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Replying To RHF:  "Who are the older players who are causing the problems in the selection of new management ?"
A lot of teams who were successful have had this problem at the end of their lifespan. Problem here appears to be a weak county board afraid of offending lads who undoubtedly are v popular with a lot of supporters but life moves on.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1708 - 26/08/2022 12:45:33    2438746

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Replying To seanie08:  "A lot of teams who were successful have had this problem at the end of their lifespan. Problem here appears to be a weak county board afraid of offending lads who undoubtedly are v popular with a lot of supporters but life moves on."
A lot of teams who were successful have had this problem at the end of their lifespan. Problem here appears to be a weak county board afraid of offending lads who undoubtedly are v popular with a lot of supporters but life moves on.
seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1680 - 26/08/2022 12:45:33

All they seem to be doing is holding back the development of young players in Monaghan and any half decent manager worth his salt will stay well clear of the circus.

RHF (Cavan) - Posts: 777 - 26/08/2022 14:39:09    2438757

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Ger Brennan now the man according to reports

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1708 - 28/08/2022 16:42:12    2438916

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Replying To seanie08:  "Ger Brennan now the man according to reports"
I've seen him coach in Dublin on a few occasions. Thought he was excellent.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 558 - 28/08/2022 18:53:28    2438929

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Replying To FootblockREF:  "I've seen him coach in Dublin on a few occasions. Thought he was excellent."
Good to hear as will be his first inter county gig so certainly a roll of the dice here. I thought the links with Sherlock were a suprise this is even more so.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1708 - 29/08/2022 08:43:23    2438962

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Replying To seanie08:  "Good to hear as will be his first inter county gig so certainly a roll of the dice here. I thought the links with Sherlock were a suprise this is even more so."
Is there a possibility sherlock will go in with him ? No word on backroom team as of yet

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 306 - 29/08/2022 09:52:49    2438973

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Replying To seanie08:  "Good to hear as will be his first inter county gig so certainly a roll of the dice here. I thought the links with Sherlock were a suprise this is even more so."
Counihan was overlooked by the players for lack of experience. Now we appoint a manager from outside the county with no senior intercounty experience as a manager and no idea of players/Monaghan football.

Couldn't write this stuff.

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 29/08/2022 10:36:14    2438984

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "Counihan was overlooked by the players for lack of experience. Now we appoint a manager from outside the county with no senior intercounty experience as a manager and no idea of players/Monaghan football.

Couldn't write this stuff."
V strange alright. Who knows could be huge success but you would have to wonder what the county board really thinks about mgers inside the county and the long term plan. Its like an appointment one of the div 3/4 leinster counties would make. I heard philly mcmahon say he got a call recently about county mger vacancy wonder was that monaghan also ?

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1708 - 29/08/2022 11:50:26    2438995

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "Counihan was overlooked by the players for lack of experience. Now we appoint a manager from outside the county with no senior intercounty experience as a manager and no idea of players/Monaghan football.

Couldn't write this stuff."
I will hold judgment on Ger Brennan,but what was done on Mark Counihan is nothing short of disgraceful.

seamusorinn (USA) - Posts: 293 - 29/08/2022 11:57:15    2438999

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Replying To seanie08:  "Ger Brennan now the man according to reports"

We need to stop thinking Dublin has the answers and hire someone closer to home. Can not believe I agree with TrueBlood for once!

turnip12 (Monaghan) - Posts: 15 - 29/08/2022 12:08:37    2439003

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "Counihan was overlooked by the players for lack of experience. Now we appoint a manager from outside the county with no senior intercounty experience as a manager and no idea of players/Monaghan football.

Couldn't write this stuff."
No idea of Monaghan players? He is the Head of GAA in UCD and has been for the past 7 years.

This give him an excellent understanding of young players in Monaghan through the third level competitions, he will be coming in with a lot more knowledge of young players in the county than Hackett or Sherlock would have had.

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1881 - 29/08/2022 12:11:23    2439004

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It's a solid appointment.
Proven all Ireland winner club and county, played in a team that got rid of egos and bad habits over time, monaghan very like this currently. Head of GAA in UCD, big advantage. Is manager of moorefield and had been cóach of carlow. Good appointment, big players would have walked all over on Counihan. Give him 3-4 years.

