:23:59 PM
Or Liam Kearns. Kearns' ship sailed in the noughties with Limerick I think. He wouldn't be a step forward from Creedon, that's for sure.

Liam Kearns it is.

Learns a quietly good coach. But like our late appointment of John Evans a few years ago. People not terribly enthused but he might get on pretty well.
but I suppose who is available that Tipp could afford?

I can't imagine Kearns is any cheaper than Jason Ryan
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on November 03, 2015, 02:27:10 PM
Or Liam Kearns. Kearns' ship sailed in the noughties with Limerick I think. He wouldn't be a step forward from Creedon, that's for sure.

Liam Kearns it is.

Learns a quietly good coach. But like our late appointment of John Evans a few years ago. People not terribly enthused but he might get on pretty well.
but I suppose who is available that Tipp could afford?

I can't imagine Kearns is any cheaper than Jason Ryan

How much was JR on Heffo? Send a pm if out of bounds for discussion. Just curious.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 04, 2015, 07:32:40 AM
Have Down got a manager? Or is it only ourselves putting a 'process' in place?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Disillusioned on November 04, 2015, 08:45:57 AM
Danny Hughes takes quite a pop at previous Down managers in the Irish News today (4-11-15).

He gets a dig at wee James for the way he was pushed out of the squad and certainly it highlights an issue when you are warming up in Clones and told over the loudspeaker that you are not in the match day squad.

However, he reserves his biggest hit for Jim McCorry who he compares to Jose Mourinho in relation to his over confidence leading to losing the players.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: illdecide on November 04, 2015, 09:11:15 AM
Danny Hughes takes quite a pop at previous Down managers in the Irish News today (4-11-15).

He gets a dig at wee James for the way he was pushed out of the squad and certainly it highlights an issue when you are warming up in Clones and told over the loudspeaker that you are not in the match day squad.

However, he reserves his biggest hit for Jim McCorry who he compares to Jose Mourinho in relation to his over confidence leading to losing the players.

Yeah read that this morning...some of it is fair enough and the team or squad should be told before they strip out but what i don't like is all these ex players getting their cheap digs into past managers...it's not right
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: whatifs on November 04, 2015, 12:02:20 PM
have went of danny hughes,find he moans alot about thinks that happened in his past and as people say seems to bear grudge against down managements,often wonder what his column is for in irish news??
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: 5 Sams on November 05, 2015, 10:13:36 PM
have went of danny hughes,find he moans alot about thinks that happened in his past and as people say seems to bear grudge against down managements,often wonder what his column is for in irish news??


?????? Google Translate doesn't work in this case :-\
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: maigheo on November 05, 2015, 10:23:55 PM
By any chance Whatifs,do you post on Mayo gas blog under a different user name?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: tippabu on November 12, 2015, 01:26:08 PM
Still no agreement in place for Liam kearns taking over tipp
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on November 12, 2015, 01:35:04 PM
It's getting a bit ridiculous/embarrassing now.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 05, 2017, 06:49:12 AM
Derry and Offaly on the look out for new mangers. http://www.the42.ie/pat-flanagan-offaly-damien-barton-derry-3479248-Jul2017/
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on July 05, 2017, 09:08:01 AM
not surprised by Pat Flanagan, but I'm not sure what they are going to do that's better. Pat would have wanted to get out of Div 3, and when that didn't happen he needed a big championship. Losing to WH compounded matters and I'd say that was that.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on July 05, 2017, 10:10:01 AM
not surprised by Pat Flanagan, but I'm not sure what they are going to do that's better. Pat would have wanted to get out of Div 3, and when that didn't happen he needed a big championship. Losing to WH compounded matters and I'd say that was that.

Agree, he was getting the most out of what is there, just doesn't have that extra gear you need for championship. Pascal Kellaghan mentioned but not sure if he'd take it yet.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 05, 2017, 05:26:28 PM
4 gone as Louth and Wicklow parted company with their men over the last few weeks.
Sligo next?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 05, 2017, 05:46:22 PM
Mayo could be next at this rate..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: skeog on July 05, 2017, 08:06:37 PM
Would Rossies not be next after sunday.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 05, 2017, 10:20:07 PM
not surprised by Pat Flanagan, but I'm not sure what they are going to do that's better. Pat would have wanted to get out of Div 3, and when that didn't happen he needed a big championship. Losing to WH compounded matters and I'd say that was that.

He always seemed to have the team motivated anyway (Armagh result aside), he could have done with another Peter Cunningham for the forwards though.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 05, 2017, 10:27:13 PM
Would Rossies not be next after sunday.
Naw.
Manager shafting season in Ros occurs in September.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on July 05, 2017, 11:38:26 PM
Pete McGrath is confirmed as Fermanagh manager for 2018
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 05, 2017, 11:56:08 PM
Pete McGrath is confirmed as Fermanagh manager for 2018

Good get for Fermanagh. He'd be in demand in more than a few counties. He's not done a whole lot wrong in his time in charge.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on July 06, 2017, 06:21:50 AM
Will the Derry minor manager get the senior gig now?

He's done some impressive work of late.

Hard to assess Barton, two fairly uninspiring league campaigns and feeble Ulster Championship displays but they seemed galvanised in the qualifiers and played with a bit of spirit that Derry teams don't always do. Considering the amount of withdrawals in Derry this year, I'm not sure if he could have done much more.

For me, Derry have the players to win Ulsters, players like McKinless, McBride, Johnstone, McGoldrick, Holly, Emmett Bradley etc are all quality players and if they had a full playing hand then I think you'd see them probably be as good as anyone else in Ulster now, bar Tyrone.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: manfromdelmonte on July 07, 2017, 08:54:25 AM
you'd wonder at Pat Flanagan

offaly have definitely improved under him
apparently the county board didn't give him much bsvking in terms of equipment and there are expenses due to management and other backroom staff. when that is going on its never going to work out well
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 07, 2017, 10:46:29 AM
Seems Pat first heard of his sacking was when his wife saw it on Twitter or Facebook!!!
Some  way to treat anone.....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 07, 2017, 02:52:33 PM
Seems Pat first heard of his sacking was when his wife saw it on Twitter or Facebook!!!
Some  way to treat anone.....

Almost as bad as he treated Sligo. What goes around comes a-fúckin-round.

Offaly are some joke, but surely to God that wasn't news to Pat?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on July 07, 2017, 04:24:45 PM
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/pat-flanagan-learned-of-offaly-axe-from-wife-454284.html

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Pat Flanagan learned of Offaly axe from wife
   
Friday, July 07, 2017 Jackie Cahill
Pat Flanagan has revealed that it was his wife who informed him that he had been axed as Offaly senior football team manager on Tuesday evening.

At a county board meeting, Flanagan was ousted after a recommendation brought forward by the top table was passed.

Breaking his silence on the matter, Flanagan claims that a promise of €4,000 for gym equipment last November wasn’t followed through, and that he was informed in February that the money wouldn’t be forthcoming.

He also revealed that having requested a video analysis programme, a team doctor and GPS tracking systems, and been told that they would be in place before the start of the Allianz League campaign, none were delivered. Flanagan alleges, too, that there’s an ongoing issue with expenses due to management and strength and conditioning coach David Hare.

Flanagan believes his efforts to progress Offaly football were hampered behind the scenes during his three-year tenure.

“It was extremely disappointing that my wife found out on social media, and informed me on Tuesday night, of the decision. It’s been an honour and privilege to get the opportunity to manage my own county.

“As a person who captained Offaly at U-14, minor and U-21, it was a pleasure to do that and work with those young Offaly men who are a credit to themselves, their families and their county.

“I’m disappointed that I wasn’t more persuasive in some of the things that I tried to achieve with the county board.”

Flanagan, who’d previously managed Westmeath and Sligo, explained how he wanted a high-profile figure, with a proven record of success, present alongside him to review his first season at the helm in 2015.

He said: “I requested that someone of the calibre of Sean Boylan or Tommy Lyons would be part of that meeting to assess what I’d achieved in my first year, and to make recommendations for the coming year.

“We didn’t get that opportunity and they (county board) brought on a local man, (former player) Vinny Claffey.

“I wanted somebody that had achieved as a manager in the Leinster championship, and learn from him, to give Offaly the best opportunity possible of moving forward.”

Flanagan also says that his suggestion to run weekend forums to oversee the development of teams at all grades was also not acted upon.

He added that shortly before going on a two-week holiday in 2015, he was asked to draw up short and long-term plans relating to his vision for the future of Offaly football.

Having worked diligently on that during his break, Flanagan said: “The reaction of then secretary Tommy Byrne was one of ‘shock horror’, and ‘do you want to come in and run the county board?’ That plan hasn’t seen the light of day since.”

And detailing the series of events that led to what was effectively his sacking as team manager, Flanagan said: “I got a phone call on Monday evening from Tommy Byrne, the chairman, and he said to me that following a meeting of the new committee, it was recommended that my name wouldn’t be put forward, and that would be going to the (county board) meeting the following day.

“He said that I could make a statement and put it in the paper the next day, explaining that I wasn’t going forward and they would back me fully.

“I rang him back on Tuesday, an hour before the county board meeting, and said I wasn’t resigning.

“I asked for a meeting with club delegates, which wasn’t offered to me either. He said he’d ring me back later. I haven’t heard anything since.”

Flanagan concluded by thanking the previous Offaly county board chairman, Padraig Boland, for giving him the chance to manage the team, having been nominated for the position by Tullamore’s Fergal McKeon.

He also thanked groundsman Liam Corcoran, who looks after the team’s Walsh Island training base, as well as media and “genuine” team supporters and paid tribute to his backroom team and selectors James Stewart, Declan Farrell and Pat Daly, along with Hare and his team.

When contacted last night, Offaly county board chairman Tommy Byrne responded: “It’s common knowledge what happened on Tuesday night. “It came before a full county board meeting and was dealt with there.”

When asked about Flanagan’s claims on requests for gym equipment and other matters, Byrne said: “I’m not really going to get into stuff like that, he’s the ex-manager.

“I’m not getting into a tit-for-tat, that’s going nowhere.”
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on July 14, 2017, 06:48:48 PM
Pete McGrath has informed the County Chairperson Greg Kelly today that he is resigning from his position of FermanaghSenior Manager.

Just been released by Fermanagh county board.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 14, 2017, 07:03:32 PM
Pete McGrath has informed the County Chairperson Greg Kelly today that he is resigning from his position of FermanaghSenior Manager.

Just been released by Fermanagh county board.

What the hell happened, Ferm?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on July 14, 2017, 07:17:39 PM
Pete McGrath has informed the County Chairperson Greg Kelly today that he is resigning from his position of FermanaghSenior Manager.

Just been released by Fermanagh county board.
I presume he was told a lot of the players that didn't make themselves available for selection in 2017 won't in 2018 either? or Maybe he has eyes on the Derry job?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on July 14, 2017, 07:20:35 PM
Seems to have lost some of the dressing room from initial reports.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 14, 2017, 07:23:25 PM
There's going to some scramble for McGrath by a lot of counties..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on July 14, 2017, 07:25:15 PM
I would think so.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 14, 2017, 07:36:56 PM
I would think so.

Are you disappointed he's gone? It would appear from the outside he did a lot to bring Fermanagh up a level. I know I'll never forget that comeback in Brewster in 2015..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on July 14, 2017, 08:20:59 PM
Pete did a great job with Fermanagh.
We lost alot of men when Canavan left and it was very much doom and gloom.
He blooded alot of younger players that had been left kicking their heals in that first year
and learned alot himself about the demands of modern football.
Year 2 was the pinnacle. Promotion to division 2 , and the run to the quarter final.
Year 3 was not a bad year either when you think we stayed in division 2 and were beaten by Donegal and Mayo in championship.
Year 4 could have been better but he lost a lot of men to retirement and injury.
The year fell apart after the Derry game. We should  have won that game and stayed up.
Instead we conceded a silly goal and got relegated.
It's strange when you consider where Down are now.
If we had of won that Derry game then it could have gave the panel the confidence to push on.
Instead we had a timid enough championship. We should have prefromed better against Armagh.

Pete has left the Fermanagh team in a better place than when he got the job.
He has developed a number of players and his enthusiasm for the game has rubbed off on them
Whoever gets him next will be lucky.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sid waddell on July 14, 2017, 08:45:34 PM
Pete McGrath taking charge of Louth for next year would seem a very logical move.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on July 14, 2017, 09:33:56 PM
I'd like to see Cavan go get him.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on July 14, 2017, 10:05:00 PM
I'd like to see Cavan go get him.
Would be a good fit for Cavan.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 14, 2017, 10:16:06 PM
Derry, Sligo, Leitrim, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan and an number of other counties who go off the rails in the next few weeks will be looking at him, and if they don't they should be. He should have his pick of a number of jobs.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: skeog on July 15, 2017, 02:32:05 PM
Good man Syfergus Mattie be glad to hear he is no longer Cavan boss.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 15, 2017, 02:40:37 PM
Good man Syfergus Mattie be glad to hear he is no longer Cavan boss.

It doesn't sound like the local population have much desire for him to continue. Bad appointment after Hyland, to be honest.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 15, 2017, 05:51:24 PM
Westmeath join the manager hunt as Cribbin moves on.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owen Brannigan on July 15, 2017, 05:55:10 PM
Pete McGrath to spill the beans on his resignation on Monday.  Promising to give the full details.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: seafoid on July 15, 2017, 07:21:38 PM
Westmeath join the manager hunt as Cribbin moves on.
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0715/890507-tom-cribbin-steps-down-as-westmeath-manager/

Included the unforgettable win over Meath
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on July 16, 2017, 09:40:33 AM
Longford will prob also be on the lookout as Denis Connerton is expected to step down as he has just retired as a school principal and may be travelling. Few names being mentioned.....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 16, 2017, 09:58:29 AM
Fergal O'Donnell?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on July 16, 2017, 11:02:32 AM
Fergal O'Donnell?

Yes. Dispatches mention him. He has form in Longford - managing local club, Killoe, of late. Also another North Longford club's manager is being eyed but I think there would be major resistance from the club to pull this Cavan lad away - where he guided them to their first Championship since 195something (as well as a Leinster club semi-final)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 16, 2017, 11:07:26 AM
Longford would be a step down for FOD, to be honest. Any time a Midlands job comes up his name gets bandied about but it's rarely anything meaningful.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on July 16, 2017, 11:17:45 AM
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Longford would be a step down for FOD, to be honest.

 ::)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: oliverkelly on July 16, 2017, 11:31:27 AM
Longford would be a step down for FOD, to be honest. Any time a Midlands job comes up his name gets bandied about but it's rarely anything meaningful.

How would Longford be a step down for him? What other job is he going to get at county level? The players wanted him out in Roscommon and since he has left we left behind the shite defensive football he had us playing last year with half backs in midfield. The rewards of him leaving and us playing to our strengths were seen this day last week in Salthill.
Don't think Longford could afford money he would be looking for either.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 16, 2017, 11:55:38 AM
Longford would be a step down for FOD, to be honest. Any time a Midlands job comes up his name gets bandied about but it's rarely anything meaningful.

How would Longford be a step down for him? What other job is he going to get at county level? The players wanted him out in Roscommon and since he has left we left behind the shite defensive football he had us playing last year with half backs in midfield. The rewards of him leaving and us playing to our strengths were seen this day last week in Salthill. Needs
Don't think Longford could afford money he would be looking for either.

FOD is a quality manager if left to his own devices. Anyone trying to define him by last year's shit show is being disingenuous at best.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 16, 2017, 12:52:39 PM
Jasus Syfīn I'm inclined to agree with a post of yours :o
I think Oliver's low opinion of FO'D is well known at this stage.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: seafoid on July 16, 2017, 02:27:47 PM
Fergal O'Donnell?

Yes. Dispatches mention him. He has form in Longford - managing local club, Killoe, of late. Also another North Longford club's manager is being eyed but I think there would be major resistance from the club to pull this Cavan lad away - where he guided them to their first Championship since 195something (as well as a Leinster club semi-final)
It can only be Mullinalaghta.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: seafoid on July 16, 2017, 07:47:03 PM
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0716/890697-mcgrath-reveals-reasosn-for-shock-fermanagh-departure/
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on July 16, 2017, 10:49:01 PM
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0716/890697-mcgrath-reveals-reasosn-for-shock-fermanagh-departure/

Fair play to him for going rather than staying on where he's not wanted. I doubt he'll be short of offers if he wants to get involved with another county
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: manfromdelmonte on July 16, 2017, 11:02:24 PM
Longford will prob also be on the lookout as Denis Connerton is expected to step down as he has just retired as a school principal and may be travelling. Few names being mentioned.....
didn't know that.
happy retirement to him!
a gentleman
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orior on July 18, 2017, 09:39:59 AM
I'd say that Pete McGrath could do a good job for Derry, Antrim, Cavan or even Mayo.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on July 18, 2017, 10:21:54 AM
Pete has taken this hard.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: T Fearon on July 18, 2017, 10:46:53 AM
Time for Pete to shuffle off the stage.You're only as good as your last game/season and Fermanagh's in both cases were crap.He is past it,in any case Liam Bradley did a far better job with Antrim a few years back and never got another county job.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on July 27, 2017, 12:01:18 PM
Creedon gone from Laois

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Departing Peter Creedon hits out at Laois rumour mill
   
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Damian Lawlor
Peter Creedon and his Laois management set-up have decided not to seek reappointment for the 2018 season.


Creedon and his backroom team, who oversaw huge progression with the Tipperary footballers before joining Laois, spent just one season with the O’Moore County.

On stepping down, Creedon expressed annoyance at media reports that there had been a drink culture among his squad.

“Although we had the support of the county board executive and the Laois players, we feel staying on would be divisive for the county, given the nature of a recent board meeting,” he said.

“This type of generalisation of there being a drink culture in the squad is deeply unfair and divisive given that we were aware of only one incident where three players were absent from an early training session on Easter Monday,” Creedon stressed.

Creedon also refuted suggestions that management were aware of players drinking in the days before games.

“The management were not aware of this issue and, in recent discussions with players, we found they were at a loss to explain or substantiate such rumours.

“If anyone has the names, dates, times, and venues of these alleged discrepancies, we would be grateful if they would furnish them immediately to the county board chairman.”

The management team accepts that it was a disappointing season — they were relegated to Division 4 on the final day of the NFL and ultimately bowed out of the championship against Clare.

“It was disappointing,” Creedon conceded. “However, inches of a post were the difference to us being relegated or staying up and throughout the league we had a number of injuries to contend with.

“Trying to blood new players proved hard as well — but we accept that results were poor and that an inability to keep 15 players on the pitch ultimately led to relegation.

“The training was upped for the championship, though, and our players responded with an emphatic victory over Longford.

“The improved levels of fitness and spirit in the team and our game-plan worked well on the day.

“Two weeks later, unfortunately, our second half performance against Kildare was very flat.

“We regrouped in the qualifiers and left Aughrim with a second championship win of the year but then Clare proved to be too good for us in our last game of the season.

“Again, I felt our second half showing was again very flat once we were reduced to 14 men.”

The outgoing management feel Laois are in the midst of a rebuilding process and believe patience is now required.

“Constant reference to the 2003 All-Ireland minor winning teams back-boning the current senior team is now irrelevant,” Creedon added.

“Unfortunately, as we tried to bring new players in, we found a lack of understanding from keyboard warriors, some members of local media and some club delegates. A fairer analysis of results over the last four years will show Laois have slipped and are now playing catch-up with Kildare and Meath, in particular, in Leinster.

“The county board has put in place fantastic training facilities and excellent mentors for the underage development squads.

“If all parties in Laois pull together those investments will pay dividends.

“With a dedicated and unified group of young players they can work their way back to the top,” Creedon said.

“We leave with our heads held high. The officials of the county board supported us all year and everything that we asked for was given to the panel.

“We had an excellent medical team, great kit men in Ollie and Pat, and a panel of genuine players who gave huge effort to the cause.

“Maybe the results did not reflect their effort but they gave 100% to all training sessions and games.”

http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/departing-peter-creedon-hits-out-at-laois-rumour-mill-455771.html
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on July 27, 2017, 01:40:44 PM
Slightly concerned that I haven't heard our clown has left or been told to feck off.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on July 27, 2017, 01:43:03 PM
Slightly concerned that I haven't heard our clown has left or been told to feck off.

Harsh.



Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owenmoresider on July 27, 2017, 02:07:54 PM
Slightly concerned that I haven't heard our clown has left or been told to feck off.
Doesn't seem intent on going of his own accord anyway. Sure who needs a new manager to see what's available to him in club championship, our own advice will be enough  ::)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on July 31, 2017, 08:30:51 PM
From the twitter

Quote
Official Donegal GAA‏Verified account
@officialdonegal

Donegal GAA wish to confirm Rory Gallagher has stood down as senior manager. Our thanks to Rory...full statement to follow

Jumped before he was pushed I'd imagine.

Maybe a job switch - Pete McGrath to Donegal and Rory to Fermanagh ????
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: dublin7 on July 31, 2017, 08:39:24 PM
From the twitter

Quote
Official Donegal GAA‏Verified account
@officialdonegal

Donegal GAA wish to confirm Rory Gallagher has stood down as senior manager. Our thanks to Rory...full statement to follow

Jumped before he was pushed I'd imagine.

Maybe a job switch - Pete McGrath to Donegal and Rory to Fermanagh ????

Jim McGuinness must be celebrating in China tonight. Never missed an opportunity to stick the knife into Rory Gallagher in his newspaper column. Some real cheap shots. I'd imagine his phone must be going mental with Irish journalists looking for a comment
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 31, 2017, 08:43:37 PM
Cork, Laois, Longford, Westmeath, Wicklow, Louth, Fermanagh, Donegal.......
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Trap on July 31, 2017, 09:48:51 PM
Malachy will prob leave monaghan this year too. Eamon burns may go yet and Mattie seems to be hanging on by a thread in Cavan. Big turniver of managers in Ulster this year......
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: yellowcard on July 31, 2017, 10:10:42 PM
Somewhere far away in China Jimmy McGuinness will have a broad grin tonight.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: armaghniac on July 31, 2017, 10:15:07 PM
Malachy will prob leave monaghan this year too. Eamon burns may go yet and Mattie seems to be hanging on by a thread in Cavan. Big turniver of managers in Ulster this year......

By 6pm on Saturday Harte will be done too.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Trap on July 31, 2017, 10:22:04 PM
More likely to be mcgeeney. Not getting out of division 3 and losing to two biggest rivals in championship.........scraping past Westmeath tipp and Kildare unlikely to save him!!!!!!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: BluestackBoy on July 31, 2017, 10:48:04 PM
Malachy will prob leave monaghan this year too. Eamon burns may go yet and Mattie seems to be hanging on by a thread in Cavan. Big turniver of managers in Ulster this year......

By 6pm on Saturday Harte will be done too.

If Tyrone lose to Armagh I'd say Harte will explode never mind resign ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Aaron Boone on July 31, 2017, 11:04:34 PM
Malachy will prob leave monaghan this year too. Eamon burns may go yet and Mattie seems to be hanging on by a thread in Cavan. Big turniver of managers in Ulster this year......

By 6pm on Saturday Harte will be done too.

Genuine pressure on Mickey alrite. Hard to believe  this could be his last match after 15 years of loyal service.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Give and Go on July 31, 2017, 11:29:32 PM
Cork, Laois, Longford, Westmeath, Wicklow, Louth, Fermanagh, Donegal.......
Offaly, Derry
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 01, 2017, 12:21:47 AM
Malachy will prob leave monaghan this year too. Eamon burns may go yet and Mattie seems to be hanging on by a thread in Cavan. Big turniver of managers in Ulster this year......
Why should he? stayed up in Div one and has reached another All Ireland quarter final. Monaghan will be lost once Malachy leaves.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on August 01, 2017, 12:41:08 AM
Rochford is dead man walking  and McStay will be on thin ice also unless they beat Mayo in replay. Walsh in Galway as well is cooked. Very well done. As a manager you get your shot and that's it. Lucky managers have won AIs - wrong man in right place at the right time. Good managers have not - better team/s about.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 01, 2017, 12:53:55 AM
Rochford is dead man walking  and McStay will be on thin ice also unless they beat Mayo in replay. Walsh in Galway as well is cooked. Very well done. As a manager you get your shot and that's it. Lucky managers have won AIs - wrong man in right place at the right time. Good managers have not - better team/s about.
Rochford will more than likely be gone if Mayo lose the replay to Roscommon. Win and reach another semi final and i can imagine Rochford will be given another year. McStay is only in his first year as outright manager, won Connacht and drew with a top 4 team in Croke park i think its safe to say he'll be Roscommon manager again in 2018. Kevin Walsh will likely be given one more year and given the opportunity to manage his county in Div one.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 01, 2017, 01:11:34 AM
Rochford is dead man walking  and McStay will be on thin ice also unless they beat Mayo in replay. Walsh in Galway as well is cooked. Very well done. As a manager you get your shot and that's it. Lucky managers have won AIs - wrong man in right place at the right time. Good managers have not - better team/s about.

McStay is there for as long as he wants it now. Pity for Mayo.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: J70 on August 01, 2017, 01:14:28 AM
From the twitter

Quote
Official Donegal GAA‏Verified account
@officialdonegal

Donegal GAA wish to confirm Rory Gallagher has stood down as senior manager. Our thanks to Rory...full statement to follow

Jumped before he was pushed I'd imagine.

Maybe a job switch - Pete McGrath to Donegal and Rory to Fermanagh ????

It was inevitable. I feel bad for him with the social media abuse. Its a tough time to be an intercounty manager.

Hard to know where we go from here. We clearly have a major rebuilding job with more retirements imminent and a very young squad. People talk about MacNiallais and McLoone being tempted back, and that would help some, especially around the middle, but the tactics issue needs to be addressed also. Murphy must have been drooling with envy watching Donaghy in Croke Park yesterday causing havoc under the early high ball into the full forward line, while the defensive style of play is clearly on the way out.

No idea who they'll target for the job. You hear James Horan mentioned in place, but didn't he quit Mayo due to the demands of a young family combined with work? WTF would drag him all the way up to Convoy a couple of nights a week to rebuild with young players with little senior experience, especially now he has a handy tv gig? Declan Bonner would be an obvious contender given his current role, but he's had it before (albeit 20 years ago) and then went through the debacle where himself and Charlie Mulgrew were offered a joint gig before the CB changed their mind and gave to John Joe Doherty. In addition, I think he's been pretty critical recently of the lack of coordination and planning through the various age ranks in terms of developing young players in the county.

Time for McHugh to put his money where his mouth is? :D

Whoever gets it, they'll do well to keep us in Division 1 and have us playing football in late July. I don't think we'll be bothering the super 8s for a year or two.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: armaghniac on August 01, 2017, 01:23:32 AM
McHugh has the Kernan excuse of not wishing to manage the county when his sons play there.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: omaghjoe on August 01, 2017, 07:03:13 AM
There is only one Rory Gallagher in Donegal and it defo isnt this one.

Much as I dislike McGuinness he was a great manager. Gallagher's "Phil Neal" act annoyed me even more and he has proved hiimself to be nothing more than a hanger on as the team got progressively worse every year.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Brick Tamlin on August 01, 2017, 09:01:23 AM
Forgive my ignorance but what exactly is/was the issue between McGuinness and Gallagher?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: dublin7 on August 01, 2017, 09:15:48 AM
There is only one Rory Gallagher in Donegal and it defo isnt this one.

Much as I dislike McGuinness he was a great manager. Gallagher's "Phil Neal" act annoyed me even more and he has proved hiimself to be nothing more than a hanger on as the team got progressively worse every year.

In fairness to Gallagher he has had to introduce all the youngsters together because McGuinness didn't. Stuck with the same players and ran them into the ground. Whoever takes over will have a group of young lads who at least have a year's experience behind them
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 01, 2017, 09:32:59 AM
Rochford is dead man walking  and McStay will be on thin ice also unless they beat Mayo in replay. Walsh in Galway as well is cooked. Very well done.
McStay is quite safe now no matter what happens next Monday.
Walsh and Carew are on the thin ice.
Leinster is some graveyard for Managers with the Midlands being a total wipe out. Wonder will Wexford stop wasting money on the Barry buck?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 01, 2017, 10:31:06 AM
Cork, Laois, Longford, Westmeath, Wicklow, Louth, Fermanagh, Donegal.......

Ahem! Don't forget Offaly. We must be top of the charts in Manager turnover.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 01, 2017, 11:21:06 AM
Indeed AZ. Someone added them earlier.
Anyone on the horizon or  are ye engaged in merger talks with Laois?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on August 01, 2017, 11:30:06 AM
Indeed AZ. Someone added them earlier.
Anyone on the horizon or  are ye engaged in merger talks with Laois?

They are too busy trying to kick the chairman out and the chairman is too busy trying to outmanoeuvre them to even thing about new managers. When I despair at our board I remember it could always be worse.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: J70 on August 01, 2017, 05:03:12 PM
There is only one Rory Gallagher in Donegal and it defo isnt this one.

Much as I dislike McGuinness he was a great manager. Gallagher's "Phil Neal" act annoyed me even more and he has proved hiimself to be nothing more than a hanger on as the team got progressively worse every year.

In fairness to Gallagher he has had to introduce all the youngsters together because McGuinness didn't. Stuck with the same players and ran them into the ground. Whoever takes over will have a group of young lads who at least have a year's experience behind them

McGuinness left three years ago. And in his last season, when we could easily have won it all again, he introduced Ryan McHugh, Odhran MacNiallais and Darragh O'Connor to the first 15. The likes of Mark McHugh, Paddy McGrath, 17 year old Paddy McBrearty and Dermot Malloy became regulars in his first season. Granted, one would like to have seen another one or two introduced in 2013, in addition to Ryan McHugh making a start, but were the players there?
Gallagher should have started bringing one or two more through last year, in addition to Kieran Gillespie. But he was probably victim as well to circumstance, in that there was a bit of a gap in quality between the young and older players playing football in Donegal. And if you believe the Declan Bonner column in the Donegal News, there is another gap looming following the current crop of young lads who made up this years U-21s.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: omagh_gael on August 01, 2017, 11:45:49 PM
Bonner fairly sticks the knife into Gallagher there. Is he still the u21 manager? Not very cool to be lamenting the lack of talent coming through!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on August 02, 2017, 10:48:14 PM
Carew staying on
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 02, 2017, 10:51:45 PM
Carew staying on

Happy out.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 02, 2017, 11:03:20 PM
He'll get ten yet, sure if we stumble out of Ruislip next year it'll probably secure him another year alone. What hope we might have for next year is gone.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 03, 2017, 09:20:38 AM
Carew staying on
Ahhhhh that's nice......
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 03, 2017, 10:22:47 AM
Just wondering if any other county in Ireland has had the Turnover in Hurling and Football managers since 2003, when I believe Paul O'Kelly was badly wronged, as Offaly has had?

Paul O'Kelly 02-03
Gerry Fahy  03-04
Kevin Kilmurray 04-06
Pat Roe 06-08
Richie Connor 08-09
Tom Cribben 09-11
Gerry Cooney 11
Tom Coffey 11
Emmett McDonnell 12-14
Pat Flanagan 14-17

10 managers in 14 years or so.

And in hurling

Michael McNamara 02-04
John McIntyre 04-07
Joe Dooley 07-11 (Unbelievable stint in Offaly terms!)
Ollie Baker 11-13
Brian Whelehan 13-15
Eamon Kelly 15-16
Kevin Ryan 16-17

Average of change every second season.

So we've had 17 different managers in 14 years, or in 28 'team years'. Stability how are you?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on August 03, 2017, 10:39:17 AM
Just wondering if any other county in Ireland has had the Turnover in Hurling and Football managers since 2003, when I believe Paul O'Kelly was badly wronged, as Offaly has had?

Paul O'Kelly 02-03
Gerry Fahy  03-04
Kevin Kilmurray 04-06
Pat Roe 06-08
Richie Connor 08-09
Tom Cribben 09-11
Gerry Cooney 11
Tom Coffey 11
Emmett McDonnell 12-14
Pat Flanagan 14-17

10 managers in 14 years or so.

And in hurling

Michael McNamara 02-04
John McIntyre 04-07
Joe Dooley 07-11 (Unbelievable stint in Offaly terms!)
Ollie Baker 11-13
Brian Whelehan 13-15
Eamon Kelly 15-16
Kevin Ryan 16-17

Average of change every second season.

So we've had 17 different managers in 14 years, or in 28 'team years'. Stability how are you?

Kildare have had 20 in 112 years....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: seafoid on August 03, 2017, 12:42:16 PM
Carew staying on
bad news for Sligo
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: J70 on August 03, 2017, 12:56:02 PM
Bonner fairly sticks the knife into Gallagher there. Is he still the u21 manager? Not very cool to be lamenting the lack of talent coming through!

Hadn't heard anything to the contrary, so I am assuming he is still U-21 manager. However, he had brought the current bunch up through each age level, so I don't know if he will be going again (he managed them to AI minor runners up in 2014, after also having them as U16s).

I would question his condemnation of the lack of coordination and transition between the successive management teams though - he admits himself he never spoke to his predecessor when he took over the group. He's an influential figure in Donegal football, with a weekly column in a county paper also. Although perhaps he has been trying to improve things behind the scenes and just getting frustrated. Politics and fiefdoms is not exactly new in Donegal GAA, as the likes of McGuinness, McHugh, Mulgrew, Bonner himself and outsiders such as Brian McIvor will attest from their experiences as senior managers or candidates.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Brick Tamlin on August 03, 2017, 01:48:57 PM
Again excuse my ignorance but can anyone explain what exactly happened between McGuinness & Gallagher??
Whats the beef
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: vallankumous on August 03, 2017, 01:55:28 PM
Again excuse my ignorance but can anyone explain what exactly happened between McGuinness & Gallagher??
Whats the beef

I don't know but if my boss fecked off to Scotland and left me to do his job and my own i'd be annoyed.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 03, 2017, 01:57:16 PM
Again excuse my ignorance but can anyone explain what exactly happened between McGuinness & Gallagher??
Whats the beef

I don't know but if my boss fecked off to Scotland and left me to do his job and my own i'd be annoyed.

It doesn't help if you're a bit of a p***k on top of it.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: vallankumous on August 03, 2017, 01:59:11 PM


It doesn't help if you're a bit of a p***k on top of it.

I'm a nice guy.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: J70 on August 03, 2017, 03:38:58 PM
Again excuse my ignorance but can anyone explain what exactly happened between McGuinness & Gallagher??
Whats the beef

According to both, they just started to have different opinions over various issues in 2013. It happens, especially when things aren't running so smoothly.

I think the conflict is over how exactly the end came - did McGuinness sack him or did Gallagher quit?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: 5 Sams on August 03, 2017, 04:53:32 PM
Kevin Cassidy doesnt mess about in his GL article today. Said McGuinness would never have won the AI without Rory.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 03, 2017, 05:06:03 PM
Kevin Cassidy doesnt mess about in his GL article today. Said McGuinness would never have won the AI without Rory.

I think he easily would have.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on August 03, 2017, 06:36:57 PM
Carew staying on
bad news for Sligo
terrible news
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 03, 2017, 06:43:41 PM
Carew staying on
bad news for Sligo
terrible news
Pure lack of ambition from the Sligo county board by keeping Carew on.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 03, 2017, 06:44:11 PM
Carew staying on
bad news for Sligo
terrible news

Losing to Sligo in 2015 might just have done more damage to them than winning the match would have. Tough luck.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: omagh_gael on August 03, 2017, 11:26:15 PM
Kevin Cassidy doesnt mess about in his GL article today. Said McGuinness would never have won the AI without Rory.

Kevin's view would be, understandably, jaundiced by his own treatment by McGuinness. Did anyone hear Rory's interview on Newstalk? Didn't give away a whole pile and wasn't going to dump on Jimmy. Basically boiled down to McGuinness wanted total control over the setup and Rory disagreed.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rrhf on August 04, 2017, 08:17:42 AM
Declan Bonner will bring a level headedness to the whole set up.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PW Nally on August 04, 2017, 02:43:30 PM
Kevin Cassidy doesnt mess about in his GL article today. Said McGuinness would never have won the AI without Rory.

Kevin's view would be, understandably, jaundiced by his own treatment by McGuinness. Did anyone hear Rory's interview on Newstalk? Didn't give away a whole pile and wasn't going to dump on Jimmy. Basically boiled down to McGuinness wanted total control over the setup and Rory disagreed.
Rory lives and works in Killybegs, only one winner if he takes on the messiah Jim.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rrhf on August 04, 2017, 03:18:41 PM
It must be a terrible thing coming in after a big fish or legendary figure. Everyone is waiting for your fall half are trying to assist it and when it fails in general people think ye didn't have a clue as if ye were on some ego driven crusade.  Cruel luck befalls the follower. You would have to feel sorry for them. Life not fair.

Possible Examples: Mickey Moran, Paul grimly, Chris Evans, RG, jack o Connor. Gordon brown, biffo, Arlene and Michelle, David moyes,
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on August 05, 2017, 12:32:51 PM
Carew staying on
bad news for Sligo
terrible news
Pure lack of ambition from the Sligo county board by keeping Carew on.


Absolutely. Saves them the job of looking for a manager so that's why they stuck with him. That's the absolute truth, you couldn't make it up. I'm very disappointed because for the first time in a while we have some good young players and could be a semi decent side with good management. This man is a pure clown who has no track record and is mainly interested in going on the beer.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on August 05, 2017, 12:51:57 PM
Carew staying on
bad news for Sligo
terrible news
Pure lack of ambition from the Sligo county board by keeping Carew on.


Absolutely. Saves them the job of looking for a manager so that's why they stuck with him. That's the absolute truth, you couldn't make it up. I'm very disappointed because for the first time in a while we have some good young players and could be a semi decent side with good management. This man is a pure clown who has no track record and is mainly interested in going on the beer.

Carew is a bluffer as far as I can tell. He hasn't brought sligo on one iota and I'm sure he is costing a fair bit of money. Bizarre they are keeping him on.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 05, 2017, 01:18:49 PM
Carew staying on
bad news for Sligo
terrible news
Pure lack of ambition from the Sligo county board by keeping Carew on.


Absolutely. Saves them the job of looking for a manager so that's why they stuck with him. That's the absolute truth, you couldn't make it up. I'm very disappointed because for the first time in a while we have some good young players and could be a semi decent side with good management. This man is a pure clown who has no track record and is mainly interested in going on the beer.

This post should be taken down. As usual Magpie has taken it two steps too far into personal abuse.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Trap on August 05, 2017, 06:36:51 PM
And if the road for Malachy......monaghan at end of the road......mcgeeney could well go to. Though it is handy money....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ck on August 05, 2017, 11:37:11 PM
Carew staying on
bad news for Sligo
terrible news
Pure lack of ambition from the Sligo county board by keeping Carew on.


Absolutely. Saves them the job of looking for a manager so that's why they stuck with him. That's the absolute truth, you couldn't make it up. I'm very disappointed because for the first time in a while we have some good young players and could be a semi decent side with good management. This man is a pure clown who has no track record and is mainly interested in going on the beer.

Carew is a bluffer as far as I can tell. He hasn't brought sligo on one iota and I'm sure he is costing a fair bit of money. Bizarre they are keeping him on.


Disgusted at Sligo county board. A lazy, unambitious decision to keep Cardw. Sligo is at a cross roads as we have a big group of young players ready to make step up and we need a man who knows them to bring them through.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: the goal was on on August 07, 2017, 08:31:21 PM
Strong word O Rourke has stood down this evening from Monaghan. Be superb fit for a few counties at the moment
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on August 07, 2017, 08:47:59 PM
Strong word O Rourke has stood down this evening from Monaghan. Be superb fit for a few counties at the moment

Perfect for Derry.

They have the players to make the last eight if everyone commits, they've been doing well at underage recently and are starting from a low base in Div 3 of now. They also have very good defenders and plenty of size in the squad so they should fit in well with the style of football he plays.

