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Influence Of Donie Buckley

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Donie Buckley is getting a lot of plaudits for his role with Kerry this year. Am i correct in saying that he was involved with Kerry senior team before about 7/8 years ago? By all accounts he is the man that has a big say and Kerry county board made a massive effort to get him on board this year.

ryan (Donegal) - Posts: 472 - 17/07/2019 11:40:13    2212280

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Replying To ryan:  "Donie Buckley is getting a lot of plaudits for his role with Kerry this year. Am i correct in saying that he was involved with Kerry senior team before about 7/8 years ago? By all accounts he is the man that has a big say and Kerry county board made a massive effort to get him on board this year."
He was a selector and coach with Kerry until 2012 iirc. The story goes that Jack O'Connor took over some of his duties himself while Donie was out for a while after an operation and Donie found himself with no real role when he came back. He left for Mayo where he was very highly regarded by all accounts.

During the search for a new Kerry manager I think the county board were adamant that he had to be on the ticket. How much influence he is having is difficult to quantify but as well as his overall understanding of the modern game he specialises in defensive technique, tackling, footwork etc and has huge experience at the highest level obviously. If Kerry hadn't snapped him up he would have been highly sought after.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1872 - 17/07/2019 12:02:14    2212289

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Huge loss to mayo. Very highly regarded. Kerry's tackling, intensity and in game awareness will improve with this man back.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10191 - 17/07/2019 12:26:35    2212310

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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "He was a selector and coach with Kerry until 2012 iirc. The story goes that Jack O'Connor took over some of his duties himself while Donie was out for a while after an operation and Donie found himself with no real role when he came back. He left for Mayo where he was very highly regarded by all accounts.

During the search for a new Kerry manager I think the county board were adamant that he had to be on the ticket. How much influence he is having is difficult to quantify but as well as his overall understanding of the modern game he specialises in defensive technique, tackling, footwork etc and has huge experience at the highest level obviously. If Kerry hadn't snapped him up he would have been highly sought after."
Heard from a great source that his name was put to the Cork County Board just after he left Mayo. Kerry got there first

aidan64 (Kerry) - Posts: 566 - 17/07/2019 13:29:29    2212336

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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "He was a selector and coach with Kerry until 2012 iirc. The story goes that Jack O'Connor took over some of his duties himself while Donie was out for a while after an operation and Donie found himself with no real role when he came back. He left for Mayo where he was very highly regarded by all accounts.

During the search for a new Kerry manager I think the county board were adamant that he had to be on the ticket. How much influence he is having is difficult to quantify but as well as his overall understanding of the modern game he specialises in defensive technique, tackling, footwork etc and has huge experience at the highest level obviously. If Kerry hadn't snapped him up he would have been highly sought after."
Thanks for that. On the bit where the county board were adamant that he was part of the set-up does that mean that the county board selected him or the management selected him?

ryan (Donegal) - Posts: 472 - 18/07/2019 11:32:25    2212705

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Replying To ryan:  "Thanks for that. On the bit where the county board were adamant that he was part of the set-up does that mean that the county board selected him or the management selected him?"
Who knows what went on behind the scenes but the pub talk was that Donie's inclusion on peter Keanes proposed coaching team was a big factor in his selection for the job. The CB know how good he is and wanted him working with the players.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1872 - 18/07/2019 11:56:01    2212718

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Who else has Buckley been with apart from Mayo?

He was highly thought of in Mayo

fatkeeper (Dublin) - Posts: 316 - 18/07/2019 12:59:00    2212737

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Replying To fatkeeper:  "Who else has Buckley been with apart from Mayo?

He was highly thought of in Mayo"
He was with Limerick back when we were good!

blackspot91 (Limerick) - Posts: 962 - 18/07/2019 15:37:28    2212807

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Think he was joint Manager of Clare at some stage also.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1237 - 18/07/2019 15:59:53    2212816

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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "He was a selector and coach with Kerry until 2012 iirc. The story goes that Jack O'Connor took over some of his duties himself while Donie was out for a while after an operation and Donie found himself with no real role when he came back. He left for Mayo where he was very highly regarded by all accounts.

During the search for a new Kerry manager I think the county board were adamant that he had to be on the ticket. How much influence he is having is difficult to quantify but as well as his overall understanding of the modern game he specialises in defensive technique, tackling, footwork etc and has huge experience at the highest level obviously. If Kerry hadn't snapped him up he would have been highly sought after."
Alan O Sullivan was doing the training and when Donie Buckley came back after being gone for over 6 months, he wanted full say again which wasnt allowed as he had missed most of the year. Donie didnt like it so he left

woops (Kerry) - Posts: 2073 - 18/07/2019 16:15:13    2212822

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Has left the Kerry setup with immediate effect....this is no ordinary selector/trainer. A huge loss and all not well in the Kerry camp?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10191 - 07/03/2020 12:24:04    2272587

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Has left the Kerry setup with immediate effect....this is no ordinary selector/trainer. A huge loss and all not well in the Kerry camp?"
This is desperate with two games left to still play in the league and just over two months till we play cork in the Munster semifinal .

gallarus14 (Kerry) - Posts: 118 - 07/03/2020 13:50:42    2272605

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Replying To gallarus14:  "This is desperate with two games left to still play in the league and just over two months till we play cork in the Munster semifinal ."
Are you somehow suggesting that this will make a blind bit of difference to the outcome of the semi final ? Utterly no difference whatsoever, none ,nada, zero, zip. Stop with the drama lad. It's a stroll again. An ffffing stroll to another Munster title and well you know it.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1493 - 07/03/2020 16:18:35    2272625

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Has left the Kerry setup with immediate effect....this is no ordinary selector/trainer. A huge loss and all not well in the Kerry camp?"
If mayo had any sense they should be knocking on his door.

BeJasus (UK) - Posts: 224 - 07/03/2020 23:46:42    2272733

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Replying To BeJasus:  "If mayo had any sense they should be knocking on his door."
I agree but can't see it happening

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10191 - 09/03/2020 14:04:20    2273028

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Still a backroom to be be put in place in the home of the five in a row.

If you cant beat them, join them Donie me oul flower! ;)

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3411 - 09/03/2020 14:56:37    2273047

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Still a backroom to be be put in place in the home of the five in a row.

If you cant beat them, join them Donie me oul flower! ;)"
What are you on about? The Kerry minors and juniors have backroom teams in place.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11206 - 09/03/2020 16:07:27    2273070

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The rumor mill has started already here in mayo.... Donnie was seen in the mayo area sipping coffee with the big fella JH

Howardhunt1 (Galway) - Posts: 54 - 10/03/2020 10:10:30    2273190

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