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Mickey Moran

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That man would be an asset to any club or county, his record speaks for itself, what a result for kilcoo today. Mickey Moran knows his stuff and wherever he goes, gets results. Be fun and interesting to see this kilcoo team in the all Ireland series I for one am excited.

Antrimroad (Down) - Posts: 71 - 01/12/2019 16:07:59    2252494

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Replying To Antrimroad:  "That man would be an asset to any club or county, his record speaks for itself, what a result for kilcoo today. Mickey Moran knows his stuff and wherever he goes, gets results. Be fun and interesting to see this kilcoo team in the all Ireland series I for one am excited."
He has done fantastic work with so many different teams. A real icon of a manager and great to see he's still as passionate as ever about the game.
Kilcoo were very deserving winners today and should have won by more if they were a bit more clinical. Great to see them get over the line with this team.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 785 - 01/12/2019 17:57:40    2252513

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Class act no doubt and certainly won the battle of the touchline today. Going into the game I thought NC had an advantage around the kickouts but this proved not to be the case. Kilcoo showed plenty of variation and were often quicker to the breaks. Thoroughly deserved winners today and the final scoreline flattered an often sluggish NC. They were patient in possession working overlaps to their advantage. Big improvement will be needed for the semi final. A more clinical team than NC would have exploited the openings given to NC today who were often guilty of poor decision making.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 2323 - 01/12/2019 19:46:49    2252530

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Definitely one of the great GAA managers

And has done it with different teams.

Always rated him very highly.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 2866 - 01/12/2019 21:28:10    2252565

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Very highly rated in Mayo by ex players and fans...our joke county board of course gave him the boot.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10192 - 01/12/2019 22:32:46    2252585

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Superb manager. And Kilcoo played great football yesterday. He had Leitrim playing very competitively too when he was in charge

Stooker (Leitrim) - Posts: 63 - 02/12/2019 10:08:37    2252616

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Fantastic achievement for Mickey to lead the men of kilcoo into their clubs first ever all Ireland final. I wish them all the very best and no matter the result the whole county is proud.

Antrimroad (Down) - Posts: 71 - 17/01/2020 21:17:32    2260533

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Powerful manager and Kilcoo are blesses to have him. Great achievement getting to the AI final but they're up against probably the best club side ever and if they did win it, it would be akin to Conor McGregor knocking out Mike Tyson in his prime.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1493 - 18/01/2020 09:16:50    2260557

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Very highly rated in Mayo by ex players and fans...our joke county board of course gave him the boot."
That was a crazy decision, lots of politics going on in the background there. Anyone I ever spoke to regarded Mickey and the late John Morrison as gentlemen.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1796 - 19/01/2020 09:57:31    2260707

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Replying To Gleebo:  "That was a crazy decision, lots of politics going on in the background there. Anyone I ever spoke to regarded Mickey and the late John Morrison as gentlemen."
Who can forget the attitude of Croke Park is as much Mayo's as it is Dublin's; a national GAA stadium that just happens to be situated in Dublin but owned by all!?. Moran's attitude was Dublin are too comfortable about here, he sent them out to war even before the whistle and backed it up during the game by winning the match. Maybe some current teams need to take that attitude towards Dublin and Croke Park these days.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 609 - 19/01/2020 12:36:50    2260735

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Hes special alright. I'm a hurling man and I know kilcoo never got the win but the way Micky Moran had them boys playing corofin definitely knew they where in a final. I'd say that was there toughest game to date and one things for certain, that kilcoo outfit are definitely not far off

Antrimroad (Down) - Posts: 71 - 21/01/2020 00:16:01    2261241

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Replying To sam1884:  "Who can forget the attitude of Croke Park is as much Mayo's as it is Dublin's; a national GAA stadium that just happens to be situated in Dublin but owned by all!?. Moran's attitude was Dublin are too comfortable about here, he sent them out to war even before the whistle and backed it up during the game by winning the match. Maybe some current teams need to take that attitude towards Dublin and Croke Park these days."
Indeed, I was there and rightly or wrongly, the pre-match ruaille buaille definitely added a spark of electricity, was probably the best atmosphere of any gaelic football game I was ever at. And it definitely affected the Dubs as Mayo got the first three or four scores of the game.

Mind you, I very much doubt that it would work on the present generation, who are mentally and physically an entirely different proposition to Pillar Caffrey's team. There was a lot of BS floating around then that you don't see with today's team, saluting the Hill and whatnot.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1796 - 21/01/2020 12:35:24    2261299

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Replying To sam1884:  "Who can forget the attitude of Croke Park is as much Mayo's as it is Dublin's; a national GAA stadium that just happens to be situated in Dublin but owned by all!?. Moran's attitude was Dublin are too comfortable about here, he sent them out to war even before the whistle and backed it up during the game by winning the match. Maybe some current teams need to take that attitude towards Dublin and Croke Park these days."
Not only Croke Parks attitude, but RTE's also. Some of the pundits on the Ton the day seemed to say why are Mayo doing this. It completely rattled the Dublin manager

inisfwee (USA) - Posts: 7 - 21/01/2020 13:44:11    2261322

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Very highly rated in Mayo by ex players and fans...our joke county board of course gave him the boot."
Everyone remembers him for the great turnaround against the Dubs in the Hillgate game and Macs wonder point. However, it must also be recalled that the next day out after 10 minutes the scoreboard read Kerry 2:04 Mayo 0:00. The players dining with supporters some of whom were already half killarneyed on the morning of that match (as outlined in Conor Mortiomers book) is not a good reflection on the then management. Slaughtneil and Kilcoo came up well short when it really mattered, the latter scoring 3 points from play in a game that included 33mins of added/extra time.

martinjoe (Mayo) - Posts: 418 - 23/01/2020 09:50:38    2261720

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Legend of a man

hamsterdean (Limerick) - Posts: 210 - 23/01/2020 12:06:47    2261751

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