Do the Derry county board have that kind of ambition though?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on August 07, 2017, 08:54:49 PM
Strong word O Rourke has stood down this evening from Monaghan. Be superb fit for a few counties at the moment

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he took a year or two as a break from intercounty management.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ck on August 08, 2017, 12:12:33 AM
O'Rourke will be highly sought after. His job done in Monaghan was top drawer. Donegal or Derry?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Bearded One on August 08, 2017, 12:34:12 AM
Derry a done deal, I believe.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 23, 2017, 09:09:20 PM
Banty gone from Wexford after just one season.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: skeog on August 23, 2017, 09:52:43 PM
Banty heading home 4 counties interested,Derry,Fermanagh,Donegal,Antrim.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 23, 2017, 10:05:55 PM
Banty gone from Wexford after just one season.
Not surprised.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: yellowcard on August 23, 2017, 10:43:59 PM
Banty heading home 4 counties interested,Derry,Fermanagh,Donegal,Antrim.

If he gets one of those jobs, I believe that would be his 4th county, level with Micko.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on August 23, 2017, 10:56:05 PM
Banty heading home 4 counties interested,Derry,Fermanagh,Donegal,Antrim.

If he gets one of those jobs, I believe that would be his 4th county, level with Micko.


John Maughan managed four counties, two successfully and two less so....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 23, 2017, 11:00:44 PM
Banty heading home 4 counties interested,Derry,Fermanagh,Donegal,Antrim.

If he gets one of those jobs, I believe that would be his 4th county, level with Micko.


John Maughan managed four counties, two successfully and two less so....

He managed two counties, while managing to wreck two others.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PW Nally on August 23, 2017, 11:19:12 PM
Banty heading home 4 counties interested,Derry,Fermanagh,Donegal,Antrim.

If he gets one of those jobs, I believe that would be his 4th county, level with Micko.
Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Micklow & Clare is 5.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 23, 2017, 11:20:32 PM
Banty heading home 4 counties interested,Derry,Fermanagh,Donegal,Antrim.

If he gets one of those jobs, I believe that would be his 4th county, level with Micko.
Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Micklow & Clare is 5.

Micklow. Love it.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rrhf on August 24, 2017, 08:34:58 AM
Banty deserves another crack at Monaghan. If o rourke takes a break.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on August 24, 2017, 10:05:23 AM
Banty deserves another crack at Monaghan. If o rourke takes a break.

Rumours that Meath are ready to jettison McEntee if they can agree terms with Bant
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Bart McQueen on August 24, 2017, 10:07:59 AM
Banty deserves another crack at Monaghan. If o rourke takes a break.

Will he revert Conor McManus to wing back too
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on August 24, 2017, 12:56:20 PM
New Cork manager

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0824/899678-ronan-mccarthy-named-new-cork-football-manager/
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Lar Naparka on August 24, 2017, 05:18:54 PM
Banty heading home 4 counties interested,Derry,Fermanagh,Donegal,Antrim.

If he gets one of those jobs, I believe that would be his 4th county, level with Micko.
Don't forget John Maughan: Clare, Mayo x2, Fermanagh and Roscommon.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Derry Optimist on August 24, 2017, 05:30:07 PM
Mickey Moran was a much - travelled Manager/coach also.He was  involved with Derry on three separate occasions(manager and coach) as well as managing Donegal,Sligo,Mayo and Leitrim
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: mrhardyannual on August 24, 2017, 08:10:10 PM
New Cork manager

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0824/899678-ronan-mccarthy-named-new-cork-football-manager/
Two Hands theory on Frankie just got shot down.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Trap on August 26, 2017, 04:51:05 PM
I was listening to Banty on the radio before the match today. He thought Kerry would steamroll Mayo. The man has not got a clue about football and any county that would give him a job after his Wexford gig would be mental.......will prob get one though
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: mrhardyannual on August 27, 2017, 12:19:39 AM
Managers are always one poor result away from being demonised. All the received wisdom prior to today's game was that Fitzmaurice was tactically miles ahead of Rochford and a one of the great innovators in the game. Now he'll be lucky to keep the job. As the Yank said "Go figure"
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Trap on August 27, 2017, 05:06:16 PM
Eamon fits and mickey could be added to the list
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 29, 2017, 08:05:54 AM
Banty on short list for Donegal??? Per RTÉ sport this morning.
Also hear Johneen Evans for Wicklow.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: DuffleKing on August 29, 2017, 08:45:58 AM

Banty probably phoned RTE
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: yellowcard on August 29, 2017, 11:51:45 AM
Banty on short list for Donegal??? Per RTÉ sport this morning.
Also hear Johneen Evans for Wicklow.

If he goes from Div 1 to Div 4 in just one season it will be a great achievement. I don't see too many Donegal natives queuing up for that job so he must have a good chance.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 29, 2017, 11:52:44 AM
John Sugrue from Renard looks to be the next man to get the poison chalice in Laois.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 29, 2017, 11:53:57 AM
I see Paul Curran turned ye down AZ.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 29, 2017, 12:25:43 PM
I see Paul Curran turned ye down AZ.

Nobody wants our poison chalice. I'm glad he didn't get it though. I haven't forgiven him for Finbar Cullen
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on August 29, 2017, 12:53:00 PM
Send Banty to manage Dublin, it would even the whole thing up
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: RedHand88 on August 29, 2017, 12:55:30 PM
Send Banty to manage Dublin, it would even the whole thing up

See he's in for Donegal job. The gap in Ulster will only become a chasm now.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 29, 2017, 01:58:10 PM
I see Paul Curran turned ye down AZ.

Nobody wants our poison chalice. I'm glad he didn't get it though. I haven't forgiven him for Finbar Cullen
We'll let ye have Carew if ye're desperate interested.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rrhf on August 29, 2017, 02:16:10 PM
Declan Bonner favourite for Donegal.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 29, 2017, 03:35:51 PM
I see Paul Curran turned ye down AZ.

Did they not think to ask anyone their neighbors in Athlone about how he did? He was ran from Clann. Not a good sign for Offaly that they were going after him in the first place, an even worse one that he thinks he's better than the job.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 29, 2017, 03:43:32 PM
I see Paul Curran turned ye down AZ.

Did they not think to ask anyone their neighbors in Athlone about how he did? He was ran from Clann. Not a good sign for Offaly that they were going after him in the first place, an even worse one that he thinks he's better than the job.

I think we're gone beyond 'good signs' at this stage.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 29, 2017, 03:45:28 PM
Time ye amalgamated with ye're lovely neighbours Laois and Westmeath ;D
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: oliverkelly on August 29, 2017, 03:48:15 PM
I see Paul Curran turned ye down AZ.

Did they not think to ask anyone their neighbors in Athlone about how he did? He was ran from Clann. Not a good sign for Offaly that they were going after him in the first place, an even worse one that he thinks he's better than the job.

A complete spoofer, Hadnt a clue and all he was down for was the few pound and a nice bit at that. Ye got lucky AZ. Great to see John Evans back a top manager who is a great appointment for Wicklow who need to get right underage structures in place. The right man for it
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Gael85 on August 29, 2017, 03:51:36 PM
I see Paul Curran turned ye down AZ.

Did they not think to ask anyone their neighbors in Athlone about how he did? He was ran from Clann. Not a good sign for Offaly that they were going after him in the first place, an even worse one that he thinks he's better than the job.

A complete spoofer, Hadnt a clue and all he was down for was the few pound and a nice bit at that. Ye got lucky AZ. Great to see John Evans back a top manager who is a great appointment for Wicklow who need to get right underage structures in place. The right man for it

Did he not win a county final with Clan na Gael? Should have won AI club title with Ballymun but some strange reason left John Small on bench for the season
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 29, 2017, 04:00:59 PM
I see Paul Curran turned ye down AZ.

Did they not think to ask anyone their neighbors in Athlone about how he did? He was ran from Clann. Not a good sign for Offaly that they were going after him in the first place, an even worse one that he thinks he's better than the job.

A complete spoofer, Hadnt a clue and all he was down for was the few pound and a nice bit at that. Ye got lucky AZ. Great to see John Evans back a top manager who is a great appointment for Wicklow who need to get right underage structures in place. The right man for it

Did he not win a county final with Clan na Gael? Should have won AI club title with Ballymun but some strange reason left John Small on bench for the season

Clann were quite poor that year, and benefited greatly from the new championship structure that allowed them to finish fourth in a group of six and make the knockout stages with a losing record. They also just beat Brigids with Brigids down to 14 men for most of the match. Clann won the county title in spite of Curran and had they not he was going to be out the door.

Because he did they were stuck with him - the next season Clann ended up being relegated from that group of six and Curran being fired before the league season even finished.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: oliverkelly on August 29, 2017, 04:04:40 PM
I see Paul Curran turned ye down AZ.

Did they not think to ask anyone their neighbors in Athlone about how he did? He was ran from Clann. Not a good sign for Offaly that they were going after him in the first place, an even worse one that he thinks he's better than the job.

A complete spoofer, Hadnt a clue and all he was down for was the few pound and a nice bit at that. Ye got lucky AZ. Great to see John Evans back a top manager who is a great appointment for Wicklow who need to get right underage structures in place. The right man for it

Did he not win a county final with Clan na Gael? Should have won AI club title with Ballymun but some strange reason left John Small on bench for the season

Clann were quite poor that year, and benefited greatly from the new championship structure that allowed them to finish fourth in a group of six and make the knockout stages with a losing record. They also just Brigids with Brigids down to 14 men for most of the match. Clann won the county title in spite of Curran and had they not he was going to be out the door.

Because he did they were stuck with him - the next season Clann ended up being relegated from that group of six the next year and Curran being fired before the league season even finished.

We actually won the league after we give him the bullet. ;D ;D Look ye can make youre own minds up on him but from having watched him in action for two years he was very poor. We had better managers before and after him who dont require 200 euro for an hour training session
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: the goal was on on August 29, 2017, 04:49:08 PM
Will be a disaster for Donegal going with Banty. Brings a team of mercenaries with have and is hardly likely to have the future of Donegal football in his heart! Young lads that need nurturing /coaching for 2/3 years.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: yellowcard on August 29, 2017, 04:53:07 PM
Will be a disaster for Donegal going with Banty. Brings a team of mercenaries with have and is hardly likely to have the future of Donegal football in his heart! Young lads that need nurturing /coaching for 2/3 years.

But at least we can be guaranteed that they will all empty the tank.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on August 31, 2017, 09:38:34 PM
Damian McErlain getting promoted

http://derrygaa.ie/2017/08/derry-gaa-statement-senior-football-management/
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on September 01, 2017, 12:34:46 AM
Will be a disaster for Donegal going with Banty. Brings a team of mercenaries with have and is hardly likely to have the future of Donegal football in his heart! Young lads that need nurturing /coaching for 2/3 years.

He expressed interest in the gig but he'll hardly get it?! He's just sniffin a few bob. He's the last type of spoofer Donegal need right now.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: J70 on September 01, 2017, 02:03:15 PM
He's one of five up for the Donegal job.

Banty
Declan Bonner
Gary McDaid
Cathal Corey
Sean Paul Barrett

Three Donegal, two outsiders
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Tubberman on September 01, 2017, 02:11:03 PM
He's one of five up for the Donegal job.

Banty
Declan Bonner
Gary McDaid
Cathal Corey
Sean Paul Barrett

Three Donegal, two outsiders

Was Bonner not there for a short spell before? I know he was over the minors or U21 recently, but was he not over the seniors a few years before McGuinness?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: J70 on September 01, 2017, 02:22:20 PM
He's one of five up for the Donegal job.

Banty
Declan Bonner
Gary McDaid
Cathal Corey
Sean Paul Barrett

Three Donegal, two outsiders

Was Bonner not there for a short spell before? I know he was over the minors or U21 recently, but was he not over the seniors a few years before McGuinness?

Bonner was in there from about 97-00.

He was in charge the day Brolly scored the injury time goal to win the 98 Ulster Final.

After that, he fell victim to the rise of the Gallagher cousins and Fermanagh.

He ran for the job again in 08 as a joint team with Charlie Mulgrew. In yet another example of the ridiculous incompetence and politics that characterizes (or at least used to!) Donegal county board activities, they offered the job both to Bonner-Mulgrew AND John Joe Doherty.

Doherty prevailed in the fiasco, and a fairly talented squad plumbed the depths, laying the ground for them to finally take McGuinness seriously.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: mrhardyannual on September 02, 2017, 01:20:49 PM
How proactive are counties in fast-tracking former players into management. Donegal have had some quality players retire in the past two years. Are they being fast tracked into assisting with county underage teams or academies so that what they have a ready pathway to senior management?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on September 06, 2017, 01:31:19 PM
Seems Rory to Fermanagh may have legs
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Real Talk on September 06, 2017, 05:42:25 PM
Will be a disaster for Donegal going with Banty. Brings a team of mercenaries with have and is hardly likely to have the future of Donegal football in his heart! Young lads that need nurturing /coaching for 2/3 years.

But at least we can be guaranteed that they will all empty the tank.

And Banty will empty the 'bank' !!!!!!!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: J70 on September 06, 2017, 09:04:02 PM
How proactive are counties in fast-tracking former players into management. Donegal have had some quality players retire in the past two years. Are they being fast tracked into assisting with county underage teams or academies so that what they have a ready pathway to senior management?

No idea.

I'd imagine someone like Lacey would be a good choice.

I think Michael Murphy is taking Letterkenny IT this year.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: mcklatchee on September 06, 2017, 09:27:16 PM
How proactive are counties in fast-tracking former players into management. Donegal have had some quality players retire in the past two years. Are they being fast tracked into assisting with county underage teams or academies so that what they have a ready pathway to senior management?

No idea.

I'd imagine someone like Lacey would be a good choice.

I think Michael Murphy is taking Letterkenny IT this year.

Fast tracking proven managers would be a better idea. My own county has a litany of former players hanging around minor, U21, academy and senior county teams. There is a mix of no managerial record and bad managerial records in that group. Let them all earn their stripes with clubs and fast track those with successful records would be a better idea than giving people managerial posts based upon playing careers
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: mayoaremagic on September 07, 2017, 10:59:00 AM
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=275424

Huge loss for Sligo.

Eamon O'Hara or Gerry McGowan for the job?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 07, 2017, 11:54:50 AM
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=275424

Huge loss for Sligo.

Eamon O'Hara or Gerry McGowan for the job?
Woke up this great news this morning, wrote this on Hoganstand,

Serious questions need to be asked about our County Board and the shambles they are, they seem to not care about results or even understand progression, they seem to have a inability for proactive action, look even losing London they wouldnt get rid of Walsh now this, Carew should never have been reappointed and its thanks to the players that this has happened, make no mistake,

The players need to dictate who the next manager is simple as that, for me Sligo GAA is an easy sell, look at our u21s, u18s results recently and i seen our u15s look very strong too, never in my lifetime have 3 strong underage groups look like coming through together, add to that the younger senior players who for me are serious players, and you have a good mix, with the older lads but they are past there peak and should be used for impact, there will be a year of transition in 2018 but then we should have more players coming through.

Anyone could see against Antrim and Meath, the players weren't playing for Carew, the system was completely negating our best players attributes especially going forward, playing players out of position, and was just minimizing the margin of defeat.

No manager should be writing an article in our local papers either going forward.

For me it needs to be 3 year plan at minimum because i felt last yr our players are a bit behind in conditioning compared to Mayo, etc...

If I were the players i would approach managers because i dont trust the county board, you cant have the likes of that management committee deciding our faith, they rarely make a correct call, too much politics involved and a lack of football knowledge. They cant seem to spot a bluffer when they see one, walsh and carew had no track record, we now need to approach managers with intercounty/club winning trophy track records.

Rory Gallagher has to be sounded out, Tony McEntee has to be too, hes a selector with Mayo last 2 yrs, seeing there set up and conditioning compared to ours must be a huge insight, he won 2 all ireland clubs as manager 4 as player, 1 AI senior as player, selectors will be Sligo based as usual i expect. Rooney, O Hara etc.. all good options

Lastly our County Board need to look into the mirror, no senior manager, no u20, no u17 manager yet, this is all there own doing, no excuse and not good enough, all should of been sorted by now, get it done with the input of the players.

No press release from Sligo GAA, shouldn't this news come from them first and not leaked to the media?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owenmoresider on September 07, 2017, 12:04:43 PM
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=275424

Huge loss for Sligo.

Eamon O'Hara or Gerry McGowan for the job?
Huge loss my arse. Pity it didn't happen straight after the defeat in Navan. Next appointment is crucial as there's some potential there if under the right guidance, and hopefully our habit of persisting with players proven not to be up to it can be eradicated.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owenmoresider on September 07, 2017, 12:06:01 PM
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=275424

Huge loss for Sligo.

Eamon O'Hara or Gerry McGowan for the job?
Woke up this great news this morning, wrote this on Hoganstand,

Serious questions need to be asked about our County Board and the shambles they are, they seem to not care about results or even understand progression, they seem to have a inability for proactive action, look even losing London they wouldnt get rid of Walsh now this, Carew should never have been reappointed and its thanks to the players that this has happened, make no mistake,

The players need to dictate who the next manager is simple as that, for me Sligo GAA is an easy sell, look at our u21s, u18s results recently and i seen our u15s look very strong too, never in my lifetime have 3 strong underage groups look like coming through together, add to that the younger senior players who for me are serious players, and you have a good mix, with the older lads but they are past there peak and should be used for impact, there will be a year of transition in 2018 but then we should have more players coming through.

Anyone could see against Antrim and Meath, the players weren't playing for Carew, the system was completely negating our best players attributes especially going forward, playing players out of position, and was just minimizing the margin of defeat.

No manager should be writing an article in our local papers either going forward.

For me it needs to be 3 year plan at minimum because i felt last yr our players are a bit behind in conditioning compared to Mayo, etc...

If I were the players i would approach managers because i dont trust the county board, you cant have the likes of that management committee deciding our faith, they rarely make a correct call, too much politics involved and a lack of football knowledge. They cant seem to spot a bluffer when they see one, walsh and carew had no track record, we now need to approach managers with intercounty/club winning trophy track records.

Rory Gallagher has to be sounded out, Tony McEntee has to be too, hes a selector with Mayo last 2 yrs, seeing there set up and conditioning compared to ours must be a huge insight, he won 2 all ireland clubs as manager 4 as player, 1 AI senior as player, selectors will be Sligo based as usual i expect. Rooney, O Hara etc.. all good options

Lastly our County Board need to look into the mirror, no senior manager, no u20, no u17 manager yet, this is all there own doing, no excuse and not good enough, all should of been sorted by now, get it done with the input of the players.

No press release from Sligo GAA, shouldn't this news come from them first and not leaked to the media?
Yes that is odd. Not too much to argue with the rest of that really.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on September 07, 2017, 12:10:04 PM
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=275424

Huge loss for Sligo.

Eamon O'Hara or Gerry McGowan for the job?
Woke up this great news this morning, wrote this on Hoganstand,

Serious questions need to be asked about our County Board and the shambles they are, they seem to not care about results or even understand progression, they seem to have a inability for proactive action, look even losing London they wouldnt get rid of Walsh now this, Carew should never have been reappointed and its thanks to the players that this has happened, make no mistake,

The players need to dictate who the next manager is simple as that, for me Sligo GAA is an easy sell, look at our u21s, u18s results recently and i seen our u15s look very strong too, never in my lifetime have 3 strong underage groups look like coming through together, add to that the younger senior players who for me are serious players, and you have a good mix, with the older lads but they are past there peak and should be used for impact, there will be a year of transition in 2018 but then we should have more players coming through.

Anyone could see against Antrim and Meath, the players weren't playing for Carew, the system was completely negating our best players attributes especially going forward, playing players out of position, and was just minimizing the margin of defeat.

No manager should be writing an article in our local papers either going forward.

For me it needs to be 3 year plan at minimum because i felt last yr our players are a bit behind in conditioning compared to Mayo, etc...

If I were the players i would approach managers because i dont trust the county board, you cant have the likes of that management committee deciding our faith, they rarely make a correct call, too much politics involved and a lack of football knowledge. They cant seem to spot a bluffer when they see one, walsh and carew had no track record, we now need to approach managers with intercounty/club winning trophy track records.

Rory Gallagher has to be sounded out, Tony McEntee has to be too, hes a selector with Mayo last 2 yrs, seeing there set up and conditioning compared to ours must be a huge insight, he won 2 all ireland clubs as manager 4 as player, 1 AI senior as player, selectors will be Sligo based as usual i expect. Rooney, O Hara etc.. all good options

Lastly our County Board need to look into the mirror, no senior manager, no u20, no u17 manager yet, this is all there own doing, no excuse and not good enough, all should of been sorted by now, get it done with the input of the players.

No press release from Sligo GAA, shouldn't this news come from them first and not leaked to the media?
Yes that is odd. Not too much to argue with the rest of that really.


Agree entirely Sligonian and OMS. And as Sligonian has alluded to the circumstances around his removal are the most encouraging thing about it. County board really need to step up now or they should be removed en masse in December. This is a good day.....most positive I've felt about Sligo GAA in a long time.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on September 07, 2017, 01:34:54 PM
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=275424

Huge loss for Sligo.

Eamon O'Hara or Gerry McGowan for the job?
Woke up this great news this morning, wrote this on Hoganstand,

Serious questions need to be asked about our County Board and the shambles they are, they seem to not care about results or even understand progression, they seem to have a inability for proactive action, look even losing London they wouldnt get rid of Walsh now this, Carew should never have been reappointed and its thanks to the players that this has happened, make no mistake,

The players need to dictate who the next manager is simple as that, for me Sligo GAA is an easy sell, look at our u21s, u18s results recently and i seen our u15s look very strong too, never in my lifetime have 3 strong underage groups look like coming through together, add to that the younger senior players who for me are serious players, and you have a good mix, with the older lads but they are past there peak and should be used for impact, there will be a year of transition in 2018 but then we should have more players coming through.

Anyone could see against Antrim and Meath, the players weren't playing for Carew, the system was completely negating our best players attributes especially going forward, playing players out of position, and was just minimizing the margin of defeat.

No manager should be writing an article in our local papers either going forward.

For me it needs to be 3 year plan at minimum because i felt last yr our players are a bit behind in conditioning compared to Mayo, etc...

If I were the players i would approach managers because i dont trust the county board, you cant have the likes of that management committee deciding our faith, they rarely make a correct call, too much politics involved and a lack of football knowledge. They cant seem to spot a bluffer when they see one, walsh and carew had no track record, we now need to approach managers with intercounty/club winning trophy track records.

Rory Gallagher has to be sounded out, Tony McEntee has to be too, hes a selector with Mayo last 2 yrs, seeing there set up and conditioning compared to ours must be a huge insight, he won 2 all ireland clubs as manager 4 as player, 1 AI senior as player, selectors will be Sligo based as usual i expect. Rooney, O Hara etc.. all good options

Lastly our County Board need to look into the mirror, no senior manager, no u20, no u17 manager yet, this is all there own doing, no excuse and not good enough, all should of been sorted by now, get it done with the input of the players.

No press release from Sligo GAA, shouldn't this news come from them first and not leaked to the media?

Players should have no input in choosing their boss.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 07, 2017, 02:01:03 PM
The Oracle  has spoken.

Anyway Sligo bucks I presume the new job is a smoke screen?

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on September 07, 2017, 02:08:11 PM
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=275424

Huge loss for Sligo.

Eamon O'Hara or Gerry McGowan for the job?
Woke up this great news this morning, wrote this on Hoganstand,

Serious questions need to be asked about our County Board and the shambles they are, they seem to not care about results or even understand progression, they seem to have a inability for proactive action, look even losing London they wouldnt get rid of Walsh now this, Carew should never have been reappointed and its thanks to the players that this has happened, make no mistake,

The players need to dictate who the next manager is simple as that, for me Sligo GAA is an easy sell, look at our u21s, u18s results recently and i seen our u15s look very strong too, never in my lifetime have 3 strong underage groups look like coming through together, add to that the younger senior players who for me are serious players, and you have a good mix, with the older lads but they are past there peak and should be used for impact, there will be a year of transition in 2018 but then we should have more players coming through.

Anyone could see against Antrim and Meath, the players weren't playing for Carew, the system was completely negating our best players attributes especially going forward, playing players out of position, and was just minimizing the margin of defeat.

No manager should be writing an article in our local papers either going forward.

For me it needs to be 3 year plan at minimum because i felt last yr our players are a bit behind in conditioning compared to Mayo, etc...

If I were the players i would approach managers because i dont trust the county board, you cant have the likes of that management committee deciding our faith, they rarely make a correct call, too much politics involved and a lack of football knowledge. They cant seem to spot a bluffer when they see one, walsh and carew had no track record, we now need to approach managers with intercounty/club winning trophy track records.

Rory Gallagher has to be sounded out, Tony McEntee has to be too, hes a selector with Mayo last 2 yrs, seeing there set up and conditioning compared to ours must be a huge insight, he won 2 all ireland clubs as manager 4 as player, 1 AI senior as player, selectors will be Sligo based as usual i expect. Rooney, O Hara etc.. all good options

Lastly our County Board need to look into the mirror, no senior manager, no u20, no u17 manager yet, this is all there own doing, no excuse and not good enough, all should of been sorted by now, get it done with the input of the players.

No press release from Sligo GAA, shouldn't this news come from them first and not leaked to the media?

Players should have no input in choosing their boss.


The suggestion above is extreme but I totally understand the sentiment. The ineptitude of our county board in these matters is staggering. Remember - the clubs or county committee were not consulted about the reappointment of Carew. Only reason he's gone is because so many player were not making themselves available for next year. I think the players representatives should make a few recommendations to the county board and let them make sure to put a proper manager with a good track record in place.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on September 07, 2017, 02:09:46 PM
The Oracle  has spoken.

Anyway Sligo bucks I presume the new job is a smoke screen?


If you're directing this at Sligonian I think your sarcasm is misplaced. Not many around Sligo know or understand the scene much better than him.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on September 07, 2017, 02:16:52 PM
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=275424

Huge loss for Sligo.

Eamon O'Hara or Gerry McGowan for the job?
Huge loss? Kept on as long as he was probably has done untold damage to the Sligo seniors.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 07, 2017, 03:01:17 PM
The Oracle  has spoken.

Anyway Sligo bucks I presume the new job is a smoke screen?


If you're directing this at Sligonian I think your sarcasm is misplaced. Not many around Sligo know or understand the scene much better than him.
At Bomber for his players should have no say.. I didn't want to go quoting big long posts.
Sligonian us one of the Board's better contributors as indeed is Owenmoresider.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 07, 2017, 03:03:25 PM
Rossfan what did you mean by your smokescreen reference?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owenmoresider on September 07, 2017, 03:05:35 PM
Rossfan what did you mean by your smokescreen reference?
Presumably that the work thing is a convenient face-saving excuse for being sent on his way.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 07, 2017, 03:15:22 PM
Rossfan what did you mean by your smokescreen reference?
Presumably that the work thing is a convenient face-saving excuse for being sent on his way.
Exactly.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman2 on September 07, 2017, 03:18:40 PM
Next appointment is crucial.  Is Eamon O'Hara a possibility?

Other names that spring to mind are Pete Mcgrath, Rory Gallagher, James Horan..

No comment or who's good or bad, just throwing out some names for discussion.

Rooney and Taylor would be very long odds imo
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 07, 2017, 03:31:48 PM
Next appointment is crucial.  Is Eamon O'Hara a possibility?

Other names that spring to mind are Pete Mcgrath, Rory Gallagher, James Horan..

No comment or who's good or bad, just throwing out some names for discussion.

Rooney and Taylor would be very long odds imo
For me Horan, Gallagher, McGrath but i think Tony McEntee needs to be looked at, won 2 club All Irelands as manager of Crossmaglen and now has been involved as Mayo selector last 2 yrs, i want whats been implemented in Mayo last few yrs implemented in Sligo, there conditioned to a different level and that's a easy gain as any player can be conditioned to the max.

Its too early for O Hara, him and Rooney as selector for me, Rooney I think needs to be involved to help bring in the younger players, Rooney was already involved as selector and was putting things in place.

Taylor would not be a good appointment.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 07, 2017, 03:38:19 PM
Next appointment is crucial.  Is Eamon O'Hara a possibility?

Other names that spring to mind are Pete Mcgrath, Rory Gallagher, James Horan..

No comment or who's good or bad, just throwing out some names for discussion.

Rooney and Taylor would be very long odds imo
For me Horan, Gallagher, McGrath but i think Tony McEntee needs to be looked at, won 2 club All Irelands as manager of Crossmaglen and now has been involved as Mayo selector last 2 yrs, i want whats been implemented in Mayo last few yrs implemented in Sligo, there conditioned to a different level and that's a easy gain as any player can be conditioned to the max.

Its too early for O Hara, him and Rooney as selector for me, Rooney I think needs to be involved to help bring in the younger players, Rooney was already involved as selector and was putting things in place.

Taylor would not be a good appointment.

I don't think ye have a chance of getting many of the people you named.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 07, 2017, 03:47:20 PM

Taylor would not be a good appointment.
Why? he was the U21 manager only natural he would get promoted up to the senior gig now and can't do any worse than than last manager.

Sligo need someone on their next management that has a clue on tackling and ability to make them more solid defensively.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: redhandefender on September 07, 2017, 04:04:40 PM
Next appointment is crucial.  Is Eamon O'Hara a possibility?

Other names that spring to mind are Pete Mcgrath, Rory Gallagher, James Horan..

No comment or who's good or bad, just throwing out some names for discussion.

Rooney and Taylor would be very long odds imo
For me Horan, Gallagher, McGrath but i think Tony McEntee needs to be looked at, won 2 club All Irelands as manager of Crossmaglen and now has been involved as Mayo selector last 2 yrs, i want whats been implemented in Mayo last few yrs implemented in Sligo, there conditioned to a different level and that's a easy gain as any player can be conditioned to the max.

Its too early for O Hara, him and Rooney as selector for me, Rooney I think needs to be involved to help bring in the younger players, Rooney was already involved as selector and was putting things in place.

Taylor would not be a good appointment.

I don't think ye have a chance of getting Dany of the people you named.

I agree for once, pipe dreams!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 07, 2017, 04:08:57 PM

Taylor would not be a good appointment.
Why? he was the U21 manager only natural he would get promoted up to the senior gig now and can't do any worse than than last manager.

Sligo need someone on their next management that has a clue on tackling and ability to make them more solid defensively.
  I don't really want to get into this but Taylor is not up to it from what I know and wont get it anyway so no point talking about him.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on September 08, 2017, 08:48:49 AM
Next appointment is crucial.  Is Eamon O'Hara a possibility?

Other names that spring to mind are Pete Mcgrath, Rory Gallagher, James Horan..

No comment or who's good or bad, just throwing out some names for discussion.

Rooney and Taylor would be very long odds imo
For me Horan, Gallagher, McGrath but i think Tony McEntee needs to be looked at, won 2 club All Irelands as manager of Crossmaglen and now has been involved as Mayo selector last 2 yrs, i want whats been implemented in Mayo last few yrs implemented in Sligo, there conditioned to a different level and that's a easy gain as any player can be conditioned to the max.

Its too early for O Hara, him and Rooney as selector for me, Rooney I think needs to be involved to help bring in the younger players, Rooney was already involved as selector and was putting things in place.

Taylor would not be a good appointment.

I don't think ye have a chance of getting Dany of the people you named.

I agree for once, pipe dreams!


Why wouldn't we? McGrath managed Fermanagh and it looks like Gallagher is being lined up to go there. I wouldn't say they're much better than us, if at all, and I don't believe they've the underage players coming through that we have. Banty, who some have mentioned, went to manage a Div4 team last year at the other end of the country.

We need a good manager to see how good we can be. Very difficult to say how far we can go but for the first time in a long while there's actually some potential in Sligo. We can't waste it by putting another clown in place. Our players deserve as good as we can get. They work tremendously hard with little reward. I find the sneering attitude of fellow gaels like you pair a bit disgusting.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 08, 2017, 09:43:12 AM
Next appointment is crucial.  Is Eamon O'Hara a possibility?

Other names that spring to mind are Pete Mcgrath, Rory Gallagher, James Horan..

No comment or who's good or bad, just throwing out some names for discussion.

Rooney and Taylor would be very long odds imo
For me Horan, Gallagher, McGrath but i think Tony McEntee needs to be looked at, won 2 club All Irelands as manager of Crossmaglen and now has been involved as Mayo selector last 2 yrs, i want whats been implemented in Mayo last few yrs implemented in Sligo, there conditioned to a different level and that's a easy gain as any player can be conditioned to the max.

Its too early for O Hara, him and Rooney as selector for me, Rooney I think needs to be involved to help bring in the younger players, Rooney was already involved as selector and was putting things in place.

Taylor would not be a good appointment.


Tony McEntee has SFA to do with mayo's conditioning.... Sligo would be mad to even try getting him, ask anyone in brigids Dublin what he is like........... and ye dont have the owner of Coppers to tank up his considerable expenses
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 08, 2017, 11:34:48 AM
Next appointment is crucial.  Is Eamon O'Hara a possibility?

Other names that spring to mind are Pete Mcgrath, Rory Gallagher, James Horan..

No comment or who's good or bad, just throwing out some names for discussion.

Rooney and Taylor would be very long odds imo
For me Horan, Gallagher, McGrath but i think Tony McEntee needs to be looked at, won 2 club All Irelands as manager of Crossmaglen and now has been involved as Mayo selector last 2 yrs, i want whats been implemented in Mayo last few yrs implemented in Sligo, there conditioned to a different level and that's a easy gain as any player can be conditioned to the max.

Its too early for O Hara, him and Rooney as selector for me, Rooney I think needs to be involved to help bring in the younger players, Rooney was already involved as selector and was putting things in place.

Taylor would not be a good appointment.


Tony McEntee has SFA to do with mayo's conditioning.... Sligo would be mad to even try getting him, ask anyone in brigids Dublin what he is like........... and ye dont have the owner of Coppers to tank up his considerable expenses
Ok orchard park thanks for the heads up, just looking for GAA men with experience of top class intercounty set ups,
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 08, 2017, 11:43:06 AM
i hear you....

the one i think ye should chase is Ryan Porter, has to be browned off at this stage with his Monaghan no 2 role.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Man Marker on September 08, 2017, 01:16:52 PM
i hear you....

the one i think ye should chase is Ryan Porter, has to be browned off at this stage with his Monaghan no 2 role.

and remind me again what All Irelands has he won as a manager, or as a number 2 what All Irelands has he been involved with?

I am not knocking Porter, he has a good reputation, but Mc Entee has walked the walk. he must be browned off with No 2 role also?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 08, 2017, 02:16:33 PM
more of a no 3 in mayo, Donie Buckley much more senior in the pecking order
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 08, 2017, 02:31:30 PM
more of a no 3 in mayo, Donie Buckley much more senior in the pecking order

Talking of expenses..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 08, 2017, 02:50:28 PM
would mayo be the 2nd best team in ireland over the last 7 seasons without Donie Buckley.........

and no he wouldn't come cheap at all but has moved them on from the levels of the rest of Connacht teams
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 08, 2017, 02:58:41 PM
would mayo be the 2nd best team in ireland over the last 7 seasons without Donie Buckley.........

and no he wouldn't come cheap at all but has moved them on from the levels of the rest of Connacht teams

Some of their tackling this season has been completely awful. Whatever he used to bring to Mayo it certainly doesn't seem to be the same as it once was. The money Mayo spend on 'mileage' for Buckley and McEntee combined is in no way worth it IMHO.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 08, 2017, 03:18:30 PM
Donie Buckley offers much much more than tackling coaching....... a very simplistic one dimensional view of probably the most innovative intercounty gaelic football coach of the last 10 years
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 08, 2017, 03:23:18 PM
Donie Buckley offers much much more than tackling coaching....... a very simplistic one dimensional view of probably the most innovative intercounty gaelic football coach of the last 10 years

Oh come off it. Most innovative coach in a decade, the lad who did the sum total of feck all as manager in Clare and whose claim to fame is being a tackling coach on a team that's never won the AI. Mayo made AI finals before him, and they'll probably make them after him too. Cian O'Neill is probably just as important as a coach for Mayo and he at least has done something worthwhile as an IC manager.

Good coach, but more than charges the going rate for his services.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 08, 2017, 03:30:56 PM
ok your labelling him a tackling coach.... i disagree .

has your club ever used him ?? have you ever watched him take a session, ever trained under him.........

he isnt an out and out manager and his brief clare spell proved it

Throw me back a more innovative coach over the last 10 years

having seen first hand what he achieved with lesser light footballers in Limerick under Mickey Ned,  he doesnt need my endorsement or your criticism to know how good he is

Donie wont be managing anyone in any event so I wont derail the Original topic any further....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: oliverkelly on September 08, 2017, 03:56:34 PM
ok your labelling him a tackling coach.... i disagree .

has your club ever used him ?? have you ever watched him take a session, ever trained under him.........

he isnt an out and out manager and his brief clare spell proved it

Throw me back a more innovative coach over the last 10 years

having seen first hand what he achieved with lesser light footballers in Limerick under Mickey Ned,  he doesnt need my endorsement or your criticism to know how good he is

Donie wont be managing anyone in any event so I wont derail the Original topic any further....

Done a few club sessions under him a few years back and i have yet to see better taught he was excellent. Also dont thinjk Mayo would be where they have been the last few years without him. This current Mayo team are now under their 3rd different management team but all have kept him on as trainer. that says something in itself
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Scarlet on September 08, 2017, 04:03:38 PM
FAO Sligonian ... As a sidenote to Carew going, what did Sligo folk think of Roli Sweeney. He is a man well thought of in Kildare?
In terms of a lad stepping up from a top class coach would Mick Bohan be worth a call?

An old head like McGrath along with O'Hara could work for Sligo.
It might be a big leap but you get the feeling Karl Lacey would step up alongside McEntee you would have s v dynamic team.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: joemamas on September 08, 2017, 04:17:26 PM
more of a no 3 in mayo, Donie Buckley much more senior in the pecking order

Talking of expenses..

Whatever he gets, he is well entitled to it.
A huge value add.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on September 09, 2017, 03:14:00 PM
FAO Sligonian ... As a sidenote to Carew going, what did Sligo folk think of Roli Sweeney. He is a man well thought of in Kildare?
In terms of a lad stepping up from a top class coach would Mick Bohan be worth a call?

An old head like McGrath along with O'Hara could work for Sligo.
It might be a big leap but you get the feeling Karl Lacey would step up alongside McEntee you would have s v dynamic team.


Mick Bohan's an excellent coach alright. I've studied a lot of his methods. He gave some workshops in Sligo last year which I couldn't attend but were excellent.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: giveballaghback on September 09, 2017, 06:36:12 PM
Fergal O Donnell has been offered the Sligo job, should be interesting if he takes it.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 09, 2017, 07:48:32 PM
Interesting...............
Before last September he wouldn't look at another County.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 09, 2017, 08:25:04 PM
I'd hope he'd turn it down because he'd do a much better job than any of the recent occupants of that post.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 09, 2017, 08:51:56 PM
Fergal O Donnell has been offered the Sligo job, should be interesting if he takes it.
Will be even more interesting if he's the Sligo manager and Sligo draw Roscommon in next years Connacht championship.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on September 10, 2017, 12:55:41 AM

How come Holmes and Connelly are not mentioned in this merry-go-round? Surely a top option for Sligo gig.
 
Mayo players were destroyed for lacking confidence in them but we've had one Sligo poster here wanting Sligo players have an input in next managerial appointment.

Holmes and Connelly have a good cv, and surprising they have not been even in the discussion for other counties. Makes no sense.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 10, 2017, 01:44:35 AM

How come Holmes and Connelly are not mentioned in this merry-go-round? Surely a top option for Sligo gig.
 
Mayo players were destroyed for lacking confidence in them but we've had one Sligo poster here wanting Sligo players have an input in next managerial appointment.

Holmes and Connelly have a good cv, and surprising they have not been even in the discussion for other counties. Makes no sense.

