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Malachy's Successor

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Replying To seanie08:  "The Dublin lad ?"
Didn't dare ask that question.....the positivity in the reply was reassuring though .......the dublin link I referred to in a previous post came from another source !

Shelbourne1 (Monaghan) - Posts: 168 - 16/08/2019 22:48:37    2226633

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Fair enough so long as it is not the Corduff lad

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1441 - 17/08/2019 10:26:32    2226706

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Replying To seanie08:  "The Dublin lad ?"
Hopefully not

PearseBro (Monaghan) - Posts: 454 - 17/08/2019 19:34:12    2226816

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The dialup must be out of action in Tullygarvey this week.
Looking like the Cross man has it.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 694 - 20/08/2019 22:30:46    2228037

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Replying To Eddie the Exile:  "The dialup must be out of action in Tullygarvey this week.
Looking like the Cross man has it."
Wouldn't be the worst appointment but prominent Dub was first choice !

Shelbourne1 (Monaghan) - Posts: 168 - 21/08/2019 14:48:50    2228242

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Been happy from the start for the man from Cross to get it. He has the pedigree the players will respect him and is near enough his doorstep. I just don't see a strong enough candidate in the county at this moment. Regarding the Dublin man think be too much of a gamble.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1441 - 21/08/2019 21:42:32    2228369

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Replying To seanie08:  "Been happy from the start for the man from Cross to get it. He has the pedigree the players will respect him and is near enough his doorstep. I just don't see a strong enough candidate in the county at this moment. Regarding the Dublin man think be too much of a gamble."
This Dublin guy is the one to replace Jim Gavin if & when he leaves.........hardly a gamble ! McEntee an acceptable appointment though.

Shelbourne1 (Monaghan) - Posts: 168 - 21/08/2019 22:20:19    2228380

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Banty has the gig, he was assembled a serious backroom team of Peter Donnelly (Tyrone) and Conor Lavery (Down). let him at it. better Banty had a crowd of yahoos from Armagh running the show.

latefortraining (Monaghan) - Posts: 40 - 26/08/2019 10:42:01    2229330

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If that's right and banty has the job, I wish him well, but I will not be going to any monaghan games after what he served with the u20 this year, he was out of his depth there and will definitely be out of his depth with a county senior team

MONAGHAN1985 (Monaghan) - Posts: 71 - 26/08/2019 10:55:38    2229341

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If this is true (and I believed all along that Banty would get it), it's a step backwards for sure. Where does that leave the players? I mean, we were led to believe they didn't want him.

It'll be a sad day for Monaghan if we end up back under Banty - he wasn't good enough to win an Ulster with us 10 years ago, and has done nothing on the intercounty scene since, so how is he the man now to bring us past Super-8s? MOR has raised expectations. Moral victories and fist pumps aren't good enough any more.

moodoo (Monaghan) - Posts: 367 - 26/08/2019 13:09:41    2229389

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Replying To latefortraining:  "Banty has the gig, he was assembled a serious backroom team of Peter Donnelly (Tyrone) and Conor Lavery (Down). let him at it. better Banty had a crowd of yahoos from Armagh running the show."
Good luck to banty and goodbye to monaghan football.

The dark days are fast approaching.

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 182 - 26/08/2019 13:14:04    2229393

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Replying To latefortraining:  "Banty has the gig, he was assembled a serious backroom team of Peter Donnelly (Tyrone) and Conor Lavery (Down). let him at it. better Banty had a crowd of yahoos from Armagh running the show."
There is absolutely no chance Ulster Rugby are going to let Peter Donnelly be part of Monaghan set up? Do you not think that Tyrone suggested that to try and keep him? Seriously lads, think it through.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 428 - 26/08/2019 13:14:58    2229394

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Prominent Dublin man was never interested in the Monaghan gig, he is focused on Dublin post if / when it becomes available. If Banty gets the job it doesn't matter who he brings in, we will be in trouble. Fist pumps on the sideline is not enough to succeed in modern day football.

