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Who should get the Dublin hurling job now?

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I'd give Gilroy a chance and am actually happy he got the job.
He's not a man used to failure and I would be optimistic that he will make an impact and move the hurlers in the right direction and be a big improvemt on Cunningham.
Another big plus for the hurlers I believe will be his insistence on proper standards and they will get the same chances and be facilitated as much as the footballers.
Here's hoping we can return to the top flight initially and then contest the latter stages of the championship in the years ahead.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2169 - 26/09/2017 20:23:50    2050794

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Wat chance Connolly says 'f*ck all this BS' with football and the way he is treated and goes hurling. Could see Cormie doing it

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - Posts: 8158 - 26/09/2017 21:18:54    2050816

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Wat chance Connolly says 'f*ck all this BS' with football and the way he is treated and goes hurling. Could see Cormie doing it"
What b.s. as he was sent off in hurling for Vincent's the weekend.
Costello had been injured that's not Gavins fault.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts: 12665 - 27/09/2017 08:39:18    2050906

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Wat chance Connolly says 'f*ck all this BS' with football and the way he is treated and goes hurling. Could see Cormie doing it"
He wouldn't be good enough in my opinion.

To make a contribution against the top teams in hurling you need to be hurling night and day for years. Any of the lads that have been playing football in the main for the last few years won't be able to contribute to the hurlers in my opinion. They're too long at the football and have lost out on so much hurling over the years. Even those like Kilkenny and Costello are probably too far gone but Connolly is defo gone.

People will point to Conal Keaney but he was very much the exception. He was one of the best hurlers Dublin has ever produced and even when he came back he was a pale shadow of the hurler he could have been had he stayed.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13148 - 27/09/2017 10:43:59    2050943

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "How is it lies it's obvious he didn't let loose when the games where there to be won against tipp in 2011 semi final and cork in 2013 semi final, yeah we win a league title then played kilkenny in Leinster few weeks later and got annihilated.
we win Leinster and then nowhere the following year again, too many constraints and stick to tactical plot of playing not enough man up forward, all stems from not backing the players enough.
The year before Daly took over we were beaten by wexford with last pick of the game in wexford park the following year we beat them by a point, there was clear signs the year before he took over that there was a team building."
I never seen Daly as a great manager, against Antrim in croke park he made so many chages that he threw away a good opportunity of a championship run, that year Antrim then ran cork close.

Brian_Coyote (Antrim) - Posts: 329 - 28/09/2017 13:57:05    2051347

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Replying To Brian_Coyote:  "I never seen Daly as a great manager, against Antrim in croke park he made so many chages that he threw away a good opportunity of a championship run, that year Antrim then ran cork close."
Yeah that day he took off three of our better performers thinking the game was won and it cost us.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts: 12665 - 28/09/2017 20:14:35    2051467

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Replying To Brian_Coyote:  "I never seen Daly as a great manager, against Antrim in croke park he made so many chages that he threw away a good opportunity of a championship run, that year Antrim then ran cork close."
Good point there seemed to be a lot of peaks and troughs during his time in charge.
At the very least he brings enthusiasm and a big smiley head on him.

gormdubhgorm (Dublin) - Posts: 990 - 29/09/2017 18:30:25    2051779

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Supposedly this will be decided tonight. In the last week I've heard it's going to be Gilroy with Cunningham, Mattie Kenny and Cheddar Plunkett as his backroom team! Be interesting to see if there's any truth in any of the rumours.

GaaGaa78 (UK) - Posts: 285 - 04/10/2017 15:26:33    2053042

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Replying To GaaGaa78:  "Supposedly this will be decided tonight. In the last week I've heard it's going to be Gilroy with Cunningham, Mattie Kenny and Cheddar Plunkett as his backroom team! Be interesting to see if there's any truth in any of the rumours."
Don't know about that backroom team as it appears to be a straight choice between Gilroy and Kenny, so wouldn't envisage Kenny leaving cuala for a selector role with Dublin. Would rather see cunningham fortune and Boland than cheddar plunkett get roles.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts: 12665 - 04/10/2017 17:29:44    2053086

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Delay in naming new coach due to unforeseen circumstances , hopefully not for too long

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5193 - 05/10/2017 11:07:08    2053232

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Pat Gilroy confirmed.

Really not sure about this but oddly excited.

Really I don't see how they ignored Kenny but they did and Pat gets the gig.

Interesting times ahead.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13148 - 11/10/2017 10:39:55    2054581

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Pat Gilroy confirmed.

Really not sure about this but oddly excited.

Really I don't see how they ignored Kenny but they did and Pat gets the gig.

Interesting times ahead."
Similar feelings , but lets throw our lot in behind the new man , was sort of a win win as I wouldn't have been sorry to get Mattie.
Have a feeling some of our hurlers wont know what's hit them , they wont get to hide behind the manager for their own failing's

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5193 - 11/10/2017 11:14:27    2054596

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Come on the giller
A real dub in charge at last we can believe in the hurling team. Great to see

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts: 12665 - 11/10/2017 12:17:13    2054623

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "Come on the giller
A real dub in charge at last we can believe in the hurling team. Great to see"
It's a big call personally I'd only have someone emmersed in hurling to have the job. I'd imagine he won't be coaching or making the match day calls. Also if things go wrong people will be calling it - old boys club etc.

theduke66 (Dublin) - Posts: 324 - 11/10/2017 14:08:03    2054676

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Great appointment, no doubt this man will win us the all Ireland great stuff absolutely buzzing over this.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 11/10/2017 14:39:22    2054690

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we had guys emmersed in hurling sure as you say for long enough, thats all b.s. to me this hurling people talk, gilroy played both and played senior hurling before he played senior football, its not rocket science he knows the game the same as all of us do and we never played inter county hurling.
he had no experience as a football manager when he took over the biggest role in irish sport and was successful, so that wont be an excuse.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts: 12665 - 11/10/2017 15:05:37    2054703

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "we had guys emmersed in hurling sure as you say for long enough, thats all b.s. to me this hurling people talk, gilroy played both and played senior hurling before he played senior football, its not rocket science he knows the game the same as all of us do and we never played inter county hurling.
he had no experience as a football manager when he took over the biggest role in irish sport and was successful, so that wont be an excuse."
Totally agree with everything you say.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 11/10/2017 15:22:07    2054710

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Totally agree with everything you say."
The idea of having gilroy train the hurlers obviously won't happen - it can't. His skills are in organisation, Mikey Whelan trained the team and made the side line calls. The dublin county board and gilroy have enough sense to get a trainer in. It's a big call not appointing mattie Kenny who is a standout candidate.

theduke66 (Dublin) - Posts: 324 - 11/10/2017 17:12:59    2054739

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Said it way back

I think Kenny being on board wild have been great

Pat and himself

A great organiser and man manager with an older wise head that knows the game inside out

Sounding familiar? Bang of 2011 off it.. that's what I was hoping but I've long since learned not to doubt this man and honestly delighted to see him back

There's a very good core of hurlers there and we'll have some lads return now from their self imposed holidays and we've had some hugely encouraging under age success in Leinster

Just need to bring it all together. Exciting times ahead and looking forward to seeing what happens next.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20061 - 12/10/2017 14:36:05    2054871

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A dublin accent must have been the main criteria for this job :D

gormdubhgorm (Dublin) - Posts: 990 - 12/10/2017 19:49:18    2054922

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