They were still better than Rochford however much you want to convince yourself they weren't.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on September 10, 2017, 02:19:07 AM

How come Holmes and Connelly are not mentioned in this merry-go-round? Surely a top option for Sligo gig.
 
Mayo players were destroyed for lacking confidence in them but we've had one Sligo poster here wanting Sligo players have an input in next managerial appointment.

Holmes and Connelly have a good cv, and surprising they have not been even in the discussion for other counties. Makes no sense.

They were still better than Rochford however much you want to convince yourself they weren't.

Moi? Not trying to convince myself of anything. Just wondering why other counties have not snapped them up. Then there was Tommy Jordan that won a club AI but it all turned sour in Sligo.
 Still, I don't get how you can say that H&C were 'better' than Rochford? Better how?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: maigheo on September 10, 2017, 03:47:45 AM
Jeez Syf,you have really gone off the rails if you think H and C were better than Rochford.Constantly repeating falsehoods will never make them true
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: maigheo on September 10, 2017, 03:50:05 AM
Fergal O Donnell has been offered the Sligo job, should be interesting if he takes it.
Well at least they would know how to play with 15 men behind the ball while playing with a gale force wind
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 11, 2017, 10:38:10 AM
FAO Sligonian ... As a sidenote to Carew going, what did Sligo folk think of Roli Sweeney. He is a man well thought of in Kildare?
In terms of a lad stepping up from a top class coach would Mick Bohan be worth a call?

An old head like McGrath along with O'Hara could work for Sligo.
It might be a big leap but you get the feeling Karl Lacey would step up alongside McEntee you would have s v dynamic team.
Ronan Sweeney was generally well thought, he was selector and forwards coach, we certainly moved the ball better going forward when he was there,

I am open to anyone, but problem is the idea of an interview is to get the best man possible and our 5 man committee don't know much about football and for us Carew was a bluffer and got through this process already and even got reappointed. Its hard to be optimistic but we could get lucky.

Some good suggestions there. Interesting that some are Fergal O Donnell has got it, i doubt our county board have been that proactive, i wouldnt mind him, he was better than Walsh and he would love a crack at mcstay id say.

Holmes and Connelly for me I dont really know what happened with Mayo but that Mayo team in the 2015 Connacht final was the best prepared team I've ever seen in July simple as that. Id take that.

Again the interview process should get the best candidate and any worries alleviated.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman on September 11, 2017, 11:54:42 AM
I'm not too bothered about Carew going, I wouldn't be anywhere near as critical as some on here about his tenure - a Connacht final and retaining Div 3 status in a major transitional period for us is not bad all considered though the collapses against Mayo in 2015 and Roscommon in 2016 were humiliating at the time. I know our club men only had good things to say about him and that it was the most professional set up they had been involved with in Sligo.

What happens from here is now what matters, we're still in a major transitional stage and have quite a promising batch coming through. There are no real candidates in the county, O'Hara looks like the best choice internally but I'd have sever reservations about him being the main man.

If we can stay in Div 3 over the next two years and manage not to humiliate ourselves then we'll hopefully be able to aim a little higher when when the bulk of these young members currently on the panel have more experience and bulked up physically.

A manager can only deal with the hand he is dealt with, it's good to see the performances of our underage teams in recent years but having gone to see a few of the club championship games in recent weeks, it really would wipe any enthusiasm about Sligo football away from you. There are clubs with big picks currently there like Harps, Johns, Marys, Coolera/Strandhill and Molaise Gaels that should certainly be able to challenge for club honours in Connacht. We are absolutely miles behind other counties in terms of tactical and physical conditioning of our club footballers. The enormity of the step up between club football in Sligo and intercounty football is the biggest problem facing Sligo football right now.

Without meaning to be disrespectful of certain players but there are a few lads on the panel now who have been involved for the last 4/5 years who are nowhere near the level but the sad thing is they're probably the best of what's out there. The top senior club sides in Sligo are probably at about the same level as the top club junior sides in Galway and Mayo. Does any club in Sligo have their own proper S&C base?

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 11, 2017, 12:55:08 PM
I'm not too bothered about Carew going, I wouldn't be anywhere near as critical as some on here about his tenure - a Connacht final and retaining Div 3 status in a major transitional period for us is not bad all considered though the collapses against Mayo in 2015 and Roscommon in 2016 were humiliating at the time. I know our club men only had good things to say about him and that it was the most professional set up they had been involved with in Sligo.

What happens from here is now what matters, we're still in a major transitional stage and have quite a promising batch coming through. There are no real candidates in the county, O'Hara looks like the best choice internally but I'd have sever reservations about him being the main man.

If we can stay in Div 3 over the next two years and manage not to humiliate ourselves then we'll hopefully be able to aim a little higher when when the bulk of these young members currently on the panel have more experience and bulked up physically.

A manager can only deal with the hand he is dealt with, it's good to see the performances of our underage teams in recent years but having gone to see a few of the club championship games in recent weeks, it really would wipe any enthusiasm about Sligo football away from you. There are clubs with big picks currently there like Harps, Johns, Marys, Coolera/Strandhill and Molaise Gaels that should certainly be able to challenge for club honours in Connacht. We are absolutely miles behind other counties in terms of tactical and physical conditioning of our club footballers. The enormity of the step up between club football in Sligo and intercounty football is the biggest problem facing Sligo football right now.

Without meaning to be disrespectful of certain players but there are a few lads on the panel now who have been involved for the last 4/5 years who are nowhere near the level but the sad thing is they're probably the best of what's out there. The top senior club sides in Sligo are probably at about the same level as the top club junior sides in Galway and Mayo. Does any club in Sligo have their own proper S&C base?

I heard the same regarding professional and all that, I was pretty heavily involved in the last 6 yrs at club level and with u21 county, etc.. this professional stuff gets bandied about alot, being professional is the easiest part of managing imo anybody can do it, from planning training sessions, food, gameday bus timings, water, etc... but to be honest Ive seen very little little evidence of Managers who are good organisers/professional, good man managers, good tacticians before and ingames, etc.. ie the full package, Carew was not good man manager, he treated players very differently where committment was concerned, some players could come in half way through the year, others couldnt take a holiday early season, he was very poor on player positioning, tactics and gameplans, Its alright getting the admin stuff right and putting out cones etc.. but its even more important to get the other stuff right, 3 yrs he was there and the strength and conditioning of some players wasnt up to scratch imo, the 2015 collapse more should of been learned, he has to take responsibility for that,

I agree on O Hara, its too early but wonder why you have severe reservations?

Your absolutely spot on regards our club footballers and the physical conditioning. County board should be leading the way but our clubs are full of dinosaurs and poor coaches with no knowledge of any of this. Even our injury management seems to be so poor and rehab we seem to always get it wrong. We need a complete revamp of County Board but our clubs are too passive and dont seem to really care about the state of the game, some think its a nrs game and thats it, pats on the back all round.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman on September 11, 2017, 01:15:31 PM
I'm not too bothered about Carew going, I wouldn't be anywhere near as critical as some on here about his tenure - a Connacht final and retaining Div 3 status in a major transitional period for us is not bad all considered though the collapses against Mayo in 2015 and Roscommon in 2016 were humiliating at the time. I know our club men only had good things to say about him and that it was the most professional set up they had been involved with in Sligo.

What happens from here is now what matters, we're still in a major transitional stage and have quite a promising batch coming through. There are no real candidates in the county, O'Hara looks like the best choice internally but I'd have sever reservations about him being the main man.

If we can stay in Div 3 over the next two years and manage not to humiliate ourselves then we'll hopefully be able to aim a little higher when when the bulk of these young members currently on the panel have more experience and bulked up physically.

A manager can only deal with the hand he is dealt with, it's good to see the performances of our underage teams in recent years but having gone to see a few of the club championship games in recent weeks, it really would wipe any enthusiasm about Sligo football away from you. There are clubs with big picks currently there like Harps, Johns, Marys, Coolera/Strandhill and Molaise Gaels that should certainly be able to challenge for club honours in Connacht. We are absolutely miles behind other counties in terms of tactical and physical conditioning of our club footballers. The enormity of the step up between club football in Sligo and intercounty football is the biggest problem facing Sligo football right now.

Without meaning to be disrespectful of certain players but there are a few lads on the panel now who have been involved for the last 4/5 years who are nowhere near the level but the sad thing is they're probably the best of what's out there. The top senior club sides in Sligo are probably at about the same level as the top club junior sides in Galway and Mayo. Does any club in Sligo have their own proper S&C base?

I heard the same regarding professional and all that, I was pretty heavily involved in the last 6 yrs at club level and with u21 county, etc.. this professional stuff gets bandied about alot, being professional is the easiest part of managing imo anybody can do it, from planning training sessions, food, gameday bus timings, water, etc... but to be honest Ive seen very little little evidence of Managers who are good organisers/professional, good man managers, good tacticians before and ingames, etc.. ie the full package, Carew was not good man manager, he treated players very differently where committment was concerned, some players could come in half way through the year, others couldnt take a holiday early season, he was very poor on player positioning, tactics and gameplans, Its alright getting the admin stuff right and putting out cones etc.. but its even more important to get the other stuff right, 3 yrs he was there and the strength and conditioning of some players wasnt up to scratch imo, the 2015 collapse more should of been learned, he has to take responsibility for that,

I agree on O Hara, its too early but wonder why you have severe reservations?

Your absolutely spot on regards our club footballers and the physical conditioning. County board should be leading the way but our clubs are full of dinosaurs and poor coaches with no knowledge of any of this. Even our injury management seems to be so poor and rehab we seem to always get it wrong. We need a complete revamp of County Board but our clubs are too passive and dont seem to really care about the state of the game, some think its a nrs game and thats it, pats on the back all round.

I think O'Hara needs another few years before he's ready.

Only so much blame can be placed on the county board. The facilities clubs have in Sligo are pretty much appalling. Apart from Tourlestrane and perhaps Bunninadden, there are so few well run clubs in Sligo. Look at the likes of Johns and Harps, big clubs with big picks and they're so far off the scene now. Curry are an absolute rabble now as well. West Sligo has been in a state for years. It's grand blaming the county board for everything but clubs have to get up and take action themselves.

I have a lot of relatives up North and the effort clubs go to in order to obtain good facilities and infrastructure is a great credit to them. It seems to be a real community effort there, with the exception of Tourlestrane there is a real lack of clubs driving the community and sparking involvement. I think there is a great urgency for clubs to take it on themselves to make things happen, rather than wait for the county board to sort things out.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 11, 2017, 03:09:25 PM
I'm not too bothered about Carew going, I wouldn't be anywhere near as critical as some on here about his tenure - a Connacht final and retaining Div 3 status in a major transitional period for us is not bad all considered though the collapses against Mayo in 2015 and Roscommon in 2016 were humiliating at the time. I know our club men only had good things to say about him and that it was the most professional set up they had been involved with in Sligo.

What happens from here is now what matters, we're still in a major transitional stage and have quite a promising batch coming through. There are no real candidates in the county, O'Hara looks like the best choice internally but I'd have sever reservations about him being the main man.

If we can stay in Div 3 over the next two years and manage not to humiliate ourselves then we'll hopefully be able to aim a little higher when when the bulk of these young members currently on the panel have more experience and bulked up physically.

A manager can only deal with the hand he is dealt with, it's good to see the performances of our underage teams in recent years but having gone to see a few of the club championship games in recent weeks, it really would wipe any enthusiasm about Sligo football away from you. There are clubs with big picks currently there like Harps, Johns, Marys, Coolera/Strandhill and Molaise Gaels that should certainly be able to challenge for club honours in Connacht. We are absolutely miles behind other counties in terms of tactical and physical conditioning of our club footballers. The enormity of the step up between club football in Sligo and intercounty football is the biggest problem facing Sligo football right now.

Without meaning to be disrespectful of certain players but there are a few lads on the panel now who have been involved for the last 4/5 years who are nowhere near the level but the sad thing is they're probably the best of what's out there. The top senior club sides in Sligo are probably at about the same level as the top club junior sides in Galway and Mayo. Does any club in Sligo have their own proper S&C base?

I heard the same regarding professional and all that, I was pretty heavily involved in the last 6 yrs at club level and with u21 county, etc.. this professional stuff gets bandied about alot, being professional is the easiest part of managing imo anybody can do it, from planning training sessions, food, gameday bus timings, water, etc... but to be honest Ive seen very little little evidence of Managers who are good organisers/professional, good man managers, good tacticians before and ingames, etc.. ie the full package, Carew was not good man manager, he treated players very differently where committment was concerned, some players could come in half way through the year, others couldnt take a holiday early season, he was very poor on player positioning, tactics and gameplans, Its alright getting the admin stuff right and putting out cones etc.. but its even more important to get the other stuff right, 3 yrs he was there and the strength and conditioning of some players wasnt up to scratch imo, the 2015 collapse more should of been learned, he has to take responsibility for that,

I agree on O Hara, its too early but wonder why you have severe reservations?

Your absolutely spot on regards our club footballers and the physical conditioning. County board should be leading the way but our clubs are full of dinosaurs and poor coaches with no knowledge of any of this. Even our injury management seems to be so poor and rehab we seem to always get it wrong. We need a complete revamp of County Board but our clubs are too passive and dont seem to really care about the state of the game, some think its a nrs game and thats it, pats on the back all round.

I think O'Hara needs another few years before he's ready.

Only so much blame can be placed on the county board. The facilities clubs have in Sligo are pretty much appalling. Apart from Tourlestrane and perhaps Bunninadden, there are so few well run clubs in Sligo. Look at the likes of Johns and Harps, big clubs with big picks and they're so far off the scene now. Curry are an absolute rabble now as well. West Sligo has been in a state for years. It's grand blaming the county board for everything but clubs have to get up and take action themselves.

I have a lot of relatives up North and the effort clubs go to in order to obtain good facilities and infrastructure is a great credit to them. It seems to be a real community effort there, with the exception of Tourlestrane there is a real lack of clubs driving the community and sparking involvement. I think there is a great urgency for clubs to take it on themselves to make things happen, rather than wait for the county board to sort things out.
Sligo's biggest problem is the GAA is not the heart of our communities and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Have you ever seen such poor attendance of club games as Sligo? I agree on the facilities etc..

Do you not think as custodians of the game the County Board could do more?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 11, 2017, 04:04:50 PM
surely the LOI cannot last another 5 years and the "bitofred" will disappear into a myriad of revolving junior clubs.......

then perhaps city clubs will get the finger out and establish GAA as the premier sport in the most populated parts. west sligo like nost of rural Connacht is fucked population wise
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on September 11, 2017, 04:22:17 PM
surely the LOI cannot last another 5 years and the "bitofred" will disappear into a myriad of revolving junior clubs.......

then perhaps city clubs will get the finger out and establish GAA as the premier sport in the most populated parts. west sligo like nost of rural Connacht is fucked population wise


Truth is there aren't any "city" clubs. Mary's, John's, Calry - all clubs based outside or on the edge of the town with very little traction the closer you go to the town centre. When a club was set up in the centre of the town they made it their business (some of them) to make things awkward for them and eventually it was shut down. At the very least we need one or more underage clubs set up in the centre of Sligo town. Soccer will always be number 1 in the centre of the town but not everyone can live the dream of making it at the Showgrounds  :-\ and certainly I think this should be an initiative lead and backed by the county board. In much the same way as Dublin got a coaching plan backed financially by Croke Park we should be able to come up with something to get us a foothold in our most populated area.

St Molaise Gaels should be acknowledged as a well run club. They've a big area but like Dublin no one cared about that when they were doing poorly. They're strong at all underage levels and have won a senior league. They're an example of what can be done.

Leaving it all up to the clubs is all good and well but you'll get the same results you've always got. We need some radical thinking and good plans, followed through with passion.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rodney trotter on September 11, 2017, 04:27:44 PM
Pillar Caffrey being mentioned for the Louth job.Rory Gallagher to return to Fermana.gh
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 11, 2017, 04:41:30 PM
surely the LOI cannot last another 5 years and the "bitofred" will disappear into a myriad of revolving junior clubs.......

then perhaps city clubs will get the finger out and establish GAA as the premier sport in the most populated parts. west sligo like nost of rural Connacht is fucked population wise


Truth is there aren't any "city" clubs. Mary's, John's, Calry - all clubs based outside or on the edge of the town with very little traction the closer you go to the town centre. When a club was set up in the centre of the town they made it their business (some of them) to make things awkward for them and eventually it was shut down. At the very least we need one or more underage clubs set up in the centre of Sligo town. Soccer will always be number 1 in the centre of the town but not everyone can live the dream of making it at the Showgrounds  :-\ and certainly I think this should be an initiative lead and backed by the county board. In much the same way as Dublin got a coaching plan backed financially by Croke Park we should be able to come up with something to get us a foothold in our most populated area.

St Molaise Gaels should be acknowledged as a well run club. They've a big area but like Dublin no one cared about that when they were doing poorly. They're strong at all underage levels and have won a senior league. They're an example of what can be done.

Leaving it all up to the clubs is all good and well but you'll get the same results you've always got. We need some radical thinking and good plans, followed through with passion.

I suppose more accurate would be co board get finger out and enable any club drawing from the city population to develop further. I'd have though from afar that marys were getting the house in order... I was counting the 3 you listed as city clubs but understand not strictly speaking. Is Molaise the new(er) name of Grange / Cliffoney
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman on September 11, 2017, 04:43:04 PM
I'm not too bothered about Carew going, I wouldn't be anywhere near as critical as some on here about his tenure - a Connacht final and retaining Div 3 status in a major transitional period for us is not bad all considered though the collapses against Mayo in 2015 and Roscommon in 2016 were humiliating at the time. I know our club men only had good things to say about him and that it was the most professional set up they had been involved with in Sligo.

What happens from here is now what matters, we're still in a major transitional stage and have quite a promising batch coming through. There are no real candidates in the county, O'Hara looks like the best choice internally but I'd have sever reservations about him being the main man.

If we can stay in Div 3 over the next two years and manage not to humiliate ourselves then we'll hopefully be able to aim a little higher when when the bulk of these young members currently on the panel have more experience and bulked up physically.

A manager can only deal with the hand he is dealt with, it's good to see the performances of our underage teams in recent years but having gone to see a few of the club championship games in recent weeks, it really would wipe any enthusiasm about Sligo football away from you. There are clubs with big picks currently there like Harps, Johns, Marys, Coolera/Strandhill and Molaise Gaels that should certainly be able to challenge for club honours in Connacht. We are absolutely miles behind other counties in terms of tactical and physical conditioning of our club footballers. The enormity of the step up between club football in Sligo and intercounty football is the biggest problem facing Sligo football right now.

Without meaning to be disrespectful of certain players but there are a few lads on the panel now who have been involved for the last 4/5 years who are nowhere near the level but the sad thing is they're probably the best of what's out there. The top senior club sides in Sligo are probably at about the same level as the top club junior sides in Galway and Mayo. Does any club in Sligo have their own proper S&C base?

I heard the same regarding professional and all that, I was pretty heavily involved in the last 6 yrs at club level and with u21 county, etc.. this professional stuff gets bandied about alot, being professional is the easiest part of managing imo anybody can do it, from planning training sessions, food, gameday bus timings, water, etc... but to be honest Ive seen very little little evidence of Managers who are good organisers/professional, good man managers, good tacticians before and ingames, etc.. ie the full package, Carew was not good man manager, he treated players very differently where committment was concerned, some players could come in half way through the year, others couldnt take a holiday early season, he was very poor on player positioning, tactics and gameplans, Its alright getting the admin stuff right and putting out cones etc.. but its even more important to get the other stuff right, 3 yrs he was there and the strength and conditioning of some players wasnt up to scratch imo, the 2015 collapse more should of been learned, he has to take responsibility for that,

I agree on O Hara, its too early but wonder why you have severe reservations?

Your absolutely spot on regards our club footballers and the physical conditioning. County board should be leading the way but our clubs are full of dinosaurs and poor coaches with no knowledge of any of this. Even our injury management seems to be so poor and rehab we seem to always get it wrong. We need a complete revamp of County Board but our clubs are too passive and dont seem to really care about the state of the game, some think its a nrs game and thats it, pats on the back all round.

I think O'Hara needs another few years before he's ready.

Only so much blame can be placed on the county board. The facilities clubs have in Sligo are pretty much appalling. Apart from Tourlestrane and perhaps Bunninadden, there are so few well run clubs in Sligo. Look at the likes of Johns and Harps, big clubs with big picks and they're so far off the scene now. Curry are an absolute rabble now as well. West Sligo has been in a state for years. It's grand blaming the county board for everything but clubs have to get up and take action themselves.

I have a lot of relatives up North and the effort clubs go to in order to obtain good facilities and infrastructure is a great credit to them. It seems to be a real community effort there, with the exception of Tourlestrane there is a real lack of clubs driving the community and sparking involvement. I think there is a great urgency for clubs to take it on themselves to make things happen, rather than wait for the county board to sort things out.
Sligo's biggest problem is the GAA is not the heart of our communities and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Have you ever seen such poor attendance of club games as Sligo? I agree on the facilities etc..

Do you not think as custodians of the game the County Board could do more?

Of course they could but clubs shouldn't be sitting around and waiting for other people to do things, they should be proactive and try and enforce the change itself. To a certain extent I'd disagree with that GAA is not at the heart of the community, the Sligo support is pretty decent, for the qualifiers this year we drew quite large crowds for the home game with Antrim and away game with Meath with little expectation. Maybe in North Sligo and the town, there's not as much appetite until the bandwagon rolls around but in the south and west of the country there would be every bit as much appetite for gaelic football than in the south of the county.

I think the problem with the clubs is more centred on lack of identity in the club. I remember in a former job I worked out in Finisklin, there were two lads from the Harps club - one who had played for them through the underage ranks and another who would have been 20 years or so older. They hadn't an idea who the other one was when they started working and when we were chatting at lunch one day they were saying they lived about a 25 minute drive apart despite both living in the club boundaries - this wouldn't be something that would be unique to Harps either, Shamrock Gaels, Molaise Gaels off the top of my head would also cover huge areas. If you look at Monaghan which would be a similar size to Sligo they have more than double the no of clubs if I'm thinking rightly.

For me the whole club structure in the county is rotten and at the hub of every failing of GAA in Sligo. The County Board can do little about this unless groups from these communities decide that it needs to change, I know there would have been a lot of bad blood about some of the amalgamations in the past.

I don't really see soccer as much of a deterrent any more to be honest. It exists fine with the GAA, the biggest problem seems to be retaining players when they leave underage - Johns are a team that has had so many standout underage players who have never made any real impact at senior level. Rugby has probably become more of a threat in the town with a few promising underage GAA players dabbling with the rugby club in Sligo in recent years.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman on September 11, 2017, 04:48:27 PM
surely the LOI cannot last another 5 years and the "bitofred" will disappear into a myriad of revolving junior clubs.......

then perhaps city clubs will get the finger out and establish GAA as the premier sport in the most populated parts. west sligo like nost of rural Connacht is fucked population wise


Truth is there aren't any "city" clubs. Mary's, John's, Calry - all clubs based outside or on the edge of the town with very little traction the closer you go to the town centre. When a club was set up in the centre of the town they made it their business (some of them) to make things awkward for them and eventually it was shut down. At the very least we need one or more underage clubs set up in the centre of Sligo town. Soccer will always be number 1 in the centre of the town but not everyone can live the dream of making it at the Showgrounds  :-\ and certainly I think this should be an initiative lead and backed by the county board. In much the same way as Dublin got a coaching plan backed financially by Croke Park we should be able to come up with something to get us a foothold in our most populated area.

St Molaise Gaels should be acknowledged as a well run club. They've a big area but like Dublin no one cared about that when they were doing poorly. They're strong at all underage levels and have won a senior league. They're an example of what can be done.

Leaving it all up to the clubs is all good and well but you'll get the same results you've always got. We need some radical thinking and good plans, followed through with passion.

Molaise Gaels have a huge area. Amalgamations are a bandaid to a festering sore.

Sligo football would be benifitting much more if they had three clubs in this area all fielding teams. Ultimately amalgamations like Shamrock Gaels, Eastern Harps and Molaise Gaels fail Sligo football - they are pulled out of thin air because certain individuals are too big in their boots to suck up a few years in the lower levels and build their team up.

Look at the state Harps and Shamrock Gaels are in now. How much of a success are Molaise Gaels for a club of their size and cachement area?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on September 11, 2017, 07:51:12 PM
Rory to be confirmed tonight .
Interesting back room team if rumours are to be believed
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 11, 2017, 07:56:32 PM
Rory to be confirmed tonight .
Interesting back room team if rumours are to be believed
His rumored back room team would want to be a good as outright manager Rory is a downgrade from Pete McGrath.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on September 11, 2017, 08:56:26 PM
Rory Gallagher ratified with Ryan 'Ricey' McMenamin as assistant
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: skeog on September 11, 2017, 08:58:11 PM
Be some combination.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 11, 2017, 09:10:28 PM
Be some combination.
A bit of bite to that combination.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Tubberman on September 11, 2017, 09:17:07 PM
Rory Gallagher ratified with Ryan 'Ricey' McMenamin as assistant

That won't end well
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Subbie on September 11, 2017, 10:08:36 PM
I can't believe Fermanagh didn't even consider the Banty.
He could have revolutionised Fermanagh football with his free flowing , stylish , open brand of football  ::)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: In hiding on September 11, 2017, 11:06:29 PM
Have louth got a manager yet ?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 11, 2017, 11:33:08 PM
Heard Pillar Caffrey in the running.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 12, 2017, 12:16:52 AM
 http://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/poll/national-sport/269266/vote-pick-the-next-louth-manager.html
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: GrandMasterFlash on September 12, 2017, 07:31:19 AM
Rory Gallagher ratified with Ryan 'Ricey' McMenamin as assistant

The prodigal son returns, accompanied by the son you couldn't love..

That's a bit mad. Surely there'd be little enough appetite for Rory in Fermanagh? Or does that matter? As the man says, it's not a 'personality contest', it's about results...  ::)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 12, 2017, 07:56:38 AM
http://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/poll/national-sport/269266/vote-pick-the-next-louth-manager.html
One way to do it I suppose.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: DuffleKing on September 12, 2017, 08:11:54 AM

So Rory has stepped away from steering the new generation of potential laden youth of division one Donegal to take on a division three Fermanagh - a team that looks from the outside like it has a glass ceiling with the lack of any substance coming through. Looks an odd one.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 12, 2017, 11:48:09 AM

So Rory has stepped away from steering the new generation of potential laden youth of division one Donegal to take on a division three Fermanagh - a team that looks from the outside like it has a glass ceiling with the lack of any substance coming through. Looks an odd one.

Eh? He was ran from Donegal..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Horse Box on September 12, 2017, 01:30:46 PM
Any word on Liam Kearns Bhoys , is he staying on with Tipp ?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 12, 2017, 07:20:35 PM
surely the LOI cannot last another 5 years and the "bitofred" will disappear into a myriad of revolving junior clubs.......

then perhaps city clubs will get the finger out and establish GAA as the premier sport in the most populated parts. west sligo like nost of rural Connacht is fucked population wise


Truth is there aren't any "city" clubs. Mary's, John's, Calry - all clubs based outside or on the edge of the town with very little traction the closer you go to the town centre. When a club was set up in the centre of the town they made it their business (some of them) to make things awkward for them and eventually it was shut down. At the very least we need one or more underage clubs set up in the centre of Sligo town. Soccer will always be number 1 in the centre of the town but not everyone can live the dream of making it at the Showgrounds  :-\ and certainly I think this should be an initiative lead and backed by the county board. In much the same way as Dublin got a coaching plan backed financially by Croke Park we should be able to come up with something to get us a foothold in our most populated area.

St Molaise Gaels should be acknowledged as a well run club. They've a big area but like Dublin no one cared about that when they were doing poorly. They're strong at all underage levels and have won a senior league. They're an example of what can be done.

Leaving it all up to the clubs is all good and well but you'll get the same results you've always got. We need some radical thinking and good plans, followed through with passion.

I suppose more accurate would be co board get finger out and enable any club drawing from the city population to develop further. I'd have though from afar that marys were getting the house in order... I was counting the 3 you listed as city clubs but understand not strictly speaking. Is Molaise the new(er) name of Grange / Cliffoney
Yes I'm from St Molaise Gaels, its made up of Grange, Cliffoney, Maugherow,

We are strong at underage because sheer nr of players coming through and the local head teacher at Grange is GAA mad and a good coach, the actual coaching in the club itself is poor imo, don't want to say more than that

People talk about our catchment area but its actually smaller than drumcliffe/rosses point, but obvioulsly it is big.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: cornetto on September 13, 2017, 09:39:21 AM
Walsh  to stay on in galway,don't think it's the most favoured but I suppose for continuation purposes not a bad thing,will the players be pleased?it's hard to know I think if you see panel withdrawals,you have your answer.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 13, 2017, 10:45:19 AM
McGeeney confirmed in Armagh I believe.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Ball Hopper on September 14, 2017, 08:56:55 PM
Stephen Wallace, ex-Ardfert and ex-Kerry Juniors Manager going to Offaly, per Kerry GAA discussion board.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 14, 2017, 09:00:23 PM
Stephen Wallace, ex-Ardfert and ex-Kerry Juniors Manager going to Offaly, per Kerry GAA discussion board.

That's official.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 14, 2017, 11:47:44 PM
Connerton reappointed in Larryland they say.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 21, 2017, 06:52:13 PM
Declan Bonner to be appointed in Donegal.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 21, 2017, 06:55:19 PM
Walsh  to stay on in galway,don't think it's the most favoured but I suppose for continuation purposes not a bad thing,will the players be pleased?it's hard to know I think if you see panel withdrawals,you have your answer.

You know something we don't?

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: manfromdelmonte on September 21, 2017, 07:48:09 PM
Connerton reappointed in Larryland they say.
he's retired from the teaching so he can devote himself totally to making Longford a contender for Sam
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: manfromdelmonte on September 21, 2017, 07:50:09 PM
apparently Westmeath are going for ex Wicklow manager Magee or ex Louth manager Colin Kelly

they really love their outside managers = the expenses must be good, or the county board don't want a local rocking the applecart
no homegrown manager since Luke Dempsey
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: shark on September 21, 2017, 08:25:07 PM
apparently Westmeath are going for ex Wicklow manager Magee or ex Louth manager Colin Kelly

they really love their outside managers = the expenses must be good, or the county board don't want a local rocking the applecart
no homegrown manager since Luke Dempsey

Who is from Kildare. No Westmeath man since the early 90's. And the expenses certainly are not good.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: oliverkelly on September 21, 2017, 08:31:52 PM
apparently Westmeath are going for ex Wicklow manager Magee or ex Louth manager Colin Kelly

they really love their outside managers = the expenses must be good, or the county board don't want a local rocking the applecart
no homegrown manager since Luke Dempsey

Fergal O'Donnell was supposedly intrested and in a "Final Three" with the two lads left but is out of the running now. Not sure if that was down to himself pulling out with his eyes on Sligo or been ruled out but that was the story doing the rounds at club games in Roscommon last few weeks
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: manfromdelmonte on September 21, 2017, 10:43:03 PM
apparently Westmeath are going for ex Wicklow manager Magee or ex Louth manager Colin Kelly

they really love their outside managers = the expenses must be good, or the county board don't want a local rocking the applecart
no homegrown manager since Luke Dempsey

Who is from Kildare. No Westmeath man since the early 90's. And the expenses certainly are not good.
living locally and working locally though
no money in westmeath yet there's plenty of sponsored cars being driven around the place...
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on September 22, 2017, 08:26:28 AM
apparently Westmeath are going for ex Wicklow manager Magee or ex Louth manager Colin Kelly

they really love their outside managers = the expenses must be good, or the county board don't want a local rocking the applecart
no homegrown manager since Luke Dempsey

Fergal O'Donnell was supposedly intrested and in a "Final Three" with the two lads left but is out of the running now. Not sure if that was down to himself pulling out with his eyes on Sligo or been ruled out but that was the story doing the rounds at club games in Roscommon last few weeks


I hope he's in line for our job. Nominations from the clubs need to be in this evening. One rumour I heard was Banty but he might be doing Monaghan U-17's?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 26, 2017, 11:14:15 AM
Lenny Harbison appointed in Antrim,  Fitzmaurice staying on in Kerry.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Horse Box on September 26, 2017, 08:11:33 PM
Liam Kearns in charge of Tipp again :D with former Tipp and Kildare Player Brian Lacey coming on board as Selector !
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 26, 2017, 10:05:53 PM
Stephen wallace in offaly with Billy Sheehan as asst
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Real Talk on September 26, 2017, 10:12:49 PM
Stephen wallace in offaly with Billy Sheehan as asst
Is that the Billy Sheehan that used to play for Laois ....  is he a native of Kerry ?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rodney trotter on September 26, 2017, 11:14:01 PM
Yes, that's him. Orginally from Kerry.  He was the coach of Cork for the past 2 years.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on September 27, 2017, 12:16:10 PM
Another Kerryman in a job

John Sugrue for Laois

http://www.the42.ie/laois-football-john-sugrue-kerry-3617578-Sep2017/

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 27, 2017, 12:34:10 PM
How many Kerry men out there now
Evans, Kearns,  Wallace, Sugrue , Sheehan...... ...
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 27, 2017, 03:43:51 PM
Stephen wallace in offaly with Billy Sheehan as asst
Is that the Billy Sheehan that used to play for Laois ....  is he a native of Kerry ?

yes an Austin Stacks man but living in Dublin for a fair while now
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 27, 2017, 06:13:27 PM
How many Kerry men out there now
Evans, Kearns,  Wallace, Sugrue , Sheehan...... ...
Anyone curious as to why all these Kerry men don't get management jobs in Kerry?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: seafoid on September 27, 2017, 06:16:19 PM
New Laois manager only got 1 year according to the Laois lads. WTF
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 27, 2017, 06:16:36 PM
They would all hardly fit......

Mostblive outside the county also. Sugrue long established in Laois
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 27, 2017, 06:18:57 PM
How many Kerry men out there now
Evans, Kearns,  Wallace, Sugrue , Sheehan...... ...
Anyone curious as to why all these Kerry men don't get management jobs in Kerry?

It would have something to do with there being only one senior IC job in Kerry.. obviously.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 27, 2017, 06:21:26 PM
How many Kerry men out there now
Evans, Kearns,  Wallace, Sugrue , Sheehan...... ...
Anyone curious as to why all these Kerry men don't get management jobs in Kerry?

Well I suppose there's only so many jobs to go around.
Evans managed Laune Rangers to an All Ireland Club Championship.
Liam Kearns would be well respected as a manager.
Stephen Wallace won a couple of Junior All Irelands in Kerry, as well as an All Ireland Intermediate Club with Ardfert, he'd be in demand.
John Sugrue lives in Portlaoise and has done for years. He was involved in the backroom team of a couple of Kerry setups but has also been with Laois before.
And Billy Sheehan is living in Dublin I think.

If you're trying to say they are not wanted in Kerry, I think you're wrong.

One to watch is Declan O'Sullivan. He's got Dromid promoted to the 2nd Division, and they are in the Premier Junior championship final as well I think. He's done a bit of time with Jack O'Connor as well in Minor and U21 squads.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 27, 2017, 06:26:22 PM
How many Kerry men out there now
Evans, Kearns,  Wallace, Sugrue , Sheehan...... ...
Anyone curious as to why all these Kerry men don't get management jobs in Kerry?

Well I suppose there's only so many jobs to go around.
Evans managed Laune Rangers to an All Ireland Club Championship.
Liam Kearns would be well respected as a manager.
Stephen Wallace won a couple of Junior All Irelands in Kerry, as well as an All Ireland Intermediate Club with Ardfert, he'd be in demand.
John Sugrue lives in Portlaoise and has done for years. He was involved in the backroom team of a couple of Kerry setups but has also been with Laois before.
And Billy Sheehan is living in Dublin I think.

If you're trying to say they are not wanted in Kerry, I think you're wrong.

One to watch is Declan O'Sullivan. He's got Dromid promoted to the 2nd Division, and they are in the Premier Junior championship final as well I think. He's done a bit of time with Jack O'Connor as well in Minor and U21 squads.

The subtle shades of xenophobia in a country as tiny as Ireland never fail to sadden and amuse in equal measure.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on September 27, 2017, 06:28:46 PM
Evans, Wallace and Sugure have all managed clubs in Kerry previously.

Don't think Kearns or Sheehan has.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Horse Box on September 27, 2017, 06:40:34 PM
How many Kerry men out there now
Evans, Kearns,  Wallace, Sugrue , Sheehan...... ...
Anyone curious as to why all these Kerry men don't get management jobs in Kerry?

Kearns is living in Clonlara . Clonlara is in Clare and about 45 minutes from Thurles where Tipp train !
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 27, 2017, 06:44:25 PM
How many Kerry men out there now
Evans, Kearns,  Wallace, Sugrue , Sheehan...... ...
Anyone curious as to why all these Kerry men don't get management jobs in Kerry?

Well I suppose there's only so many jobs to go around.
Evans managed Laune Rangers to an All Ireland Club Championship.
Liam Kearns would be well respected as a manager.
Stephen Wallace won a couple of Junior All Irelands in Kerry, as well as an All Ireland Intermediate Club with Ardfert, he'd be in demand.
John Sugrue lives in Portlaoise and has done for years. He was involved in the backroom team of a couple of Kerry setups but has also been with Laois before.
And Billy Sheehan is living in Dublin I think.

If you're trying to say they are not wanted in Kerry, I think you're wrong.

One to watch is Declan O'Sullivan. He's got Dromid promoted to the 2nd Division, and they are in the Premier Junior championship final as well I think. He's done a bit of time with Jack O'Connor as well in Minor and U21 squads.

The subtle shades of xenophobia in a country as tiny as Ireland never fail to sadden and amuse in equal measure.

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Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 27, 2017, 06:46:06 PM
Don't AZ.
He'll do your head in.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 27, 2017, 07:01:22 PM
How many Kerry men out there now
Evans, Kearns,  Wallace, Sugrue , Sheehan...... ...
Anyone curious as to why all these Kerry men don't get management jobs in Kerry?

Well I suppose there's only so many jobs to go around.
Evans managed Laune Rangers to an All Ireland Club Championship.
Liam Kearns would be well respected as a manager.
Stephen Wallace won a couple of Junior All Irelands in Kerry, as well as an All Ireland Intermediate Club with Ardfert, he'd be in demand.
John Sugrue lives in Portlaoise and has done for years. He was involved in the backroom team of a couple of Kerry setups but has also been with Laois before.
And Billy Sheehan is living in Dublin I think.

If you're trying to say they are not wanted in Kerry, I think you're wrong.

One to watch is Declan O'Sullivan. He's got Dromid promoted to the 2nd Division, and they are in the Premier Junior championship final as well I think. He's done a bit of time with Jack O'Connor as well in Minor and U21 squads.

No simply curious.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 27, 2017, 07:04:47 PM
New Laois manager only got 1 year according to the Laois lads. WTF
If thats true he's more a fool to accept that deal as all managers should be given at least two years.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 27, 2017, 07:23:49 PM
How many Kerry men out there now
Evans, Kearns,  Wallace, Sugrue , Sheehan...... ...
Anyone curious as to why all these Kerry men don't get management jobs in Kerry?

Well I suppose there's only so many jobs to go around.
Evans managed Laune Rangers to an All Ireland Club Championship.
Liam Kearns would be well respected as a manager.
Stephen Wallace won a couple of Junior All Irelands in Kerry, as well as an All Ireland Intermediate Club with Ardfert, he'd be in demand.
John Sugrue lives in Portlaoise and has done for years. He was involved in the backroom team of a couple of Kerry setups but has also been with Laois before.
And Billy Sheehan is living in Dublin I think.

If you're trying to say they are not wanted in Kerry, I think you're wrong.

