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Replying To dave1988:  "I have spoken to a few mayo people and they all seem to want mike solan . Mayo people don't seem to be fans of mc stay and McHale. Definitely agree that Cunningham will be under pressure to add to backroom team. He really needs a big name"
Dave1988. Why should Anthony Cunningham stay on or be kept on. Okay perhaps some counties can be too ruthless for success and we saw that with Tipperary axing Colm Bonnar after 1 year and bringing in Liam Cahill. But surely Roscommon supporters are entitled to have some ambition and some expectation of success. We've won 1 championship game in the last 3 years and that against a 14 man Division 4 team. That's not nearly good enough and with all due respect to him, I can't see how AC can expect to stay on or to be kept on. As the saying goes, it's a results business and the results in the championship have not been good enough. I wonder if a Galway Manager or a Mayo Manager had that record. We all know the answer to that.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1765 - 31/07/2022 15:21:07    2435607

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Replying To endgame:  "Dave1988. Why should Anthony Cunningham stay on or be kept on. Okay perhaps some counties can be too ruthless for success and we saw that with Tipperary axing Colm Bonnar after 1 year and bringing in Liam Cahill. But surely Roscommon supporters are entitled to have some ambition and some expectation of success. We've won 1 championship game in the last 3 years and that against a 14 man Division 4 team. That's not nearly good enough and with all due respect to him, I can't see how AC can expect to stay on or to be kept on. As the saying goes, it's a results business and the results in the championship have not been good enough. I wonder if a Galway Manager or a Mayo Manager had that record. We all know the answer to that."
Agree 100%. Results haven't been good enough and the team has clearly plateaued. This team won't be around forever and I'd rather take a chance on someone else at this stage and see what they have to offer. Unfortunately it's been all too quiet the last 6 weeks which probably indicates he is going to stay on. Am I right in thinking that his term is up? Does that mean it requires ratification again in order for him to be given another year? It's unbelievable how it hasn't been sorted already one way or another. Knowing our county board they'll have a meeting in October to decide.

Primrose_and_blue (Roscommon) - Posts: 18 - 31/07/2022 21:04:14    2435661

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Replying To Primrose_and_blue:  "Agree 100%. Results haven't been good enough and the team has clearly plateaued. This team won't be around forever and I'd rather take a chance on someone else at this stage and see what they have to offer. Unfortunately it's been all too quiet the last 6 weeks which probably indicates he is going to stay on. Am I right in thinking that his term is up? Does that mean it requires ratification again in order for him to be given another year? It's unbelievable how it hasn't been sorted already one way or another. Knowing our county board they'll have a meeting in October to decide."
The issue of staying or going should have been addressed round the end of June, not waiting till the start of the Club Championships.
I think it's time for a change following this year's flat Championship performances and some of the team selections especially for the Clare game.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 371 - 01/08/2022 12:36:31    2435713

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Going on league form this year it looks like the main challengers for the Junior A title will be Strokestown and Pearses for finishing 2nd and 3rd in Div 3. Barrys, Michaels, Ballinameen next in line who finished 4th, 5th and 6th in Div 3

Relegation between St Joseph's, Boyle going by league form."
Josephs cant get relegated they are a first team - wouldnt read into league form if that was the case pearses would be getting the drop from senior

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 717 - 02/08/2022 08:32:28    2435841

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If it was to be done then the processs definitely should have started earlier. It couldn't be a worse time looking for a management team with Donegal, Mayo, Monaghan, Down and Offaly all looking. Although we might not be in direct competition with all those counties for manager candidates, we could be for some and for backroom teams.

When AC does eventually step aside I would not be holding out hope that some high profile manager is going to come in with a magic wand. Remember the consternation from some people when Aidan O'Rourke was to be appointed which eventually led to him pulling out. Neither is there anyone in the county that is currently at the level needed for an inter county manager in Div1-2. Mickey Graham would be an ideal successor but I'd be surprised if he's not snapped up by one of the bigger Ulster teams.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 225 - 02/08/2022 09:45:17    2435848

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According to some AC was appointed for 2 years at the end of 2020, others say he got 2 years last year.
If the former there is technically a vacancy, if the latter there isn't.
It would help if the Co Board had clarified the situation earlier.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 371 - 02/08/2022 11:19:01    2435860

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I don't think ac will go or be pushed this year but Don connellan is only respectable home option probably with duggan and a top defensive coach other than connellan we are shopping around for also rams for the likes of mayo meath job.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1675 - 02/08/2022 17:14:45    2435923

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "According to some AC was appointed for 2 years at the end of 2020, others say he got 2 years last year.
If the former there is technically a vacancy, if the latter there isn't.
It would help if the Co Board had clarified the situation earlier."
His term is up. Would require extension to continue and after thinking it over the last 7 weeks I'm hearing he's not going to do that.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3202 - 02/08/2022 17:39:17    2435925

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Anthony has stepped down this morning

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 717 - 03/08/2022 10:27:32    2435963

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Anthony moves on alright.
Thank you for the good days.
Pity this couldn't have been sorted out earlier seeing as team exited Championship on 11th JUNE!!

