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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #21495 on: November 20, 2020, 05:16:58 PM »
McEntee/Madden or McGinley/O'Neil is a nice problem to have for Antrim. Both high profile and bringing plenty of outside experience. Some people will favour one pair over the other but everyone should be more than happy enough with whatever pair gets the gig. Antrim aren't really giving people a lot of reasons to attract big names so well done to the county board.

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #21496 on: November 20, 2020, 05:49:06 PM »
Its great to read about theses potential management teams. So to summarise we have

McEntee/Madden
McGinley/O'Neill
O'Rourke
Cassidy
McKeever

I think that's the names I read that were linked with the senior job. Each have their strengths and weaknesses. One comment on McEntee, I read above where some poster credited him with Mayo. I think Rockford has demonstrated his prowess by what he has contributed to Donegal's attacking game plan over the past two years. They are now serious All ireland contenders. Mayo have floundered since he left. Just an observation.
Interesting viewpoint on Rochford/Mayo.
In his final year, they lost to Galway in Connacht & Kildare in Round 3 of the qualifiers.
The following year, they lost to Roscommon in Connacht & Dublin in the AI semi final.
This year, theyíve won Connacht & look a banker for the AI final.

Granted they were relegated but floundering upon his exit is a bit of a stretch. Indeed, if they have been floundering, itís fair to say that it began on his watch and if anything their championship campaigns have improved since his departure.
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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #21497 on: November 21, 2020, 04:17:27 PM »
Enda Mc Ginley appointed as new senior football manager.

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« Reply #21498 on: November 21, 2020, 04:17:46 PM »
Just about to post that. Sean Kelly part of the team.

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« Reply #21499 on: November 21, 2020, 04:19:26 PM »
Stephen ONeill, Stephen Quinn & Sean Kelly( st Galls ).

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #21500 on: November 21, 2020, 04:28:56 PM »
Who's Stephen Quinn?

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« Reply #21501 on: November 21, 2020, 04:31:42 PM »
Who's Stephen Quinn?

S&C ?/ Coach, involved with Tyrone football
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« Reply #21502 on: November 21, 2020, 04:40:49 PM »
Any complaints? Sounds like a good team and set up. Still would have liked some of Tony McEntee's input but overall it sounds like its a good setup.

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« Reply #21503 on: November 21, 2020, 04:51:56 PM »
For once we had great options. Good luck to them. Shrewd move bringing Sean kelly on board as well. Players will have instant respect. Exciting times ahead hopefully.

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« Reply #21504 on: November 21, 2020, 04:58:25 PM »
I think weíve missed a trick not going with the Madden/McEntee ticket, however best of luck to Enda McGinley and his team. Theyíll have my support for what itís worth.

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« Reply #21505 on: November 21, 2020, 05:10:25 PM »
I would have preferred the Madden & McEntee ticket as well due to the gulf in experience but Enda McGinley has potential so hopefully he can turn the tide next year.
Glad to see Sean Kelly in backroom

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« Reply #21506 on: November 21, 2020, 05:11:55 PM »
Antrim must have some serious financial backing because they are going to need it to keep that set up happy. Was Cassidy an option or not?

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #21507 on: November 21, 2020, 05:12:51 PM »
I'd still of preferred bannside and Milltown Row
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« Reply #21508 on: November 21, 2020, 05:13:24 PM »
McEntee ticket may have been an expensive one! I think that's a good set up and one that will get the players motivated and excited about.

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #21509 on: November 21, 2020, 05:16:37 PM »
Who's Stephen Quinn?

S&C ?/ Coach, involved with Tyrone football

Used to coach for the Tyrone Co. Board, then the Ulster Council and is now a primary school teacher in Armagh somewhere. Definitely donít think heís a S&C coach though. Been with McGinley in Swatragh this past few years. Errigal man too. Decent coach from what Iíve heard of him.

As high profile as that management team sounds I donít think many/any of them have tasted much success with any of the teams theyíve coached/managed so far. Seems as though a high profile from your playing days is enough to get big jobs regardless of your management/coaching cv.