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Derek MCGrath - still a múinteoir in five years?

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Reading what Derek McGrath said in relation to his role a manager and the Waterford's teams holiday makes me think he has a politician's way with words. I wonder is his managerial role a stepping stone to a field outside teaching? Certainly, if he takes as much time away from teaching in the coming hurling season as he did in the season just gone it will reinforce my opinion that his future goals are outside the classroom. On aside, with Croke Park not venturing too far from the sidelines on the matter its odds on that managers will be full time in their roles fairly soon down the line. Hard to know if the weekly lotto draws that clubs have will be sufficient to garner enough funds to pay all wanting their share of it. Methinks, a lot more thinking caps will be needed if some clubs and counties are not going to fold as the race to the bottom gathers pace.

ballagoballa (UK) - 11/11/2017 12:15:33    2061715

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Replying To ballagoballa:  "Reading what Derek McGrath said in relation to his role a manager and the Waterford's teams holiday makes me think he has a politician's way with words. I wonder is his managerial role a stepping stone to a field outside teaching? Certainly, if he takes as much time away from teaching in the coming hurling season as he did in the season just gone it will reinforce my opinion that his future goals are outside the classroom. On aside, with Croke Park not venturing too far from the sidelines on the matter its odds on that managers will be full time in their roles fairly soon down the line. Hard to know if the weekly lotto draws that clubs have will be sufficient to garner enough funds to pay all wanting their share of it. Methinks, a lot more thinking caps will be needed if some clubs and counties are not going to fold as the race to the bottom gathers pace."
What would be wrong with looking for another job outside teaching? Nothing wrong with exploring other jobs. I don't get your point. Managers in GAA at paid in a lot of cases. Just look at ur club or neighbours club, earning a fortune. Same as county managers.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - 11/11/2017 13:45:48    2061722

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Wtf?

MesAmis (Dublin) - 11/11/2017 14:10:47    2061723

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Wtf?"
One would hope he's written something more coherent in his previous 26 posts!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - 11/11/2017 22:12:54    2061758

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i heard brendan maher being interviewed by realtalks,the interview was from earlier this year but he was advocating a bit of perspective is needed in the gaa. for example,he says he would have a glass of wine with dinner with his family.no big deal,no real impact on performance from what i've seen of him. he says it is important to get away from hurling,he is a teacher of children with autism. i think it is time everybody involved with the game took a step back,it doesn't need to be this all encompassing madhouse where your life has to be consumed by it. it is well worth a listen,and the gaa could do with more like him having a bit of perspective.

perfect10 (Wexford) - 13/11/2017 14:32:02    2062088

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