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New Manager

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Who's going to be in the running for this?

Hopefully we avoid the journeymen and the county board either pull off a master stroke or else go outside the box again. Earley, Ryan and Doyle bound to mentioned in some capacity. A bit too early for Murphy or Rainbow to be considered?

That evening in Thurles against Cork was one of the best days out I've had supporting Kildare over the years, and hammering Laois never gets boring.

Best of luck to Jason Ryan in the future, just not against us obviously.

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts: 3640 - 27/08/2015 21:20:13    1777308


Rumours about Seanie Johnson taking over. On a serious note Brian Murphy would have the best insight in to all the young talent in the County. Whoever takes the job will need 3-4 years to make us a competitive leinster County again.

ruff1106 (Kildare) - Posts: 175 - 28/08/2015 09:27:51    1777342


We need someone who's tactically tuned in and who makes us hard to beat first of all. Mickey Harte hasn't been offered a new term by Tyrone County Board yet! Otherwise Glen Ryan has to be in the running.

Gordy (Kildare) - Posts: 2 - 28/08/2015 11:08:17    1777395


Mickey Harte has the Tyronne job for as long as he wants it. Not sure about Ryan, he made a good start with Longford but then couldn't build on it afterwards and they are now going backwards
Murphy would be a good candidate, and I agree it needs to be a 3/4 job to give someone a chance to make the changes that we all know are needed

The county board should take the time and do it right. Not sure about some of the ex players mentioned. All would bring great motivation, but none have experience (Rainbows time in Carlow was no good for either party). That said, Eamonn Fitzmaurice is, in my opinion, the best manager in the game and he came in with litte or no experience

cilldaraman (Kildare) - Posts: 203 - 28/08/2015 12:04:03    1777421


Tom Cribbin?

notimpressed (UK) - Posts: 98 - 28/08/2015 12:23:33    1777430


Brian Murphy would be a save option, knows many of the current players having managed them at minor level. He's served his time as minor & u21 manager too. Glenn Ryan is another candidate. This next appointment is crucial for Kildare football.

ShortGrass_1 (Kildare) - Posts: 223 - 28/08/2015 12:44:53    1777445


Kevin McStay. With Brian Murphy Anthony Rainbow and Dermot Earley as selectors. And the 3 selectors over the U21's. It'd be great to get someone like cian o neill on board also from a fitness, strength and conditioning point of view

cilldara14 (Kildare) - Posts: 254 - 28/08/2015 13:36:22    1777480


Kevin McStay has the credentials and is tuned in to the demands of the modern game.

Gordy (Kildare) - Posts: 2 - 28/08/2015 14:46:46    1777540


Unsure why no-one has mentioned Evans. Would be ideal fit assuming arrangements were suitable.

doublehop (Kildare) - Posts: 4172 - 28/08/2015 14:53:42    1777543



dubya (Kildare) - Posts: 423 - 28/08/2015 16:00:32    1777581


Glenn Ryan, with Dermot Early and Anthony Rainbow.

mickmoore (Kildare) - Posts: 326 - 28/08/2015 16:21:47    1777585


Doubleshop why don't we get Tommy Carr and Banty in aswell as Evans to complete the brains trust? You're joking aren't you? Not that Kildare can be choosey at the moment in fairness.

Daith (Kildare) - Posts: 1101 - 28/08/2015 20:26:46    1777648


We have to be realistic and accept its not the top job it once was.Need someone to do what Micko did in 91 when he gave unheard of lads like rainbow, Lacey ,Fahy a chance. The present crop ,as I have said arent up to it.This is despite their dedication.

dubya (Kildare) - Posts: 423 - 28/08/2015 21:47:22    1777661


Daith, a more attractive inter county manager's job that's currently available ?

KildareKelly (Kildare) - Posts: 592 - 29/08/2015 08:25:56    1777670


I don't understand what you're getting at there Daith. Evans might be a similar age to Carr and Banty but don't see any other similarities to be honest.

doublehop (Kildare) - Posts: 4172 - 29/08/2015 09:34:58    1777675


what Micko did in 91 when he gave unheard of lads like rainbow, Lacey ,Fahy a chance

Kildare won the Leinster minor championship in '87 and '91. they were hardly unheard of. Lacey might have been unheard of in Kildare, but not in Tipperary. Also helped that Buckley didn't go to Melbourne in '89. Micko is one of the greats but between underage success and imports he had talent at his disposal.

doublehop (Kildare) - Posts: 4172 - 29/08/2015 10:00:35    1777682


I have a feeling the Mcstay ship has sailed after not getting the job last time. We were a far more attractive proposition last time he threw his hat in the ring. He should have been given the job then. I wouldn't see Evans as a bad option, he certainly got Roscommon buzzing and they beat us off our own pitch in the league. Granted his championship record could do with improving. My pick would be Brian Murphy. Give him the gig and let him bring through the young lads he's been working with. Nobody will know them better. I would think Glenn is a very good option too but for me it's Murphy.

kildare73 (Kildare) - Posts: 838 - 29/08/2015 10:55:51    1777694


It would be brilliant to see mc stay get it but as it has already been pointed out I think that ship has sailed. He should have been given the job the last time.

Lillyabu (Kildare) - Posts: 12 - 29/08/2015 14:31:54    1777743


Glen Ryan and Earley ideally Cian O Neill together. Cian or Glen as manager.

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1613 - 29/08/2015 17:55:30    1777793


Mcstay and Cian O'neill wouldn't come near the job with a barge pole. Earley has no managerial experience whatsoever so I can't see why people would suggest him? Glen Ryan was pretty poor when at Longford.

I think, when choosing a new manager people need to leave emotions and sentiment out of it.

daytona11 (Kildare) - Posts: 3684 - 29/08/2015 20:26:21    1777831