Blue for life (None) - Posts: 52 - 26/08/2019 13:29:33    2229399

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Replying To latefortraining:  "Banty has the gig, he was assembled a serious backroom team of Peter Donnelly (Tyrone) and Conor Lavery (Down). let him at it. better Banty had a crowd of yahoos from Armagh running the show."
Inclusion of Donnelly immediately discounts this rumour. Already announced as S&C coach for Ulster. Sure we'll be put out of our misery soon enough. If Banty got the gig ... by some miracle ... half the supporters in the county would think twice about attending county game. County board know this. Will not happen.

Mon79 (Monaghan) - Posts: 80 - 26/08/2019 14:04:25    2229408

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Replying To Blue for life:  "Prominent Dublin man was never interested in the Monaghan gig, he is focused on Dublin post if / when it becomes available. If Banty gets the job it doesn't matter who he brings in, we will be in trouble. Fist pumps on the sideline is not enough to succeed in modern day football."
Neither will having his face in every newspaper and his voice on every radio. If the Banty gets it, it's because there were zero alternatives.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 428 - 26/08/2019 14:48:39    2229436

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Replying To latefortraining:  "Banty has the gig, he was assembled a serious backroom team of Peter Donnelly (Tyrone) and Conor Lavery (Down). let him at it. better Banty had a crowd of yahoos from Armagh running the show."
If Banty gets the gig, fair play to him. I have been told that Monaghan players would be very happy with his appointment.
It will be a tough job to fill Malachys shoes and he will be judged on delivering the Ulster championship.

jakestevens81 (Monaghan) - Posts: 179 - 26/08/2019 14:55:44    2229438

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Replying To jakestevens81:  "If Banty gets the gig, fair play to him. I have been told that Monaghan players would be very happy with his appointment.
It will be a tough job to fill Malachys shoes and he will be judged on delivering the Ulster championship."
I have been told the exact opposite. It's hard to believe that a group of players who strive for excellence would be happy with such an underachieving relic from a decade ago.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 428 - 26/08/2019 18:48:59    2229508

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Replying To jakestevens81:  "If Banty gets the gig, fair play to him. I have been told that Monaghan players would be very happy with his appointment.
It will be a tough job to fill Malachys shoes and he will be judged on delivering the Ulster championship."
That's funny because I was told the exact opposite from a reliable source

MonaghanGlory (Monaghan) - Posts: 686 - 26/08/2019 19:53:14    2229527

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Good to see the connection has been restored. It was dark web only there for a while in Drumnaveil

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 694 - 26/08/2019 20:55:45    2229548

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Heard the Banty news yesterday, couldn't believe it. The CB messed up an appointment in 2010 and now it's been repeated. I can't imagine the Tyrone and Donegal boys quaking in their boots at this news. This would be like if Man United re-appointed David Moyes. Well sort of.

Some fans are of the opinion that the league doesn't matter and getting relegated isn't the end of the world. I think it's crucial now we don't get relegated. That would be a disaster and set a very bad tone for the Championship season. We have to stay up and do it convincingly. Banty has a lot of pressure on him, hopefully he can bring in people with him who he can lean on like he did with McElkennon back in the day.

One thing that Banty will do is bring on some younger lads but I wouldn't sit on the edge of my seat with them being successful from the get go. It's very rare that happens, let alone in a small county. In theory almost every player comes through from some sort of underage structure but it takes years to develop them unless they're exceptional. The last player we had who transitioned seamlessly into senior was Paul Finlay and that was 16 years ago although Niall Kearns made a good go of it too.

I'm not going to stop following Monaghan over this news of course, that would be stupid and petty. I'm going to try to keep an open mind but it's gonna be tough.

Adler (Monaghan) - Posts: 745 - 26/08/2019 21:05:08    2229554

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