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 371 - 03/08/2022 11:09:17    2435969

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It was well known that AC wouldn't be staying on. Word on the ground was he was going to go. Begs the question why it took him so long to decide. Seven weeks. Its very indecisive from him and Co board.

Attention turns to who will replace him. Seeing as the neighbours are also looking for manager what would people think of one of the tickets that mayo reject?? Only one man can get the job there so that will leave three people who mayo wouldn't want or think are good enough. Would they be good enough for ros as they are all good candidates

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 184 - 03/08/2022 11:17:47    2435973

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Replying To howdareu:  "It was well known that AC wouldn't be staying on. Word on the ground was he was going to go. Begs the question why it took him so long to decide. Seven weeks. Its very indecisive from him and Co board.

Attention turns to who will replace him. Seeing as the neighbours are also looking for manager what would people think of one of the tickets that mayo reject?? Only one man can get the job there so that will leave three people who mayo wouldn't want or think are good enough. Would they be good enough for ros as they are all good candidates"
I would take the Dempsey ticket.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 981 - 03/08/2022 12:46:03    2435992

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Thanks to AC for all the hard work over the past few years and the great achievements in 2019. Got promoted this year, brought through a few promising players but the championship just didn't work out.

As Cheddar Plunkett recently said, the bar is so high now for inter county management between the manager themselves and the backroom team they have around them in terms of tactical knowledge, systems of play, conditioning etc. Hard to know where Roscommon County Board are going to get that management team from at the moment if we are aiming to be a top 8 team. I hope I'm wrong. Maybe Don Connellan, but it's still a huge step up from club and colleges to managing an intercounty team in Div 1. It would be great if he could make that step up and had a good backroom team around him.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 225 - 03/08/2022 13:10:17    2435999

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No it was not well known. It became known the last few days. He was given plenty of time to mull over it and has reached his decision.

Best wishes Anthony took us over in Div 1 and has left us there for the new manager. Hopefully not another long drawn out process by our county board in finding a new manager.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3202 - 03/08/2022 13:22:55    2436003

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "I would take the Dempsey ticket."
Was probably given the summer to think about it. Big decision in regards to commitment. From an outsiders standpoint both he and the county board must be happy with his term.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 68 - 03/08/2022 13:39:43    2436010

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Bring back Fergal O'Donnell as senior manager. Nobody else within Roscommon capable of it I think, unless someone like Nigel Dineen puts his name forward, had some success at underage level. Fergal the only Rossie for the job though. Other than that we'd have to look outside the county and if we do that then we should do it properly and get a big name in.

Headhunter85 (Roscommon) - Posts: 29 - 03/08/2022 13:49:03    2436014

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "I would take the Dempsey ticket."


I would consider Solan ticket if he left O Hara in Sligo

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 981 - 03/08/2022 14:08:37    2436024

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Replying To The_analyser:  "No it was not well known. It became known the last few days. He was given plenty of time to mull over it and has reached his decision.

Best wishes Anthony took us over in Div 1 and has left us there for the new manager. Hopefully not another long drawn out process by our county board in finding a new manager."
Well I knew it in the past few days so assume others did too. So yes I would say it was well known. Maybe you didn't but others certainly did.

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 184 - 03/08/2022 14:56:05    2436030

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Replying To Headhunter85:  "Bring back Fergal O'Donnell as senior manager. Nobody else within Roscommon capable of it I think, unless someone like Nigel Dineen puts his name forward, had some success at underage level. Fergal the only Rossie for the job though. Other than that we'd have to look outside the county and if we do that then we should do it properly and get a big name in."
Fergal has done little or nothing in management since 2010. Spell with killoe was unsuccessful and nothing great about time with Western Gaels. Would be a backwards step to give him putright job but would be happy see him in as a selector

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 981 - 03/08/2022 15:29:22    2436036

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Replying To howdareu:  "Well I knew it in the past few days so assume others did too. So yes I would say it was well known. Maybe you didn't but others certainly did."
Between this and rubbish you posted on the Mayo thread it's probably for the best for you to stick to the Leitrim thread.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3202 - 03/08/2022 15:49:09    2436043

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