222 (UK) - Posts: 612 - 29/08/2022 12:15:20    2439005

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Replying To shaggylegend:  "No idea of Monaghan players? He is the Head of GAA in UCD and has been for the past 7 years.

This give him an excellent understanding of young players in Monaghan through the third level competitions, he will be coming in with a lot more knowledge of young players in the county than Hackett or Sherlock would have had."
Head of GAA in UCD, great, how many players have we currently in UCD? Within the current squad…..zero. Great point, well made.

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 29/08/2022 15:16:15    2439048

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Replying To 222:  "It's a solid appointment.
Proven all Ireland winner club and county, played in a team that got rid of egos and bad habits over time, monaghan very like this currently. Head of GAA in UCD, big advantage. Is manager of moorefield and had been cóach of carlow. Good appointment, big players would have walked all over on Counihan. Give him 3-4 years."
How did his time at Carlow and Moorefield work out?? Hardly anything to write home about. Very unflattering reports coming out of moorefield who were just knocked out of Kildare championship.

This will be a 2term flop.

Blueblood4life (Monaghan) - Posts: 177 - 29/08/2022 15:19:06    2439049

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I generally try to give a new manager a chance but i gotta say this looks like a panic appointment. Reminds me of the colm coyle one. The 5 all ireland medals nonsense all over again...

Dcgael (Monaghan) - Posts: 6 - 29/08/2022 16:06:26    2439058

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Can I just simply say. I think Counihan and his backroom should've been given the chance to do the job. Would've been a great brand new fresh start. Two quality Monaghan football men who've come through the ranks in the local game and two very good outside coaches as well. When are we going to start believing in our own coaches, who are as good as any in the country!

RightFull (Monaghan) - Posts: 74 - 29/08/2022 20:05:12    2439094

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Brennan smells like a PR appointment. Big name to appease either players or sponsors.

For me there are plenty of very good coaches within the Monaghan county who would be well able for the job of senior football manager.

Also, does anyone know why the hurling county finals between Blayney, Carrick, Inniskeen and Clonibret were played in Truagh? Surely for supporters Aghnamullen/Blackhill/Toome/Cremartin would have been better?

Part of an effort to encourage hurling in Truagh / north of the county?

MrPBoylan (Monaghan) - Posts: 32 - 30/08/2022 09:51:49    2439115

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Replying To 222:  "It's a solid appointment.
Proven all Ireland winner club and county, played in a team that got rid of egos and bad habits over time, monaghan very like this currently. Head of GAA in UCD, big advantage. Is manager of moorefield and had been cóach of carlow. Good appointment, big players would have walked all over on Counihan. Give him 3-4 years."
Why are the players calling the shots - seems ludicrous.

conjack76 (Monaghan) - Posts: 74 - 30/08/2022 10:24:17    2439123

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Replying To Blueblood4life:  "How did his time at Carlow and Moorefield work out?? Hardly anything to write home about. Very unflattering reports coming out of moorefield who were just knocked out of Kildare championship.

This will be a 2term flop."
Correct unpopular among die hard moorefield supporters

Training sessions early morning and evening

Long ball into full forward line

It's military approach he has

Johnkildare (Kildare) - Posts: 1 - 30/08/2022 10:53:18    2439127

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Replying To RightFull:  "Can I just simply say. I think Counihan and his backroom should've been given the chance to do the job. Would've been a great brand new fresh start. Two quality Monaghan football men who've come through the ranks in the local game and two very good outside coaches as well. When are we going to start believing in our own coaches, who are as good as any in the country!"
Did you see his style of play in the minors and 20s? Absolutely awful stuff. He has no experience of coaching senior players in club never mind a county senior team. Im not surprised that the players felt they deserved better, at least Brennan has went into club management with a few clubs and has inter county set up experience too.

We have to remember we are a division 1 team with talent coming through to stay there and push on, all this talk of going down the divisions is rubbish. Why would players settle for an inexperienced county manager just to give him experience and satisfy clubs, they are just right to demand the best.

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 306 - 30/08/2022 11:02:37    2439129

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