One to watch is Declan O'Sullivan. He's got Dromid promoted to the 2nd Division, and they are in the Premier Junior championship final as well I think. He's done a bit of time with Jack O'Connor as well in Minor and U21 squads.

The subtle shades of xenophobia in a country as tiny as Ireland never fail to sadden and amuse in equal measure.

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Mistrust of the outsider, the foreigner. In IC it boils down to a manager or coach (God help an outside manager who don't have a token local on staff) who isn't from a given county. Here in Roscommon we seem to have a particularly hatred of them despite having only a few managers in the county without a bare trophy cabinet to begin with. It's a childish, easy excuse that appeals only to the worst nature of people.

If that wasn't comical enough, at club level it devolves to someone from a neighboring parish coaching or managing a team being treated with suspicion. The sad part is the one common factor in all of it is a county or a club pulling in different directions selfishly, and going no where because of it.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 27, 2017, 08:09:44 PM
Jasus Syfīn you are surpassing even yourself in nonsensical rambling now.
An awful lot of Counties have outside managers and a right scatter of clubs do too.
You're  stereotyping is reminiscent of the stage Irishman nonsense.
In our case John Tobin and John Evans were both well liked.
Tommy Tom and the Tanman were not popular and for good reason.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on September 27, 2017, 08:10:06 PM
Pete McGrath new Louth manager
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: skeog on September 27, 2017, 08:32:02 PM
Pete staying in Div 2.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 27, 2017, 08:40:19 PM
Jasus Syfīn you are surpassing even yourself in nonsensical rambling now.
An awful lot of Counties have outside managers and a right scatter of clubs do too.
You're  stereotyping is reminiscent of the stage Irishman nonsense.
In our case John Tobin and John Evans were both well liked.
Tommy Tom and the Tanman were not popular and for good reason.

How did John Evans’ term end again? With rumblings he couldn’t even get half the clubs in the county to vote him in for a single year term, an insurrection spear-headed by none other than the incoming county board chairman? Well liked my arse. Please stop trying to pass bullshit as fact.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on September 27, 2017, 10:45:07 PM
Kevin McStay has been reappointed manager of the Roscommon senior footballers on a two-year term with the option of a third.

Colin Kelly is the new Westmeath football boss.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on September 28, 2017, 12:18:27 PM
We've managed to appoint two men to "head up" our managerial search committee. John Tobin is one of them so there's hope but as usual we're miles behind other counties. Appointing someone before the club championships end - sure why would you bother with that?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 28, 2017, 12:46:09 PM
Kevin McStay has been reappointed manager of the Roscommon senior footballers on a two-year term with the option of a third.

Colin Kelly is the new Westmeath football boss.

was mcstay not appointed last year for a new term or was that another rossie solution to not being able to hold managers
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 28, 2017, 01:30:24 PM
He was indeed - for 2 years with the option of a 3rd.
Either his appointment was terminated after the Championship or we're at some kind of  PR stuff.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 28, 2017, 01:33:53 PM
Jasus Syfīn you are surpassing even yourself in nonsensical rambling now.
An awful lot of Counties have outside managers and a right scatter of clubs do too.
You're  stereotyping is reminiscent of the stage Irishman nonsense.
In our case John Tobin and John Evans were both well liked.
Tommy Tom and the Tanman were not popular and for good reason.

How did John Evans’ term end again? With rumblings he couldn’t even get half the clubs in the county to vote him in for a single year term, an insurrection spear-headed by none other than the incoming county board chairman? Well liked my arse. Please stop trying to pass bullshit as fact.
You fond of using words like arse and bullshit - very apt if I may say so.
The heave against Johneen Evans came because if bad results v Sligo and Fermanagh. The Executive were about to re appoint him but when an alternative with financial backing was mooted  the game was up.
BUT it was due to results not unpopularity.
Now you stick to arses and bullshit as you usually do.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on October 10, 2017, 11:49:44 AM
Kevin McStay has been reappointed manager of the Roscommon senior footballers on a two-year term with the option of a third.

Colin Kelly is the new Westmeath football boss.

Very underwhelmed. Then again I wasn't exactly blown away when Cribbin was eventually appointed and I'd take your hand off for a repeat of the last 3 years in championship again right now.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 10, 2017, 03:37:52 PM
Is everyone fixed up now apart from Sligo??
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 10, 2017, 04:06:57 PM
Is everyone fixed up now apart from Sligo??
Have Sligo interviewed anyone for the job yet?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Tubberman on October 10, 2017, 04:11:10 PM
Is everyone fixed up now apart from Sligo??
Have Sligo interviewed anyone for the job yet?

Or has anyone interviewed Sligo to see why he should take them on?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 10, 2017, 04:31:15 PM
At least the Roscommon bus can make it out of the garage in the first place, Eamonn.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: 5 Sams on October 10, 2017, 10:44:52 PM
Gearóíd Adams in with Eamonn Burns for 2018.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on October 10, 2017, 11:24:18 PM
Only a few rumours floating around Sligo, nothing concrete. Sure whats the rush? Looking at club championship games isn't really necessary anyway.  ::)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 11, 2017, 01:10:24 AM
Ye'll be grand Seànie.
Connacht is a given for ye next year - Rhubarbs gone over the hill, we're aiming to peak in the Super 8s, Galway are flaky.....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Horse Box on October 17, 2017, 06:01:59 PM
Paschal Kellaghan is the new Tipp Coach , a bold move by Liam Kearns . Kellaghan has a great record at Club level guiding his native Rhode to another Offaly Senior Title this year and has been successful with other Clubs also !
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on October 17, 2017, 06:05:59 PM
I suspect this will be a move towards a more defensive game plan. Pascal has the best team in Offaly by a mile, but he has set his teams up to defend en-masse and hit fast, hard and in numbers. He's used to a couple of marquee forwards so he should be used to the likes of Quinlivan and Sweeney. Interesting stuff.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 17, 2017, 06:38:54 PM
Any body hear Rochford's intentions yet? Or was he giving himself until the 31st of October to decide? I assume he will stay on anyway.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 17, 2017, 06:45:56 PM
Any body hear Rochford's intentions yet? Or was he giving himself until the 31st of October to decide? I assume he will stay on anyway.

If he isn't staying on he's going to leave Mayo high and dry for 2018 at this stage.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: LooseCannon on October 18, 2017, 10:08:20 PM
I suspect this will be a move towards a more defensive game plan. Pascal has the best team in Offaly by a mile, but he has set his teams up to defend en-masse and hit fast, hard and in numbers. He's used to a couple of marquee forwards so he should be used to the likes of Quinlivan and Sweeney. Interesting stuff.

Will he stay on with Rhode?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on October 19, 2017, 09:52:44 AM
He might I suppose, but he has a young family and if he's in Thurles 3 days a week, it might be hard to be in Rhode another 2 or 3 nights.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 19, 2017, 12:13:53 PM
Any body hear Rochford's intentions yet? Or was he giving himself until the 31st of October to decide? I assume he will stay on anyway.

have the players not met yet and decided hes not good enough ??????
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: LooseCannon on October 23, 2017, 10:41:37 PM
http://www.sligogaa.ie/ArticleDetail.aspx?articleid=28310
Seems they admitted that he applied for Donegal job before he went near Sligo. (Facepalm)  ;D  ;D ;D
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ck on October 23, 2017, 10:46:47 PM
Cathal Corey has never managed a county team at any level or even been part of a county setup. Significantly he went for county underage jobs in his native Tyrone but was not successful. His claim to fame seems to be applying for the Donegal job and again was unsuccessful. Now hes managing Sligo senior team. I despair!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: In hiding on October 23, 2017, 10:56:32 PM
Cathal Corey has never managed a county team at any level or even been part of a county setup. Significantly he went for county underage jobs in his native Tyrone but was not successful. His claim to fame seems to be applying for the Donegal job and again was unsuccessful. Now hes managing Sligo senior team. I despair!
Wow! Sligo are taking a big leap of faith there
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 23, 2017, 10:58:38 PM
And all that whining about Carew..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 23, 2017, 11:33:29 PM
Anyone would be better than Carew who was kept on too long leaving a lot of damage behind.  Cathal Corey,Tony Scullion,Conleth Gilligan all on Sligos management should that mean extra focus to improve them defensively?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 23, 2017, 11:35:52 PM
Anyone would be better than Carew who was kept on too long leaving a lot of damage behind.  Cathal Corey,Tony Scullion,Conleth Gilligan all on Sligos management should that mean extra focus to improve them defensively?

All it means is they didn’t charge too high a rate to do the job.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ck on October 23, 2017, 11:50:35 PM
Anyone would be better than Carew who was kept on too long leaving a lot of damage behind.  Cathal Corey,Tony Scullion,Conleth Gilligan all on Sligos management should that mean extra focus to improve them defensively?
 

Is his backroom team confirmed or is that just speculation?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on October 23, 2017, 11:55:16 PM
Confirmed along with Rooney.

Not sure what to make of it all. Couldn't be worse than what came before. Most important to be his own man and not listen to the people that usually find a way into the county managers ear. Need some of the mid thirties guys to be thanked for their service and move on with young lads. Especially the ones who haven't had anything to offer for the last 3-5 years.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rodney trotter on October 24, 2017, 12:05:58 AM
Anyone would be better than Carew who was kept on too long leaving a lot of damage behind.  Cathal Corey,Tony Scullion,Conleth Gilligan all on Sligos management should that mean extra focus to improve them defensively?

Gilligan was a forward with Derry, he is probably looking after the attacking side.  Scullion om defense.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on October 24, 2017, 12:07:42 AM
Scullion was a great player in his time.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: WT4E on October 24, 2017, 09:50:30 AM
Cathal Corey has never managed a county team at any level or even been part of a county setup. Significantly he went for county underage jobs in his native Tyrone but was not successful. His claim to fame seems to be applying for the Donegal job and again was unsuccessful. Now hes managing Sligo senior team. I despair!
Wow! Sligo are taking a big leap of faith there

Cathal is a clubman of my own.

He does lack inter county experience but he's a man that puts in a massive commitment and effort and players tend to get on with him as he has a good personality.

To say his claim to fame is nearly getting the Donegal job is unfair - He took Glenties to an Ulster Club final and has plenty of experience throughout the club scene and would have learned from alot of managers. I wouldn't consider there to be much difference between him and Rory Gallagher (both McGuinness no 2's and took over after although when Cathal took over he had much more success than Gallagher)

The reason i can see Scullion in is because Scullion took our club with Corey as No2 in his first experience in coaching from 1998 - 2001 (Scullion bringing us from the brink of going to Junior football to contesting right at the top of Senior by the end and leading the path to one of our better periods where we topped the div 1 league one season). Scullion is a serious coach.

Time will tell with the appointment but I think after season 1 Sligo will be better than they where last year.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: the goal was on on October 24, 2017, 10:28:12 AM
Tony scullion been with Derry last couple of years with barton, was seen when they won, never seen when they lost, so was'nt seen much! He cannot be with Sligo though as his role with ulster council only allows him to work with his own club or county
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: WT4E on October 24, 2017, 10:30:53 AM
Tony scullion been with Derry last couple of years with barton, was seen when they won, never seen when they lost, so was'nt seen much! He cannot be with Sligo though as his role with ulster council only allows him to work with his own club or county

I believe that rule applies to Ulster only - As its in Connacht I believe its okay.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on October 24, 2017, 11:29:41 AM
Interesting WT4E. We all wish him well.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: the goal was on on October 24, 2017, 11:43:53 AM
so he is paid to develop football in ulster but is able to work for connacht for what could be percieved a rival province.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 24, 2017, 11:47:00 AM
so he is paid to develop football in ulster but is able to work for connacht for what could be percieved a rival province.
Just an unpaid free time activity with Sligo. ;)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: WT4E on October 24, 2017, 11:49:08 AM
so he is paid to develop football in ulster but is able to work for connacht for what could be percieved a rival province.

When you put it like that doesn't make sense - maybe i'm wrong!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman2 on October 24, 2017, 12:15:49 PM
I like the decision.  It’s better we get a coach that’s hungry and trying to make a name for himself than someone who has been there done that as all of the real good ones are already snapped up.
I obviously know nothing about him but he is coming in at a good time imo.  The new COE and the underage competitiveness and school success has led to a decent pipeline of good talent.  Good to hear that some people who actually know Cathal have good things to say about him. A hungry manager and a team starved for success might be a good combination.

I hope I’m right on this one.. I have a good feeling...
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 24, 2017, 12:26:38 PM
I'm just happy FOD didn't go for it. There would be reason to worry for us in that case.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on October 25, 2017, 01:01:59 PM
My understanding is FOD was interviewed Syferus

My thoughts on the Corey as manager are mixed, he interviewed well but let us put this in perspective, people can bluff interviews and talk the talk, from my research he was turned down by Donegal twice, derry and Fermanagh, that for me doesn't send the right message, he has lots of experience in interviews too it must be said so it was bound to interview well, he won Donegal SFC with Naomh Conaill in 2010, he had previously being joint manager with McGuinness the year before. Naomh Conaill went on to the Ulster final but were beaten by cross, hes managed a few clubs and Jordanstown, most recently Truagh Gaels in Monaghan who had a decent senior campaign this year. Interesting to that he ended up with Truagh Gaels in Monaghan last yr.

I wasn't at the interviews but it is curious that McGuinness never got him involved in his Donegal set ups considering they were joint managers in 09 when they lost county final. That would have been a key question to ask for me. I would of seeked a reference from McGuinness on him, maybe they did.

He hasn't any intercounty experience, which is a big worry. Intercounty is a different ball game to club, he will have a lot learning to do. Finances probably decided it sadly.

The only saving grace for me is his backroom team, Rooney is a great link for the u21s of last yr and will bring enthusiasm, energy to it, Scullion is a very highly rated coach and will help defensive strategy, Gilligan will be forwards coach.

His main task is to revamp the squad and team, some of the older players need to be thanked and moved on, he also needs to be his own man and not listen to the people who usually find a way of getting into the ear of our county managers in Sligo.

I wish them all the best but it is a very risky appointment and doesn't hint of any ambition on the CBs part, it go either way but no guarantee of success at all. His team selections during the FBD league will tell us a lot. He needs to work the squad hard on strength and conditioning as I feel we are lagging behind on that front.

It has to be said the County board press release was very poor last night honestly disapppointing but not surprising and is yet another insight into how they are run. To put down him being interviewed by Donegal as some sort of achievement is very puzzling and strange.

In conclusion its another obscure high risk appointment with no guarantee of progression or success as we don't really know what we are getting, but I wish him all the best
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman2 on October 25, 2017, 01:13:53 PM
Was Jim Gavin high risk when he took over Dublin?  No senior county management experience?

Haven’t most successful county managers had the most success in their first manager Job?

What county manager in the last 20 years has won an All-Ireland as a manager for a second time?  Jack O’connor (And I’m not even sure about that).

Way too much crap and talk about former experience imo.  As I said earlier, he’s hungry, the back room team (if confirmed) looks good, we have a decent squad and I’m optimistic about this...

Good luck Cathal
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 25, 2017, 01:15:23 PM
Was Jim Gavin high risk when he took over Dublin?  No senior county management experience?

Haven’t most successful county managers had the most success in their first manager Job?

What county manager in the last 20 years has won an All-Ireland as a manager for a second time?  Jack O’connor (And I’m not even sure about that).




Way too much crap and talk about former experience imo.  As I said earlier, he’s hungry, the back room team (if confirmed) looks good, we have a decent squad and I’m optimistic about this...

Good luck Cathal


Jim Gavin as a successful all ireland u21 winning manager in the same county was about as low risk as possible and was overlooked in 2008 in the rush to bring Vincents men Gilroy and Whelan on board
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on October 25, 2017, 01:44:27 PM
Was Jim Gavin high risk when he took over Dublin?  No senior county management experience?

Haven’t most successful county managers had the most success in their first manager Job?

What county manager in the last 20 years has won an All-Ireland as a manager for a second time?  Jack O’connor (And I’m not even sure about that).

Way too much crap and talk about former experience imo.  As I said earlier, he’s hungry, the back room team (if confirmed) looks good, we have a decent squad and I’m optimistic about this...

Good luck Cathal
Wow, just wow. Your logic is so far off the scale I don't know where to start. You honestly believe mentioning  his lack of intercounty experience is a load of crap.

Compare him to Holmes/Connelly, FOD etc... why don't some Sligo people get it that we needed experience, we've failed with the 1st timers, its not a successful approach but we keep doing it.

Jim Gavin is a terrible example, u21 winner, AI winning player etc... this guy is coming from Truagh Gaels to Sligo. We could get lucky and he's great but he could be a disaster like Jordan/Carew et... Good luck to him.

 
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 25, 2017, 01:58:23 PM
It's the fact he was rejected as an underage IC coach that sticks out to me.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on October 25, 2017, 03:33:10 PM
Gavin actually won 3 All Ireland U21's. Great example of inexperienced at intercounty level there.  ::)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owen Brannigan on October 25, 2017, 03:35:57 PM
Was Jim Gavin high risk when he took over Dublin?  No senior county management experience?

Haven’t most successful county managers had the most success in their first manager Job?

What county manager in the last 20 years has won an All-Ireland as a manager for a second time?  Jack O’connor (And I’m not even sure about that).

Way too much crap and talk about former experience imo.  As I said earlier, he’s hungry, the back room team (if confirmed) looks good, we have a decent squad and I’m optimistic about this...

Good luck Cathal
Wow, just wow. Your logic is so far off the scale I don't know where to start. You honestly believe mentioning  his lack of intercounty experience is a load of crap.

Compare him to Holmes/Connelly, FOD etc... why don't some Sligo people get it that we needed experience, we've failed with the 1st timers, its not a successful approach but we keep doing it.

Jim Gavin is a terrible example, u21 winner, AI winning player etc... this guy is coming from Truagh Gaels to Sligo. We could get lucky and he's great but he could be a disaster like Jordan/Carew et... Good luck to him.

Time to face the facts, no matter who is appointed [inert name of Division 3/4 county] they will not be winning a provincial much less an AI title in the near future. [insert name of Division 2 county] will have some chance of winning a provincial title but only a slight chance of making the Super 8 competition especially after it has run for a couple of years.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on October 25, 2017, 03:52:00 PM
Was Jim Gavin high risk when he took over Dublin?  No senior county management experience?

Haven’t most successful county managers had the most success in their first manager Job?

What county manager in the last 20 years has won an All-Ireland as a manager for a second time?  Jack O’connor (And I’m not even sure about that).

Way too much crap and talk about former experience imo.  As I said earlier, he’s hungry, the back room team (if confirmed) looks good, we have a decent squad and I’m optimistic about this...

Good luck Cathal
Wow, just wow. Your logic is so far off the scale I don't know where to start. You honestly believe mentioning  his lack of intercounty experience is a load of crap.

Compare him to Holmes/Connelly, FOD etc... why don't some Sligo people get it that we needed experience, we've failed with the 1st timers, its not a successful approach but we keep doing it.

Jim Gavin is a terrible example, u21 winner, AI winning player etc... this guy is coming from Truagh Gaels to Sligo. We could get lucky and he's great but he could be a disaster like Jordan/Carew et... Good luck to him.

Time to face the facts, no matter who is appointed [inert name of Division 3/4 county] they will not be winning a provincial much less an AI title in the near future. [insert name of Division 2 county] will have some chance of winning a provincial title but only a slight chance of making the Super 8 competition especially after it has run for a couple of years.


What's your point though? What you're saying is almost irrelevant.

All we want is to maximise our resources and have as close to the best Sligo team we can possibly have. Who knows where that would take us? Are we not right to hope for this or should we just give up? For the first time in a long while we've been reasonably competitive for a few consecutive years at minor and U21 and we're just hoping we can harness these good lads and give them a platform to excel. Perhaps this is a masterstroke appointment and hopefully it is. Legitimate expression of concerns are not to be feared or resented. We all want this to work. If we're at the stage where we're not allowed to express an independent view then that's a sad a serious situation I feel.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 25, 2017, 04:00:11 PM
I honestly think if Sligo weren’t penny pinching they could have got someone like FOD. In many ways the Sligo job suits him better than the Roscommon job given he’s living in Boyle, whereas he’d be regularly traveling to AIT for training when he was managing Roscommon.

Usually when you’ve got a candidate who hears you out and is freely available it ends up being a case of the CB being unwilling to back an ambitious plan, or not being willing to cede the control needed to run a county team effectively.

Sligo is nearly exactly the same size as Roscommon. 22 Connachts to 3. Structurally it’s always been the same old story north of Ballagh.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 25, 2017, 04:27:06 PM
O'Donnell was a poxed lucky manager surrounded by yes men......

dont think Sligo missed anything there
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 25, 2017, 04:28:03 PM
O'Donnell was a poxed lucky manager surrounded by yes men......

dont think Sligo missed anything there

:o

FOD doesn’t need me to defend him. Only an eejit would attack him like you just have.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 25, 2017, 04:46:05 PM
O'Donnell was a poxed lucky manager surrounded by yes men......

dont think Sligo missed anything there

:o

FOD doesn’t need me to defend him. Only an eejit would attack him like you just have.

2010 was a lucky win, tactically lost 2011. didnt achieve anything further at senior club or intercounty level........

an excellent underage coach admittedly
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 25, 2017, 06:18:49 PM
Was Jim Gavin high risk when he took over Dublin?  No senior county management experience?

Haven’t most successful county managers had the most success in their first manager Job?

What county manager in the last 20 years has won an All-Ireland as a manager for a second time?  Jack O’connor (And I’m not even sure about that).

Way too much crap and talk about former experience imo.  As I said earlier, he’s hungry, the back room team (if confirmed) looks good, we have a decent squad and I’m optimistic about this...

Good luck Cathal
Wow, just wow. Your logic is so far off the scale I don't know where to start. You honestly believe mentioning  his lack of intercounty experience is a load of crap.

Compare him to Holmes/Connelly, FOD etc... why don't some Sligo people get it that we needed experience, we've failed with the 1st timers, its not a successful approach but we keep doing it.

Jim Gavin is a terrible example, u21 winner, AI winning player etc... this guy is coming from Truagh Gaels to Sligo. We could get lucky and he's great but he could be a disaster like Jordan/Carew et... Good luck to him.

Time to face the facts, no matter who is appointed [inert name of Division 3/4 county] they will not be winning a provincial much less an AI title in the near future. [insert name of Division 2 county] will have some chance of winning a provincial title but only a slight chance of making the Super 8 competition especially after it has run for a couple of years.

Malachy O'Rourke won Ulster with Monaghan in his first year with them and they played their league football in Div 3 that spring.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman2 on October 25, 2017, 07:06:20 PM
My point is that most all-Ireland’s or provincials have been won with managers on their first assignment.  I know Gavin had u21 experience but no senior inter-county.  Same applies to Rochford in Mayo, McStay in Ross, and most other counties.
We had a former county manager who had stints with other counties and ye were giving out about him too. 

Give the guy a chance, he has a decent resume, he’s well liked apparently, good backroom team and he is out to prove himself, which can only be good if channeled properly.

Time will tell, but I think we might have picked a good one here..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 25, 2017, 07:08:02 PM
My point is that most all-Ireland’s or provincials have been won with managers on their first assignment.  I know Gavin had u21 experience but no senior inter-county.  Same applies to Rochford in Mayo, McStay in Ross, and most other counties.
We had a former county manager who had stints with other counties and ye were giving out about him too. 

Give the guy a chance, he has a decent resume, he’s well liked apparently, good backroom team and he is out to prove himself, which can only be good if channeled properly.

Time will tell, but I think we might have picked a good one here..

He's good enough for the Sligo seniors but not a Tyrone academy team..?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 25, 2017, 07:14:47 PM
If not in with Mickey Hsrte he doesn't get s  look in with any Tyrone team
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: shark on October 25, 2017, 07:15:32 PM
My point is that most all-Ireland’s or provincials have been won with managers on their first assignment.  I know Gavin had u21 experience but no senior inter-county.  Same applies to Rochford in Mayo, McStay in Ross, and most other counties.
We had a former county manager who had stints with other counties and ye were giving out about him too. 

Give the guy a chance, he has a decent resume, he’s well liked apparently, good backroom team and he is out to prove himself, which can only be good if channeled properly.

Time will tell, but I think we might have picked a good one here..

John O’Mahoney the only All-Ireland winner in recent times who had prior intercounty management with another county? Can’t think of others.
More at provincial. Micko, Paidi, Mickey Moran, O’Rourke.
I guess the successful counties don’t go outside for their managers.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on October 25, 2017, 07:49:28 PM
My point is that most all-Ireland’s or provincials have been won with managers on their first assignment.  I know Gavin had u21 experience but no senior inter-county.  Same applies to Rochford in Mayo, McStay in Ross, and most other counties.
We had a former county manager who had stints with other counties and ye were giving out about him too. 

Give the guy a chance, he has a decent resume, he’s well liked apparently, good backroom team and he is out to prove himself, which can only be good if channeled properly.

Time will tell, but I think we might have picked a good one here..
Explain to me how we are not giving him a chance? Explain to how we are giving out about him?

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: MayoBuck on October 25, 2017, 10:30:16 PM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 25, 2017, 10:34:48 PM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
Be interesting to see if he is still Mayo manager by 2020.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 25, 2017, 10:41:07 PM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
The Mayo GAA statement says his backroom team will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Which would suggest a few changes will be made.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: MayoBuck on October 25, 2017, 11:31:04 PM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
The Mayo GAA statement says his backroom team will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Which would suggest a few changes will be made.

According to The Mayo News, McEntee is expected to stay on but they don't know yet about Buckley or Peter Burke.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: MayoBuck on October 25, 2017, 11:34:08 PM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
Be interesting to see if he is still Mayo manager by 2020.

These contracts don't mean much in all honesty. I'd say the main reason for extending his term is to stop any talk of managerial changes during the season.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: mrhardyannual on October 26, 2017, 11:50:06 AM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
Be interesting to see if he is still Mayo manager by 2020.

These contracts don't mean much in all honesty. I'd say the main reason for extending his term is to stop any talk of managerial changes during the season.
First of all it is good news if not unexpected. Donie Buckley usually heads to the States at this time of year and his continuation may not be confirmed for a while. I would be surprised if Peter Burke pulls away as he seemed to have a greater input as the season progressed.  Joe Keane of Crossmolina is also involved. Some talk that Barry Solan who has been involved with Arsenal for the past two years may move away but most of the groundwork was being done by Conor Finn.
The extra two years normally gives a manager an opportunity to introduce new players and revitalise a squad. Kerry and the Rossies have done the same thing this year which reduces the pressure on a manager entering the final year of his term.  It will be difficult to gauge in Mayo as there will be two conflicting trains of thought  ... take a step back and rebuild in order to go forward or to continue with the team that has fallen millimetres short. I'm sure to be told that Jim Gavin is constantly re-invigorating his team with new faces but that's an advantage/luxury that comes with having a win under your belt. Roll on 2018. Cairde ticket being renewed this week.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owen Brannigan on November 29, 2017, 09:19:34 PM
McGeeney confirmed in Armagh I believe.

Guess who has joined McGeeney's management team?

http://armaghgaa.net/football/jim-mccorry-joins-senior-football-county-management-team/ (http://armaghgaa.net/football/jim-mccorry-joins-senior-football-county-management-team/)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Horse Box on November 29, 2017, 10:28:38 PM
McGeeney confirmed in Armagh I believe.

Guess who has joined McGeeney's management team?

Jim McCorry ? ? ?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: LooseCannon on November 29, 2017, 10:35:12 PM
McGeeney confirmed in Armagh I believe.

Guess who has joined McGeeney's management team?

Jim McCorry ? ? ?

No, it’s Joe Brolly!!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: LooseCannon on July 04, 2018, 12:25:18 AM
Éamonn Burns gone from Down.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 04, 2018, 12:31:40 AM
Éamonn Burns gone from Down.

Poacher favourite surely?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: smelmoth on July 04, 2018, 09:40:38 AM
Éamonn Burns gone from Down.

Poacher favourite surely?

Please no. Some of us attend Down games as a neutral.

Can’t take any more defensive football
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: DuffleKing on July 04, 2018, 11:19:27 AM

Poacher isn't a manager surely?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 04, 2018, 06:58:40 PM

Poacher isn't a manager surely?

He has done a fairly good job with Carlow, Turlough has been more of a spokesman/cheerleader.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Lar Naparka on July 04, 2018, 08:11:38 PM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
+1 Good!
The least amount of change, the better. Obviously he see potential there and I couldn't see him staying if he felt there would be mass resignations from the panel. Mayo hasn't gone away, you know. ;D
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 04, 2018, 08:21:57 PM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
+1 Good!
The least amount of change, the better. Obviously he see potential there and I couldn't see him staying if he felt there would be mass resignations from the panel. Mayo hasn't gone away, you know. ;D

Fúcking lol.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: maigheo on July 04, 2018, 09:15:50 PM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
+1 Good!
The least amount of change, the better. Obviously he see potential there and I couldn't see him staying if he felt there would be mass resignations from the panel. Mayo hasn't gone away, you know. ;D
OOPS :)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 04, 2018, 09:39:21 PM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
+1 Good!
The least amount of change, the better. Obviously he see potential there and I couldn't see him staying if he felt there would be mass resignations from the panel. Mayo hasn't gone away, you know. ;D

Haha Lar. Check the date.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on July 04, 2018, 10:52:28 PM
Rochford given a 2 year extension to his deal tonight - until 2020. Backroom team not confirmed yet though. Hopefully no major changes there either.
+1 Good!
The least amount of change, the better. Obviously he see potential there and I couldn't see him staying if he felt there would be mass resignations from the panel. Mayo hasn't gone away, you know. ;D

Haha Lar. Check the date.

Presumably the fact remains that he has at least another year left to run on his contract though. I'd prefer to see him stay on unless we have a better replacement
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on July 04, 2018, 11:02:31 PM
Contract? There's no such thing. It's no more than a gentleman's agreement which either party can break without penalty.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on July 04, 2018, 11:06:33 PM
Contract? There's no such thing. It's no more than a gentleman's agreement which either party can break without penalty.

Sorry, incorrect word on my part but he still has another year to run so presumably he wants to stay on and I'd be surprised if the CB ditch him
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: bucko on July 04, 2018, 11:22:18 PM
If Rochford goes it’ll be his choice. Co Board don’t want to go through the hassle of another managerial appointment with no obvious candidates in the county for the job. IF he stays and IF the majority of the players stay on, Rochford will be working with something next year that he hasn’t had the last three years. A rested squad.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 05, 2018, 12:02:07 AM
If Rochford goes it’ll be his choice. Co Board don’t want to go through the hassle of another managerial appointment with no obvious candidates in the county for the job. IF he stays and IF the majority of the players stay on, Rochford will be working with something next year that he hasn’t had the last three years. A rested squad.

A rested old man is still an old man.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: LooseCannon on July 05, 2018, 12:09:04 AM
If Rochford goes it’ll be his choice. Co Board don’t want to go through the hassle of another managerial appointment with no obvious candidates in the county for the job. IF he stays and IF the majority of the players stay on, Rochford will be working with something next year that he hasn’t had the last three years. A rested squad.

A rested old man is still an old man.
I’m guessing that Roscommon is no county for old men…get it? ;D
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 05, 2018, 12:13:05 AM
If we lose to Armagh there might be a candidate available ;)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: bucko on July 05, 2018, 12:22:02 AM
If we lose to Armagh there might be a candidate available ;)
If so, I doubt he’ll deal with our co board again for a good while after the last fiasco.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 05, 2018, 12:44:57 AM
If we lose to Armagh there might be a candidate available ;)

KMac has earned the respect of all true Rossies at this stage.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owen Brannigan on July 05, 2018, 07:34:49 AM
Contract? There's no such thing. It's no more than a gentleman's agreement which either party can break without penalty.

Sorry, incorrect word on my part but he still has another year to run so presumably he wants to stay on and I'd be surprised if the CB ditch him

Surely its the O'Ses and their mates who decide on whether any one stays as Mayo team manager with the county board just rubber stamping their decisions,
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Lar Naparka on July 05, 2018, 01:33:35 PM
Contract? There's no such thing. It's no more than a gentleman's agreement which either party can break without penalty.

Sorry, incorrect word on my part but he still has another year to run so presumably he wants to stay on and I'd be surprised if the CB ditch him

Surely its the O'Ses and their mates who decide on whether any one stays as Mayo team manager with the county board just rubber stamping their decisions,
   I am sure it is. Isn't that what happens in all counties?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: DuffleKing on July 05, 2018, 08:22:30 PM
Wee Pete is away too
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 05, 2018, 08:30:06 PM
It didn't help when he came out with the likes of this:
http://www.the42.ie/pete-mcgrath-louth-2-4013266-May2018/
Quote
A DESPONDENT PETE McGrath stopped just short of saying he regretted taking on the Louth job in the wake of their 11-point defeat to Carlow on Sunday.

In his first year in charge, McGrath watched his team lose all seven of their Division 2 games this year before they were dumped out of the Leinster SFC by a buoyant Carlow outfit in Portlaoise.

“When you have lost a match like that, you feel not only disappointed but devastated,” McGrath said after the game.

“You don’t regret it (taking the job), but you say, ‘I have maybe made better decisions in my life.’

“I wasn’t sure what Louth football was like. I found out early on with the unavailability of players and a couple of injuries that it was going to be a struggle but I felt the players were up to it and management was up to it.”

It is no surprise Fermanagh have improved this year. But to be fair to him he had Louth very fit in the first week of January.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rodney trotter on July 05, 2018, 09:03:24 PM
Fermanagh haven't improved that much. They got to an Ulster final playing dogged defensive football, and were outclassed in the Ulster final. They got promoted in the League, but they were Promoted under McGrath too, and made an All Ireland Quarter final.

Gallagher not even starting Tomas Corrigan. He is their top forward.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 05, 2018, 09:06:16 PM
So is it Down, Louth and Westmeath vacant so far?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 05, 2018, 09:12:31 PM
Fermanagh haven't improved that much. They got to an Ulster final playing dogged defensive football, and were outclassed in the Ulster final. They got promoted in the League, but they were Promoted under McGrath too, and made an All Ireland Quarter final.

Gallagher not even starting Tomas Corrigan. He is their top forward.

Ah maybe I am being overly harsh on him, he is a true legend of the GAA regardless of what happens in his latter years of management.
Title: Things change with good results - not Everyone fancied the prospect of Mc stay!!
Post by: rrhf on July 05, 2018, 09:30:55 PM
Evans not seeking the nomination to return to the sheep stealers in 2016.

He was to go before the delegates for rubber-stamping tonight. This really reeks. I'm genuinely shocked... the cabal in Ros town have a ready-made replacement...they have just made an absolute fûcking mess of our senior team. Really worried that this will shake out badly now.

Thanks to John Evans - not perfect but he did a lot of good things for us these past three years. Deserved better.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on July 11, 2018, 11:36:18 PM
McGleenan gone in Cavan
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 11, 2018, 11:36:45 PM
I hear McGleenan's jumping ship from Cyaavan.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: regal on July 12, 2018, 09:48:34 AM
Mattie clearly recognising that Cavan’s season in division 1 is going to be very demoralising
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 12, 2018, 09:49:40 AM
Ourselves and Cavan will struggle to stay up next spring.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: skeog on July 12, 2018, 10:41:42 AM
Peter Donnelly being tipped to move back to Cavan.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 12, 2018, 04:28:44 PM
Ourselves and Cavan will struggle to stay up next spring.

Word on the street that Roch is going to walk the plank too..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on July 12, 2018, 06:25:06 PM
Ourselves and Cavan will struggle to stay up next spring.

Word on the street that Roch is going to walk the plank too..

Fee counties will be watching that I'm sure, not for Rochford but to see what mcentee will do
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on July 12, 2018, 08:04:49 PM
Ourselves and Cavan will struggle to stay up next spring.

Word on the street that Roch is going to walk the plank too..

Fee counties will be watching that I'm sure, not for Rochford but to see what mcentee will do

I'd say most counties would do well to have a man like Rochford in charge
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 12, 2018, 08:12:34 PM
Ourselves and Cavan will struggle to stay up next spring.

Word on the street that Roch is going to walk the plank too..

Fee counties will be watching that I'm sure, not for Rochford but to see what mcentee will do

I'd say most counties would do well to have a man like Rochford in charge

0 trophies.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on July 12, 2018, 08:36:18 PM
Ourselves and Cavan will struggle to stay up next spring.

Word on the street that Roch is going to walk the plank too..

Fee counties will be watching that I'm sure, not for Rochford but to see what mcentee will do

More like who can tempt Donie Buckley
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 20, 2018, 09:16:29 PM
Brendan Guickan stepped down as Leitrim manager.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 20, 2018, 11:19:39 PM
Rouse can't commit to Offaly either, one of the selectors should step up though.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: LooseCannon on July 20, 2018, 11:57:53 PM
Rouse can't commit to Offaly either, one of the selectors should step up though.

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Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 21, 2018, 12:07:02 AM
Down , Louth, Westmeath, Cavan, Laythrum and Offaly definitely.
Mayowestros,  Sligo, Derry, Antrim, Wexford, Waterford, Clare possibly.
Ros.....?????
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 21, 2018, 12:44:13 AM
Down , Louth, Westmeath, Cavan, Laythrum and Offaly definitely.
Mayowestros,  Sligo, Derry, Antrim, Wexford, Waterford, Clare possibly.
Ros.....?????

Hahaha
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 21, 2018, 01:15:50 AM
Kildare more than likely too, O'Neill's term is up and he is rumoured to be taking on a new challenge.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Mayo4Sam on July 21, 2018, 02:38:33 PM
I don’t think we’d take McStay after last weekend. The one problem we have is defensive naivety and well.......
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 21, 2018, 02:53:52 PM
I don’t think we’d take McStay after last weekend. The one problem we have is defensive naivety and well.......

Do you seriously think McStay would take ye if you asked?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: spuds on July 21, 2018, 06:38:58 PM
I don’t think we’d take McStay after last weekend. The one problem we have is defensive naivety and well.......

Do you seriously think McStay would take ye if you asked?
Do you expect him to be asked? He's being shown up badly today. Think he need a break. One of the good guys but remonstrating with linesman and refs disguising where the blame truly lies.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: under the bar on July 22, 2018, 04:46:22 PM
I don’t think we’d take McStay after last weekend. The one problem we have is defensive naivety and well.......

Do you seriously think McStay would take ye if you asked?
Do you expect him to be asked? He's being shown up badly today. Think he need a break. One of the good guys but remonstrating with linesman and refs disguising where the blame truly lies.

Roscommon parents not being able to breed decent footballers?? 
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Mac2 on July 24, 2018, 09:29:49 AM
Looks like Rochford's going to stay anyway.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dire Ear on July 24, 2018, 09:48:16 AM
http://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/288250?county=National
Mayo's top official believes Stephen Rochford will stay on as senior football manager for a fourth term.

Rochford has two years left to run on an existing agreement and, speaking to the Western People, County Board chairman Mike Connelly revealed he expects the former Crossmolina player to commit to the cause for 2019.

The futures of trainer Donie Buckley and selector Peter Burke are less certain, however.

"We're giving Stephen the month to review his own situation," Connelly remarked.

"There's a lot of rumours that Donie Buckley isn't going to be there and maybe Peter Burke [too]. We haven't been told this but I presume that if that is happening, that [Stephen's] talking to whoever is remaining in his backroom and planning for next year.

"He was at the All-Ireland U20 semi-final in Carrick on Shannon so I presume he was there for more than one reason."
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on July 24, 2018, 12:57:28 PM
Looks like Rochford's going to stay anyway.
If Buckley leaves it should be interesting to see if a like for like replacement is brought in as he's the most important member on the Mayo management team IMO.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: joemamas on July 24, 2018, 01:42:19 PM
Looks like Rochford's going to stay anyway.
If Buckley leaves it should be interesting to see if a like for like replacement is brought in as he's the most important member on the Mayo management team IMO.

Totally agree with this, hope to God he stays on.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Tubberman on July 24, 2018, 01:47:12 PM

I don’t think we’d take McStay after last weekend. The one problem we have is defensive naivety and well.......

