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Best Football Coach

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Who is the best football coach in the country? Not the best manager but the best of those who do the training/coaching on the field. Donie Buckley and Stephen Rochford are very well regarded while Cian O'Neill is also well respected. Jason Sherlock did all the attacking play coaching I think under for Dublin under Jim Gavin.

Kerry15 (Kerry) - Posts: 597 - 20/11/2020 17:56:49    2311796

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Replying To Kerry15:  "Who is the best football coach in the country? Not the best manager but the best of those who do the training/coaching on the field. Donie Buckley and Stephen Rochford are very well regarded while Cian O'Neill is also well respected. Jason Sherlock did all the attacking play coaching I think under for Dublin under Jim Gavin."
I have friends that trained under Pat Flanagan kerry15 and they said he was brilliant, things never got stale at training with Pat and they said he'd always have you thinking.

iv been to a few coaching courses in years gone by with Mike Quirke he is excellent but you'd nearly want to record his sessions because he throws a lot at you in a short enough amount of time.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11812 - 21/11/2020 12:02:10    2311966

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Meath

bert09 (Meath) - Posts: 1669 - 21/11/2020 12:18:25    2311971

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Cork have Cian ó Néill now but Kerry let him go like Donie Buckley Heard Pat Flanagan was good alright. You don't hear alot about the coaches nowadays. It's all about the manager. Micko Dwyer was manager and coach. He used to do all the physical training with his teams also.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 689 - 21/11/2020 12:27:17    2311974

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Mickey Whelan.

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2477 - 21/11/2020 12:42:10    2311978

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Paudie Butler ...of all the sessions , seminars and coaching degrees I've done. He is by far a country mile ahead of anyone I've ever sat under.

As I said in our own forum recently, I have more respect for Rochford with Donegal than with Mayo. The coach has to be the unsung hero under the more public manager. Ego has no place in this role, for this reason I hold Rochford and Eamon Ryan from the Tipp hurlers in high esteem.

We are very lucky in Kerry with our GDA's and County board on field lads,. John Dillon in north Kerry, Michael Quirke even Pat O'Shea..all this under the silent planner and brain.. Donal Daly .. he gets no credit and should ... we would have not won five minors in a row if it wasn't for his planning at board level

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4879 - 21/11/2020 13:02:06    2311983

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Mick Bohan Dublin
Liam Cahill Waterford
Paul Kinnerk Limerick

hamsterdean (Limerick) - Posts: 223 - 21/11/2020 14:57:31    2312011

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The late John Morrison & Liam Sammon.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1052 - 21/11/2020 16:50:42    2312064

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Mickey Moran.

Also Conor Laverty very highly regarded. Stephen Poacher. Colm Nally.

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2477 - 21/11/2020 17:38:39    2312083

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Micko Dwyer.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1092 - 21/11/2020 17:49:20    2312095

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Mickey Moran
Kilcoo very lucky to have him
Any club or county would be improved under him
Not only a brilliant coach but a humble and generous man.

oakleafersir (Derry) - Posts: 807 - 22/11/2020 23:25:03    2313575

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Replying To oakleafersir:  "Mickey Moran
Kilcoo very lucky to have him
Any club or county would be improved under him
Not only a brilliant coach but a humble and generous man."
For sure. Mickey Moran is class.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 689 - 23/11/2020 18:38:19    2314190

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