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thepundit

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #390 on: November 20, 2017, 02:27:30 PM »
Personally I think it was about time Fergal parted ways. Under21s in the past few seasons have done decent but didn't reach their actual targets. Fergal had a number of top calibre of player at his disposal and was twice outclassed by Donegal.  One thing Fergal did have was a top coach in Big Enda. I think its a must for the new setup to get in a Derry man with calibre of Enda and one that they will fully respect. 

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« Reply #391 on: November 20, 2017, 03:56:05 PM »
Both Fergal and Enda are Derry legends, so full respect to both, but as Enda being a 1st class coach, totally without foundation yet (has the personality for it), surely if he was coach to the u21s last season he is as culpable as the manager??
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« Reply #392 on: November 20, 2017, 04:17:09 PM »
Re the appointment of a highly respected former Derry player to new U20  County manager Mickey Donnnelly's backroom team I think it is highly unlikely that Enda Mulddon, if asked, would take up the post for two practical reasons.

Firstly he would probably not do so out of a sense of loyalty to Fergal McCusker with whom he worked with last year and secondly and more importantly he probably would not be available to do so as he has been appointed joint manager of Banagher club side.

Nevertheless for the future good of Derry football it is imperative that a backroom team with a highly respected and capable  backroom team is assembled quickly so that the excellent underage work of the last three years is developed and built upon.

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« Reply #393 on: November 20, 2017, 06:38:41 PM »
Both Fergal and Enda are Derry legends, so full respect to both, but as Enda being a 1st class coach, totally without foundation yet (has the personality for it), surely if he was coach to the u21s last season he is as culpable as the manager??

I wouldn't say that.. the manager is the one that implements the playing style and the one who makes the decisions on the starting 15. From what I seen of the under 21s they often didn't know what style of football they were trying to play. I think that fergal was out done by opposition tactics. As for big enda.. by no means is he the finished article as a manager/coach.. and he will learn a lot from his time at banager but as a player he was a master at the basic skills to the highest degree and in his coaching he brings those basics to the forefront

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« Reply #394 on: November 20, 2017, 08:15:40 PM »
Are you saying a manager wouldn't consult with his coach 're s playing style or on occasions team selection? Or would you be one of these managers who wants to do it all yourself?

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« Reply #395 on: November 20, 2017, 08:27:45 PM »
Both Fergal and Enda are Derry legends, so full respect to both, but as Enda being a 1st class coach, totally without foundation yet (has the personality for it), surely if he was coach to the u21s last season he is as culpable as the manager??

I wouldn't say that.. the manager is the one that implements the playing style and the one who makes the decisions on the starting 15. From what I seen of the under 21s they often didn't know what style of football they were trying to play. I think that fergal was out done by opposition tactics. As for big enda.. by no means is he the finished article as a manager/coach.. and he will learn a lot from his time at banager but as a player he was a master at the basic skills to the highest degree and in his coaching he brings those basics to the forefront

Just out of curiosity what do you think the role of the coach(es) is at county if it isn’t to coach a system of play for defense and offence and coach kick out strategy.
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« Reply #396 on: November 20, 2017, 09:57:31 PM »
Well yes in normal circumstances the coach will be implementing the managers style of play. In this case however I don't think they were singing of the same hymn sheet.  Whether they did or they didn't agree and coach the same style of football , they failed at winning an Ulster title and county needed to go in a new direction!

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« Reply #397 on: November 22, 2017, 09:44:11 AM »
Well if you are the manager and the coach is not implementing your style of play you don't just plough on regardless....you get a new coach.

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« Reply #398 on: November 23, 2017, 01:09:20 PM »
Rest in peace Frankie kearney.

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« Reply #399 on: November 23, 2017, 01:33:48 PM »
Rest in peace Frankie kearney.
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« Reply #400 on: November 23, 2017, 02:30:17 PM »
The late Frankie Kearney who died this morning was a great Gael - loyal Glen club man and committed Derry County supporter.He was an outstanding Manager of Derrry in the 1970's and he and his terrific bunch of players shared many great victories at  Provincial level.

He will always be remembered with great fondness for designing the crest for the Derry County jersey and all County GAA official insignia.

He was also a skilled organiser at County Board level and his meticulous attention to his financial duties as Ciste Gael  coordinator will never be forgotten.

For many years he was the highly respected Principal of Holy Trinity College in Cookstown.Deepest sympathy to all  his family and the Glen club in particular.

Rest in peace dear friend. 

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« Reply #401 on: Today at 01:13:35 AM »
Sorry to hear of Frankie's death, he taught in St. Paul's, Kilrea, for many years also. Derry manager for back to back Ulster titles in 75/76 and indeed a great Gael. Many of the players on those teams would attribute their senior success to Frankie's vision and leadership - and at a very difficult political time trying to bring men from the Bogside and South Derry together to train. He was a font of knowledge re all things GAA and I think he was on the Glen team which won the All Ireland Scór Quiz in the 70s. I measc laochra na nGael go raibh a anam Gaelach.