Do you seriously think McStay would take ye if you asked?

You're putting the cart before the sheep there lad!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 24, 2018, 01:53:48 PM
Will our benefactor pay for Buckley as well as McStay/McHale?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on July 24, 2018, 02:22:35 PM
Will our benefactor pay for Buckley as well as McStay/McHale?
I doubt Roscommon could afford him. Didn't the Roscommon county board cut a big slice off what team McStay could spend in 2018?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on July 24, 2018, 03:19:10 PM
http://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/288250?county=National
Mayo's top official believes Stephen Rochford will stay on as senior football manager for a fourth term.

Rochford has two years left to run on an existing agreement and, speaking to the Western People, County Board chairman Mike Connelly revealed he expects the former Crossmolina player to commit to the cause for 2019.

The futures of trainer Donie Buckley and selector Peter Burke are less certain, however.

"We're giving Stephen the month to review his own situation," Connelly remarked.

"There's a lot of rumours that Donie Buckley isn't going to be there and maybe Peter Burke [too]. We haven't been told this but I presume that if that is happening, that [Stephen's] talking to whoever is remaining in his backroom and planning for next year.

"He was at the All-Ireland U20 semi-final in Carrick on Shannon so I presume he was there for more than one reason."

Is it a bit odd that the CB are putting "rumours" about the backroom team into the public domain? 🤔
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: bennydorano on July 25, 2018, 08:46:00 AM
Down- would the Mulholland / Poacher ticket be a popular choice?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on July 25, 2018, 09:19:26 PM
Denis Connerton steps down as Longford manager
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 25, 2018, 09:25:05 PM
Denis Connerton steps down as Longford manager

What is the reason for that? He had them going in the right direction I thought.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on July 25, 2018, 09:31:10 PM
Personal reasons. Off to Dubai to teach AFAIK.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 25, 2018, 09:32:59 PM
http://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/288250?county=National
Mayo's top official believes Stephen Rochford will stay on as senior football manager for a fourth term.

Rochford has two years left to run on an existing agreement and, speaking to the Western People, County Board chairman Mike Connelly revealed he expects the former Crossmolina player to commit to the cause for 2019.

The futures of trainer Donie Buckley and selector Peter Burke are less certain, however.

"We're giving Stephen the month to review his own situation," Connelly remarked.

"There's a lot of rumours that Donie Buckley isn't going to be there and maybe Peter Burke [too]. We haven't been told this but I presume that if that is happening, that [Stephen's] talking to whoever is remaining in his backroom and planning for next year.

"He was at the All-Ireland U20 semi-final in Carrick on Shannon so I presume he was there for more than one reason."

Is it a bit odd that the CB are putting "rumours" about the backroom team into the public domain? 🤔

McEntee rumoured to be leaving too.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on July 25, 2018, 09:35:18 PM
Personal reasons. Off to Dubai to teach AFAIK.

Oh right, hopefully you get a decent replacement as I like Longford.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 25, 2018, 09:37:49 PM
http://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/288250?county=National
Mayo's top official believes Stephen Rochford will stay on as senior football manager for a fourth term.

Rochford has two years left to run on an existing agreement and, speaking to the Western People, County Board chairman Mike Connelly revealed he expects the former Crossmolina player to commit to the cause for 2019.

The futures of trainer Donie Buckley and selector Peter Burke are less certain, however.

"We're giving Stephen the month to review his own situation," Connelly remarked.

"There's a lot of rumours that Donie Buckley isn't going to be there and maybe Peter Burke [too]. We haven't been told this but I presume that if that is happening, that [Stephen's] talking to whoever is remaining in his backroom and planning for next year.

"He was at the All-Ireland U20 semi-final in Carrick on Shannon so I presume he was there for more than one reason."

Is it a bit odd that the CB are putting "rumours" about the backroom team into the public domain? 🤔

McEntee rumoured to be leaving too.

He appears to have been an incredible waste of money.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 25, 2018, 11:41:04 PM
Denis Connerton steps down as Longford manager
I presume ye'll be calling to a certain Garda in Boyle? ;)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: manfromdelmonte on July 25, 2018, 11:42:07 PM
Personal reasons. Off to Dubai to teach AFAIK.
I highly doubt it
He's a retired principal
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rodney trotter on July 25, 2018, 11:56:30 PM
It was expected that connerton was stepping down. Mickey Graham will likely be in the frame.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on July 26, 2018, 12:01:06 AM
It was expected that connerton was stepping down. Mickey Graham will likely be in the frame.

Sssssssssssssshhhhhhhhh. Don't let Laureleye hear this!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Westside on July 26, 2018, 09:14:20 AM
It was expected that connerton was stepping down. Mickey Graham will likely be in the frame.

Sssssssssssssshhhhhhhhh. Don't let Laureleye hear this!

Not a fan?

I hope he takes over Longford because if he doesn't he could well end up in the Cavan job. I know lads who played under him at Club level. Not impressive at all.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on July 26, 2018, 09:26:39 AM
It was expected that connerton was stepping down. Mickey Graham will likely be in the frame.

Sssssssssssssshhhhhhhhh. Don't let Laureleye hear this!

Not a fan?

I hope he takes over Longford because if he doesn't he could well end up in the Cavan job. I know lads who played under him at Club level. Not impressive at all.

Christ no - the complete opposite. Graham is doing great things with Laurel's club, St. Columbas Mullinalaghta, so he'd be unwilling to see him depart. Strange that the Cavan lads not impressed. Seems that prophets are never appreciated in their own lands, to paraphrase the Lord himself.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: five points on July 26, 2018, 09:44:38 AM
Christ no - the complete opposite. Graham is doing great things with Laurel's club, St. Columbas Mullinalaghta, so he'd be unwilling to see him depart. Strange that the Cavan lads not impressed. Seems that prophets are never appreciated in their own lands, to paraphrase the Lord himself.

Mickey's tenure as Cavan minor manager didn't go particularly well, to put it mildly.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Insider on July 26, 2018, 05:38:09 PM
At present, Cavan , Leitrim, Westmeath , Offaly, Longford are all looking for a new  senior management team , while I personally expect Roscommon and Kevin Mc Stay to part ways. With few capable candidates out there , there will be frantic maneuverings by county chairpersons to nab the "ideal man" . It''ll be the manager dictating the terms and conditions. Micky Graham will possibly be the bookies favourite  , while Frank Mc Namee will have his supporters . Don't rule out a move for Banty !!! although rumour has him linked to Cavan
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 26, 2018, 05:41:13 PM
At present, Cavan , Leitrim, Westmeath , Offaly, Longford are all looking for a new  senior management team , while I personally expect Roscommon and Kevin Mc Stay to part ways. With few capable candidates out there , there will be frantic maneuverings by county chairpersons to nab the "ideal man" . It''ll be the manager dictating the terms and conditions. Micky Graham will possibly be the bookies favourite  , while Frank Mc Namee will have his supporters . Don't rule out a move for Banty !!! although rumour has him linked to Cavan

It’s already been confirmed McStay is staying on in today’s Roscommon People. Makes fools out of those outside the county and people like Rossfan inside it that seriously thought there was any chance of him going.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 26, 2018, 05:52:27 PM
If I was getting €XXX I'd probably have neck enough to stay too.
He's failed the players badly but hopefully he can see the error of his ways and 12 months too late try and rectify the situation.
And by the way immature childeen as a long time Ros supporter I al ways want the manager to be a success.
But I don't climb up their rear ends.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 26, 2018, 06:26:00 PM
If I was getting €XXX I'd probably have neck enough to stay too.
He's failed the players badly but hopefully he can see the error of his ways and 12 months too late try and rectify the situation.
And by the way immature childeen as a long time Ros supporter I al ways want the manager to be a success.
But I don't climb up their rear ends.

D1 semis, D2 title, at least three seasons in D1, Nestor, first ever back-to-back AIQFs - some failing!

Tough shít, you called McStay completely incorrectly with a series of pathetically snide and demeaning posts over three years. Time to show some humility and admit you read the tea leaves wrong. Even Gay had the sense to shut up after last year.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Insider on July 26, 2018, 06:33:32 PM
Denis Connerton steps down as Longford manager
I presume ye'll be calling to a certain Garda in Boyle? ;)
For the unimformed who might that be
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on July 26, 2018, 06:58:11 PM
Fergal O'Donnell.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Insider on July 26, 2018, 07:13:00 PM
Thought he was in the Bank, hasn't really done it with Killoe who by rights should have Larry Moran, Mark Hughes , Cian Farrelly in with the county along with the 2 Mc Cormack's , Quinn and Mimnagh . Might just be that in any other era than against the present St Columba's team they would be the ones who would be piling up the titles . Unlike St Columba's , Killoe Og have a constant flow of underage players coming along most years . Had 6 U-17's in action against Dublin in the recent Leinster Shield competition although strangely had only 1 with the U-20 team as a sub in the final game
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on July 26, 2018, 07:16:55 PM
Thought he was in the Bank, hasn't really done it with Killoe who by rights should have Larry Moran, Mark Hughes , Cian Farrelly in with the county along with the 2 Mc Cormack's , Quinn and Mimnagh . Might just be that in any other era than against the present St Columba's team they would be the ones who would be piling up the titles . Unlike St Columba's , Killoe Og have a constant flow of underage players coming along most years . Had 6 U-17's in action against Dublin in the recent Leinster Shield competition although strangely had only 1 with the U-20 team as a sub in the final game

Ya can’t make gold from clay. I’d doubt Longford CB would be willing to give FOD the control he would ask for so they’ll just go with another safe, boring appointment that will keep them spinning in place.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 31, 2018, 08:52:43 AM
Backroom merry-go-round happening in Mayo.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on July 31, 2018, 08:56:19 AM
Thought he was in the Bank, hasn't really done it with Killoe who by rights should have Larry Moran, Mark Hughes , Cian Farrelly in with the county along with the 2 Mc Cormack's , Quinn and Mimnagh . Might just be that in any other era than against the present St Columba's team they would be the ones who would be piling up the titles . Unlike St Columba's , Killoe Og have a constant flow of underage players coming along most years . Had 6 U-17's in action against Dublin in the recent Leinster Shield competition although strangely had only 1 with the U-20 team as a sub in the final game

Ya can’t make gold from clay. I’d doubt Longford CB would be willing to give FOD the control he would ask for so they’ll just go with another safe, boring appointment that will keep them spinning in place.

Word is that Longford will offer the job to Cavan man Mickey Graham who has been doing great work with Mullinalaghta in the past years. Complication is that Mickey is also a candidate for the Cavan job.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 02, 2018, 06:24:23 PM
I know it's only hurley shtuff  but Tipp hurling manager  Mick Ryan and his backroom team have stepped down.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman2 on August 03, 2018, 12:42:32 PM
http://www.the42.ie/cathal-corey-sligo-football-manager-steps-down-4162751-Aug2018/

I see Cathal Corey has called it a day, i thought he did a decent job and gave some young lads a chance.  My guess is one of:
an Eamon Ohara/ Gerry Mcgowan combo ( or one of them)
Jim McGuinness
James Horan
Fergal from Roscommon

Might be time for a home manager, last time we had one we won a Connacht title......

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 03, 2018, 01:26:00 PM
http://www.the42.ie/cathal-corey-sligo-football-manager-steps-down-4162751-Aug2018/

I see Cathal Corey has called it a day, i thought he did a decent job and gave some young lads a chance.  My guess is one of:
an Eamon Ohara/ Gerry Mcgowan combo ( or one of them)
Jim McGuinness
James Horan
Fergal from Roscommon

Might be time for a home manager, last time we had one we won a Connacht title......

You thought he did a good job? Didn’t most of his staff quit half way through the season? Ye blew yer chance at FOD last year. The idea Horan or McGuiness would be interested is frankly laughable too.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on August 03, 2018, 01:36:50 PM
http://www.the42.ie/cathal-corey-sligo-football-manager-steps-down-4162751-Aug2018/

I see Cathal Corey has called it a day, i thought he did a decent job and gave some young lads a chance.  My guess is one of:
an Eamon Ohara/ Gerry Mcgowan combo ( or one of them)
Jim McGuinness
James Horan
Fergal from Roscommon

Might be time for a home manager, last time we had one we won a Connacht title......

Suprised after only 1 year. Did he get pushed?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on August 03, 2018, 02:12:42 PM
Sligo's record this year Played 14 Won 4 Drew 2 Lost 8. Wins against Leitrim in the FBD, Wexford,Derry at home in the NFL and v London in the championship. Only just avoided relegation to Div 4 and their manner of defeat to Galway was one of their worst ever defeats in Connacht.

Its probably for the best that Sligo go with someone more local now.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 03, 2018, 02:47:19 PM
It seems to have been a bit of a disaster alright.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on August 03, 2018, 03:33:44 PM
It seems to have been a bit of a disaster alright.

Depends how you look at it. New manager trying to embed a new system while at the same time bringing in a load of young players. Sligos captain is only 21 or 22 i think. The county board were probably right to set sustaining Div 3 as a target. Galway were always going to be way to strong for Sligo. They will probably be most annoyed about the tame defeat to Armagh. Is that enough of a reason to part ways after 1 year?

Reading the press release it looks like manager himself walked as the release more or less said all goals were met this year.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 03, 2018, 04:32:32 PM
It seems to have been a bit of a disaster alright.

Depends how you look at it. New manager trying to embed a new system while at the same time bringing in a load of young players. Sligos captain is only 21 or 22 i think. The county board were probably right to set sustaining Div 3 as a target. Galway were always going to be way to strong for Sligo. They will probably be most annoyed about the tame defeat to Armagh. Is that enough of a reason to part ways after 1 year?

Reading the press release it looks like manager himself walked as the release more or less said all goals were met this year.
Does anyone seriously believe that their goals for the year was just staying up in a poor Division three and beating London in the championship?

I seen Sligo twice this year against Armagh. They have plenty of good players but as a group they are so poorly coached and managed that they were basically like headless chickens running around the field. Galway I agree were always going to be too strong for Sligo however they lost by 21 points and conceded 4-24 its when defeats like that become acceptable that problems becomes even worse for counties like Sligo.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman2 on August 03, 2018, 05:48:32 PM
Sligo's record this year Played 14 Won 4 Drew 2 Lost 8. Wins against Leitrim in the FBD, Wexford,Derry at home in the NFL and v London in the championship. Only just avoided relegation to Div 4 and their manner of defeat to Galway was one of their worst ever defeats in Connacht.

Its probably for the best that Sligo go with someone more local now.

Good stats blow it up.  On the positive side the breakdown of the losses are as follows

Loss v Div 1 teams 3 Galway *2 and mayo
Loss v promoted div 2 team 1 Ross
Loss v promoted div 3 teams 3 Armagh *2 and Fermanagh
Loss v div 3 teams 1 Westmeath
Win v div 3 teams 2 (both in div 4 next year)
Win v div 4 teams 2

Obviously not great but there is some good young lads coming up...
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on August 03, 2018, 10:17:29 PM
For me the minimum was Div3 status and beat London but this team was capable of more, the manner of how we stayed up wasn't pretty, the manner of our defeat to Galway and Armagh have to be considered.

There was lots of negatives behind the scenes too, that transferred to the pitch, his whole approach was poor, out of his depth. I'm glad he is gone.

Our CB are so poor I don't know what they will come up with next. No self-respecting outside manager will come to us. O Hara/McGowan could be anything from a disaster to great imo.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 03, 2018, 11:54:41 PM
For me the minimum was Div3 status and beat London but this team was capable of more, the manner of how we stayed up wasn't pretty, the manner of our defeat to Galway and Armagh have to be considered.

There was lots of negatives behind the scenes too, that transferred to the pitch, his whole approach was poor, out of his depth. I'm glad he is gone.

Our CB are so poor I don't know what they will come up with next. No self-respecting outside manager will come to us. O Hara/McGowan could be anything from a disaster to great imo.

Tanned Emmo was a bit of a diaster in Ballagh. Tactics like he read Mickey Harte’s playbook transcribed on the back of a Corn Flakes box.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on August 04, 2018, 09:38:15 AM
It seems to have been a bit of a disaster alright.

Depends how you look at it. New manager trying to embed a new system while at the same time bringing in a load of young players. Sligos captain is only 21 or 22 i think. The county board were probably right to set sustaining Div 3 as a target. Galway were always going to be way to strong for Sligo. They will probably be most annoyed about the tame defeat to Armagh. Is that enough of a reason to part ways after 1 year?

Reading the press release it looks like manager himself walked as the release more or less said all goals were met this year.
Does anyone seriously believe that their goals for the year was just staying up in a poor Division three and beating London in the championship?

I seen Sligo twice this year against Armagh. They have plenty of good players but as a group they are so poorly coached and managed that they were basically like headless chickens running around the field. Galway I agree were always going to be too strong for Sligo however they lost by 21 points and conceded 4-24 its when defeats like that become acceptable that problems becomes even worse for counties like Sligo.

You could l d say the same about Armagh under mcgeeney in his first couple of years!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rodney trotter on August 04, 2018, 08:48:50 PM
Eamon Fitz stepped down as Kerry manager after the game.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: yellowcard on August 07, 2018, 10:11:38 AM
It appears that Paidi O'Se was correct about the Kerry supporters when he labelled them f***ing animals based on what Eamon Fitzmaurice has revealed about the hate mail and abuse that he received. No manager should have to endure that level of abuse and particularly due to the fact that he was not getting paid unlike the vast majority of other county managers who do not come under anywhere near the same level of scrutiny.

That said the kerry job is still a very enticing position for any manager given the conveyor belt of talent that they have coming through and the fact that Dublin will at some point in the next year or two will begin regressing.   
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: BallyroanAbu on August 07, 2018, 10:20:14 AM
It appears that Paidi O'Se was correct about the Kerry supporters when he labelled them f***ing animals based on what Eamon Fitzmaurice has revealed about the hate mail and abuse that he received. No manager should have to endure that level of abuse and particularly due to the fact that he was not getting paid unlike the vast majority of other county managers who do not come under anywhere near the same level of scrutiny.

That said the kerry job is still a very enticing position for any manager given the conveyor belt of talent that they have coming through and the fact that Dublin will at some point in the next year or two will begin regressing.   

Sport evokes a lot of passion people go over the top, he knew what he was getting into.  If you are thin skinned it’s not the job for you. 
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: yellowcard on August 07, 2018, 10:32:23 AM
It appears that Paidi O'Se was correct about the Kerry supporters when he labelled them f***ing animals based on what Eamon Fitzmaurice has revealed about the hate mail and abuse that he received. No manager should have to endure that level of abuse and particularly due to the fact that he was not getting paid unlike the vast majority of other county managers who do not come under anywhere near the same level of scrutiny.

That said the kerry job is still a very enticing position for any manager given the conveyor belt of talent that they have coming through and the fact that Dublin will at some point in the next year or two will begin regressing.   

Sport evokes a lot of passion people go over the top, he knew what he was getting into.  If you are thin skinned it’s not the job for you.

Passion is fine but what sort of an individual takes the time to sit down and write a letter having a pop at a manager. Passion in the spur of the moment is par for the course but writing hate mail is crossing the line. Then you have the recent advent of social media to have to deal with.

Any manager that is getting well paid is fair game as far as I am concerned but Fitzmaurice was not getting paid money for the job and always seemed to handle himself well. 
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: From the Bunker on August 07, 2018, 09:39:15 PM
You have to remember that Kerry lost to Mayo and Galway in Championship the last two years. That is seen as embarrassing in Kerry.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on August 07, 2018, 10:41:58 PM
It appears that Paidi O'Se was correct about the Kerry supporters when he labelled them f***ing animals based on what Eamon Fitzmaurice has revealed about the hate mail and abuse that he received. No manager should have to endure that level of abuse and particularly due to the fact that he was not getting paid unlike the vast majority of other county managers who do not come under anywhere near the same level of scrutiny.

That said the kerry job is still a very enticing position for any manager given the conveyor belt of talent that they have coming through and the fact that Dublin will at some point in the next year or two will begin regressing.   

Sport evokes a lot of passion people go over the top, he knew what he was getting into.  If you are thin skinned it’s not the job for you.

Passion is fine but what sort of an individual takes the time to sit down and write a letter having a pop at a manager. Passion in the spur of the moment is par for the course but writing hate mail is crossing the line. Then you have the recent advent of social media to have to deal with.

Any manager that is getting well paid is fair game as far as I am concerned but Fitzmaurice was not getting paid money for the job and always seemed to handle himself well.

I'd  like to see these letters.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: yellowcard on August 07, 2018, 10:52:55 PM
It appears that Paidi O'Se was correct about the Kerry supporters when he labelled them f***ing animals based on what Eamon Fitzmaurice has revealed about the hate mail and abuse that he received. No manager should have to endure that level of abuse and particularly due to the fact that he was not getting paid unlike the vast majority of other county managers who do not come under anywhere near the same level of scrutiny.

That said the kerry job is still a very enticing position for any manager given the conveyor belt of talent that they have coming through and the fact that Dublin will at some point in the next year or two will begin regressing.   

Sport evokes a lot of passion people go over the top, he knew what he was getting into.  If you are thin skinned it’s not the job for you.

Passion is fine but what sort of an individual takes the time to sit down and write a letter having a pop at a manager. Passion in the spur of the moment is par for the course but writing hate mail is crossing the line. Then you have the recent advent of social media to have to deal with.

Any manager that is getting well paid is fair game as far as I am concerned but Fitzmaurice was not getting paid money for the job and always seemed to handle himself well.

Is like to see these letters.

Apparently one of them told a Kerry player to ‘jump off a cliff’.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 08, 2018, 01:54:48 AM
James Horan the latest to come out and say he got hate mail. Some awful idiots around  http://www.offtheball.com/GAA/James-Horan-received-concerning-hate-mail-during-Mayo-tenure-
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 08, 2018, 01:57:34 AM
Is literally anyone surprised? Look at the attempted character assasinations of every public figure in the GAA on this very forum.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: NetNitrate on August 08, 2018, 02:59:25 AM
Is literally anyone surprised? Look at the attempted character assasinations of every public figure in the GAA on this very forum.

You should look at your own comments. One of the most revolting descriptions I ever saw was you describing a Mayo forward with these terms: "They don't play it at the speed of a paraplegic with a hangover".
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 08, 2018, 03:03:59 AM
Is literally anyone surprised? Look at the attempted character assasinations of every public figure in the GAA on this very forum.

You should look at your own comments. One of the most revolting descriptions I ever saw was you describing a Mayo forward with these terms: "They don't play it at the speed of a paraplegic with a hangover".

I think that was a great line actually, glad it stuck in your head.

Never said I was immune from it but I don’t engage in the character assassinations some here do, JP and Duffy excepted. Colourfully critiquing a slow forward is something different entirely.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: NetNitrate on August 08, 2018, 03:09:04 AM
Is literally anyone surprised? Look at the attempted character assasinations of every public figure in the GAA on this very forum.

You should look at your own comments. One of the most revolting descriptions I ever saw was you describing a Mayo forward with these terms: "They don't play it at the speed of a paraplegic with a hangover".

I think that was a great line actually, glad it stuck in your head.

Never said I was immune from it but I don’t engage in the character assassinations some here do, JP and Duffy excepted. Colourfully critiquing a slow forward is something different entirely.

Well if you don't see how awful it is on so many levels, I'm afraid there is no reasoning. But if you have to bring brain affliction and spinal injuries to have a go at a Mayo player's pace, it's very troublesome that you think that's a great line.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on August 08, 2018, 03:47:27 AM
Eamonn  Fitzmsurice is a typical North Kerry back and isn't thin skinned.  He has the same job as myself but much younger, so deal woth him a little and to say He is disgusted with  the shit thrown at him over the past 2 years is an understatement,  and this is a manager in the old school volunteer diehard brigade.  What woukd the anonymous etter writers  saying if he was on 75k s year expenses like some Others who arent delivering a whole pile

Fitzy prepared well, selected poorly at times, probably listened to tyevwrong voice on the sideline but he threw everything into the role..... and the best young talent seen in years almost got him to another semi final
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 09, 2018, 10:11:44 PM
Terry Hyland the new Leitrim manager
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 09, 2018, 10:20:21 PM
They moved fair quick.
At least he'll get to watch a good scatter of club games.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on August 09, 2018, 10:47:37 PM
Terry Hyland the new Leitrim manager

Excellent appointment for Leitrim
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 09, 2018, 10:55:36 PM
They moved fair quick.
At least he'll get to watch a good scatter of club games.

Must be disappointing for you to watch hiring and firing season in full swing and you not able to rouse the troops for a push on McStay at all.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 09, 2018, 11:30:41 PM
They moved fair quick.
At least he'll get to watch a good scatter of club games.
Only 20 days it took them to appoint a new manager.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 09, 2018, 11:49:43 PM
They moved fair quick.
At least he'll get to watch a good scatter of club games.

Must be disappointing for you to watch hiring and firing season in full swing and you not able to rouse the troops for a push on McStay at all.
Do you have to bring  McStay into every thread. Just come out of his fkn arse and see what a disappointment  he's been.


P. S I haven't got any "troops"
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 09, 2018, 11:52:03 PM
They moved fair quick.
At least he'll get to watch a good scatter of club games.

Must be disappointing for you to watch hiring and firing season in full swing and you not able to rouse the troops for a push on McStay at all.
Do you have to bring  McStay into every thread. Just come out of his fkn arse and see what a disappointment  he's been.


P. S I haven't got any "troops"

That was my point.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Westside on August 10, 2018, 01:10:40 PM
Would have rathered see Terry take up the Cavan Minor job but it looks like he feels he has something to offer at a higher level. He's done well in all his managerial roles, I'd be surprised if he doesn't get some sort of kick out of Leitrim.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 10, 2018, 03:26:02 PM
Would have rathered see Terry take up the Cavan Minor job but it looks like he feels he has something to offer at a higher level. He's done well in all his managerial roles, I'd be surprised if he doesn't get some sort of kick out of Leitrim.

Maybe in D4..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on August 10, 2018, 07:53:48 PM
Given they are in  Div 4 Syferus thats his starting point surely
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on August 10, 2018, 10:54:32 PM
Nobody has managed to do better at Cavan than him since he left anyway and he built a strong enough team there.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on August 10, 2018, 11:43:30 PM
Given they are in  Div 4 Syferus thats his starting point surely

Lad don't bother, you are addressing a fool.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 10, 2018, 11:45:33 PM
Given they are in  Div 4 Syferus thats his starting point surely

Lad don't bother, you are addressing a fool.

I know things didn’t even well with Hyland but that’s a bit OTT, Scratch.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 13, 2018, 08:56:19 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: yellowcard on August 13, 2018, 09:11:46 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

He was very quick to announce this after Jimmy McGuinness was linked this morning maybe just a pure coincidence.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 13, 2018, 09:25:00 PM
I see Kevin Walsh was somewhat non committal about his future.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: From the Bunker on August 13, 2018, 09:30:28 PM
I see Kevin Walsh was somewhat non committal about his future.

He has had a good look up close at Dublin. It's a daunting sight. Hard to see where he can bring this group.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: MayoBuck on August 13, 2018, 09:35:38 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

He was very quick to announce this after Jimmy McGuinness was linked this morning maybe just a pure coincidence.

It's been well known for the last 2 weeks at least that Rochford was staying on. Don't know who puts these rumours out there.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 13, 2018, 09:37:49 PM
I see Kevin Walsh was somewhat non committal about his future.

Angling for more funds/control.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 13, 2018, 09:38:58 PM
I see Kevin Walsh was somewhat non committal about his future.

He has had a good look up close at Dublin. It's a daunting sight. Hard to see where he can bring this group.
To All Ireland final so along as they avoid Dublin in the semi final?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: From the Bunker on August 13, 2018, 10:10:52 PM
I see Kevin Walsh was somewhat non committal about his future.

He has had a good look up close at Dublin. It's a daunting sight. Hard to see where he can bring this group.
To All Ireland final so along as they avoid Dublin in the semi final?

A 50/50 chance of that. Also there are counties Like Donegal, Tyrone, Monaghan, Kerry, Mayo, Kildare, even Meath who might get in the way.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 16, 2018, 11:13:54 AM
Looks like Tally for Down

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/tyrone-man-tally-favourite-to-become-new-down-boss-862484.html
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Halfquarter on August 16, 2018, 11:19:34 AM
I see Kevin Walsh was somewhat non committal about his future.

He has had a good look up close at Dublin. It's a daunting sight. Hard to see where he can bring this group.
To All Ireland final so along as they avoid Dublin in the semi final?

Isn't That everyone's ambition, avoid Dublin, hope to get to the final, then hope for an off day by Dublin.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 16, 2018, 01:48:15 PM
I see Kevin Walsh was somewhat non committal about his future.

He has had a good look up close at Dublin. It's a daunting sight. Hard to see where he can bring this group.
To All Ireland final so along as they avoid Dublin in the semi final?

Isn't That everyone's ambition, avoid Dublin, hope to get to the final, then hope for an off day by Dublin.
Dublin didn't have many on days in All Ireland finals yet. 

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 16, 2018, 02:31:51 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

No it hasn't - theres been no meeting between the CB and Rochford yet, Rochford has said he's staying for another year - different thing
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: straightred on August 16, 2018, 02:35:23 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

No it hasn't - theres been no meeting between the CB and Rochford yet, Rochford has said he's staying for another year - different thing

Yeah - i suspect this story could simmer for a while. Who leaked the McGuinness story and why? It doesn't even have to be McGuinness. It could be anyone.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 16, 2018, 02:55:34 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

No it hasn't - theres been no meeting between the CB and Rochford yet, Rochford has said he's staying for another year - different thing
The only doubt on Rochford not staying was that he would walk away himself like Buckley did. County board chairman Mike Connelly a weeks ago has already given his view on how Rochford should manage the team in 2019.


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"If you look at that Kildare game, guys towards the last ten or fifteen minutes were dead on their feet. The weather conditions didn't suit our age profile either, but we definitely need to bring youth to the table," said Connelly.

"At this stage, we've a lot of players the wrong side of 30 and we have to be looking towards the future, we have to be developing young players and if that means struggling in Division 1… we've got to start building again, that's my view. I'm sure Stephen will identify with that."
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 16, 2018, 03:48:57 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

No it hasn't - theres been no meeting between the CB and Rochford yet, Rochford has said he's staying for another year - different thing
Our buck announced that he's staying  in the "Down the Hatch News" before he was suspended.
No word from our (non) Co Board.
I see his apologist in the Ros Herald blames the players in his end of year State of the County team report.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on August 16, 2018, 05:07:31 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

No it hasn't - theres been no meeting between the CB and Rochford yet, Rochford has said he's staying for another year - different thing
Our buck announced that he's staying  in the "Down the Hatch News" before he was suspended.
No word from our (non) Co Board.
I see his apologist in the Ros Herald blames the players in his end of year State of the County team report.

Don't expect any criticism of the management from our local press.
Love the line the players "must ask themselves why they're shipping outrageous scorelines against the top teams."
I do hope the players ask themselves that question and send a note back to Mr. Cooney in the Herald and ask him to rephrase the question in a number of ways: why has the management not set up any discernible defensive structure after 3 years, why does the management persist with small light forwards as backs and why the hell is Cooney not asking McStay that question instead of the players.


Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 16, 2018, 05:25:03 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

No it hasn't - theres been no meeting between the CB and Rochford yet, Rochford has said he's staying for another year - different thing
Our buck announced that he's staying  in the "Down the Hatch News" before he was suspended.
No word from our (non) Co Board.
I see his apologist in the Ros Herald blames the players in his end of year State of the County team report.

Don't expect any criticism of the management from our local press.
Love the line the players "must ask themselves why they're shipping outrageous scorelines against the top teams."
I do hope the players ask themselves that question and send a note back to Mr. Cooney in the Herald and ask him to rephrase the question in a number of ways: why has the management not set up any discernible defensive structure after 3 years, why does the management persist with small light forwards as backs and why the hell is Cooney not asking McStay that question instead of the players.

It sucks when nearly everyone else in the county is against your ‘McStay OUT!!’ campaign, right?

Might be time to cut your loses and back the team and management.. even Gay isn’t going around sounding off this year.

Anyone who doesn’t subscribe to the fallacy of Roscommon being a county filled with talent being oppressed by a bad manager is an ‘apologist’. I do hope the players are a tad more accountable and circumspect than you are being in their steed. Everyone, management and players, share in our failings and our successes this year.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 16, 2018, 05:37:46 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

No it hasn't - theres been no meeting between the CB and Rochford yet, Rochford has said he's staying for another year - different thing
Our buck announced that he's staying  in the "Down the Hatch News" before he was suspended.
No word from our (non) Co Board.
I see his apologist in the Ros Herald blames the players in his end of year State of the County team report.

Don't expect any criticism of the management from our local press.
Love the line the players "must ask themselves why they're shipping outrageous scorelines against the top teams."
I do hope the players ask themselves that question and send a note back to Mr. Cooney in the Herald and ask him to rephrase the question in a number of ways: why has the management not set up any discernible defensive structure after 3 years, why does the management persist with small light forwards as backs and why the hell is Cooney not asking McStay that question instead of the players.
I've read it again and am getting madder by the second.
Fcuk sake talking about players "aren't buying into"  S&C. FFS since when did players get to decide what preparations they do.
Then the comment that Ros players seem to believe that their skills and flair can overcome superior conditioning of other teams.
Then he repeats McStay's sh1te about the Ros public might not come out and watch 15 players behind the ball.
Defending doesn't have to be 15 lads standing around their own D area doing nothing.
How about every man becomes a defender when the opposition has the ball and tackle harass etc whoever has the ball wherever they gave it.
It's like the article was written for Cooney  by one of the people who got McStay the gig and is trying to head the critics off at the pass.
Disgraceful arse licking so called journalism.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on August 16, 2018, 05:38:14 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

No it hasn't - theres been no meeting between the CB and Rochford yet, Rochford has said he's staying for another year - different thing
Our buck announced that he's staying  in the "Down the Hatch News" before he was suspended.
No word from our (non) Co Board.
I see his apologist in the Ros Herald blames the players in his end of year State of the County team report.

Don't expect any criticism of the management from our local press.
Love the line the players "must ask themselves why they're shipping outrageous scorelines against the top teams."
I do hope the players ask themselves that question and send a note back to Mr. Cooney in the Herald and ask him to rephrase the question in a number of ways: why has the management not set up any discernible defensive structure after 3 years, why does the management persist with small light forwards as backs and why the hell is Cooney not asking McStay that question instead of the players.

It sucks when nearly everyone else in the county is against your ‘McStay OUT!!’ campaign, right?

Might be time to cut your loses and back the team and management.. even Gay isn’t going around sounding off this year.

Anyone who doesn’t subscribe to the fallacy of Roscommon being a county filled with talent being oppressed by a bad manager is an ‘apologist’. I do hope the players are a tad more accountable and circumspect than you are being in their steed. Everyone, management and players, share in our failings and our successes this year.

You were very vocal when there was an article in Herald quoting Dineen blaming the players for the 2014 U21 loss. Sorry if it seems a bit off when the Herald lays the blame on the players and not the management. If you were consistent you would have a problem with the balance of that article too. I always support the players and management no matter who is in charge and have renewed my gold membership for the 4th year in a row. I will support McStay next year as I have Carr, Maughan, Evans and plenty of other managers I found fault with. It doesn't mean I will not call it as it is and ask the hard questions our local press will never ask.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 16, 2018, 06:36:32 PM
I always want our manager to be madly successful.
However I'm ould enough to know sh1te when I see it and am not impressed by spin and/or hype or one sided nonsense.
Results, scorelines, performances,  team organisation etc -that's what impresses .

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: mrdeeds on August 17, 2018, 12:47:21 PM
Mickey Graham it seems will be announced as Cavan manager.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: oliverkelly on August 17, 2018, 01:27:36 PM
Has been confirmed that Stephen Rochford is staying on as Mayo manager.

No it hasn't - theres been no meeting between the CB and Rochford yet, Rochford has said he's staying for another year - different thing
Our buck announced that he's staying  in the "Down the Hatch News" before he was suspended.
No word from our (non) Co Board.
I see his apologist in the Ros Herald blames the players in his end of year State of the County team report.

Don't expect any criticism of the management from our local press.
Love the line the players "must ask themselves why they're shipping outrageous scorelines against the top teams."
I do hope the players ask themselves that question and send a note back to Mr. Cooney in the Herald and ask him to rephrase the question in a number of ways: why has the management not set up any discernible defensive structure after 3 years, why does the management persist with small light forwards as backs and why the hell is Cooney not asking McStay that question instead of the players.

It sucks when nearly everyone else in the county is against your ‘McStay OUT!!’ campaign, right?

Might be time to cut your loses and back the team and management.. even Gay isn’t going around sounding off this year.

Anyone who doesn’t subscribe to the fallacy of Roscommon being a county filled with talent being oppressed by a bad manager is an ‘apologist’. I do hope the players are a tad more accountable and circumspect than you are being in their steed. Everyone, management and players, share in our failings and our successes this year.

You were very vocal when there was an article in Herald quoting Dineen blaming the players for the 2014 U21 loss. Sorry if it seems a bit off when the Herald lays the blame on the players and not the management. If you were consistent you would have a problem with the balance of that article too. I always support the players and management no matter who is in charge and have renewed my gold membership for the 4th year in a row. I will support McStay next year as I have Carr, Maughan, Evans and plenty of other managers I found fault with. It doesn't mean I will not call it as it is and ask the hard questions our local press will never ask.

Theres a difference between the manager blaming the players and a local journalist blaming the players.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on August 17, 2018, 02:18:08 PM

You were very vocal when there was an article in Herald quoting Dineen blaming the players for the 2014 U21 loss. Sorry if it seems a bit off when the Herald lays the blame on the players and not the management. If you were consistent you would have a problem with the balance of that article too. I always support the players and management no matter who is in charge and have renewed my gold membership for the 4th year in a row. I will support McStay next year as I have Carr, Maughan, Evans and plenty of other managers I found fault with. It doesn't mean I will not call it as it is and ask the hard questions our local press will never ask.

Theres a difference between the manager blaming the players and a local journalist blaming the players.

Well yes I know that. It's still the players that are getting thrown under the bus (no pun intended) for what clearly are management failings (eg our defensive structure) and a local media that appear afraid to rock the boat. Our county board issued press releases apologising to Mayo and Andy Morgan and another to plamás the Connacht Council. I await a defense of our players who do all this for nothing. I won't be buying the Ros Herald again. As for the other one, it's free and that is still to much.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 17, 2018, 02:23:38 PM

You were very vocal when there was an article in Herald quoting Dineen blaming the players for the 2014 U21 loss. Sorry if it seems a bit off when the Herald lays the blame on the players and not the management. If you were consistent you would have a problem with the balance of that article too. I always support the players and management no matter who is in charge and have renewed my gold membership for the 4th year in a row. I will support McStay next year as I have Carr, Maughan, Evans and plenty of other managers I found fault with. It doesn't mean I will not call it as it is and ask the hard questions our local press will never ask.

Theres a difference between the manager blaming the players and a local journalist blaming the players.

Well yes I know that. It's still the players that are getting thrown under the bus (no pun intended) for what clearly are management failings (eg our defensive structure) and a local media that appear afraid to rock the boat. Our county board issued press releases apologising to Mayo and Andy Morgan and another to plamás the Connacht Council. I await a defense of our players who do all this for nothing. I won't be buying the Ros Herald again. As for the other one, it's free and that is still to much.

Just because some have the good sense not to start throwing their toys out of the pram because we’re not at the level of the top two teams in the country it doesn’t mean they’re afraid of anyone. Best. Manager. In. 25 Years.

You have an agenda that’s been exposed for being totally self-serving for a while now. Whether you accept it or not it’s you that’s producing the pointless propaganda and not Ian Cooney or anyone else.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on August 17, 2018, 02:33:11 PM
Best. Manager. In. 25 Years.

