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The inter county season is over. There will be a few changes in the hot seats around the country before the next one begins. Who would the supporters in the different counties like to see manage their county next year and why?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3341 - 24/08/2021 15:17:09    2374418

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I honestly don't think we will have Liam Cahill. That is done and dusted. The only if, is he annoyed with the county board when they over looked him last time in spite of his pedigree. However I think he is a Tipp man to the core. I thought Derek McGrath would go to Wexford and now maybe back to Waterford. He did a reasonable job the last time but I would be concerned of his reading of the game when he picked Cork . A potential manager needs to be better. I am no expert but I predicted Limerick pulling up on here. Which was not too hard when you evaluated the two team's strengths and weakness.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1644 - 24/08/2021 22:00:28    2374515

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Replying To Viking66:  "The inter county season is over. There will be a few changes in the hot seats around the country before the next one begins. Who would the supporters in the different counties like to see manage their county next year and why?"
You could start by giving us your Wexford preference!

ONdeDITCH (Limerick) - Posts: 865 - 24/08/2021 22:06:11    2374518

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Replying To Canuck:  "I honestly don't think we will have Liam Cahill. That is done and dusted. The only if, is he annoyed with the county board when they over looked him last time in spite of his pedigree. However I think he is a Tipp man to the core. I thought Derek McGrath would go to Wexford and now maybe back to Waterford. He did a reasonable job the last time but I would be concerned of his reading of the game when he picked Cork . A potential manager needs to be better. I am no expert but I predicted Limerick pulling up on here. Which was not too hard when you evaluated the two team's strengths and weakness."
The return of Derek McGrath is not what Waterford hurling needs.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1564 - 24/08/2021 22:11:50    2374521

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Replying To Viking66:  "The inter county season is over. There will be a few changes in the hot seats around the country before the next one begins. Who would the supporters in the different counties like to see manage their county next year and why?"
We will give you....SON for Davy Fitz!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1403 - 24/08/2021 22:16:52    2374523

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Where will Davy Fitz go? Galway?

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3879 - 24/08/2021 23:03:19    2374546

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Replying To Canuck:  "I honestly don't think we will have Liam Cahill. That is done and dusted. The only if, is he annoyed with the county board when they over looked him last time in spite of his pedigree. However I think he is a Tipp man to the core. I thought Derek McGrath would go to Wexford and now maybe back to Waterford. He did a reasonable job the last time but I would be concerned of his reading of the game when he picked Cork . A potential manager needs to be better. I am no expert but I predicted Limerick pulling up on here. Which was not too hard when you evaluated the two team's strengths and weakness."
A restrictive-style manager like McGrath or Davy is not what Waterford need. At least Cahill left players express themselves, and you can see how well they did (with more in them, let me add). Don't think Michael Ryan would ever come back, but you know what, Waterford could do far worse!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 748 - 25/08/2021 00:00:51    2374551

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Cahill to Tipp, Eddie brennan to Waterford and Davy to Galway (slightly joking about last one!)
Not sure who will go to wexford to be honest. Any former underage manager?

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3124 - 25/08/2021 07:52:53    2374563

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Replying To ONdeDITCH:  "You could start by giving us your Wexford preference!"
Rumours down here have included Brennan, Shefflin, Sheedy, McGrath, and Maher. Even Cody was spotted in Wexford Park lol!!!!! Personally I think Maher would be best for us. With Niall Corcoran on the backroom team as a coach. Definitely a Munster man would be better than a Leinster man as I dont think any Wexford men have had winning championships experience except JJ Doyle and apparently he is not interested. A Kilkenny man managing against his home county 2 or 3 times a year would be a big ask for him especially in a Leinster final.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3341 - 25/08/2021 10:34:14    2374596

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Replying To katser:  "We will give you....SON for Davy Fitz!"
No thanks Katser!!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3341 - 25/08/2021 10:34:57    2374597

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Cahill to Tipp, Eddie brennan to Waterford and Davy to Galway (slightly joking about last one!)
Not sure who will go to wexford to be honest. Any former underage manager?"
We havent won an underage All Ireland since the 60s I'd say any of those managers are likely dead.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3341 - 25/08/2021 10:36:10    2374598

