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Replying To The keeper:  "And what route would you go down?
I put Tony McEntee in as a candidate, i also stated that a panel of recent ex players who know what is needed to compete at the top should be in that panel.
There is a 3 man panel now going to search for managers that would be interested.
But who are these 3 men?
Is it board members that have very little knowledge like rorysboys.
I hope not, otherwise we will be going back to john joe and offering him the job.
How about having 1 member of the board, and two members from the winning 2012 team that have retired.
That way the officer of the board is there to explain the financial side of things and its limits, and you also have two former players who reached the top to help choose the best man for the job."
You are a great man for giving advice , it's about time you and your fellow club member(that's if you are one) come together and nominate Jim. You obviously know the man well no harm in a wee phone call..forget about Mc entee not good enough as he has shown with Sligo. There was plenty of talk when bonner was in charge from a certain ex player maybe he should be asked but he'll probably go into hiding now till the manager is picked, or maybe he'll get Banty and a few friends to form a management team.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1730 - 21/07/2022 14:33:19    2433379

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Declan deserves nothing but respect for his great service to the county over many years. The time had come for him to move and that's life -no great dramas about it.

No stand out candidates internally other than a Lacey / Kavanagh figure and the time doesn't seem to be right for that ticket. External manager probably the way to go but with the best available 'internal' coaching team around him.

Samsforthehills (Donegal) - Posts: 1061 - 21/07/2022 14:52:48    2433386

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Replying To greenfan:  "Whoever takes over now, they'll have some interesting calls to make around some of the older players. How many more years can Michael Murphy give us, even Paddy McBrearty after all his injuries and miles on the clock, can they be considered starters in championship going forward. Players will naturally want to play as long as possible. The manager needs to be strong enough to make those calls for them, and he needs to be strong enough to take players out of the team if they aren't playing well, no matter what their reputation. It felt in the last few years like some players were too comfortable in the team, would never get left out or substituted no matter what they did."
This is a great point you make, whatever manager comes in needs to be able to pick the players on form and pick them in the position he feels is best for the team. As you say some players were picked regardless of form or injury. Also the players cannot be allowed to pick the new manager, another recipe for disaster.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1823 - 21/07/2022 14:58:59    2433388

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Replying To rorysboys:  "You are a great man for giving advice , it's about time you and your fellow club member(that's if you are one) come together and nominate Jim. You obviously know the man well no harm in a wee phone call..forget about Mc entee not good enough as he has shown with Sligo. There was plenty of talk when bonner was in charge from a certain ex player maybe he should be asked but he'll probably go into hiding now till the manager is picked, or maybe he'll get Banty and a few friends to form a management team."
Presumably the ex player you are talking about it McHugh? A lot of people would love to see him involved in a managerial capacity at some point. But don't forget, like Bonner, he (and his sons) have given a lot to the county. If he doesn't go for it that's his choice and should be respected. He doesn't owe the county anything.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 342 - 21/07/2022 14:59:45    2433390

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At the moment probably the best manager available is Gary Mc daid. Very knowledgeable if he got a good backroom team round him, I think he's the surprise packet plus he might get Murphy back for another year..

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1730 - 21/07/2022 16:12:33    2433421

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Farewell to Declan. Thanks for the sacrifice of time and energy.
I was in the #bonnerout camp in the final two years, frustrated that the well of ideas had run dry but there was nothing being done to remedy this at any level. Declan deserved a second bite of the apple, with his achievements at underage.
Regarding the new appointment, this talk of Lacey and Kavanagh are just most likely something that will lead to the results of John Joe and Bonner's first stint.
McDaid had a shot at underage and didn't impress.
It would be great if going forward, we could set a criteria to be eligible for the manager's job.
1: Won a county championship at club.
2: Success at underage county. (minimum provincial winners)
3: Managed another county and exceeded expected results

Otherwise, it's going to remain personalities over principles.

StockholmGael (Donegal) - Posts: 23 - 21/07/2022 17:19:33    2433441

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Replying To StockholmGael:  "Farewell to Declan. Thanks for the sacrifice of time and energy.
I was in the #bonnerout camp in the final two years, frustrated that the well of ideas had run dry but there was nothing being done to remedy this at any level. Declan deserved a second bite of the apple, with his achievements at underage.
Regarding the new appointment, this talk of Lacey and Kavanagh are just most likely something that will lead to the results of John Joe and Bonner's first stint.
McDaid had a shot at underage and didn't impress.
It would be great if going forward, we could set a criteria to be eligible for the manager's job.
1: Won a county championship at club.
2: Success at underage county. (minimum provincial winners)
3: Managed another county and exceeded expected results

Otherwise, it's going to remain personalities over principles."
Unfortunately the county board probably won't have the luxury of setting criteria for the new manager. They'll have to pick from the 2 or 3 who let their name go forward for the job. Hope I am wrong.

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 146 - 21/07/2022 18:49:33    2433449

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Replying To rorysboys:  "At the moment probably the best manager available is Gary Mc daid. Very knowledgeable if he got a good backroom team round him, I think he's the surprise packet plus he might get Murphy back for another year.."
I dont know about mcdaid for the Donegal job, but i definitely believe you should apply for the job going at duffy's circus.
If we listened to you we would have john joe back

Leave it to people that know what there talking about.