If nothing else, thanks for the laugh.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 17, 2018, 03:54:29 PM
Best. Manager. In. 25 Years.

If nothing else, thanks for the laugh.
:D ;D :D
Best paid anyway.
Probably 3rd best manager we've had this decade.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on August 18, 2018, 01:51:21 PM
Mickey Graham confirmed for Cavan with Dermott McCabe in his backroom and vinny corrys brother as S&C coach.  Best of luck to them
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on August 18, 2018, 03:55:49 PM
Best. Manager. In. 25 Years.

If nothing else, thanks for the laugh.
:D ;D :D
Best paid anyway.
Probably 3rd best manager we've had this decade.

Just curious who are the two better
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 18, 2018, 04:38:28 PM
Hint for you - not Des Newton.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 18, 2018, 04:39:06 PM
Hint for you - not Des Newton.

If nothing else, thanks for the laugh.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on August 18, 2018, 05:21:55 PM
Hint for you - not Des Newton.

What’s the rationale for thinking Evans and o’donnell done better.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 18, 2018, 05:26:45 PM
Poorer sets of players
And
4-24
4-24
4-12
4-19
And I forget the scores from March 2017...didn't Dublin get 2-32 or thereabouts.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 18, 2018, 05:35:49 PM
Poorer sets of players
And
4-24
4-24
4-12
4-19
And I forget the scores from March 2017...didn't Dublin get 2-32 or thereabouts.

FOD had underage AI winners.. Evans didn’t win a single game of consequence in the championship bar Cavan, a team we can’t seem to lose to no matter what.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on August 18, 2018, 06:03:59 PM
Poorer sets of players
And
4-24
4-24
4-12
4-19
And I forget the scores from March 2017...didn't Dublin get 2-32 or thereabouts.

You have a manager who didn’t make a Connacht final but won d2 and another who was in 3 beat Sligo to win a Connacht final and D1 semi I’ve a manager won d2, D1 semi l, 3 Connacht finals 1 win beat Galway.

A rationale based on scores conceded is a better barometer however.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 18, 2018, 06:34:02 PM

Scores conceded lose matches ;)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on August 18, 2018, 06:48:53 PM

Scores conceded lose matches ;)

Wonderful incorrect insight as usual.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: tippabu on August 18, 2018, 07:19:59 PM
Poorer sets of players
And
4-24
4-24
4-12
4-19
And I forget the scores from March 2017...didn't Dublin get 2-32 or thereabouts.

You have a manager who didn’t make a Connacht final but won d2 and another who was in 3 beat Sligo to win a Connacht final and D1 semi I’ve a manager won d2, D1 semi l, 3 Connacht finals 1 win beat Galway.

A rationale based on scores conceded is a better barometer however.

Not weighing in on the rossies argument, leave them at it!! But stats in the main are a load of bollix in general for me. Roscommon got to the last two 1/4 finals without playing mayo or Galway? Look at monaghan, scoring stats probably look great but they played 3 division 4 qualifiers....Dublin similar, played Wicklow, longford and laois in Leinster...I'd be more inclined to take everything in context.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 18, 2018, 07:59:34 PM

Scores conceded lose matches ;)

Wonderful incorrect insight as usual.
So we won all those games then?
Silly me -I thought we got hammered in 3 of them.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 18, 2018, 09:19:38 PM

Scores conceded lose matches ;)

Wonderful incorrect insight as usual.
So we won all those games then?
Silly me -I thought we got hammered in 3 of them.

Your argument is sinking faster than the Lusitania, buckaroo.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 18, 2018, 11:07:04 PM
Smart one liners by blinkered gasúns don't make McStay a better manager than Fergal or Johneen. 

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on August 19, 2018, 03:04:15 AM
Fergal you could have a decent debate about and I could fall either side of that. Evans... what did he do better than either of Fergal or McStay.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on August 19, 2018, 08:51:42 AM
There should be a thread for roscommon posters and it s g ould be locked from the outside when yer all in there.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 19, 2018, 01:37:39 PM
Don't want to upset Itcheen  ...
But Evans wouldn't go from April 2016, reinforced March 2017 and August 2017 to July 2018 without doing something about defending.
Not to mention S&C.
No manager would.
Evans wouldn't drop his 2 goalscorers for a replay and give a lad his first ever game in an AI QF replay
Our man did the latter again this year but  there might be some leeway as it was a dead rubber.
Then we have 9 or 10 different CHBs in this year's NFL and Championship.
Not saying Johneen is the greatest manager in the Country or anything but our man has to up his game considerably to reach JE level.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on August 19, 2018, 01:54:16 PM
apologies itchy.

no connacht finals and lost to sligo and fermanagh in his last year that's some progress he was building something special alright. maybe if he got a team to a QF we'd know what the team would have conceded since that's your barometer but we didn't. losing by 1 or losing by 20 is still losing.

I think we'll leave it there rossfan.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 19, 2018, 02:02:59 PM
Might as well :-\.
We'll see how it goes next year.
Meanwhile let's leave this thread to managers in general.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: FermGael on August 23, 2018, 10:18:01 PM
Paddy Tally confirmed as new Down manager
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on August 23, 2018, 10:29:33 PM
A scatter of has-beens and never-will-bes applied for Longford job.

Former player Pauric (Podgie) Davis mentioned in dispatches but it would seem he is not keen for the marriage.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on August 23, 2018, 10:44:03 PM
Paddy Tally confirmed as new Down manager

Galway back to fancy dans next year.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on August 23, 2018, 10:47:54 PM
Paddy Tally confirmed as new Down manager

Statement on his appointment

Quote
Paddy Tally appointed as new Down Senior Football Manager

Down GAA County Board have ratified Paddy Tally as the new manager of their Senior Football Team. The Galbally man will take over the reins from Eamonn Burns who stepped down from the position after the county's championship campaign.

Tally returns to the management set up in the Mourne County, having previously served with both Ross Carr and James McCartan, including during the run to the All Ireland Final in 2010.

His most recent assignment was with the Galway Senior Football management during the 2018 league and championship campaign. He also notably led the St Mary's College team to their exceptional Sigerson Cup success in 2017.

Paddy was the trainer with the Tyrone side that won the Ulster and All Ireland breakthrough victory in 2003, and has since developed a reputation as one of the GAA's most innovative coaches.

Paddy Tally's management team will include Benny Coulter, Gavin McGilly and Stephen Beattie.

Benny Coulter is one of Down's most celebrated footballers. He won an All Ireland Minor title in 1999, an Allstar in 2010 and a number of county titles with Mayobridge.

Gavin McGilly was joint manager of the Moy side that won this year's All Ireland Intermediate Club title. He and Stephen Beattie have worked with Paddy Tally at St Mary's and are both former coaches with the Ulster Council.

Down GAA Chairman Sean Rooney welcomed the appointment, stating that "we wish Paddy and his team well, we promise them our full support and we hope that everyone can now work together to herald a new awakening for Down Football".

"Paddy's reputation and record as a coach and manager were important factors in our choice and we are delighted that he is now on board"


Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: yellowcard on August 23, 2018, 11:19:39 PM
So much for the ‘Down way’ even though nobody ever knew what that actually was.

Tally is a proven top class coach but can he prove himself as an inter county manager where he will have to delegate a lot of jobs. They lost their nerve with an outside man after McCorry suffered an embarrassing defeat in Wexford after he had got them promoted to division one so the minimum expected of Tally will be promotion to division 2.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jinxy on August 24, 2018, 11:29:02 AM
No Poacher?
Surprised at that.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: mrdeeds on August 24, 2018, 11:30:24 AM
No Poacher?
Surprised at that.

Poacher was part of Aidan O Rourke ticket for Cavan job but they missed out.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Brick Tamlin on August 24, 2018, 11:43:02 AM
No Poacher?
Surprised at that.

Jim Gavin is just keeping the seat warm for Poacher sure.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: seafoid on August 24, 2018, 12:22:22 PM
Paddy Tally confirmed as new Down manager
Not the easiest job in the sport right now
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: trileacman on August 24, 2018, 01:10:47 PM
Paddy Tally confirmed as new Down manager
Not the easiest job in the sport right now

Couldn't disagree more. Talented county at low ebb but with alot of talented players in a strong club scene. A lack of tactical nous has cost them big time since wee James left, players left because the manager couldn't deliver and results were poor.

Promotion from div 3 and a big name scalp in championship or a good qualifier run and it'll be a good year. Eminently doable.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Puckoon on August 24, 2018, 02:08:02 PM
Should be a great appointment for Down and for Paddy Tally
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on August 24, 2018, 02:10:18 PM
Despite some very OTT criticism from a few places, I think Tally will be a loss to the Galway football setup overall, best of luck to him as manager with Down.
Has Kevin Walsh himself confirmed he is going to stay on as Galway manager though?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on August 24, 2018, 02:37:16 PM
Despite some very OTT criticism from a few places, I think Tally will be a loss to the Galway football setup overall, best of luck to him as manager with Down.
Has Kevin Walsh himself confirmed he is going to stay on as Galway manager though?

He was on OTB this morning talking about Tally and Dublin's ridiculous home advantage so I suspect he is.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 24, 2018, 04:17:58 PM
Despite some very OTT criticism from a few places, I think Tally will be a loss to the Galway football setup overall, best of luck to him as manager with Down.
Has Kevin Walsh himself confirmed he is going to stay on as Galway manager though?

Wonder who they will get in to replace him? I imagine John Divilly might have his sights on the top job himself when Walsh leaves so will hardly come in now as a number two.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jayop on August 24, 2018, 04:21:29 PM
I'd be stunned if Walsh doesn't have at least one more rattle with these players.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 24, 2018, 04:58:03 PM
I do laugh when so called experts say that Tally was to blame for making Galway play "negative" football even though he was only with Galway for months not even a year and they were playing "negative" football long before he arrived https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/galway-accused-of-being-very-negative-in-leitrim-victory-31230150.html
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 24, 2018, 05:13:57 PM
Lazy clichéd nonsense that passes for sports journalism.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on August 25, 2018, 11:10:20 PM
Ford and Conway to join Mayo management team

Former Mayo captain Peter Ford and Shane Conway, who are currently working together as joint managers of the Breaffy senior club football team, have agreed to join Stephen Rochford’s Mayo management set-up as selectors.
A meeting of the executive officers of the Mayo GAA Board is due to be held tomorrow evening (Sunday) to discuss the make-up of Rochford’s proposed management team for 2019.
It’s expected that they will recommend that it be officially ratified at a meeting of the County Board next week.
Ford and Conway will join Joe Keane — the only selector remaining from last season after the departures of Donie Buckley, Peter Burke and Tony McEntee — on the sideline with Rochford next year.
The experienced Ford, who served as a selector under John Maughan when Mayo reached All-Ireland Finals in both 1996 and 1997, has also managed both the Sligo and Galway senior football teams.
The Ballinrobe native led the Tribesmen to the 2005 Connacht title as well as the All-Ireland Under-21 championship that same year.
Ford (56) was the Mayo captain when they won the 1992 Connacht senior football championship title, and also played on the county’s All-Ireland winning under-21 team in 1983.
He also managed Ballintubber to win the Mayo SFC title in 2014 and has worked with many of the current Mayo squad, including the O’Connor brothers, O’Shea brothers and Rob Hennelly.
Meanwhile, Shane Conway is well-known for his training, coaching and management work with a number of club teams in Mayo, including Kilmeena, Westport and Castlebar Mitchels.
He was part of Pat Holmes’ management team in 2013 when Mitchels won the Mayo SFC title, before going to on to lose the All-Ireland club final to St Vincent’s in March of 2014.
A secondary school teacher in Westport, Conway has carved out a very impressive reputation over the last ten years at club and colleges level.
He was the joint-manager of the Rice College Westport team that qualified for the All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Senior ‘A’ football championship final earlier this year.
The Mayo side were beaten by St Ronan’s, Lurgan in that Hogan Cup Final by a point at Croke Park.


http://www.mayonews.ie/sports/32546-ford-and-conway-to-join-mayo-management-team
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 26, 2018, 01:40:04 AM
Very underwhelming backroom team.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 26, 2018, 02:14:47 AM
Very underwhelming backroom team.

Kinda looks like a county board that has decided the chase for the AI is over and is looking to save some cash.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jayop on August 26, 2018, 03:19:17 AM
Interesting that it's the Breaffy managers. Do I remember right that it was rumoured to be the Breaffy men who led the push against the last management team?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on August 26, 2018, 12:58:11 PM
Very underwhelming backroom team.

Certainly save the County Board a few quid anyway.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: From the Bunker on August 26, 2018, 01:31:53 PM
Very underwhelming backroom team.

Kinda looks like a county board that has decided the chase for the AI is over and is looking to save some cash.

Looks to be the case. Wise decision to have local lads. Will save money and they are more likely to spot players that could come into the squad.

The game is up! Dublin are steaming rolling ahead, while Mayo have been trickling the other way the last couple of years. No point in horsing good money into a project in decline.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on August 26, 2018, 02:12:32 PM
Despite some very OTT criticism from a few places, I think Tally will be a loss to the Galway football setup overall, best of luck to him as manager with Down.
Has Kevin Walsh himself confirmed he is going to stay on as Galway manager though?

Wonder who they will get in to replace him? I imagine John Divilly might have his sights on the top job himself when Walsh leaves so will hardly come in now as a number two.

Just had a listen and surely Kevin Walsh is staying on, nothing from what he said suggested he won't be.

Tally will be a loss but at least they got a year out him and the panel and management will have learnt a lot from him. Interesting to see who he'll bring in. Anyone heard anything on Cillain McDaid the last week?  Would really like to see Molloy & Wall training with the panel over the winter and during the league but then we're relying on someone stopping Corofin. Lets hope Kevin Walsh can find another player who's not on anyone's radar like he did with Ciaran Duggan.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 26, 2018, 02:26:08 PM
Duggan was barely on the radar by the end of the year himself..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owen Brannigan on August 26, 2018, 03:45:25 PM
Very underwhelming backroom team.

Kinda looks like a county board that has decided the chase for the AI is over and is looking to save some cash.

Looks to be the case. Wise decision to have local lads. Will save money and they are more likely to spot players that could come into the squad.

The game is up! Dublin are steaming rolling ahead, while Mayo have been trickling the other way the last couple of years. No point in horsing good money into a project in decline.

Desperation in Mayo as they get the Pope to sign a jersey in an attempt to lift the curse!

https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1033659822208692224/video/1 (https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1033659822208692224/video/1)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Duine Eile on August 26, 2018, 04:39:21 PM
Despite some very OTT criticism from a few places, I think Tally will be a loss to the Galway football setup overall, best of luck to him as manager with Down.
Has Kevin Walsh himself confirmed he is going to stay on as Galway manager though?

Wonder who they will get in to replace him? I imagine John Divilly might have his sights on the top job himself when Walsh leaves so will hardly come in now as a number two.

Just had a listen and surely Kevin Walsh is staying on, nothing from what he said suggested he won't be.

Tally will be a loss but at least they got a year out him and the panel and management will have learnt a lot from him. Interesting to see who he'll bring in. Anyone heard anything on Cillain McDaid the last week?  Would really like to see Molloy & Wall training with the panel over the winter and during the league but then we're relying on someone stopping Corofin. Lets hope Kevin Walsh can find another player who's not on anyone's radar like he did with Ciaran Duggan.

I was at their game yesterday evening, they're not going to be stopped any time soon, they were missing about 5 starters and still won by 20 points. Molloy was excellent.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on August 26, 2018, 04:46:50 PM
Very underwhelming backroom team.

Kinda looks like a county board that has decided the chase for the AI is over and is looking to save some cash.

Looks to be the case. Wise decision to have local lads. Will save money and they are more likely to spot players that could come into the squad.

The game is up! Dublin are steaming rolling ahead, while Mayo have been trickling the other way the last couple of years. No point in horsing good money into a project in decline.

Desperation in Mayo as they get the Pope to sign a jersey in an attempt to lift the curse!

https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1033659822208692224/video/1 (https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1033659822208692224/video/1)

Mayo for Psalm!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 28, 2018, 10:12:22 AM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on August 28, 2018, 10:55:48 AM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

What happened the know-it-all arsehole Rouse?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jinxy on August 28, 2018, 12:13:52 PM
He didn't want to rob you of the joy of listening to him on the radio, Dinny.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: mrdeeds on August 28, 2018, 01:05:24 PM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: joemamas on August 28, 2018, 01:10:29 PM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 28, 2018, 01:54:49 PM
I’d say he’s exactly what Offaly need. They should be very happy with that appointment
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jinxy on August 28, 2018, 01:57:04 PM
He'll bring back the Nutron Diet.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on August 28, 2018, 02:28:12 PM
John Maughan!!

Offaly may as well have appointed Banty.

To quote an insider it's sunbeds for the Biffos.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on August 28, 2018, 02:35:31 PM
I'd say all in Mayo happy He s gone elsewhere...

What a sham, how is he still getting gigs
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on August 28, 2018, 02:40:22 PM
John Maughan!!

Offaly may as well have appointed Banty.

To quote an insider it's sunbeds for the Biffos.

Sunbeds and icebaths.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: highorlow on August 28, 2018, 02:44:43 PM
Sunbeds and icebogbaths.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jinxy on August 28, 2018, 02:48:58 PM
Icebeds & sunbaths.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: skeog on August 28, 2018, 04:00:23 PM
Is Longford the only gig left.Banty by process of elimination must be favourite.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 28, 2018, 04:15:00 PM
Is Longford the only gig left.Banty by process of elimination must be favourite.
Sligo as well. Have Westmeath and Louth been filled yet? Can't think of any other vacancies.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 28, 2018, 04:21:01 PM
Is Longford the only gig left.Banty by process of elimination must be favourite.
Sligo as well. Have Westmeath and Louth been filled yet? Can't think of any other vacancies.

Those fûckin’ also-rans in Kerry, lad.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: the goal was on on August 28, 2018, 05:57:45 PM
Apparently Banty holding out for the Kerry gig! After all he has talked about them non stop for the past 10 years!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on August 28, 2018, 06:08:19 PM
Will there be one in Roscommon???
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 28, 2018, 06:12:01 PM
Will there be one in Roscommon???

Zzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Tubberman on August 28, 2018, 06:57:13 PM
Will there be one in Roscommon???

I'm hearing that could be the case!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 28, 2018, 07:25:15 PM
Will there be one in Roscommon???
Every chance by some of what I'm hearing.
 
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 28, 2018, 07:55:35 PM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)

It gets worse. Tommy Tom Carr is apparently on the ticket as well.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on August 28, 2018, 07:57:58 PM
Heard similar. Some serious evaluating going on I’d imagine. There is now probably 4 years of questioning of management ability (across 3 different managements) supporters expect a lot more than I believe the players are capable of producing. McStay like Evans before him has polarized supporters although imo McStay wasnt given a chance by some sections imo

. In his position  I’d probably call it a day. I don’t see any other manager doing much better though, not because McStay is great but because the playing personal isn’t there.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 28, 2018, 07:59:14 PM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)

It gets worse. Tommy Tom Carr is apparently on the ticket as well.

If it keeps him off the radio ye should do the decent thing and take one for the team
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 28, 2018, 08:05:53 PM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)

It gets worse. Tommy Tom Carr is apparently on the ticket as well.

If it keeps him off the radio ye should do the decent thing and take one for the team

We should have paired him with Paul Rouse for Dinny's benefit so.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: LooseCannon on August 28, 2018, 08:45:01 PM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)

It gets worse. Tommy Tom Carr is apparently on the ticket as well.

If it keeps him off the radio ye should do the decent thing and take one for the team

We should have paired him with Paul Rouse for Dinny's benefit so.

Why the hate for Rouse Dinny?

I find him to be a very likeable guy. He’s a gentleman.
A REAL GAA man. Never took a cent in expenses, and he wouldn’t manage a team other than his home county or home club.

Unlike all of Kildare’s management teams in recent times.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 28, 2018, 09:10:11 PM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)

It gets worse. Tommy Tom Carr is apparently on the ticket as well.
Jasus you'd have to ask has the Offaly CB lost its marbles. ....
Or is it all a big pass take?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: joemamas on August 28, 2018, 09:35:47 PM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)

It gets worse. Tommy Tom Carr is apparently on the ticket as well.

There should be a separate thread for this from all radio listeners.

"Thank you Offaly county board"
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jinxy on August 28, 2018, 10:23:07 PM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)

It gets worse. Tommy Tom Carr is apparently on the ticket as well.

If it keeps him off the radio ye should do the decent thing and take one for the team

We should have paired him with Paul Rouse for Dinny's benefit so.

Why the hate for Rouse Dinny?

I find him to be a very likeable guy. He’s a gentleman.
A REAL GAA man. Never took a cent in expenses, and he wouldn’t manage a team other than his home county or home club.

Unlike all of Kildare’s management teams in recent times.

Shots fired.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Duine Eile on August 28, 2018, 10:32:39 PM
Isn't Rouse the buck who announced that Michael Donnellan wasn't in the top 5 players on the 1998 Galway team and didn't see why there was such a fascination with him?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: shark on August 29, 2018, 08:57:35 AM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)

It gets worse. Tommy Tom Carr is apparently on the ticket as well.

There should be a separate thread for this from all radio listeners.

"Thank you Offaly county board"

He was with the Westmeath hurlers prior to this and was still on the radio. I presume he has the same role with Offaly - S&C coach.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 29, 2018, 09:38:24 AM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)

It gets worse. Tommy Tom Carr is apparently on the ticket as well.

There should be a separate thread for this from all radio listeners.

"Thank you Offaly county board"

He was with the Westmeath hurlers prior to this and was still on the radio. I presume he has the same role with Offaly - S&C coach.

Yep, S&C. I'm skeptical about how two Army lads with a reputation for tough love will go down in a place like Offaly.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Dinny Breen on August 29, 2018, 09:44:42 AM
John Maughan the new Offaly manager

If he got it what was their shortlist? Eugene McGee, Mick O Dwyer and Tommy Carr. Talk about yesterday's man.

One bullet dodged. ;)

It gets worse. Tommy Tom Carr is apparently on the ticket as well.

If it keeps him off the radio ye should do the decent thing and take one for the team

We should have paired him with Paul Rouse for Dinny's benefit so.

Why the hate for Rouse Dinny?

I find him to be a very likeable guy. He’s a gentleman.
A REAL GAA man. Never took a cent in expenses, and he wouldn’t manage a team other than his home county or home club.

Unlike all of Kildare’s management teams in recent times.

He's a virtue signaler and he had opportunity to practice his virtues as a manager of Offaly Football but he bottled it. The kind of man who talks about values but can't live them. An Arsehole!!!

In saying that I did enjoy his book Sport & Ireland.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on August 29, 2018, 11:19:34 AM
Any sign of Sligo or Longford appointing Ros men?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on August 29, 2018, 08:55:31 PM
Sligo should name manager within 2 weeks, apparently O Hara and Connerton interviewed last week. More this week. Maxi Curran and Pat Holmes mentioned.

Looks like OHara went without McGowan which would be seen as a mistake. Connerton has managed longford in 2 spells, surprised he would quit them to manage us though.

As long as Caroline Currid is involved Ill be happy, but I wouldnt count on it, long overdue her working full time with the her home county.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on August 29, 2018, 09:02:23 PM
Sligo should name manager within 2 weeks, apparently O Hara and Connerton interviewed last week. More this week. Maxi Curran and Pat Holmes mentioned.

Looks like OHara went without McGowan which would be seen as a mistake. Connerton has managed longford in 2 spells, surprised he would quit them to manage us though.

As long as Caroline Currid is involved Ill be happy, but I wouldnt count on it, long overdue her working full time with the her home county.

Who's Caroline C?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on August 29, 2018, 09:02:29 PM
Sligo should name manager within 2 weeks, apparently O Hara and Connerton interviewed last week. More this week. Maxi Curran and Pat Holmes mentioned.

Looks like OHara went without McGowan which would be seen as a mistake. Connerton has managed longford in 2 spells, surprised he would quit them to manage us though.

As long as Caroline Currid is involved Ill be happy, but I wouldnt count on it, long overdue her working full time with the her home county.

That’s almost like saying it’s high time Chris O’Dowd came back to take over as the Roscommon goalkeeper, they’re onto bigger and better things.

I doubt Sligo have the funds to be spending the money someone like Currid would cost on top of more basic coaching and organisational requirements.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 29, 2018, 09:03:52 PM
Sligo should name manager within 2 weeks, apparently O Hara and Connerton interviewed last week. More this week. Maxi Curran and Pat Holmes mentioned.

Looks like OHara went without McGowan which would be seen as a mistake. Connerton has managed longford in 2 spells, surprised he would quit them to manage us though.

As long as Caroline Currid is involved Ill be happy, but I wouldnt count on it, long overdue her working full time with the her home county.

Who's Caroline C?

She's a sports psychologist. Apparently top notch. She's been involved in 4 All Ireland teams in the recent past, including Tipp Hurlers, Limerick Hurlers this year and Dublin as well I think?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on August 29, 2018, 09:11:12 PM
Word on the streets of Longford and its environs is that the job is Podgie Davis's if he wants it.

Davis was a star forward for a good spell in the 00s and got to a Leinster club semi-final with his club Fr. Manning Gaels. A disputed score effed up their chances of a final spot.

Gaels are now in a bit of a rut after being so dominant around that time.

Davis, if he takes it, would have lots of goodwill among all the clubs.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jinxy on August 29, 2018, 09:54:19 PM
Serious player, I remember him well.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on August 29, 2018, 10:12:52 PM
Seemed to do well with Mohill
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: DuffleKing on August 31, 2018, 08:58:50 AM

I presume our Offaly brethren have taken in Maughan's interview on OTB ?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 31, 2018, 01:57:27 PM

I presume our Offaly brethren have taken in Maughan's interview on OTB ?
I'm not an Offaly brethren but from listening to a bit of it he thinks county football hasn't changed much since he last managed 10 years ago and has no plans to go defensive as he wants supporters going to the games to enjoy it.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: DuffleKing on August 31, 2018, 02:31:49 PM

Yup. I'd be seriously worried if I were an Offaly man listening to that.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on August 31, 2018, 02:40:18 PM

I presume our Offaly brethren have taken in Maughan's interview on OTB ?
I'm not an Offaly brethren but from listening to a bit of it he thinks county football hasn't changed much since he last managed 10 years ago and has no plans to go defensive as he wants supporters going to the games to enjoy it.

He's bringing sexy back.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on August 31, 2018, 03:48:53 PM

I presume our Offaly brethren have taken in Maughan's interview on OTB ?
I'm not an Offaly brethren but from listening to a bit of it he thinks county football hasn't changed much since he last managed 10 years ago and has no plans to go defensive as he wants supporters going to the games to enjoy it.

He's bringing sexy back.

Stephen Wallace said something about sexy too. We just didn't realise he meant S&M.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on August 31, 2018, 06:20:01 PM

I presume our Offaly brethren have taken in Maughan's interview on OTB ?
I'm not an Offaly brethren but from listening to a bit of it he thinks county football hasn't changed much since he last managed 10 years ago and has no plans to go defensive as he wants supporters going to the games to enjoy it.

He's bringing sexy back.

Stephen Wallace said something about sexy too. We just didn't realise he meant S&M.

I think it's terrible bad form of the Offaly County Board to punish the lads who fell out with Wallace by appointing Maughan and letting him bring along Tommy "Tom" Carr.

The only thing I can think of is that the County Board is hoping that every footballer in the county refuses to play and they can spend all their money on the hurlers.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on September 03, 2018, 10:08:47 PM
Jack Cooney looks set to take charge of the Westmeath footballers, will become the county's first native manager in 26 years.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on September 04, 2018, 03:08:09 PM
Jack Cooney looks set to take charge of the Westmeath footballers, will become the county's first native manager in 26 years.


I hear they dodged a bullet going by one of the rumoured interviewees....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 04, 2018, 03:32:18 PM
Sligo are swallowing a bullet if they're seriously considering Eammo. People in glass houses..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: shark on September 04, 2018, 04:42:04 PM
Jack Cooney looks set to take charge of the Westmeath footballers, will become the county's first native manager in 26 years.


I hear they dodged a bullet going by one of the rumoured interviewees....

Yeah he would have been a poor appointment.

Cooney deserves a crack at it. Was a selector under Paidi, has done well at a few different clubs, and got good experience with Donegal last couple of years. Some within the county are against him as his Kinnegad team play ultra defensive football. But he made them competitive (semi final last year) even though they don't have a whole lot of quality in their team. Horses for courses.
Clubs still have to ratify him, but I expect they will.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on September 04, 2018, 04:44:51 PM
Sligo are swallowing a bullet if they're seriously considering Eammo. People in glass houses..

Denis Connerton a strong possibility for the Sligo job now.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 04, 2018, 04:48:59 PM
Sligo are swallowing a bullet if they're seriously considering Eammo. People in glass houses..

Denis Connerton a strong possibility for the Sligo job now.

Would be a much better appointment than what was rumoured but he’s also hardly someone who is going to set a fire in Sligo hearts. Very interesting that Leitrim can get Terry Hyland but Sligo are chasing after what are lesser candidates on paper.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: cornetto on September 04, 2018, 09:42:15 PM
Syferus you will be glad to know Galway have enlisted a roscommon man kevin stricht to be new trainer instead of paddy tally.any info on him can't say I have heard of him before??
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 04, 2018, 09:49:46 PM
Syferus you will be glad to know Galway have enlisted a roscommon man kevin stricht to be new trainer instead of paddy tally.any info on him can't say I have heard of him before??

He was coach of Castleknock the year they made the Dublin final and was coach with Longford this year. He worked with Donie Buckley a bit too.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 04, 2018, 10:40:07 PM
On the stolen sheep site Syferus has said Stritch is too inexperienced for the Roscommon coaching job!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 04, 2018, 10:57:54 PM
On the stolen sheep site Syferus has said Stritch is too inexperienced for the Roscommon coaching job!!!!!!!!

I’m not crying a river that he isn’t our coach like you are but I said he shouldn’t be our first choice, not that he shouldn’t be a choice. Nice failed attempt to blacken someone's name, though.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 04, 2018, 11:03:38 PM
I never mentioned Kevin Stritch in any guise before Syferus......

This isn't the time to find a talented lad with little intercounty experience .....we need someone who has coached teams to do exactly what we need to do.....


Think the above is the  gushing praise you gave him.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 05, 2018, 01:20:00 AM
We've fcukd up again -missing out on one of our own this time.
But sure we'll continue with the same oul shite and expect different outcomes.
5 of the County panel dropping out next year apart from age related retirements.
I wonder why.......?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 01:22:05 AM
We've fcukd up again -missing out on one of our own this time.
But sure we'll continue with the same oul shite and expect different outcomes.
5 of the County panel dropping out next year apart from age related retirements.
I wonder why.......?

Demands on IC players far too high with no team outside Dublin having a realistic chance at glory..

I’d love a psychologist to examine your mind and see how you manage to convince yourself everything good about Roscommon has nothing to do with Kevin McStay while everything negative is clearly his fault. We’ve had players dropping out every year under every manager for many, many years now. So has almost every other county. It’s not the man at the top that’s the issue.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 05, 2018, 01:39:06 AM
We fcuk up in 2016 -it's  O'Donnell's fault so we disgracefully dump him.
We fcuk up in the NFL in 2017 - Gay Sheerin is declared a bolx and Shannonside  a disgrace. Take a focus off main issue.
We get a smash and grab Connacht and our manager is the greatest ever put on earth.
Mayowestros blow us off the planet -ah but we drew with them last week. Great manager.
We get destroyed in the 3 Quarter Final games - players need to look at themselves.
Players say enough of this crap but it's "demands on I C players"
Not the "man at the top"'
In Syferland it's always someone other than his hero's fault.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 02:05:37 AM
We fcuk up in 2016 -it's  O'Donnell's fault so we disgracefully dump him.
We fcuk up in the NFL in 2017 - Gay Sheerin is declared a bolx and Shannonside  a disgrace. Take a focus off main issue.
We get a smash and grab Connacht and our manager is the greatest ever put on earth.
Mayowestros blow us off the planet -ah but we drew with them last week. Great manager.
We get destroyed in the 3 Quarter Final games - players need to look at themselves.
Players say enough of this crap but it's "demands on I C players"
Not the "man at the top"'
In Syferland it's always someone other than his hero's fault.

He isn't?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 05, 2018, 11:08:23 AM
Will somebody think of Syferus

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mcstays-roscommon-future-hangs-in-balance-as-oneill-looks-to-extend-time-with-kildare-37284097.html
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 05, 2018, 11:16:13 AM
Will somebody think of Syferus

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mcstays-roscommon-future-hangs-in-balance-as-oneill-looks-to-extend-time-with-kildare-37284097.html

I'd say there's a few in Mayo sweating.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 11:34:45 AM
Will somebody think of Syferus

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mcstays-roscommon-future-hangs-in-balance-as-oneill-looks-to-extend-time-with-kildare-37284097.html

I'd say there's a few in Mayo sweating.

You really haven’t much of a clue so.

I see Rossfan’s principled boycott of the Indo ends if he sees something he likes. Wouldn’t be getting too excited if I were you.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 05, 2018, 11:43:25 AM
Will somebody think of Syferus

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mcstays-roscommon-future-hangs-in-balance-as-oneill-looks-to-extend-time-with-kildare-37284097.html

I'd say there's a few in Mayo sweating.

You really haven’t much of a clue so.

I see Rossfan’s principled boycott of the Indo ends if he sees something he likes. Wouldn’t be getting too excited if I were you.

You suggesting he's going nowhere or that Mayo would be delighted to get him?

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 11:54:15 AM
Will somebody think of Syferus

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mcstays-roscommon-future-hangs-in-balance-as-oneill-looks-to-extend-time-with-kildare-37284097.html

I'd say there's a few in Mayo sweating.

You really haven’t much of a clue so.

I see Rossfan’s principled boycott of the Indo ends if he sees something he likes. Wouldn’t be getting too excited if I were you.

You suggesting he's going nowhere or that Mayo would be delighted to get him?

I’m suggesting you don’t know how aflame that Mayo bridge is if you think that’s much of a possibility.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Halfquarter on September 05, 2018, 11:56:36 AM
We've fcukd up again -missing out on one of our own this time.
But sure we'll continue with the same oul shite and expect different outcomes.
5 of the County panel dropping out next year apart from age related retirements.
I wonder why.......?

Demands on IC players far too high with no team outside Dublin having a realistic chance at glory..

I’d love a psychologist to examine your mind and see how you manage to convince yourself everything good about Roscommon has nothing to do with Kevin McStay while everything negative is clearly his fault. We’ve had players dropping out every year under every manager for many, many years now. So has almost every other county. It’s not the man at the top that’s the issue.

I think every manager in the country is going to be seem as a failure while this Dublin team are around ( except Galvin of course ) .
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 05, 2018, 12:04:02 PM
Will somebody think of Syferus

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mcstays-roscommon-future-hangs-in-balance-as-oneill-looks-to-extend-time-with-kildare-37284097.html

I'd say there's a few in Mayo sweating.

You really haven’t much of a clue so.

I see Rossfan’s principled boycott of the Indo ends if he sees something he likes. Wouldn’t be getting too excited if I were you.

You suggesting he's going nowhere or that Mayo would be delighted to get him?

I’m suggesting you don’t know how aflame that Mayo bridge is if you think that’s much of a possibility.

You of all people should know when someone is on the wind up.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 12:22:54 PM
Will somebody think of Syferus

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mcstays-roscommon-future-hangs-in-balance-as-oneill-looks-to-extend-time-with-kildare-37284097.html

I'd say there's a few in Mayo sweating.

You really haven’t much of a clue so.

I see Rossfan’s principled boycott of the Indo ends if he sees something he likes. Wouldn’t be getting too excited if I were you.

You suggesting he's going nowhere or that Mayo would be delighted to get him?

I’m suggesting you don’t know how aflame that Mayo bridge is if you think that’s much of a possibility.

You of all people should know when someone is on the wind up.

I really don’t.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on September 05, 2018, 12:23:11 PM
Strange since McStay already announced he was staying on and county board issued a statement that they wanted him to remain and a Hands Off warning to Mayo from our PRO.. Also Herald only gave one hidden column inch to a number of players not returning for retirement and personal commitments, so one assumes nothing out of the normal - though some reports indicate more. Could that have thrown a fly in ointment?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 12:26:41 PM
Strange since McStay already announced he was staying on and county board issued a statement that they wanted him to remain and a Hands Off warning to Mayo from our PRO.. Also Herald only gave one hidden column inch to a number of players not returning for retirement and personal commitments, so one assumes nothing out of the normal - though some reports indicate more. Could that have thrown a fly in ointment?

..or the local media know a local story better and Colm Keys is trying to scrounge up headlines during silly season? Hmm, which one is it, I wonder?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 05, 2018, 01:45:12 PM
Strange since McStay already announced he was staying on and county board issued a statement that they wanted him to remain and a Hands Off warning to Mayo from our PRO.. Also Herald only gave one hidden column inch to a number of players not returning for retirement and personal commitments, so one assumes nothing out of the normal - though some reports indicate more. Could that have thrown a fly in ointment?
Could the € man be getting impatient?
Ros Herald would sicken your behind -full page attacking the players 2 weeks ago and not a whisper of criticism about the manager.
Heard one or 2 of those whispers too while a question to a well known GAA head about the managers plans was met with an abrupt change of subject.
All that's needed is for him to acknowledge he fckd up on the S&C and defensive fronts and look for the right people to add to his backroom team. Not nobodies from Ballina or the like.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 01:57:00 PM
Strange since McStay already announced he was staying on and county board issued a statement that they wanted him to remain and a Hands Off warning to Mayo from our PRO.. Also Herald only gave one hidden column inch to a number of players not returning for retirement and personal commitments, so one assumes nothing out of the normal - though some reports indicate more. Could that have thrown a fly in ointment?
Could the € man be getting impatient?
Ros Herald would sicken your behind -full page attacking the players 2 weeks ago and not a whisper of criticism about the manager.
Heard one or 2 of those whispers too while a question to a well known GAA head about the managers plans was met with an abrupt change of subject.
All that's needed is for him to acknowledge he fckd up on the S&C and defensive fronts and look for the right people to add to his backroom team. Not nobodies from Ballina or the like.

Why in anyone’s right mind does it matter a damn where a coach comes from?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jim_Murphy_74 on September 05, 2018, 03:21:34 PM
Where do we go from here?

We await instructions from The Hatch. The good gentlemen there will decide shortly.

/Jim

Deliberations in The Hatch almost complete.  County Board and the Hoi polloi will be informed in due course.

/Jim.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: oliverkelly on September 05, 2018, 03:26:39 PM
Strange since McStay already announced he was staying on and county board issued a statement that they wanted him to remain and a Hands Off warning to Mayo from our PRO.. Also Herald only gave one hidden column inch to a number of players not returning for retirement and personal commitments, so one assumes nothing out of the normal - though some reports indicate more. Could that have thrown a fly in ointment?

..or the local media know a local story better and Colm Keys is trying to scrounge up headlines during silly season? Hmm, which one is it, I wonder?

Go to bed early tonight and turn of your phone for a few days. You are going to be a disappointed man later.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 04:02:31 PM
Strange since McStay already announced he was staying on and county board issued a statement that they wanted him to remain and a Hands Off warning to Mayo from our PRO.. Also Herald only gave one hidden column inch to a number of players not returning for retirement and personal commitments, so one assumes nothing out of the normal - though some reports indicate more. Could that have thrown a fly in ointment?

..or the local media know a local story better and Colm Keys is trying to scrounge up headlines during silly season? Hmm, which one is it, I wonder?

Go to bed early tonight and turn of your phone for a few days. You are going to be a disappointed man later.