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Replying To Viking66:  "No thanks Katser!!"
Oh please take SON...we will throw in a bag of rotten tomatoes as a bit of luck!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1403 - 25/08/2021 11:22:46    2374617

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Replying To katser:  "Oh please take SON...we will throw in a bag of rotten tomatoes as a bit of luck!!"
Tempting offer Katser! But if I was on the county board I'd still be turning it down!!!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3341 - 25/08/2021 12:10:36    2374635

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Have heard all sorts of rumours that Donoughue and Brennan are on the shortlist for Tipp. Can't see either in a million years.
Shefflin said he would never manage against Ballyhale - not sure if the same applies to Kk.
Waterford should def not go back to mcgrath or Davy. I think Brennan would be a good bet to get that job. Willie Maher to Wexford is a decent shout.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3124 - 25/08/2021 12:18:05    2374637

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "A restrictive-style manager like McGrath or Davy is not what Waterford need. At least Cahill left players express themselves, and you can see how well they did (with more in them, let me add). Don't think Michael Ryan would ever come back, but you know what, Waterford could do far worse!"
See I think Derek was the opposite. Too lovey duvy with the players and that impeded him making decision. In fairness he did take care of his players. The catch for Waterford if he would come on board would be Brendan Cummins. He lives in the Nire Valley now. Michael Ryan would be a great assistant but you also need a top coach/trainer. In fact this is the most important job. I honestly don't rate Brennan very high.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1644 - 25/08/2021 15:35:01    2374696

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Have heard all sorts of rumours that Donoughue and Brennan are on the shortlist for Tipp. Can't see either in a million years.
Shefflin said he would never manage against Ballyhale - not sure if the same applies to Kk.
Waterford should def not go back to mcgrath or Davy. I think Brennan would be a good bet to get that job. Willie Maher to Wexford is a decent shout."
It is rumoured that Henry was interested in the Waterford job last time. The Shefflin family have a presence in Waterford forever. I think he has inhibitions about managing against Kilkenny but that may have changed. The great successful Brian Cody has blocked the path to Kilkenny and many potential leaders may have been lost.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1644 - 25/08/2021 15:44:29    2374699

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "A restrictive-style manager like McGrath or Davy is not what Waterford need. At least Cahill left players express themselves, and you can see how well they did (with more in them, let me add). Don't think Michael Ryan would ever come back, but you know what, Waterford could do far worse!"
See I think Derek was the opposite. Too lovey duvy with the players and that impeded him making decision. In fairness he did take care of his players. The catch for Waterford if he would come on board would be Brendan Cummins. He lives in the Nire Valley now. Michael Ryan would be a great assistant but you also need a top coach/trainer. In fact this is the most important job. I honestly don't rate Brennan very high.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1644 - 25/08/2021 15:48:56    2374701

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Rumour mill in Wexford is going gang busters. Every sort of name and face being mentioned.
I was out in the town today and apparently somebody thought they saw Henry Shefflin driving through the town recently (he might also have seen a moving statue earlier in the day mind), never mind the fact that he works with a finance company and probably had some business in the place, he was definitely down for the job!!!
I have no preference but I do not want Derek McGrath.
JJ Doyle has a vital role as underage coaching manager or something which to me is what he is best at.
I don't know who is best placed to take over, I think winning Leinster will be as good as it gets for whoever it is, but once they bring back a bit of excitement to watching them hurl, I will be happy.
Since 2019, Wexford have been terrible to watch and unfortunately, we missed our chance to win an All-Ireland that year.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1377 - 25/08/2021 15:54:19    2374705

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I'm just glad Darren Gleeson has signed up for another year with Antrim. Hats off to the man and his backroom team for their commitment to travel the length of the country to help us improve and improve we have. Hopefully we can continue that next season, what a lift it would give the place!

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2276 - 25/08/2021 16:16:37    2374712

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Replying To Viking66:  "Tempting offer Katser! But if I was on the county board I'd still be turning it down!!!"
There you go- the Galway crowd will always blame somebody else and never face the fact that they were not good enough. They have a scandalous record in All Ireland Senior Finals, losing four of every five finals they were ever involved in. But there is always an excuse.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3276 - 25/08/2021 16:23:53    2374716

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