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GY Joe:
From the indo:

Mattie has paid the price for his mismanagement of the minors this year..
I thought his attitude stank to be honest and his treatment of young lads was less than smart.. :(

Murphy sacking shocks Galway
Wednesday November 15th 2006



MATTIE MURPHY has vowed to continue in team management despite Galway's shock decision not to re-appoint him as the county's minor team boss.

"It's a bit too early yet to write my obituary," said Murphy yesterday as he came to terms with the hurling board's decision to get rid of him despite having led the county minor hurlers to four successive All-Ireland finals, winning two.

Ardrahan's Sean Connolly, the manager of the Galway vocational schools' team, was installed as the new minor boss. Connolly pipped Murphy for the job when delegates voted by a 29-23 margin at this week's meeting of the county hurling board.

"Any time you get beaten, it's disappointing, but life goes on, and you have got to accept the result," said Murphy, who has spent a total of seven years as the minor manager, steering them to four All-Ireland titles - 1992, '94, '04 and '05 - and to three finals - 1993, '03 and '06.

The fact that Galway lost this year's All-Ireland decider to Tipperary obviously cost Murphy the position, with his earlier successes being overlooked by delegates.

Murphy - who managed Galway seniors in 1996 and '97, and 1999 and 2000, leading them to two league titles - was one of the candidates for the Galway senior post last month, but agreed to withdraw when Ger Loughnane was parachuted in by the hurling board.

 

liihb:
His record seems fairly impressive, what do you mean by "his attitude stank to be honest and his treatment of young lads was less than smart.. "

GY Joe:

--- Quote from: liihb on November 15, 2006, 08:48:11 AM ---His record seems fairly impressive, what do you mean by "his attitude stank to be honest and his treatment of young lads was less than smart.. "

--- End quote ---

Oh his record is impressive, its  stellar in fact.. But what I mean is that his attitude this year was that this team was not as good as last years and he just didn't seem interested. He also said it publicly that they weren't a patch on last years team of all stars. What away to motivate them huh?
Cant shake the feeling that they could have won the 3 in a row if they had a better coach and motivator thats all.. Mattie was not savvy enough..

Other than that, 4 minor titles makes him a legend in Galway Hurling circles..

liihb:
Not the best motivation tactics, I would  agree with you. >:(

tayto:
dosent sound great but i supoose it depends on what the context was and how accurate the quote.

tipp were really impressive in the final, hopefully some of those lads will come good for them. What was the corner forwards name, he was really sharp.

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