I know very well what’s going to happen tonight..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 05, 2018, 04:14:24 PM
Will somebody think of Syferus

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mcstays-roscommon-future-hangs-in-balance-as-oneill-looks-to-extend-time-with-kildare-37284097.html

I'd say he'll leave now. Who is his likely replacement?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ballinaman on September 05, 2018, 04:14:49 PM
Holmelly for Roscommon?
Stephen Roshford?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 05, 2018, 04:19:18 PM
Holmelly for Roscommon?
Stephen Roshford?
Solan for Sligo ;)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: oliverkelly on September 05, 2018, 04:24:04 PM
Strange since McStay already announced he was staying on and county board issued a statement that they wanted him to remain and a Hands Off warning to Mayo from our PRO.. Also Herald only gave one hidden column inch to a number of players not returning for retirement and personal commitments, so one assumes nothing out of the normal - though some reports indicate more. Could that have thrown a fly in ointment?

..or the local media know a local story better and Colm Keys is trying to scrounge up headlines during silly season? Hmm, which one is it, I wonder?

Go to bed early tonight and turn of your phone for a few days. You are going to be a disappointed man later.

I know very well what’s going to happen tonight..

Whats that? care to share?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: oliverkelly on September 05, 2018, 04:26:35 PM
Holmelly for Roscommon?
Stephen Roshford?

Personally i would rather Holmes/Connelly over Rochford.
We will probably end up with some local spoofer like FOD/Dineen or Casey though
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ballinaman on September 05, 2018, 04:28:52 PM
Holmelly for Roscommon?
Stephen Roshford?
Solan for Sligo ;)
Maug....for Mayo....no wait actually
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: magpie seanie on September 05, 2018, 04:41:08 PM
Holmelly for Roscommon?
Stephen Roshford?
Solan for Sligo ;)
Maug....for Mayo....no wait actually


That Brian McDonald never got a fair crack, let him have it again.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 05, 2018, 04:58:43 PM
Holmelly for Roscommon?
Stephen Roshford?

Personally i would rather Holmes/Connelly over Rochford.
We will probably end up with some local spoofer like FOD/Dineen or Casey though
FOD led a Div 3 Roscommon team to a Nestor title and Minor AI, Dineen led Roscommon to numerous U21 titles and two AI finals all i know about Casey is club level where he led St Croans to AI final and club in Leitrim to a county title now you might have something against all 3 but none of those managers are spoofers. 
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on September 05, 2018, 04:58:58 PM
Holmelly for Roscommon?
Stephen Roshford?
Solan for Sligo ;)
Maug....for Mayo....no wait actually


That Brian McDonald never got a fair crack, let him have it again.

Was it Anthony Finnerty that ran to get his gloves for the imaginary football catching exercise?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 05:06:22 PM
Strange since McStay already announced he was staying on and county board issued a statement that they wanted him to remain and a Hands Off warning to Mayo from our PRO.. Also Herald only gave one hidden column inch to a number of players not returning for retirement and personal commitments, so one assumes nothing out of the normal - though some reports indicate more. Could that have thrown a fly in ointment?

..or the local media know a local story better and Colm Keys is trying to scrounge up headlines during silly season? Hmm, which one is it, I wonder?

Go to bed early tonight and turn of your phone for a few days. You are going to be a disappointed man later.

I know very well what’s going to happen tonight..

Whats that? care to share?

You clearly know too.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 05, 2018, 05:17:18 PM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 05:22:20 PM
Holmelly for Roscommon?
Stephen Roshford?

Personally i would rather Holmes/Connelly over Rochford.
We will probably end up with some local spoofer like FOD/Dineen or Casey though
FOD led a Div 3 Roscommon team to a Nestor title and Minor AI, Dineen led Roscommon to numerous U21 titles and two AI finals all i know about Casey is club level where he led St Croans to AI final and club in Leitrim to a county title now you might have something against all 3 but none of those managers are spoofers.

Nige is spooftastic but the other two aren’t. Nige will go for it because the election is next year and the job has the potential to boost his vote. FOD isn’t going to be too interested in the job after being turfed out two years ago.

Cut price time with no one really interested in it that has decent credentials. Give it to David Casey and see if he’s up to anything as a county manager.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 05, 2018, 05:25:09 PM
I suspect Oliver expects the McStay era to end while th'other fella expects McStay to remain on.
As I said after the Dublin game he should have tendered his resignation then.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: oliverkelly on September 05, 2018, 05:28:19 PM
I suspect Oliver expects the McStay era to end while th'other fella expects McStay to remain on.
As I said after the Dublin game he should have tendered his resignation then.

He will 100% be resigning tonight
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 05:32:13 PM
I suspect Oliver expects the McStay era to end while th'other fella expects McStay to remain on.
As I said after the Dublin game he should have tendered his resignation then.

You suspect wrong, as usual.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 05, 2018, 05:34:31 PM
Holmelly for Roscommon?
Stephen Roshford?

Personally i would rather Holmes/Connelly over Rochford.
We will probably end up with some local spoofer like FOD/Dineen or Casey though
FOD led a Div 3 Roscommon team to a Nestor title and Minor AI, Dineen led Roscommon to numerous U21 titles and two AI finals all i know about Casey is club level where he led St Croans to AI final and club in Leitrim to a county title now you might have something against all 3 but none of those managers are spoofers.

Nige is spooftastic but the other two aren’t. Nige will go for it because the election is next year and the job has the potential to boost his vote. FOD isn’t going to be too interested in the job after being turfed out two years ago.

Cut price time with no one really interested in it that has decent credentials. Give it to David Casey and see if he’s up to anything as a county manager.

A county like Roscommon doesn't win provincial titles and reach All Ireland finals with a spoofer as manager. He is well entitled to go for the job given his underage record with Roscommon but i have my doubts that Roscommon will be any better in defence under Dineen than they were under McStay so they should look elsewhere IMO.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: mrdeeds on September 05, 2018, 05:40:39 PM
Has Poacher ruled himself out yet?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on September 05, 2018, 05:43:14 PM
I suspect Oliver expects the McStay era to end while th'other fella expects McStay to remain on.
As I said after the Dublin game he should have tendered his resignation then.

You suspect wrong, as usual.

He's gone. So yet again old chap....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 05:50:28 PM
Holmelly for Roscommon?
Stephen Roshford?

Personally i would rather Holmes/Connelly over Rochford.
We will probably end up with some local spoofer like FOD/Dineen or Casey though
FOD led a Div 3 Roscommon team to a Nestor title and Minor AI, Dineen led Roscommon to numerous U21 titles and two AI finals all i know about Casey is club level where he led St Croans to AI final and club in Leitrim to a county title now you might have something against all 3 but none of those managers are spoofers.

Nige is spooftastic but the other two aren’t. Nige will go for it because the election is next year and the job has the potential to boost his vote. FOD isn’t going to be too interested in the job after being turfed out two years ago.

Cut price time with no one really interested in it that has decent credentials. Give it to David Casey and see if he’s up to anything as a county manager.

A county like Roscommon doesn't win provincial titles and reach All Ireland finals with a spoofer as manager. He is well entitled to go for the job given his underage record with Roscommon but i have my doubts that Roscommon will be any better in defence under Dineen than they were under McStay so they should look elsewhere IMO.

Nige is a spoofer. It’s really that simple and not much more needs to be said on the topic.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 05, 2018, 05:50:33 PM
Strange since McStay already announced he was staying on and county board issued a statement that they wanted him to remain and a Hands Off warning to Mayo from our PRO.. Also Herald only gave one hidden column inch to a number of players not returning for retirement and personal commitments, so one assumes nothing out of the normal - though some reports indicate more. Could that have thrown a fly in ointment?

..or the local media know a local story better and Colm Keys is trying to scrounge up headlines during silly season? Hmm, which one is it, I wonder?

On the money as ever.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 05:52:36 PM
Strange since McStay already announced he was staying on and county board issued a statement that they wanted him to remain and a Hands Off warning to Mayo from our PRO.. Also Herald only gave one hidden column inch to a number of players not returning for retirement and personal commitments, so one assumes nothing out of the normal - though some reports indicate more. Could that have thrown a fly in ointment?

..or the local media know a local story better and Colm Keys is trying to scrounge up headlines during silly season? Hmm, which one is it, I wonder?

On the money as ever.

You must have missed the rest of my posts. Not like you to try to misrepresent something. Oh, wait, it is.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: skeog on September 05, 2018, 06:08:36 PM
The door opens for Banty again.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on September 05, 2018, 06:10:05 PM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 05, 2018, 06:11:10 PM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

Spot on.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 05, 2018, 07:34:56 PM
At present, Cavan , Leitrim, Westmeath , Offaly, Longford are all looking for a new  senior management team , while I personally expect Roscommon and Kevin Mc Stay to part ways. With few capable candidates out there , there will be frantic maneuverings by county chairpersons to nab the "ideal man" . It''ll be the manager dictating the terms and conditions. Micky Graham will possibly be the bookies favourite  , while Frank Mc Namee will have his supporters . Don't rule out a move for Banty !!! although rumour has him linked to Cavan

It’s already been confirmed McStay is staying on in today’s Roscommon People. Makes fools out of those outside the county and people like Rossfan inside it that seriously thought there was any chance of him going.

Who's got egg on their face now?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 07:46:08 PM
At present, Cavan , Leitrim, Westmeath , Offaly, Longford are all looking for a new  senior management team , while I personally expect Roscommon and Kevin Mc Stay to part ways. With few capable candidates out there , there will be frantic maneuverings by county chairpersons to nab the "ideal man" . It''ll be the manager dictating the terms and conditions. Micky Graham will possibly be the bookies favourite  , while Frank Mc Namee will have his supporters . Don't rule out a move for Banty !!! although rumour has him linked to Cavan

It’s already been confirmed McStay is staying on in today’s Roscommon People. Makes fools out of those outside the county and people like Rossfan inside it that seriously thought there was any chance of him going.

Who's got egg on their face now?

Well there’s egg permanently dripping from your sour puss, so..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on September 05, 2018, 07:57:25 PM
There is a real beauty in the way things happen sometimes...balletic, operatic, theatrical....call it as you may....but it is beautiful!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 08:06:43 PM
There is a real beauty in the way things happen sometimes...balletic, operatic, theatrical....call it as you may....but it is beautiful!

And some people actually think Tony McEntee is the solution. I’d prefer Banty.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: trueblue1234 on September 05, 2018, 08:12:09 PM
At present, Cavan , Leitrim, Westmeath , Offaly, Longford are all looking for a new  senior management team , while I personally expect Roscommon and Kevin Mc Stay to part ways. With few capable candidates out there , there will be frantic maneuverings by county chairpersons to nab the "ideal man" . It''ll be the manager dictating the terms and conditions. Micky Graham will possibly be the bookies favourite  , while Frank Mc Namee will have his supporters . Don't rule out a move for Banty !!! although rumour has him linked to Cavan

It’s already been confirmed McStay is staying on in today’s Roscommon People. Makes fools out of those outside the county and people like Rossfan inside it that seriously thought there was any chance of him going.

Who's got egg on their face now?

Finger on the pulse as always.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 05, 2018, 08:45:23 PM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 08:48:06 PM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?

Captain Pointing Fingers Randomly.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on September 05, 2018, 09:06:06 PM
There is a real beauty in the way things happen sometimes...balletic, operatic, theatrical....call it as you may....but it is beautiful!

And some people actually think Tony McEntee is the solution. I’d prefer Banty.

It’s mad how you presumed I was referring to you.... you’ve either got a wild chip on your shoulder or a huge sense of self importance....or maybe both!!!

As for Tony Mac ..... that’s a matter of opinion....and you’re entitlement
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 09:12:59 PM
There is a real beauty in the way things happen sometimes...balletic, operatic, theatrical....call it as you may....but it is beautiful!

And some people actually think Tony McEntee is the solution. I’d prefer Banty.

It’s mad how you presumed I was referring to you.... you’ve either got a wild chip on your shoulder or a huge sense of self importance....or maybe both!!!

As for Tony Mac ..... that’s a matter of opinion....and you’re entitlement

Or I can read the obvious. One or the other.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 05, 2018, 09:46:21 PM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?

Captain Pointing Fingers Randomly.

For your own good you need to hit the sack early tonight.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 09:47:49 PM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?

Captain Pointing Fingers Randomly.

For your own good you need to hit the sack early tonight.

Do tell us your stunning insight into the inner workings of the Roscommon management team that leads you to believe Liam McHale is the problem.

Oh yeah. You don’t have any.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Tubberman on September 05, 2018, 10:57:07 PM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?

Captain Pointing Fingers Randomly.

For your own good you need to hit the sack early tonight.

Do tell us your stunning insight into the inner workings of the Roscommon management team that leads you to believe Liam McHale is the problem.

Oh yeah. You don’t have any.

Neither do you but it doesn't stop you
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 05, 2018, 11:24:22 PM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?

Captain Pointing Fingers Randomly.

For your own good you need to hit the sack early tonight.

Do tell us your stunning insight into the inner workings of the Roscommon management team that leads you to believe Liam McHale is the problem.

Oh yeah. You don’t have any.

Neither do you but it doesn't stop you

Fanciful thinking at best.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: thebuzz on September 05, 2018, 11:34:52 PM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?

Captain Pointing Fingers Randomly.

For your own good you need to hit the sack early tonight.

Do tell us your stunning insight into the inner workings of the Roscommon management team that leads you to believe Liam McHale is the problem.

Oh yeah. You don’t have any.

Neither do you but it doesn't stop you

Fanciful thinking at best.

I never understand half the crap you come out with Syferus. You constantly talk in riddles and you can never (ever) admit when you're wrong.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 05, 2018, 11:53:40 PM
He spent the last month acting as Kevin's PR man castigating anyone who issued the mildest criticism.
He lambasted us all with assertions that Kevin was staying and the "haters" could suck it up for 2019.
His bubble was burst today so he's making obtuse attacks on people all over the place.
He needs to follow Oliver Kelly's advice to dump the phone and lie down in a dark room for a few days.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on September 06, 2018, 12:27:12 AM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?

I wouldn't disagree with you on that
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on September 06, 2018, 12:27:50 AM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?

I don't think McHale is a spoofer. Far from it actually. I'm not sure what his role in Roscommon set-up was? Defensive coach?
If he was defensive coach, maybe an issue. He has always seemed to go with a loose zonal approach and put faith in providence.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 06, 2018, 12:49:54 AM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?

Captain Pointing Fingers Randomly.

For your own good you need to hit the sack early tonight.

Do tell us your stunning insight into the inner workings of the Roscommon management team that leads you to believe Liam McHale is the problem.

Oh yeah. You don’t have any.

Neither do you but it doesn't stop you

Fanciful thinking at best.

I never understand half the crap you come out with Syferus. You constantly talk in riddles and you can never (ever) admit when you're wrong.

I was wrong about McStay staying.

QED - you’re wrong too.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 06, 2018, 12:51:34 AM
McStay back on the Sunday Game so talking about scoring zones and how to recycle the ball. He better not have the cheek to tell teams how to defend.

At least he put his money where his mouth was and managed a team unlike most of TSG clowns

He certainly did and fair play to him for that. The word spoofer is used on here maybe that was McStay's downfall in that his right hand man McHale was a bit of spoofer?

I don't think McHale is a spoofer. Far from it actually. I'm not sure what his role in Roscommon set-up was? Defensive coach?
If he was defensive coach, maybe an issue. He has always seemed to go with a loose zonal approach and put faith in providence.

McHale focused on coaching the attack from what I heard..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on September 06, 2018, 01:44:56 PM

Quote

Offaly's 35-step application form shows the crazy demands on modern managers

Pressure on GAA bosses is highlighted by intense selection process for Offaly job, says Michael Verney
September 6 2018 2:30 AM

Inter-County managers regularly detail the level of time which their position demands and a comprehensive application form for the previously vacant Offaly football post - which will be filled by John Maughan - has highlighted the lengths which they must go to before the prospect of an interview.

With a host of inter-county roles currently being advertised, the process as outlined in yesterday's 'Midland Tribune' is an eye-opener, with applicants forced to jump through several hoops before possibly pitching to the board.

Details of each member of their backroom staff, the start of their training, training plans for O'Byrne Cup and league, interaction with clubs and availability of county players, as well as other 'additional info', is documented in the extensive 35-step application broken into six categories: personnel, training, club, U-20s, research and analysis and additional information.

Amazingly, Offaly candidates Paschal Kellaghan and Mark Plunkett - who had former Faithful boss Gerry Fahy as part of his backroom team - didn't receive an interview or get a chance to present plans to the selection committee despite meeting the demands.

It's unclear whether Kerry chairman Tim Murphy will undergo a similarly stringent application process to find the successor to Eamonn Fitzmaurice or if Tipperary chief Michael Bourke will do likewise to replace Michael Ryan, but it highlights the pressure of inter-county management, even well before the job commences.

Under the personnel heading, details of the manager, coach, selectors, goalkeeping coach, additional coaching, video analyst, sports psychologist, nutritionist, recovery and their proposed cost were required.

Under training, dates for individual programmes and the start of collective training, the balance between playing football and physical work, a training plan for O'Byrne Cup, training plan for the league and the number of players on the panel were needed.

In terms of the club, details of how often players would train with their clubs, a demand that players play a prescribed number of club league games and how the candidate would deal with the April window were detailed.

The working relationship with the U-20 management also requires explanation, as does the details of how research/analysis of Division 3 opponents is undertaken.

The additional information catches the eye, with the question "how can you get players onto Sigerson teams?", as well as stating that the county board will decide physios and kit men, while strength and conditioning personnel will be supplied by the board.

"Agreement must also be reached on all types of media interaction", while "suspension from GAA activities by any member of management will mean instant dismissal and suspension from duties during process".

With Stephen Wallace suspended for two months after an incident in a Kerry club game, but still remaining in the Offaly post this summer before being relieved of duties following their shock defeat to Wicklow, measures have been taken to ensure similar instances do not occur again.

The team budget will be administered through a team secretary with "very regular reviews", while there will be "no additional monies allocated and no approaches can be made to any individuals, companies or Club Faithful (Offaly's supporter's club)".

All GAA rules and match-day regulations must be adhered to and any fines incurred will be deducted from the individual's expenses.

Management gear will be agreed at time of appointment and management will not receive players' gear allocation and training cannot commence until player/manager charter is agreed and signed.

The county board will decide the status of U-20 players (prodigious forward Cian Johnson could not play senior last season as internal rules forbid him from playing above his grade), while players brought into the panel must train for a month before being finalised as panel members.

Next time you hear an inter-county manager liken it to a full-time job, this application form might remind you of what the post requires before a ball is pucked or kicked.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/offalys-35step-application-form-shows-the-crazy-demands-on-modern-managers-37288008.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IN:DailyUpdate&hConversionEventId=AQEAAZQF2gAmdjQwMDAwMDE2NS1hZWRhLTBjNjUtYzMxOC0wODE2M2U5Y2IwOTjaACRlMWJmNDM1OC1jZWVhLTQyOTAtMDAwMC0wMjFlZjNhMGJjZDLaACQ1YWZmM2U1MC04ZGE0LTQ4YmUtOTk1NC00MGE3ODA1ZTM1MGIxiR3tfg3pruxZhd6SeGPcyKd4pF-C42bhufTLjr2oLA
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: SLIGONIAN on September 06, 2018, 11:35:21 PM

Quote

Offaly's 35-step application form shows the crazy demands on modern managers

Pressure on GAA bosses is highlighted by intense selection process for Offaly job, says Michael Verney
September 6 2018 2:30 AM

Inter-County managers regularly detail the level of time which their position demands and a comprehensive application form for the previously vacant Offaly football post - which will be filled by John Maughan - has highlighted the lengths which they must go to before the prospect of an interview.

With a host of inter-county roles currently being advertised, the process as outlined in yesterday's 'Midland Tribune' is an eye-opener, with applicants forced to jump through several hoops before possibly pitching to the board.

Details of each member of their backroom staff, the start of their training, training plans for O'Byrne Cup and league, interaction with clubs and availability of county players, as well as other 'additional info', is documented in the extensive 35-step application broken into six categories: personnel, training, club, U-20s, research and analysis and additional information.

Amazingly, Offaly candidates Paschal Kellaghan and Mark Plunkett - who had former Faithful boss Gerry Fahy as part of his backroom team - didn't receive an interview or get a chance to present plans to the selection committee despite meeting the demands.

It's unclear whether Kerry chairman Tim Murphy will undergo a similarly stringent application process to find the successor to Eamonn Fitzmaurice or if Tipperary chief Michael Bourke will do likewise to replace Michael Ryan, but it highlights the pressure of inter-county management, even well before the job commences.

Under the personnel heading, details of the manager, coach, selectors, goalkeeping coach, additional coaching, video analyst, sports psychologist, nutritionist, recovery and their proposed cost were required.

Under training, dates for individual programmes and the start of collective training, the balance between playing football and physical work, a training plan for O'Byrne Cup, training plan for the league and the number of players on the panel were needed.

In terms of the club, details of how often players would train with their clubs, a demand that players play a prescribed number of club league games and how the candidate would deal with the April window were detailed.

The working relationship with the U-20 management also requires explanation, as does the details of how research/analysis of Division 3 opponents is undertaken.

The additional information catches the eye, with the question "how can you get players onto Sigerson teams?", as well as stating that the county board will decide physios and kit men, while strength and conditioning personnel will be supplied by the board.

"Agreement must also be reached on all types of media interaction", while "suspension from GAA activities by any member of management will mean instant dismissal and suspension from duties during process".

With Stephen Wallace suspended for two months after an incident in a Kerry club game, but still remaining in the Offaly post this summer before being relieved of duties following their shock defeat to Wicklow, measures have been taken to ensure similar instances do not occur again.

The team budget will be administered through a team secretary with "very regular reviews", while there will be "no additional monies allocated and no approaches can be made to any individuals, companies or Club Faithful (Offaly's supporter's club)".

All GAA rules and match-day regulations must be adhered to and any fines incurred will be deducted from the individual's expenses.

Management gear will be agreed at time of appointment and management will not receive players' gear allocation and training cannot commence until player/manager charter is agreed and signed.

The county board will decide the status of U-20 players (prodigious forward Cian Johnson could not play senior last season as internal rules forbid him from playing above his grade), while players brought into the panel must train for a month before being finalised as panel members.

Next time you hear an inter-county manager liken it to a full-time job, this application form might remind you of what the post requires before a ball is pucked or kicked.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/offalys-35step-application-form-shows-the-crazy-demands-on-modern-managers-37288008.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IN:DailyUpdate&hConversionEventId=AQEAAZQF2gAmdjQwMDAwMDE2NS1hZWRhLTBjNjUtYzMxOC0wODE2M2U5Y2IwOTjaACRlMWJmNDM1OC1jZWVhLTQyOTAtMDAwMC0wMjFlZjNhMGJjZDLaACQ1YWZmM2U1MC04ZGE0LTQ4YmUtOTk1NC00MGE3ODA1ZTM1MGIxiR3tfg3pruxZhd6SeGPcyKd4pF-C42bhufTLjr2oLA
I know they ended up with Maughan but most of those are completely required to know before hiring a manager, would love to see the Sligo one before we ended up with Carew and Corey after.

The main ones i don't agree are the Sigerson one as that impacts the County team not in a best way and is seperate, using your position to approach rich business men should be welcomed as i think McGuinness funded Donegal this way, and Managerial gear should be pretty close to the what the players get bar playing gear.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: heffo on September 07, 2018, 10:53:08 AM

Quote

Offaly's 35-step application form shows the crazy demands on modern managers

Pressure on GAA bosses is highlighted by intense selection process for Offaly job, says Michael Verney
September 6 2018 2:30 AM

Inter-County managers regularly detail the level of time which their position demands and a comprehensive application form for the previously vacant Offaly football post - which will be filled by John Maughan - has highlighted the lengths which they must go to before the prospect of an interview.

With a host of inter-county roles currently being advertised, the process as outlined in yesterday's 'Midland Tribune' is an eye-opener, with applicants forced to jump through several hoops before possibly pitching to the board.

Details of each member of their backroom staff, the start of their training, training plans for O'Byrne Cup and league, interaction with clubs and availability of county players, as well as other 'additional info', is documented in the extensive 35-step application broken into six categories: personnel, training, club, U-20s, research and analysis and additional information.

Amazingly, Offaly candidates Paschal Kellaghan and Mark Plunkett - who had former Faithful boss Gerry Fahy as part of his backroom team - didn't receive an interview or get a chance to present plans to the selection committee despite meeting the demands.

It's unclear whether Kerry chairman Tim Murphy will undergo a similarly stringent application process to find the successor to Eamonn Fitzmaurice or if Tipperary chief Michael Bourke will do likewise to replace Michael Ryan, but it highlights the pressure of inter-county management, even well before the job commences.

Under the personnel heading, details of the manager, coach, selectors, goalkeeping coach, additional coaching, video analyst, sports psychologist, nutritionist, recovery and their proposed cost were required.

Under training, dates for individual programmes and the start of collective training, the balance between playing football and physical work, a training plan for O'Byrne Cup, training plan for the league and the number of players on the panel were needed.

In terms of the club, details of how often players would train with their clubs, a demand that players play a prescribed number of club league games and how the candidate would deal with the April window were detailed.

The working relationship with the U-20 management also requires explanation, as does the details of how research/analysis of Division 3 opponents is undertaken.

The additional information catches the eye, with the question "how can you get players onto Sigerson teams?", as well as stating that the county board will decide physios and kit men, while strength and conditioning personnel will be supplied by the board.

"Agreement must also be reached on all types of media interaction", while "suspension from GAA activities by any member of management will mean instant dismissal and suspension from duties during process".

With Stephen Wallace suspended for two months after an incident in a Kerry club game, but still remaining in the Offaly post this summer before being relieved of duties following their shock defeat to Wicklow, measures have been taken to ensure similar instances do not occur again.

The team budget will be administered through a team secretary with "very regular reviews", while there will be "no additional monies allocated and no approaches can be made to any individuals, companies or Club Faithful (Offaly's supporter's club)".

All GAA rules and match-day regulations must be adhered to and any fines incurred will be deducted from the individual's expenses.

Management gear will be agreed at time of appointment and management will not receive players' gear allocation and training cannot commence until player/manager charter is agreed and signed.

The county board will decide the status of U-20 players (prodigious forward Cian Johnson could not play senior last season as internal rules forbid him from playing above his grade), while players brought into the panel must train for a month before being finalised as panel members.

Next time you hear an inter-county manager liken it to a full-time job, this application form might remind you of what the post requires before a ball is pucked or kicked.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/offalys-35step-application-form-shows-the-crazy-demands-on-modern-managers-37288008.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IN:DailyUpdate&hConversionEventId=AQEAAZQF2gAmdjQwMDAwMDE2NS1hZWRhLTBjNjUtYzMxOC0wODE2M2U5Y2IwOTjaACRlMWJmNDM1OC1jZWVhLTQyOTAtMDAwMC0wMjFlZjNhMGJjZDLaACQ1YWZmM2U1MC04ZGE0LTQ4YmUtOTk1NC00MGE3ODA1ZTM1MGIxiR3tfg3pruxZhd6SeGPcyKd4pF-C42bhufTLjr2oLA


using your position to approach rich business men should be welcomed as i think McGuinness funded Donegal this way,


The issue arises when existing sponsors are approached for funding the Senior Football team and the county then can't pay the heating bill - see a Leinster county who went bankrupt in the not so distant past.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 11, 2018, 12:12:56 AM
No merry go round in Monaghan as Malachy appointed to end of 2020.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 11, 2018, 12:30:39 AM
No merry go round in Monaghan as Malachy appointed to end of 2020.

If they didn't know it in 2013 Monaghan should know now they have got themselves a gem and are right to keep him on as long as possible.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 11, 2018, 12:37:04 AM
Monaghan get so many things right.
If we could only copy them..... :-\
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 11, 2018, 12:37:39 AM
Monaghan get so many things right.
If we could only copy them..... :-\

Keeping McStay would have been a start.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 11, 2018, 12:46:05 AM
He resigned ;) and anyway not much point keeping a manager and losing half a panel.
When did Monaghan last concede 4-24 to a team with poor enough forwards?

PS we should have kept Fergal 2 years ago instead of your not so cool clean hero.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 11, 2018, 12:48:26 AM
He resigned ;) and anyway not much point keeping a manager and losing half a panel.
When did Monaghan last concede 4-24 to a team with poor enough forwards?

PS we should have kept Fergal 2 years ago instead of your not so cool clean hero.

Most of those lads ain’t coming back because we changed managers..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 11, 2018, 09:06:56 AM
Monaghan get so many things right.
If we could only copy them..... :-\

Keeping McStay would have been a start.

How do you keep someone who is determined to leave..

Mcstay hinted at issues with the county board ability  're facilities and finance but given he had a 3500 word well prepared exit speech do you not think he would have called it out if he was as your conspiracy theory suggests he was ousted  / pushed.
What changed in the 8 weeks since he announced without needing to that he was staying j don't know other than it appears he wasn't prepared to continue and accept several players have lives and may take a break from the hamster wheel of  intercounty football
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 11, 2018, 09:31:09 AM
Either he had " lost " the panel or € man had stern words over state of the team this Summer.
Either way the lengthy statement suggests it wasn't a spur of the moment decision.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 11, 2018, 09:55:12 AM
McStay is very likeable  and you've got to admire him for actually giving it a go but those scorelines in the Super 8's aren't a true reflection of the players Roscommon have, they went backwards results wise in the championship in 2018. Roscommon should have been a lot more competitive then they were.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: larryin89 on September 11, 2018, 10:30:13 AM
McStay is very likeable  and you've got to admire him for actually giving it a go but those scorelines in the Super 8's aren't a true reflection of the players Roscommon have, they went backwards results wise in the championship in 2018. Roscommon should have been a lot more competitive then they were.

They got a fair trimming off Mayo last year too in fairness.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 11, 2018, 11:34:50 AM
McStay is very likeable  and you've got to admire him for actually giving it a go but those scorelines in the Super 8's aren't a true reflection of the players Roscommon have, they went backwards results wise in the championship in 2018. Roscommon should have been a lot more competitive then they were.

They got a fair trimming off Mayo last year too in fairness.

Their was that too but their was at least signs of promise with the draw the first day.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on September 11, 2018, 11:38:11 AM
McStay is very likeable  and you've got to admire him for actually giving it a go but those scorelines in the Super 8's aren't a true reflection of the players Roscommon have, they went backwards results wise in the championship in 2018. Roscommon should have been a lot more competitive then they were.

They got a fair trimming off Mayo last year too in fairness.

Defendivecerakness and lack of fitness didn't happen this year alright
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on September 11, 2018, 07:03:24 PM
Recruitment process for Roscommon GAA Senior Football Manager.

   
At a meeting of the Roscommon GAA County Committee on Monday last,  Roscommon GAA appointed a subcommittee to carry out the recruitment of a new senior team manager to replace Kevin McStay who retired recently.


The committee is made up of the County Chairman Seamus Sweeney, Co. Secretary Brian Carroll, Co. Treasurer David O Connor, former Senior Football Captain Niall Carty, and former Co. footballer Ciarán Heneghan. In addition, the committee has the option to add an additional member if required.


Clubs that wish to nominate somebody for the position of Senior Football Team Manager have until 5 pm on Friday the 14th of September 2018 to do so. The subcommittee was also given the authority to approach any suitable candidates themselves.


Roscommon GAA hopes to have the appointment made in a timely fashion to ensure the new manager has plenty of time to prepare for the 2019 football season and the return to Division One Football.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: giveballaghback on September 11, 2018, 08:45:45 PM
Jack O Connor has been interviewed for the Mayo job, may be an announcement soon.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Mayo4Sam on September 11, 2018, 11:07:43 PM
Jack O Connor has been interviewed for the Mayo job, may be an announcement soon.

Such nonsense. There’s rumours going round he was in Breaffy Friday night, again nonsense.

Next thing it’ll be Roy Keane with Liam McHale and Mick McCarthy as assistant
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: iorras on September 12, 2018, 10:00:37 AM
Jack O Connor has been interviewed for the Mayo job, may be an announcement soon.

Such nonsense. There’s rumours going round he was in Breaffy Friday night, again nonsense.

Next thing it’ll be Roy Keane with Liam McHale and Mick McCarthy as assistant
How did you know that???? Fecken more leaks than the national aquatic centre
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: giveballaghback on September 12, 2018, 08:35:10 PM
O Connor had a 2 hour interview, no agreement reached, but Im told Horan and David Brady will head up the new management team, you heard it here first.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 12, 2018, 08:45:00 PM
O Connor had a 2 hour interview, no agreement reached, but Im told Horan and David Brady will head up the new management team, you heard it here first.

Go to bed.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on September 12, 2018, 09:07:20 PM
O Connor had a 2 hour interview, no agreement reached, but Im told Horan and David Brady will head up the new management team, you heard it here first.

Would seriously reduce the amount of droll Mayo accents on GAA podcasts and the like but not entirely eradicate.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: From the Bunker on September 12, 2018, 09:48:28 PM
O Connor had a 2 hour interview, no agreement reached, but Im told Horan and David Brady will head up the new management team, you heard it here first.

You are telling me James Horan will leave one of the most progressive clubs in Connacht with huge potential and abandon his many well paying media gigs, to take the steering wheel on a sinking ship?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 12, 2018, 11:10:34 PM
Longford ratified Padraig Davis and his management team tonight.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Shamrock Shore on September 13, 2018, 08:45:40 AM
Longford ratified Padraig Davis and his management team tonight.

Former county mates Paul Barden and Donal Ledwith are on as selectors. Paul Barden was the classiest of class acts to come out of Longford in 40 years. With this strong team we hope to see a run in the O'Byrne Cup and a march to Div 2 of the League.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 18, 2018, 11:27:55 AM
Mick Bohan in the running for the Roscommon senior football job.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 18, 2018, 12:32:01 PM
Hmmmmmm.....
Was with Gavin I believe and then Clare before the women.
Must get Syfīn's prediction and then bet on the opposite :D
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 21, 2018, 12:03:18 AM
Paul Taylor for Shligo I hear.
We must be still talking to Bohan. No word on who clubs might have nominated but I'm sure Nigel was anyway.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on September 21, 2018, 12:13:28 AM
http://www.sligogaa.ie/ArticleDetail.aspx?articleid=30165


Sligo County Board wish to announce that former County player and Under 21 Manager Paul Taylor has been recommended by the Selection committee to be the new Sligo Senior Football Team Manager.

He will be recommended to Club delegates at next Monday’s County Board meeting for ratification.

Paul Taylor hails from the Eastern Harps Club with whom he won 6 Senior County titles.He played for 14 seasons for Sligo and was the county’s most prolific forward during the 1990s.

He was involved with Kevin Walsh as a selector on the Senior team which lost out to Roscommon in the 2010 Connaught Final.

And in his own right he went on to manage the County Under 21 team narrowly losing out to Galway in the 2017 Connacht Final

He is very familiar with the local GAA scene and is keenly aware of the potential of the current senior squad having worked with many of them as County Under 21 Manager.

Joe Taaffe Chairman of the Selection committee stated that the process to appoint a new Senior Team Manager was very challenging given the number of Managerial vacancies that existed compounded by various factors around travel and work commitments for those who considered the position.

He went on to say that during the 7 week process which started on Friday 3rd August,the Selection committee had spoken to 9 potential candidates in a far reaching and exhaustive effort to find a new incumbent for the role.

He further pointed out that the process had to be confidential as many of the candidates had other roles/commitments and responsibilities and their privacy had to be respected.

The Selection committee felt it was appropriate to issue an interim announcement during the process when Eamon O Hara withdrew from the field given his change of circumstances and the Selection committee wish to acknowledge Eamonn’s co – operation in that regard.

In conclusion he stated that he hoped all Sligo Gaels would now get behind a new local Manager and help him to build a new Sligo Senior team in the years ahead.

Paul Taylor will be announcing his full backroom team in the coming weeks which will comprise of two local selectors and a new face to the Senior set up in Coach Joe Keane (Mayo).

Keane is new to the Senior set up in Sligo and comes with a solid pedigree having won an All Ireland Club Senior medal with Crossmolina in 2001.He then went on to coach the Mayo Under 21’s to All Ireland success in 2016 and in the past two years has been involved in the Mayo Senior backroom team working alongside Donie Buckley.

Finally Sligo County Board would like to thank all those who considered the role and thank them for their time and interest and wish Paul Taylor and his management team every success
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: sligoman2 on September 21, 2018, 02:35:08 AM
 Best of luck to Paul, I wish him well but am confused by the county board saying they wanted a manager with prior experience and then pick one that doesn’t have that experience?

Very important that he gets the right backroom team...
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Itchy on September 21, 2018, 09:11:41 AM
If Mick Bohan gets ros gig ye may sell the bus and double your spend on footballs
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on September 21, 2018, 11:09:11 AM
If Mick Bohan gets ros gig ye may sell the bus and double your spend on footballs

Double the footballs, 8 wheels on the bus, and a pint in each hand when we win the All-Ireland.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 21, 2018, 11:21:35 AM
The best us yet to come ;D

I just realised that one regular Ros poster  "Padraighenrypearse" hasn't been heard of on the Board since McStay left.
He'd never have been a member of the management :o
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on September 21, 2018, 11:54:23 AM
That’s the type of logic I’d expect from you. You are as bad as sy.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 21, 2018, 03:41:46 PM
How many management jobs are still vacant. Mayo,Roscommon,Louth any others?   
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: From the Bunker on September 21, 2018, 04:12:44 PM
How many management jobs are still vacant. Mayo,Roscommon,Louth any others?

You have to wonder who would want any of those jobs in the present GAA intercounty climate?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 21, 2018, 04:25:13 PM
How many management jobs are still vacant. Mayo,Roscommon,Louth any others?

You have to wonder who would want any of those jobs in the present GAA intercounty climate?
James Horan for Mayo anyway and he wouldn't be coming back if he didn't think this group of players didn't have at least one more go at the All Ireland before full transition sets in. Roscommon crying out for a manager to make them defend better while the only way is up for Louth after the year they had.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 21, 2018, 05:47:18 PM
That’s the type of logic I’d expect from you. You are as bad as sy.

The sheer misplaced arrogance of this post is astounding.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Heshs Umpire on September 26, 2018, 08:53:23 AM
Paul Taylor confirmed for Sligo job.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: craicwas90 on September 26, 2018, 12:10:55 PM
A decision on the next Kerry senior football manager is imminent with Maurice Fitzgerald emerging as a potential candidate to join front-runners from the outset, Jack O'Connor and Peter Keane.

Speculation has grown locally with one report suggesting that Fitzgerald would be offered the job as head of a management team that had the former Mayo coach Donie Buckley and Fitzgerald's 1997 All-Ireland-winning colleague Stephen Stack on board.

But while Fitzgerald has presented to the four-man committee, headed by chairman Tim Murphy and including secretary Peter Twiss, development officer Eamonn Whelan and coaching officer Terence Houlihan, as a potential choice, it's understood no firm decision has been taken up to yesterday and that the candidacies of O'Connor and Keane, who have both been interviewed, are believed to be still under active consideration. Keane is thought to have been less willing however to meet some of the criteria set out in that meeting.

The preference in Kerry has been for a management team with some of the development components from the previous set-up remaining in place. The selection committee could expand to five on that basis.

Fitzgerald, the 1997 Footballer of the Year, was a selector to Fitzmaurice for the last two years, having previously managed St Mary's Cahersiveen to an All-Ireland intermediate title. However, he has recently taken over as principal of Coláiste na Sceilge which brings an increased workload.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: iorras on September 26, 2018, 04:08:05 PM
I think if that happens, it will embolden the Mayo CB to give Solan the gig. younger upcoming manager wins out over lad who had his chance already
Donie Buckley is probably the key to that whole thing if hes as good as the way the mayo players raved about him
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on September 26, 2018, 04:20:21 PM
I think if that happens, it will embolden the Mayo CB to give Solan the gig. younger upcoming manager wins out over lad who had his chance already
Donie Buckley is probably the key to that whole thing if hes as good as the way the mayo players raved about him

Bucks is definitely gone from Mayo. He's probably going to end up on the winning Kerry ticket.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Therealdonald on September 26, 2018, 05:55:44 PM
A decision on the next Kerry senior football manager is imminent with Maurice Fitzgerald emerging as a potential candidate to join front-runners from the outset, Jack O'Connor and Peter Keane.

