I wasn't complaining about your comment - just my opinion that McKeever has turned things around as IMO the side was sliding a bit in the wrong direction the last couple of years.
There's quite a lot of talented coaches in derry in both codes but they appear to be going where the money flows freely! Will McKeever stay with the lynch's another year after all the effort last year and they ended up with sweet FA, rumours are rife that the slaughtneil players have voted out the belfastie and his current backroom team, swatragh are in limbo and screen are apparently making a real push this year! In football terms I've a sneaky feeling dungiven will cause a few upsets along the year with their team having another year under their belt and madden being a very good coach! Wouldn't rule out the Rossa's either surely we're due a run this year?? Any suspensions lifted what's this I hear about Gerard O'Kane Snr not getting even a week? After his scenes on and the off the field of play in that infamous encounter he surely deserves a bigger suspension than the likes of Aaron Devlin?Everyone is delighted at the job McKeever did this season at KL's - the side were in a bit of a transition from the kingpins they once were to the slide they were on. He has done well and was extremely unlucky not to beat the good slaughtneil side.
I'd expect him to be there next year if he wants it. If not there's plenty more volunteers in Dungiven to take up the hot seat!
I'd imagine there's quite a few that would take up the hot seat with the quality of that Kevin lynch squad but I was merely suggesting that with all the hard work Mckeever put in with trips to Kilkenny and what not it proved to be fruitless in the end! Then again what clubs always get rewarded for their hard work medals aren't always handed out to those that deserve them
The trips to Kilkenny and Tipp have been happening on and off for years if not decades!
Slaughtneil won it on the day and fair play to them.
Hope we continue our upward curve - in a couple of years time I'd hope some of that rich vein of young talent starts to break into the senior side too!!
So hopefully more good days ahead!
Happy Christmas to all Derry Gaels , even those pagan swatragh folk!
I heard McKeever definitely isn't the manager of KL's next year, think John A Mullan is doing the job. KL's put a lot into last year and should have won the county title, I think they will find it hard to match the same effort next year with a change of manager and some of the dual players coming back to football.