Some of the names mentioned here would make me laugh. K Cass, mcdaid

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 568 - 21/07/2022 20:02:33    2433458

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Bit silly the way Bonner is saying he knew after the Armagh game that his time was up but said nothing till now, it's obvious he is just trying to rewrite history.
He waited to see which way the wind was blowing, and it was obvious it was against him so it's a bit sad to see him resort to this nonsense, he'd have been far better to come out a few days after the Armagh game to say he was resigning if he had that decision made, the season was over anyway,
look at all the extra time we would have had to find a new manager before club Championship?

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2166 - 21/07/2022 21:24:49    2433471

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Replying To The keeper:  "I dont know about mcdaid for the Donegal job, but i definitely believe you should apply for the job going at duffy's circus.
If we listened to you we would have john joe back

Leave it to people that know what there talking about.

Some of the names mentioned here would make me laugh. K Cass, mcdaid"
Many will try only but the best will succeed Keeper, hopefully we get the best manager in place that we can find to get us back on track again.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2166 - 22/07/2022 10:17:18    2433485

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Many will try only but the best will succeed Keeper, hopefully we get the best manager in place that we can find to get us back on track again."
Did you watch prime time last night. Tight stuff. Sad world we live in

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1730 - 22/07/2022 17:32:27    2433603

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Did you watch prime time last night. Tight stuff. Sad world we live in"
I did watch the Division 3 play off today though. Na Rossa defending not up to much despite bringing numbers back. Where have wee seen that before?

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 342 - 23/07/2022 20:31:33    2433810

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "I did watch the Division 3 play off today though. Na Rossa defending not up to much despite bringing numbers back. Where have wee seen that before?"
Glad to know you must be a n mhuire man. How did John play. I heard yous win. Probably your last win this year. Did you watch prime time. Very quiet on here.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1730 - 23/07/2022 21:04:50    2433816

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Glad to know you must be a n mhuire man. How did John play. I heard yous win. Probably your last win this year. Did you watch prime time. Very quiet on here."
I'm not sure if John was playing, he didn't stand out if he was. Maybe you should spend more time training and less on here.

Another year in the doldrums for you. Naomh muire will enjoy playing intermediate football, you should call down for a game if you want to see what it's like.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 342 - 24/07/2022 10:50:32    2433850

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Very quiet on here indeed.

Has anyone heard of Martin Regan trying to assemble a team, any truth in that rumour?

More importantly, does anyone know the identity of the 3 man sub committee responsible for the appointment of the next manager?

And exactly what is their brief? Are they confined to the candidates nominated by the clubs? Can they seek out possible candidates from outside? The Chairman was asked these questions on radio, but ever the politician, he did not answer the question.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 280 - 24/07/2022 12:12:36    2433864

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "I'm not sure if John was playing, he didn't stand out if he was. Maybe you should spend more time training and less on here.

Another year in the doldrums for you. Naomh muire will enjoy playing intermediate football, you should call down for a game if you want to see what it's like."
You still think I'm a na rossa man. If I want to see good football I'll not be heading to Naomh mhuire lad. . Yous should be beating a junior team like na Rossa well if yous want to be competitive in intermediate.. the big rosses team will put manners on yous.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1730 - 24/07/2022 12:19:59    2433865

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Nice to see eoin ban and Murphy having high praise for bonner. That's from people who know and worked with him. Very popular with the players.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1730 - 24/07/2022 12:24:44    2433868

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Replying To rorysboys:  "You still think I'm a na rossa man. If I want to see good football I'll not be heading to Naomh mhuire lad. . Yous should be beating a junior team like na Rossa well if yous want to be competitive in intermediate.. the big rosses team will put manners on yous."
Of course i don't John :)

Is that same big rosses team that were beaten by Letterkenny Gaels (both senior and reserve) at home last night?

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 342 - 24/07/2022 14:36:34    2433892

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Of course i don't John :)

Is that same big rosses team that were beaten by Letterkenny Gaels (both senior and reserve) at home last night?"
We'll see come championship who the top dogs are. Employ your league lad. Wasn't it nice to see two top players praising bonner. Legend. What about your man for the job.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1730 - 24/07/2022 14:59:01    2433899

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As per usual, there is complete silence about what individuals are on the 3 man panel. Hopefully the county board come out and name them.
I dont get why there has to be this silence and creating the media as the bad guys.
I believe the donegal media have always been very fair to the Donegal gaa. Not to mention its a kick in the teeth to Donegal supporter's and only leaves the county board open for criticism by there closed door policy.

Have to also mention brian cody, stepped down after 1 week of getting beat in the all Ireland final. Thats a man that knows his own mind, and also puts his county first.

And off course players are going to praise the out going manager, there were players when john joe left that said he was a great manager and guy.
Very rarely will you get a player to come out and say the setup was average and i am glad he is gone. As they will no doubt bump into that manager in the future.

I very much doubt Martin Regan is anyway interested in Managing the county team, as he has a young family, and wanted to step away from NC management but had to take it again as there were no interested partys.


Everyone knows my ideal candidate, but i believe he will not be interested. I believe in years to come he will have regrets about not giving it another go.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 568 - 24/07/2022 15:22:18    2433907

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