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Replying To totalrecall:  "Word is possible joint managers lacey and Kavanagh"
The 2 candidates are managing Club teams. Kavanagh is over St Euna,ns and the other candidate is managing in another Ulster County. Would it be Dominic Corrigan. He is managing Kinawley, won the Leitrin Championship last year with Ballinamore.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2574 - 16/09/2022 09:52:51    2440856

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "I am still playing myself so have first hand experience of it myself from a club point of view. As you said it used to be a hobby but it's more of a chore now. I read an article yesterday about Glen players meeting halfway between Dublin and Glen to train during the week. You'd think fair enough that they want to maximise their training and have as many players there as possible, but on the other hand they are an INTERMEDIATE club. I'd hazard a guess that it's about 2 - 2.5 hours from Glen to Cavan meaning a return journey is 5 hours. Getting into bed about midnight. And I am the furthest thing from a sports scientist you could meet but I would imagine sitting in a car for 2.5 hours after training isn't great for the body either. And I realise Glen aren't the only club doing this, but my point is only one of those teams can win a championship every year. And it's then that the players say "That's enough I'm walking away".

Interestingly, I heard only last week from a colleague that a senior/intermediate club in the south of the county pulled their reserve team from the championship because they had players that didn't want to play senior due to the commitment. They weren't even afford the chance to represent the club at a lower level. Have lost a spate of younger players as a result. Is that where we're headed? Be elite or p**s off."
Maybe with Naomh Columba it's the case that they've been knocking on the door for a few years now and would traditionally see themselves as a senior club so there's a big push on this year to get over the line in the Intermediate? It's a massive commitment though, and unfortunately for the Glen men geography is definitely against them. It's some dedication if they are doing that, but like you say it wouldn't be for everyone.

I think another issue is that there are a fair few spoofers out there when it comes to the coaching/management side of it. Big egos involved who have to be seen to be pushing things further and further. (maybe to justify their "expenses") But that's another story.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 8165 - 16/09/2022 10:15:30    2440861

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Dominic Corrigan was he sacked shortly into his Sligo reign hardly a man who we would be seeking.

neutral (None) - Posts: 334 - 16/09/2022 10:37:17    2440867

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Maybe with Naomh Columba it's the case that they've been knocking on the door for a few years now and would traditionally see themselves as a senior club so there's a big push on this year to get over the line in the Intermediate? It's a massive commitment though, and unfortunately for the Glen men geography is definitely against them. It's some dedication if they are doing that, but like you say it wouldn't be for everyone.

I think another issue is that there are a fair few spoofers out there when it comes to the coaching/management side of it. Big egos involved who have to be seen to be pushing things further and further. (maybe to justify their "expenses") But that's another story."
Glen have been doing it for the last number of years as far as I know.

You have hit the nail on the head there in relation to 'expenses'. This is a monster that the GAA have created themselves and the biggest elephant in the room at the minute. Until it is tackled you will have plenty of charlatans charging what they want and squeezing everything they can out of players.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 373 - 16/09/2022 10:52:10    2440870

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Yeah and the worrying thing for me is that we seem to just have what we have. Are there any real live contenders from the various club championships who could stake a serious claim to be involved in Championship next summer? I've seen a few promising performances but noone really who you'd think, "yeah, this lad can make an immediate impact at county level"

And I know county level is a big step up, and players need time to adapt to it. But you'd still like to see us unearth a few gems as well."
Think it's been highlighted already but with county "training" /back up panels and underage structures in place, it's difficult to see anyone coming out of the blue. The majority of those who will play well in club championships would have already been up at some point. Certainly players can break through all of a sudden but don't think we'll find a brilliant player out of nowhere. Hope I'm wrong

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 875 - 16/09/2022 15:46:55    2440901

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We won't b stopped

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1331 - 18/09/2022 09:19:08    2440998

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First time I agree with you. Fantastic team. Only team that could get near yous is Kilcar.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1812 - 18/09/2022 12:21:50    2441019

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Glenswilley should be home and hosed by now but the wides are killing them. Glenties are very poor.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts: 5028 - 18/09/2022 14:56:43    2441031

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Glenties boys must be watching too much prem lge soccer, such a bit of diving and feigning injury.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2196 - 18/09/2022 15:36:18    2441036

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I wonder would the Glenswilly manager take on the Donegal job. At least he knows the best place to play Murphy, unlike his namesake.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 373 - 18/09/2022 15:39:52    2441037

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The admission fee today was a bargain to watch the magician at work - why o why did our county mgr insist on not deploying the greatest player of our generation in his most natural position - he's unmarkable

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1331 - 18/09/2022 16:14:28    2441041

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "I wonder would the Glenswilly manager take on the Donegal job. At least he knows the best place to play Murphy, unlike his namesake."
Could have done with him out the field too.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1812 - 18/09/2022 16:44:22    2441043

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Glenties boys must be watching too much prem lge soccer, such a bit of diving and feigning injury."
You dont win 5 county title's by feigning injury. Player's like Anthony Thompson, leo mcloone, and co are a credit to Donegal football. Playing since 2005, All ireland and ulster title's and continue to show unbelievable commitment to there club.

