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Replying To williesboy:  "Interviews only held Friday and today so expect something next week. Mc Cabe or Flanagan"
Pat Flanagan currently with P Pearses in Ros ?

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 919 - 27/11/2021 22:04:41    2391009

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Replying To BigSur:  "Pat Flanagan currently with P Pearses in Ros ?"
Yes currently as they are still involved in Connaught club championship

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 190 - 28/11/2021 10:28:19    2391018

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Robbie Brennan in the running for the job too.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 969 - 28/11/2021 14:39:00    2391035

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Ah grand, didn't know he was in contention but makes sense. Good intercounty experience with Westmeath, Offaly and Sligo and has done well at club level too.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 919 - 28/11/2021 14:47:27    2391036

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well done killoe and mullinalaghta on getting through to yet another final. looks to have been great excitement in killoe with it coming down to penalties, cruel on colmcille to loose it that way.
hopefully we can get some white smoke on a manager this week. training is scheduled to go back in a couple of weeks! i know our players keep themselves in good shape all year round but its still not good preparation

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 29/11/2021 12:15:15    2391102

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Replying To BigSur:  "Ah grand, didn't know he was in contention but makes sense. Good intercounty experience with Westmeath, Offaly and Sligo and has done well at club level too."
He's done best at club level it suits him best. I'm surprised he wants to jump back into inter County management.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 631 - 29/11/2021 17:11:53    2391145

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It's Billy O Loughlin anyway. Hard to know what to make of the appointment. Inexperienced manager and backroom team.

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 190 - 30/11/2021 17:42:05    2391244

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RTE reporting Laois' Billy O'Loughlin is the new Longford manager?


Anyone see that coming?

Dodgy_Pass (Leitrim) - Posts: 354 - 30/11/2021 20:21:33    2391255

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Billy O'Loughlin is new the manager.

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keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 30/11/2021 20:36:58    2391256

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At last white smoke in the long running search for a manager. Billy O Loughlin Arles Killeen is the name put forward. What is his pedigree

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 185 - 30/11/2021 20:52:56    2391257

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Laois's Billy O'Loughlin put forward as next senior football manaager - didn't see that coming !
Tahen from RTE.IE:

O'Loughlin has assembled an impressive backroom team with Cavan's Michael Hannon in as coach and handball icon Paul Brady serving as performance coach.
Former Mayo footballer Aidan Kilcoyne is also included in the set up, with Daniel Doherty in as strength and conditioning coach.
Ryan McKittrick and Ian Mulligan are also in the management set-up while O'Loughlin will also appoint two Longford based selectors to join him.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 919 - 30/11/2021 20:59:40    2391258

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Replying To B&G:  "At last white smoke in the long running search for a manager. Billy O Loughlin Arles Killeen is the name put forward. What is his pedigree"
Not much really. Managed Laois u20's to a Leinster Final a couple of years ago where they were well beaten by Dublin but was turfed out the following year. Was over Sarsfields in Kildare the year after they won Kildare championship but did nothing of note there. A very underwhelming appointment really and I would guess many in Laois are surprised with this appointment

mintyfresh (Westmeath) - Posts: 136 - 02/12/2021 17:18:15    2391471

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Does it not need to be ratified by clubs ?

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 919 - 02/12/2021 17:51:18    2391482

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He has an impressive backroom team with him anyway.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 02/12/2021 18:43:26    2391487

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Replying To keeper7:  "He has an impressive backroom team with him anyway."
What's impressive about it?

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 190 - 02/12/2021 20:49:29    2391495

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Replying To keeper7:  "He has an impressive backroom team with him anyway."
In fairness a backroom team as impressive as Dublin (in quantity anyhow) O'Loughlin must have some budget. What are the targets set on him.
Retain D3 status?
Performance against Westmeath in championship or even qualify for semi final?
A decent run in Tailtain Cup?

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 185 - 03/12/2021 07:54:04    2391504

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Replying To B&G:  "In fairness a backroom team as impressive as Dublin (in quantity anyhow) O'Loughlin must have some budget. What are the targets set on him.
Retain D3 status?
Performance against Westmeath in championship or even qualify for semi final?
A decent run in Tailtain Cup?"
Impressive as Dublin? Who and what is impressive

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 190 - 03/12/2021 10:03:20    2391515

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Replying To williesboy:  "Impressive as Dublin? Who and what is impressive"
I don't see anyone there that impresses me. If you look them up then you'll see there is a lack of experience. He didn't get the job based on his experience or success. He didn't get it based on the backroom teams success or experience.

I'm not sure how this man got the job. Was there anyone else actually interviewed? Could it have been the case that no one else was interviewed? If it was the case then I guess it explains how he got it but questions would have to be asked why he was the only person interviewed.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 03/12/2021 10:34:15    2391517

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Replying To williesboy:  "What's impressive about it?"
He has one. I believe Flanagan was the only other candidate interviewed & he just had one lad with him (same lad he has with him in Pearses).

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 03/12/2021 17:49:14    2391571

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Replying To williesboy:  "Impressive as Dublin? Who and what is impressive"
I said impressive as in QUANTITY. i have never seen so many members in a backroom. They better deliver

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 185 - 03/12/2021 18:58:09    2391576

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