Speculation has grown locally with one report suggesting that Fitzgerald would be offered the job as head of a management team that had the former Mayo coach Donie Buckley and Fitzgerald's 1997 All-Ireland-winning colleague Stephen Stack on board.

But while Fitzgerald has presented to the four-man committee, headed by chairman Tim Murphy and including secretary Peter Twiss, development officer Eamonn Whelan and coaching officer Terence Houlihan, as a potential choice, it's understood no firm decision has been taken up to yesterday and that the candidacies of O'Connor and Keane, who have both been interviewed, are believed to be still under active consideration. Keane is thought to have been less willing however to meet some of the criteria set out in that meeting.

The preference in Kerry has been for a management team with some of the development components from the previous set-up remaining in place. The selection committee could expand to five on that basis.

Fitzgerald, the 1997 Footballer of the Year, was a selector to Fitzmaurice for the last two years, having previously managed St Mary's Cahersiveen to an All-Ireland intermediate title. However, he has recently taken over as principal of Coláiste na Sceilge which brings an increased workload.

I always thought Maurice Fitz worked in insurance? Didn't think he was a teacher
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on September 26, 2018, 09:02:52 PM
A decision on the next Kerry senior football manager is imminent with Maurice Fitzgerald emerging as a potential candidate to join front-runners from the outset, Jack O'Connor and Peter Keane.

Speculation has grown locally with one report suggesting that Fitzgerald would be offered the job as head of a management team that had the former Mayo coach Donie Buckley and Fitzgerald's 1997 All-Ireland-winning colleague Stephen Stack on board.

But while Fitzgerald has presented to the four-man committee, headed by chairman Tim Murphy and including secretary Peter Twiss, development officer Eamonn Whelan and coaching officer Terence Houlihan, as a potential choice, it's understood no firm decision has been taken up to yesterday and that the candidacies of O'Connor and Keane, who have both been interviewed, are believed to be still under active consideration. Keane is thought to have been less willing however to meet some of the criteria set out in that meeting.

The preference in Kerry has been for a management team with some of the development components from the previous set-up remaining in place. The selection committee could expand to five on that basis.

Fitzgerald, the 1997 Footballer of the Year, was a selector to Fitzmaurice for the last two years, having previously managed St Mary's Cahersiveen to an All-Ireland intermediate title. However, he has recently taken over as principal of Coláiste na Sceilge which brings an increased workload.

I always thought Maurice Fitz worked in insurance? Didn't think he was a teacher

I think he went back and did teaching later on.

It's one thing combining teaching with inter-county management, a whole different kettle of fish trying to combine being principal of even a moderately sized school with intercounty management.
Especially for someone who has only taken over the job. Seems a bit nuts to me.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: The Subbie on September 26, 2018, 10:40:59 PM
Is it a pre-requisite for the Kerry job that you must be a teacher?
O’Connor, Fitzgerald both teachers
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Ball Hopper on September 26, 2018, 10:59:44 PM
Is it a pre-requisite for the Kerry job that you must be a teacher?
O’Connor, Fitzgerald both teachers

Pat O'Shea and Páidí Ó Sé  not teachers, so 50% of managers this century thus far have not been teachers. 
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 28, 2018, 08:46:27 PM
Maurice has been a teacher with years. He’s also an auctioneer/estate agent.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Owen Brannigan on September 28, 2018, 11:05:43 PM
Maurice has been a teacher with years. He’s also an auctioneer/estate agent.

Given that he has become principal of Coláiste na Sceilge in Cahersiveen he won't have much time for auctioneering or managing a county football team.

https://www.radiokerry.ie/maurice-fitzgerald-become-colaiste-na-sceilge-principal/ (https://www.radiokerry.ie/maurice-fitzgerald-become-colaiste-na-sceilge-principal/)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on September 29, 2018, 12:20:39 AM
Maurice has been a teacher with years. He’s also an auctioneer/estate agent.

Given that he has become principal of Coláiste na Sceilge in Cahersiveen he won't have much time for auctioneering or managing a county football team.

https://www.radiokerry.ie/maurice-fitzgerald-become-colaiste-na-sceilge-principal/ (https://www.radiokerry.ie/maurice-fitzgerald-become-colaiste-na-sceilge-principal/)

Every for sale sign in south Kerry is Maurice. I’m sure the lads in the office do the actual work.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Ball Hopper on September 29, 2018, 12:33:04 AM
Maurice has been a teacher with years. He’s also an auctioneer/estate agent.

Given that he has become principal of Coláiste na Sceilge in Cahersiveen he won't have much time for auctioneering or managing a county football team.

https://www.radiokerry.ie/maurice-fitzgerald-become-colaiste-na-sceilge-principal/ (https://www.radiokerry.ie/maurice-fitzgerald-become-colaiste-na-sceilge-principal/)

Every for sale sign in south Kerry is Maurice. I’m sure the lads in the office do the actual work.

Not to mention the decline in student numbers...1999 had 778 students, down to 471 last school year.  Not that the job is any easier with fewer students.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on September 29, 2018, 01:16:36 PM
Vibes are we're going for a hometown appointment.
Nigel's appointment would make Syfīn's year :D ;D
Nigel now free with Strokestown losing to Brigids today ;)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on September 30, 2018, 11:56:33 PM
Vibes are we're going for a hometown appointment.
Nigel's appointment would make Syfīn's year :D ;D
Nigel now free with Strokestown losing to Brigids today ;)

Would ye consider Solan at all?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 01, 2018, 12:03:38 AM
Vibes are we're going for a hometown appointment.
Nigel's appointment would make Syfīn's year :D ;D
Nigel now free with Strokestown losing to Brigids today ;)

Would ye consider Solan at all?

Solan would be better than most of the options in the county. I'd prefer Rochford if it came to that, though. No one really knows fúck all about who's been asked or even who is after the job right now, whatever Rossfan says.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on October 01, 2018, 12:36:04 AM
Vibes are we're going for a hometown appointment.
Nigel's appointment would make Syfīn's year :D ;D
Nigel now free with Strokestown losing to Brigids today ;)

Would ye consider Solan at all?

Solan would be better than most of the options in the county. I'd prefer Rochford if it came to that, though. No one really knows fúck all about who's been asked or even who is after the job right now, whatever Rossfan says.

Why Rochford?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 01, 2018, 02:24:04 AM
Vibes are we're going for a hometown appointment.
Nigel's appointment would make Syfīn's year :D ;D
Nigel now free with Strokestown losing to Brigids today ;)

Would ye consider Solan at all?

Solan would be better than most of the options in the county. I'd prefer Rochford if it came to that, though. No one really knows fúck all about who's been asked or even who is after the job right now, whatever Rossfan says.

Why Rochford?

Because he at least has senior IC experience. Beggers can’t be choosers. Give me your hated duo at this stage.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 01, 2018, 11:55:36 AM
Syfīn showing his love of all things Rhubarb again😁.
"Nige" is the man!!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 01, 2018, 01:10:22 PM
Vibes are we're going for a hometown appointment.
Nigel's appointment would make Syfīn's year :D ;D
Nigel now free with Strokestown losing to Brigids today ;)

Would ye consider Solan at all?

Looks like Solan will be staying on with the Mayo U20s.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 04, 2018, 05:19:41 PM
Seems Peter Keane to be recommended to Kerry CB to succeed Fitzmaurice.
Meanwhile we appear not to be bothering looking for anyone ::)
Nige/Casey favourites according to the whispers in the bushes.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: highorlow on October 04, 2018, 05:20:57 PM
http://www.the42.ie/peter-keane-kerry-football-manager-4268698-Oct2018/


Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 04, 2018, 09:13:15 PM
Louth have announced Wayne Kierans as their new senior football manager.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Real Talk on October 08, 2018, 04:37:24 PM
Is that all the vacant County Managers posts filled now ?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: AZOffaly on October 08, 2018, 04:40:44 PM
Is that all the vacant County Managers posts filled now ?

rossies?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 08, 2018, 05:14:10 PM
We're still awaiting white smoke from the Hatch :-\
Maybe we'll start a new trend of not bothering with a manager at all!!
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 08, 2018, 05:17:47 PM
We're still awaiting white smoke from the Hatch :-\
Maybe we'll start a new trend of not bothering with a manager at all!!
A player manager, which one of the players would be most suitable for that role?

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 08, 2018, 05:30:33 PM
Cathal Cregg on seniority grounds and could triple up as S&C coach.
Or Devaney who may be the only one with an All Ireland medal next year.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 08, 2018, 06:04:13 PM
Cathal Cregg on seniority grounds and could triple up as S&C coach.
Or Devaney who may be the only one with an All Ireland medal next year.

Ronan Stack has an AI club medal which was harder won than a minor AI.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 08, 2018, 06:39:24 PM
Talking County childeen.
Batin Galway, RhubarbIan,  Meath and Kerry wasn't too easy.
Ronan Stack unlikely to be there next year anyway.
No doubt you'll be slobbering over the Biddies next Sunday despite them being 50 km or more away from you ;D
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 08, 2018, 06:47:36 PM
They moved fair quick.
At least he'll get to watch a good scatter of club games.

Must be disappointing for you to watch hiring and firing season in full swing and you not able to rouse the troops for a push on McStay at all.
He did it all by himself :P
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on October 08, 2018, 10:36:52 PM
Kerry ratified Peter Keane as their new Senior Football Manager tonight on a three year term,  his Management team are Donie Buckley, Maurice Fitzgerald, Tommy Griffin & James Foley
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 09, 2018, 10:32:33 AM
Who's still managerless? Roscommon and who else?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: tippabu on October 09, 2018, 10:38:17 AM
Who's still managerless? Roscommon and who else?

Dublin hurlers would be the only other high profile job I can think?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on October 09, 2018, 04:52:08 PM
Managers for Next Year

Donegal    Declan Bonner
Derry    Damian McErlain
Antrim    Lenny Harbinson
Down   Paddy Tally
Armagh    Kieran McGeeney
Monaghan Malachy O'Rourke
Cavan    Mickey Graham
Fermanagh  Rory Gallagher
Tyrone    Mickey Harte
   
Sligo    Paul Taylor
Leitrim    Terry Hyland
Roscommon   
Mayo           James Horan
Galway    Shane Walsh
London    Ciaran Deely
   
Clare    Colm Collins
Limerick   Billy Lee
Tipperary   Liam Kearns
Waterford    Benji Whelan
Cork    Ronan McCarthy
Kerry    Peter Keane
   
Louth    Wayne Kerins
Meath    Andy McEntee
Westmeath  Jack Cooney
Longford    Padraic Davis
Laois    John Sugrue
Offaly    John Maughan
Carlow    Turlough O'Brien
Wexford    Paul McLoughlin
Wicklow   John Evans
Dublin    Jim Gavin
Kildare    Cian O'Neill
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 09, 2018, 05:40:39 PM
Galway    Shane Walsh
Interesting that Galway are going with a player manager.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: iorras on October 10, 2018, 10:50:44 AM
Are the Rossies not getting the Dubs ladies lad?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 10, 2018, 11:16:10 AM
Seems that bird has flown
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/roscommon-looking-outside-the-county-for-mcstays-successor-874803.html
Some very worrying names mentioned there.
Co Board giving a resounding vote of no confidence to the locals.
Departing manager not helping either by all accounts.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on October 19, 2018, 07:41:03 PM
https://donegalgaa.ie/2018/10/19/clg-dhun-na-ngall-wish-to-announce-the-following-the-following-changes-to-the-county-senior-football-backroom-team/

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Dun na nGall wish to announce that following our successful year of 2018 that the following Coaching and Mentoring personell of Karl Lacey, Anthony Mc Grath, and John Mc Elhome shall leave the Senior Football backroom team. We thank them for their committed dedication to the development of our County squad.

We further announce that Stephen Rochford and Aaron Kyles shall join Declan Bonner’s Coaching staff for 2019, we welcome both, and look forward to their involvement.

Declan Bonner is currently abroad on a work commitment, and we would request all members of the media to respect that.

Mick Mc Grath

County Chairman

CLG Dhun na nGall.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on October 19, 2018, 09:09:27 PM
Ex-Armagh Footballer Aidan O'Rourke strongly linked tonight to become the next Roscommon senior manager
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 19, 2018, 09:16:28 PM
Hmmmmmm....
Has the Hatch spoken?
Was supposed to be a done deal Tuesday or Wednesday and then not happening as he had no Rossies in his proposed back room.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 19, 2018, 10:50:03 PM
One of bits chief trumpets has tweeted anyways
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: J70 on October 20, 2018, 11:18:24 AM
https://donegalgaa.ie/2018/10/19/clg-dhun-na-ngall-wish-to-announce-the-following-the-following-changes-to-the-county-senior-football-backroom-team/

Quote
Dun na nGall wish to announce that following our successful year of 2018 that the following Coaching and Mentoring personell of Karl Lacey, Anthony Mc Grath, and John Mc Elhome shall leave the Senior Football backroom team. We thank them for their committed dedication to the development of our County squad.

We further announce that Stephen Rochford and Aaron Kyles shall join Declan Bonner’s Coaching staff for 2019, we welcome both, and look forward to their involvement.

Declan Bonner is currently abroad on a work commitment, and we would request all members of the media to respect that.

Mick Mc Grath

County Chairman

CLG Dhun na nGall.

Interesting. Are we looking for a bit of outside help and expertise as we try to evolve some more away from the blanket approach?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 20, 2018, 03:07:44 PM
https://donegalgaa.ie/2018/10/19/clg-dhun-na-ngall-wish-to-announce-the-following-the-following-changes-to-the-county-senior-football-backroom-team/

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Dun na nGall wish to announce that following our successful year of 2018 that the following Coaching and Mentoring personell of Karl Lacey, Anthony Mc Grath, and John Mc Elhome shall leave the Senior Football backroom team. We thank them for their committed dedication to the development of our County squad.

We further announce that Stephen Rochford and Aaron Kyles shall join Declan Bonner’s Coaching staff for 2019, we welcome both, and look forward to their involvement.

Declan Bonner is currently abroad on a work commitment, and we would request all members of the media to respect that.

Mick Mc Grath

County Chairman

CLG Dhun na nGall.

Interesting. Are we looking for a bit of outside help and expertise as we try to evolve some more away from the blanket approach?

Michael Murphy at FB 2019
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Maroon Manc on October 22, 2018, 03:46:49 PM
Will the Rossies be happy with O'Rourke?

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2018, 03:49:38 PM
Will the Rossies be happy with O'Rourke?

No.

He might have a good backroom team if rumours are to be believed, at least.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ck on October 22, 2018, 03:53:06 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 22, 2018, 04:02:12 PM
Will the Rossies be happy with O'Rourke?

No

He might have a good backroom team if rumours are to be beehives at least.

As A Rossie syf doesn't speak for us all.

Backroom tea  will be deciding factor.  It let the last big name front man down....

O'Rourke probably better than anyone else who was interested but it sums up how low the external opinion of Ross football despite being in D1 and super 8s that this is as good as we get,

Nigel Dineen was the outstanding local candidates has question marks also
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2018, 04:03:20 PM
Will the Rossies be happy with O'Rourke?

No

He might have a good backroom team if rumours are to be beehives at least.

As A Rossie syf doesn't speak for us all.

Backroom tea  will be deciding factor.  It let the last big name front man down....

O'Rourke probably better than anyone else who was interested but it sums up how low the external opinion of Ross football despite being in D1 and super 8s that this is as good as we get,

Nigel Dineen was the outstanding local candidates has question marks also

I speak for everyone

Including you
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: rodney trotter on October 22, 2018, 04:06:34 PM
Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 22, 2018, 05:01:40 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 22, 2018, 05:10:10 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?
McGurn won't come cheap. Aidan O'Rourke has had less outright management positions than the last Roscommon Manager McStay so he'll certainly need a good backroom team.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2018, 05:46:17 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

Plenty in the county less than happy with the appointment. It’s no surprise to see you Stanning for an Armagh man, though.

The same tîts in the county who complained about what McStay’s cost was better keep their knives sharpened because O’Rourke and his buddies won’t be coming in cheapily. I can think of plenty of better ways to spend that amount of money.

If he gets the job I wish him the best but he has a hard task ahead of him given his track record in Louth and the players that won’t be available next year.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Smurfy123 on October 22, 2018, 05:46:31 PM
Many county teams about ulster would not have McGurn anywhere near the place. He has not got a clue and got sacked from Armagh and a few club teams about here. Bad move
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2018, 06:13:54 PM
Many county teams about ulster would not have McGurn anywhere near the place. He has not got a clue and got sacked from Armagh and a few club teams about here. Bad move

I believe neither the glowing praise nor this.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Smurfy123 on October 22, 2018, 06:17:28 PM
What would that be syferus?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 22, 2018, 06:25:52 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

Plenty in the county less than happy with the appointment. It’s no surprise to see you Stanning for an Armagh man, though.

The same tîts in the county who complained about what McStay’s cost was better keep their knives sharpened because O’Rourke and his buddies won’t be coming in cheapily. I can think of plenty of better ways to spend that amount of money.

If he gets the job I wish him the best but he has a hard task ahead of him given his track record in Louth and the players that won’t be available next year.

In other words you wish him the best as you sharpen the knife.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2018, 06:37:03 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

Plenty in the county less than happy with the appointment. It’s no surprise to see you Stanning for an Armagh man, though.

The same tîts in the county who complained about what McStay’s cost was better keep their knives sharpened because O’Rourke and his buddies won’t be coming in cheapily. I can think of plenty of better ways to spend that amount of money.

If he gets the job I wish him the best but he has a hard task ahead of him given his track record in Louth and the players that won’t be available next year.

In other words you wish him the best as you sharpen the knife.

I don’t do knife sharpening but I know how the pea-brained GAA supporters in every county operate.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 22, 2018, 06:45:07 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

Plenty in the county less than happy with the appointment. It’s no surprise to see you Stanning for an Armagh man, though.

The same tîts in the county who complained about what McStay’s cost was better keep their knives sharpened because O’Rourke and his buddies won’t be coming in cheapily. I can think of plenty of better ways to spend that amount of money.

If he gets the job I wish him the best but he has a hard task ahead of him given his track record in Louth and the players that won’t be available next year.

Who's not available next year?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2018, 07:00:02 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

Plenty in the county less than happy with the appointment. It’s no surprise to see you Stanning for an Armagh man, though.

The same tîts in the county who complained about what McStay’s cost was better keep their knives sharpened because O’Rourke and his buddies won’t be coming in cheapily. I can think of plenty of better ways to spend that amount of money.

If he gets the job I wish him the best but he has a hard task ahead of him given his track record in Louth and the players that won’t be available next year.

Who's not available next year?

Not going to name any names but there’s about half a dozen of the panel who will be unavailable for next season because they’re travelling in the summer or for other non-football reasons. Some may be tempted to stick around to stay up in the league before they go so it’s counterproductive to say more.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 22, 2018, 07:44:34 PM
They were unavailable to McStay.
Let's see who's unavailable when the new man comes calling.
Syferus still pining for McStay,  the man who resigned because he knew what he delivered wasn't good enough especially the lack of defending.
Syferus blowing about reaching AI Qtr Finals 2 years in a row was manager if the century stuff -ignoring losing 4 of the 5 games by a total of almost 70 points.
Well see how the new management team doestrogen while eejits continues to run them down because they're not from feckin Mayo.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on October 22, 2018, 08:02:24 PM
Other eejits preferred when we were losing to Sligo as thery weren’t getting beaten in Qf.

I hope our players are half as good as some think they are but after 6 years of JE & McStay I think we are around our level. Top d2 team not good enough for summer football.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on October 22, 2018, 08:34:14 PM
Other eejits preferred when we were losing to Sligo as thery weren’t getting beaten in Qf.

I hope our players are half as good as some think they are but after 6 years of JE & McStay I think we are around our level. Top d2 team not good enough for summer football.
If Roscommon can rise from Div 4 in 2011 to a Div 1 semi final in 2016 and be able to beat Galway by 9 points last year in the Connacht final then i'd wonder what Roscommon could do if they became a consistent and well organized side?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 22, 2018, 08:42:37 PM
Will the Rossies be happy with O'Rourke?

No

He might have a good backroom team if rumours are to be beehives at least.

As A Rossie syf doesn't speak for us all.

Backroom tea  will be deciding factor.  It let the last big name front man down....

O'Rourke probably better than anyone else who was interested but it sums up how low the external opinion of Ross football despite being in D1 and super 8s that this is as good as we get,

Nigel Dineen was the outstanding local candidates has question marks also

I speak for everyone

Including you

Trust me whoever u are, you don't speak for me and your knowledge of all football  including Roscommon is similar to a turd  dropped last week
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2018, 08:48:57 PM
Will the Rossies be happy with O'Rourke?

No

He might have a good backroom team if rumours are to be beehives at least.

As A Rossie syf doesn't speak for us all.

Backroom tea  will be deciding factor.  It let the last big name front man down....

O'Rourke probably better than anyone else who was interested but it sums up how low the external opinion of Ross football despite being in D1 and super 8s that this is as good as we get,

Nigel Dineen was the outstanding local candidates has question marks also

I speak for everyone

Including you

Trust me whoever u are, you don't speak for me and your knowledge of all football  including Roscommon is similar to a turd  dropped last week

If I’m a turd you’re the hollowed out carcass of an old turd

I only speak the truth
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 22, 2018, 08:53:20 PM
R4ad whatb i said.

Are you so deluded you think your opinion represents a consensus of all Roscommon...
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2018, 08:54:32 PM
R4ad whatb i said.

Are you so deluded you think your opinion represents a consensus of all Roscommon...

I don’t think it

I know it
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 22, 2018, 09:03:05 PM
Just for the record Syferus never speaks for me.
Nor for 95% of Roscommon.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on October 22, 2018, 09:06:31 PM
No white smoke on the Roscommon manager yet. Roscommon GAA have tweeted "our preferred candidate has requested additional time to confirm one additional member of his backroom team"
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 22, 2018, 09:06:52 PM
Check that  man's sanity.

Meanwhile we wait on Stephen poacher to leave  carlow and join us
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ck on October 22, 2018, 09:18:15 PM
Just for the record Syferus never speaks for me.
Nor for 95% of Roscommon.

So he speaks for 5% of Ross? Not bad
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Smurfy123 on October 22, 2018, 09:26:40 PM
Stephen Poacher involved with Carlow so I would imagine it’s to give him time to let them know.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2018, 09:28:01 PM
Stephen Poacher involved with Carlow so I would imagine it’s to give him time to let them know.

Do they not have electrification in Carlow yet
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: ck on October 22, 2018, 09:30:46 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

He managed Queens to a Sigerson? Don't think so. Maybe part of a backroom team but he certainly was not manager. The only job he has had as actual front man manager to the best of my knowledge was Louth and based on memory it was a disaster.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 22, 2018, 09:49:26 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

He managed Queens to a Sigerson? Don't think so. Maybe part of a backroom team but he certainly was not manager. The only job he has had as actual front man manager to the best of my knowledge was Louth and based on memory it was a disaster.

Assistant manager with Queens and they haven't got close to winning the Sigerson cup since that win. Look at where Louth are now after a number of managers, I think that says more about Louth than O'Rourke.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2018, 09:54:53 PM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

He managed Queens to a Sigerson? Don't think so. Maybe part of a backroom team but he certainly was not manager. The only job he has had as actual front man manager to the best of my knowledge was Louth and based on memory it was a disaster.

Assistant manager with Queens and they haven't got close to winning the Sigerson cup since that win. Look at where Louth are now after a number of managers, I think that says more about Louth than O'Rourke.

A poor workman blames his tools..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: macdanger2 on October 22, 2018, 10:45:25 PM
Is it true that McStay is going to manage castlebar next year?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Blowitupref on October 22, 2018, 11:10:17 PM
Is it true that McStay is going to manage castlebar next year?
If true his retirement didn't last long.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: stephenite on October 22, 2018, 11:46:38 PM
Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

It’s his job to get the players to buy into it, if they don’t it’s a bad appointment and he will have failed.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 23, 2018, 01:31:47 AM
Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

It’s his job to get the players to buy into it, if they don’t it’s a bad appointment and he will have failed.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 23, 2018, 02:15:43 AM
Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

It’s his job to get the players to buy into it, if they don’t it’s a bad appointment and he will have failed.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

These players have achieved more in the last ten years than O’Rourke has so you could as easily be referring to them dragging him over the line.

It’s far from a done deal so your man may not even be good enough to make the first hurdle..
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: onefaircounty on October 23, 2018, 02:35:59 AM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

Plenty in the county less than happy with the appointment. It’s no surprise to see you Stanning for an Armagh man, though.

The same tîts in the county who complained about what McStay’s cost was better keep their knives sharpened because O’Rourke and his buddies won’t be coming in cheapily. I can think of plenty of better ways to spend that amount of money.

If he gets the job I wish him the best but he has a hard task ahead of him given his track record in Louth and the players that won’t be available next year.


Not the first time I’ve heard the Louth thing. His two years there included a fourth placed finish in Division Two, a 10-point Leinster win over Laois, coming within a point of a Leinster semi-final, a five-point Leinster win over Westmeath and a qualifier win. They’d kill for that now.

Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 23, 2018, 02:43:18 AM
A strange choice for the Rossies! As a Sligo man I would be pleasantly surprised as I thought they had more buying power. O'Rourke was with Kildare, Down, Armagh, Louth and Queen's winning a grand total of nothing. A modern day GAA journeyman.

Who's in his backroom team?

He won the Sigerson cup with Queens and was on the Kildare management that reached the All Ireland semi final and very close to winning it. If the rossies manage that they will be more than happy I'd say.

Mike McGurn the S&C coach. A good few Roscommon  players need good conditioning.

Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

Plenty in the county less than happy with the appointment. It’s no surprise to see you Stanning for an Armagh man, though.

The same tîts in the county who complained about what McStay’s cost was better keep their knives sharpened because O’Rourke and his buddies won’t be coming in cheapily. I can think of plenty of better ways to spend that amount of money.

If he gets the job I wish him the best but he has a hard task ahead of him given his track record in Louth and the players that won’t be available next year.


Not the first time I’ve heard the Louth thing. His two years there included a fourth placed finish in Division Two, a 10-point Leinster win over Laois, coming within a point of a Leinster semi-final, a five-point Leinster win over Westmeath and a qualifier win. They’d kill for that now.

We wouldn’t.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 23, 2018, 02:57:44 AM
Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

It’s his job to get the players to buy into it, if they don’t it’s a bad appointment and he will have failed.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

These players have achieved more in the last ten years than O’Rourke has so you could as easily be referring to them dragging him over the line.

It’s far from a done deal so your man may not even be good enough to make the first hurdle..

Mike McGurn I said would be a very good appointment. A native of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 23, 2018, 03:10:19 AM
Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

It’s his job to get the players to buy into it, if they don’t it’s a bad appointment and he will have failed.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

These players have achieved more in the last ten years than O’Rourke has so you could as easily be referring to them dragging him over the line.

It’s far from a done deal so your man may not even be good enough to make the first hurdle..

Mike McGurn I said would be a very good appointment. A native of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

Did Fermanagh get removed from Ulster when I wasn’t watching?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: stephenite on October 23, 2018, 07:23:51 AM
Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

It’s his job to get the players to buy into it, if they don’t it’s a bad appointment and he will have failed.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

Are you Roy Curtis?

I’m ambivalent about the appointment at best, but you’re just trotting out the worst cliches here.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 23, 2018, 08:00:35 AM
Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

It’s his job to get the players to buy into it, if they don’t it’s a bad appointment and he will have failed.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

Are you Roy Curtis?

I’m ambivalent about the appointment at best, but you’re just trotting out the worst cliches here.

Hence his username.....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Captain Obvious on October 23, 2018, 11:23:19 AM
Did Fermanagh get removed from Ulster when I wasn’t watching?

Everyone from Ulster is not my man.


I’m ambivalent about the appointment at best, but you’re just trotting out the worst cliches here.
I was just following on from a worse cliché from Syferus. His CV speaks for itself however most of his success has been with professionals. Open to correction I but I don't think Roscommon had someone of his calibre on their management team before though they aren't professionals and it depends if their players have the time to buy into what he wants to achieve.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 23, 2018, 11:42:35 AM
Seems we have a meeting pencilled in for tomorrow night which hopefully will bring the saga to a close.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on October 23, 2018, 01:10:55 PM
At this stage you’d expect the County Board’s “preferred” candidate as they tweeted will be put forward tomorrow night, otherwise they will have to go with tail between legs to a non-preferred candidate. We await further Tweets from the Hatch, pun intended.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 23, 2018, 01:29:36 PM
Someone needs to lock Duke away for a week or 2.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: joemamas on October 23, 2018, 01:46:54 PM
Very good appointment there if the players buy into it.

It’s his job to get the players to buy into it, if they don’t it’s a bad appointment and he will have failed.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

Are you Roy Curtis?

I’m ambivalent about the appointment at best, but you’re just trotting out the worst cliches here.

It's time to make Roscommon great again.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 23, 2018, 01:51:11 PM
Changed times for Roscommon. Reading back I see when John Evans was appointed he was given an extra few weeks to announce his back room team. Now you can't be appointed without a backroom team in place.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: spuds on October 23, 2018, 01:54:38 PM
Any truth that O'Rourke had no Roscommon man on his ticket?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on October 23, 2018, 01:59:29 PM
Any truth that O'Rourke had no Roscommon man on his ticket?

None named yet, but no clear whether the hold up is a local selector, or waiting on another outsider to commit (Poacher has been mentioned).
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 23, 2018, 02:22:34 PM
Kildare All Ireland U20 winning manager has stepped aside and not on good terms https://www.kildarenow.com/sport/ireland-u20-winning-manager-fires-parting-shot-county-board-burke-resigns-kildare-role/254120
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Orchard park on October 23, 2018, 03:08:32 PM
Any truth that O'Rourke had no Roscommon man on his ticket?

None named yet, but no clear whether the hold up is a local selector, or waiting on another outsider to commit (Poacher has been mentioned).


Syferus will change his tune once he gets the call from the North
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 23, 2018, 03:39:00 PM
Hopefully from their Prison service.....
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 23, 2018, 03:49:43 PM
Hopefully from their Prison service.....

Are you ok?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on October 23, 2018, 03:50:46 PM
Looking at O'Rourke record when he was in charge of Louth the big red flag for me is how they did in his 2nd year there.

In his 1st year there Louth played 11 games, won 5, drew 1, lost 5.
In his 2nd year in charge Louth played 10 games, won 1, drew 2 and lost 7.
That one win in 2014 was against Westmeath who didn't win a game that year, so it really doesn't paint a pretty picture of how things went.
The also were on the end of a 19 point hammering by Down in the league. ???

No-one's expecting Louth to be world-beaters, but when there is a marked decline in the 2nd year of management, that's not a good sign of the management.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 23, 2018, 03:56:08 PM
Looking at O'Rourke record when he was in charge of Louth the big red flag for me is how they did in his 2nd year there.

In his 1st year there Louth played 11 games, won 5, drew 1, lost 5.
In his 2nd year in charge Louth played 10 games, won 1, drew 2 and lost 7.
That one win in 2014 was against Westmeath who didn't win a game that year, so it really doesn't paint a pretty picture of how things went.
The also were on the end of a 19 point hammering by Down in the league. ???

No-one's expecting Louth to be world-beaters, but when there is a marked decline in the 2nd year of management, that's not a good sign of the management.

So you’re saying paying a couple hundred thousand over the course of a few years to finance his set-up and his personal last chance saloon at senior IC mightn’t be the wisest choice for a county facing the high bar of D1 football and aiming for at least AIQFs? Well, golly gosh.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 23, 2018, 05:35:36 PM
I see the childeen  who knows everything has our alleged new manager declared a failure already.
By the way his new phrase of "IC" (joins Mull,  Murt,  TOR etc) can stand for Inter Club or Inter County.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Tubberman on October 23, 2018, 10:15:02 PM
Aidan O'Rourke withdraws (was planning to have Karl Lacey on ticket), and Ros CB have a cut at unnamed people trying to undermine the process and the keyboard warriors!

A lot to discuss (or not)

https://t.co/SL0TA3a4AN?amp=1 (https://t.co/SL0TA3a4AN?amp=1)
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 23, 2018, 10:21:23 PM
Looks like Cap’n’s (and that eejit from our own county above) man fell flat into the first fence post. There was a reason I wasn’t getting my hopes up.

Contact David Casey and try to convince him to take the job. And the money men should be willing to back him to the degree they were willing to with O’Rourke. In the long term, an inside man rather than a C list outside coach (if someone like Bohan could have been convinced I’d have been singing a very different tune) is better for the health of the county team and the county as a whole.

I see wee Seamie is having a veiled shot at Seanie Mac for speaking out at the weekend in the official press release as if he was the cause of this fûcking about. That fella should have the good sense to show a lot more respect to one of the best servants of Roscommon football in his or anyone else’s lifetime. The lad is barely two months retired and he’s getting shouted at by the CB. You couldn’t dream it up.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: twohands!!! on October 23, 2018, 10:49:04 PM
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Roscommon Manager Update
 Oct 23,2018
Roscommon GAA wish to clarify the situation around the appointment of a senior football team manager.

The process to select a manager commenced on September 10th when the committee was ratified by Roscommon Co Board and given the mandate to recruit a new Senior Team Manager. The committee consisted of Chairman Seamus Sweeney. Secretary Brian Carroll and Treasurer of the county board David O’Connor and they were joined by Niall Carty former Roscommon Senior team captain and Ciarán Heneghan a former Roscommon senior footballer.

Following a five-week consultation period involving a number of candidates, this included the sole nominee from the clubs who withdrew from the process and a second Roscommon based candidate who also withdrew from the process having been offered an interview.

Interviews were conducted during week 6 and last night Monday, Oct 22 Roscommon GAA Management Committee expected to be in a position to put the name of the preferred candidate for consideration to the club delegates.

Prior to last night’s meeting, the chairman Seamus Sweeney received a phone call from the preferred candidate requesting a 24-hour deferral. This was conveyed to the county board delegates at last night’s meeting.

Our preferred candidate was Aidan O’Rourke. His team was to consist of  Mike McGurn Strength and Conditioning, two Roscommon coach/selectors, and a head coach Karl Lacy.

The reason for the delay was because of unexpected doubts in relation to Karl Lacy’s availability as head coach. Unfortunately, this morning the county chairman received a call from Aidan O’Rourke informing him that he was withdrawing from the process.

The Roscommon GAA Management committee are very disappointed at the turn of events but are fully committed to completing the selection process. However, the committee is concerned at  attempts that have been made to influence the outcome of the process over recent days. The committee believes that these events have undermined the integrity of the process and potentially affected our ability to attract a new manager.

In addition, some of the public commentary on social media has been extremely unhelpful.

http://www.gaaroscommon.ie/news-detail/10045111/?platform=hootsuite

County Board having a nightmare.

The lads on the selection committee doing all they can to avoid being blamed.

Can't help but think they would have been wiser leaving the last 3 sentences off the the statement - those three lines won't help matters any.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 23, 2018, 10:52:12 PM
The Roscommon job was already radioactive. A few more degrees ain’t gonna matter much at this stage.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: regal on October 23, 2018, 11:29:29 PM
I think Aidan o’Rourke always seemed a peculiar choice. I would have thought a division 1 side with some decent young footballers would have had a little more ambition / foresight.

Roscommon managerial set up / appointments always seem a calamity.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on October 24, 2018, 12:08:20 AM
If those screenshots on stolensheep that showed McGurn soliciting a S&C coach to oversee all S&C duties of a top 8 GAA team next year were legit (no longer visible on LinkedIn), then we caught a lucky break. Seanie Mac was right, the county board need to wake up.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on October 24, 2018, 12:19:19 AM
The Roscommon job was already radioactive. A few more degrees ain’t gonna matter much at this stage.

Why is it radioactive?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: moysider on October 24, 2018, 12:21:09 AM
If those screenshots on stolensheep that showed McGurn soliciting a S&C coach to oversee all S&C duties of a top 8 GAA team next year were legit (no longer visible on LinkedIn), then we caught a lucky break. Seanie Mac was right, the county board need to wake up.

What was that?
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 24, 2018, 12:22:02 AM
The Roscommon job was already radioactive. A few more degrees ain’t gonna matter much at this stage.

Why is it radioactive?

Unreasonable supporters, veiled xenophobia and an obviously incompetent county board. The manager and the players change but those three things have been unchanging over the years.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 24, 2018, 12:33:22 AM
And there was me thinking it was changed times for Roscommon. I feel sorry for the players, how can they ever play to the best of their ability or the young players ever reach their potential which such a disorganized county board. 

As the search now goes on the Kildare U20 manager is now available and Roscommon can do a lot worse than him.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: iorras on October 24, 2018, 09:19:16 AM
I think the Super 8s is going to prove toxic as time goes on for teams like Roscommon, outside the top 4 without realistic chances of a final.
In the "old" format, if they lost a provincial final, beat Armagh in the back door and then say lost by 4 or 5 points in a quarter final it would have been considered a decent season with something to build for next year.
With the new format the last memory is of three high profile games lost, the next season then seems very difficult. I think that is the potential negative to the super 8s, teams who didnt have the quality would be one game and out in the quarters, now they have to endure three which makes them feel they are miles off.
I hope they bin this after the three years and go back to the old system. The problem with the championship is not at the top, its at the bottom.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Jim_Murphy_74 on October 24, 2018, 09:36:10 AM
Subject to approval from the Hatch.

In light of the tardiness of Dublin County Board to appoint hurling manager, the Roscommon County Board will appoint Anthony Cunningham as manager.

This can been seen as a small recompense to Brigids after Paddy Neilan giving Clann the County Final.

Frankie Dolan and Cake will join as selectors. Kevin can steer in the background without listening to supporters' crap.

In the event of a general election, cake will stand aside to join Eugene Murphy on Fianna Fáil ticket.

The Hatch will nominate a replacement selector if required.

/Jim.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Rossfan on October 24, 2018, 09:38:40 AM
What about our system of appointing managers?
We must be a right laughing stock in the other 31 Counties! !
We'll just have to bite the bullet and appoint Syfīn with Orchard as his number 2.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 24, 2018, 11:04:59 AM
I think the Super 8s is going to prove toxic as time goes on for teams like Roscommon, outside the top 4 without realistic chances of a final.
In the "old" format, if they lost a provincial final, beat Armagh in the back door and then say lost by 4 or 5 points in a quarter final it would have been considered a decent season with something to build for next year.
With the new format the last memory is of three high profile games lost, the next season then seems very difficult. I think that is the potential negative to the super 8s, teams who didnt have the quality would be one game and out in the quarters, now they have to endure three which makes them feel they are miles off.
I hope they bin this after the three years and go back to the old system. The problem with the championship is not at the top, its at the bottom.

The problem is very much at the top. One team has warped all perspective in this sport.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: weareros on October 24, 2018, 11:40:04 AM
What about our system of appointing managers?
We must be a right laughing stock in the other 31 Counties! !
We'll just have to bite the bullet and appoint Syfīn with Orchard as his number 2.

Our selection committee is top heavy with officials. It’s got the chairman, the secretary and the treasurer and two ex county players. Only Niall Carty gives me any confidence in that team as a young player who understands the modern game and panel. Also not good optics that a family member of one of the commitee is tweeting blaming all and sundry. They all need to lay off social media and stop feeding the two local journalists.
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: highorlow on October 24, 2018, 12:13:34 PM
Poor Ross

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How does a man resign two days after his management team for next season was announced? Surely that’s an incredible statement on the lack of faith he has in Forde et al?

Or is this yet more primmadonna stuff from players who are most definitely past their best?


Now back to minding your own business goola
Title: Re: County Manager Merry go round
Post by: Syferus on October 24, 2018, 12:24:02 PM