Eunans definitely are the red hot favourites, young and powerful, and will only get better.
Kilcar probably second favourites.
With NC and gweedore a bit behind with age catching up with some of the more senior players.
However i would never write NC off completely as the players they have just dont know how to throw in the tower. A example Donegal should follow.

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 18/09/2022 18:25:20    2441054

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Glenties boys must be watching too much prem lge soccer, such a bit of diving and feigning injury."
I don't know what match you were watching today?

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 36 - 18/09/2022 18:44:36    2441055

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Could have done with him out the field too."
If you knew anything about the game you'd know he's much more dangerous inside than he is in the full back line.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 373 - 18/09/2022 19:34:11    2441067

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Could have done with him out the field too."
This is very sad

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1331 - 18/09/2022 19:39:52    2441072

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Replying To Scenicparish:  "I don't know what match you were watching today?"
Every time the Glenties boys fall down holding their face when they haven't been tackled round the body? appealing to the ref for cards?
You see near the end of the game one of the Glenswilly lads gets a slap in the face from Leo McCloone as he's tackling him, Leo swings back with the left arm and connects hard enough with the Glenswilly mans face,
the Glenswilly man gets up and gets on with it, if that was one of the Glenties boys that got that slap from Murphy they'd be rolling about for 2 or 3 mins trying to get the man sent off,
that's my point and that's what a lot of the Glenties boys are at, I think any ref watching that game back will be well aware of what to watch out for from Naomh Connall from here on.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2196 - 18/09/2022 20:38:02    2441083

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Replying To eunans4ever:  "This is very sad"
Nothing sad about it lad. Am I not allowed to tell the truth. Plenty experts all over social media and we still can't get a manager.. ha

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1812 - 18/09/2022 21:09:05    2441095

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Every time the Glenties boys fall down holding their face when they haven't been tackled round the body? appealing to the ref for cards?
You see near the end of the game one of the Glenswilly lads gets a slap in the face from Leo McCloone as he's tackling him, Leo swings back with the left arm and connects hard enough with the Glenswilly mans face,
the Glenswilly man gets up and gets on with it, if that was one of the Glenties boys that got that slap from Murphy they'd be rolling about for 2 or 3 mins trying to get the man sent off,
that's my point and that's what a lot of the Glenties boys are at, I think any ref watching that game back will be well aware of what to watch out for from Naomh Connall from here on."
I don't think anything happened today that doesn't happen at every other game Tirchonaill1, unfortunately you need to make it obvious sometimes to be given the free, and all players do it nowadays. If players didn't do this we would have the likes of Ryan McHugh and Co being battered on the pitch and given no protection. I wouldn't call it diving because that implies there wasn't a foul, you're just highlighting the foul really. If you don't, you're making it easy for the ref to turn a blind eye.

Murphy really was a class act today, MOTM in my eyes. Hopefully we still see this performance for many years to come for Donegal.

FootballGuy (Donegal) - Posts: 159 - 18/09/2022 21:25:49    2441097

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Every time the Glenties boys fall down holding their face when they haven't been tackled round the body? appealing to the ref for cards?
You see near the end of the game one of the Glenswilly lads gets a slap in the face from Leo McCloone as he's tackling him, Leo swings back with the left arm and connects hard enough with the Glenswilly mans face,
the Glenswilly man gets up and gets on with it, if that was one of the Glenties boys that got that slap from Murphy they'd be rolling about for 2 or 3 mins trying to get the man sent off,
that's my point and that's what a lot of the Glenties boys are at, I think any ref watching that game back will be well aware of what to watch out for from Naomh Connall from here on."
Leo's incident was totally accidental and clearly seen by the referee. There were very few bad fouls in the match, one where Naomh Conaill no 9 got body checked and Glenswilly player got a yellow. The Glenswilly no 11 got a yellow as well for an incident in the Naomh Conaill square in the 2nd half which both umpires seen what happened. I dont remember any other incidents in the match?

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 36 - 18/09/2022 21:29:19    2441099

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