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I have said it before that McEntee isn't up to the job. Can't understand him half the time when he is interviewed. He is always on about this group of lads not able to compete. I would love to know from someone on the inside if he offers anything. No emotion ever on the sideline either. I believe in this group of players and reckon now is the time to bring someone else in. Nothing to be lost by giving it to Paul Henry. We were an embarassment yesterday and I don't blame the players one bit for it.
thedreamer (Sligo) - Posts: 52 - 19/06/2023 21:16:13 2487626Link 1
There are pros and cons of changing the Mgt. I'm very open. After 4 years maybe a change would be good but we have changed managers before and got on poorly. The players who are the most important part of the set up have really bought into the system and are happy with Mc Entee. I only know of one player who won't commit because of the manager. It happens in every team and every county. That player became part of the ladies Mgt in the county and they were all removed from their position a few months ago. (Please don't start naming out average players who are in their late 20 ies or early 30 ies who never got a chance). Paul Durkan, and Colm Mc Fadden are All Ireland winners also. Mc Entee is dour and if I was going for a pint tonight I wouldn't bring him to liven up the party. Within the county we have Mc Gowan and Sloyane. Both are just one year with a Co set up but Mc Gowan did a few years in Clare Sloyane might not just be ready yet. Longford didn't have a good year. O Hara is not an option. His C V isn't great. With Mc Gowan he achieved a lot and with Sloyane he won Connacht U.20 but on his own he really achieved nothing . As a selector he would be great. Someone mentioned Breheny, Tommy won't return. His name is etched in Sligo as a winning manager, he won't want to tarnish that by returning. Mark is a prospect but he is a mile away from inter Co Mgt. Let him win a title with St. Mary's first. So we need to thread carefully. There are a lot of fly by night managers going from county to county picking up expenses. We had those and did we achieve anything.? I don't think so
eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 20/06/2023 08:36:09 2487659Link 0
Paul Henry is mentioned here, he is definitely not an option. His priority has to be U.20. Bree was mentioned. He is with Leitrim who are Div 4 and failed to beat New York or any game in Tailteann Cup. As for Johnny Kelly to return to the panel, it must be 6 years since he played for Sligo , he didn't play for Taylor either so he won't be back. As I said I am open to a new manager but we would need to have a plan firmly in place before we decide not to Carry on with Mc Entee . I will give him credit. He got us out of Div 4. He was a better manager than Taylor, Cathal Corey, Luke Dempsey or Neill Carew.
eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 20/06/2023 11:15:55 2487731Link 0
I would be happy to see McEntee stay another year. There was definite improvement this year and besides the Laois game, Sligo were dominant in Division 4 although they let teams back into games too many times when we were by far the better team. We also destroyed London and New York which other years we and many other counties have struggled
muscles (Sligo) - Posts: 430 - 20/06/2023 11:17:03 2487732Link 1
onthefortyfive (Sligo) - Posts: 19 - 20/06/2023 11:51:57 2487753Link 1
MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 717 - 20/06/2023 11:53:01 2487754Link 0
I heard O Boyle and Walsh are flying in training
So McEntee is putting too much weight on training and also at the same time not enough weight on training
muscles (Sligo) - Posts: 430 - 20/06/2023 13:21:01 2487801Link 0
Muscles, nice try on twisting my words to fit your narrative. I'm not suggesting any of this years u20s should be in the panel even so clearly you have an agenda there. They were brought in to get a taste of the senior set up and that is a good start. My issue is from here on in, as shown with last years u20s.
Sligonian (Sligo) - Posts: 1608 - 20/06/2023 18:18:32 2487928Link 0
I reckon Tony Mcentee is one of lifes good guys. Sligo at this stage would progress more with a serious motivator. Davy Fitzgerald comes to mind. Put in the coaches but have a front man that is "all in" to the cause. Probably get ripped apart for this suggestion but Tony doesn't fill me with front man confidence.
thedreamer (Sligo) - Posts: 52 - 20/06/2023 18:53:30 2487952Link 0
onthefortyfive (Sligo) - Posts: 19 - 20/06/2023 21:56:37 2487973Link 0
A few posters coming out with big long winding loads of rubbish, some don't reside in this country and never attend club or county games. Of course they couldn't say anything afll year because Mc Entee and his Mgt team ticked all the boxes, promoted as champions, reached a Connacht final ( not Mc Entees fault that the opposition was poor) introduced Cox and Cawley into the team, got Lally back playing It was even mentioned how Walsh was flying in training. He was indeed flying. He flew to Spain on well deserved holidays and missed 2 club games with Eastern Harps. Just reinforces why I decided years ago not to interact with that poster. Empty vessels make most noise.
eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 21/06/2023 10:56:43 2488059Link 2
How many counties in Ireland would not have reached a Connacht final with the draw we got?
I actually came home for the u20 run, incredible to watch a team coached so well with fight and never say die attitudes. Players with a high defensive IQ and know how to transition and time runs in attack. To see all the south Sligo welcome for the team on the way home from Tuam was awe inspiring and will live with me forever and the support was fantastic in Salthill and Cavan.
I think I seen about 12 matches in the 4 weeks, even got to see the county u16s and minors and 4 club senior games although the minors are streamed nowadays which is great for the exiles. Conor Walsh is an exciting prospect and we need Eli back for the u20s next year. Jack Davitt looked incredible for the club, as did Alan McLoughlin and Joe Keaney seriously impressed me as usual. He just plays the big moments so well and drives on a team with some of the best close quarters skillset I've seen.
I look forward to watching the 10 or so club games streamed again this year that I watched last year so I can stay informed. ;)
Sligonian (Sligo) - Posts: 1608 - 21/06/2023 18:48:39 2488251Link 0
onthefortyfive (Sligo) - Posts: 19 - 21/06/2023 23:29:42 2488293Link 0
Just to add on the box ticking comment by Eoinog no4. That seems to be the only justification for keeping McEntee. The weird thing is the same people dismiss O Hara and Sloyan about the u20s. Did they not tick the box in winning Connacht for the first time? Most people didn't even think that was possible that year and that was against tier 1 opposition.
Sligonian (Sligo) - Posts: 1608 - 22/06/2023 18:00:26 2488501Link 0
McEntee and Keane will decide whether they stay or go. As far as I remember there was an option to extend to their deal if they wished for it. We have another season to develop, got promotion as champions and put in 2 good AI series performances getting 1 draw and and putting it up to Roscommon for 50 mins or so.
Sligobuck21 (Sligo) - Posts: 114 - 23/06/2023 00:25:51 2488529Link 0
eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 25/06/2023 15:48:06 2489132Link 0
Going to get my predictions in this week, going to be interesting now that games are worth 3 points for a win with county players available but a few county players are going away on holidays
muscles (Sligo) - Posts: 430 - 27/06/2023 13:35:52 2490052Link 0
Tourlestrane beat Curry in round 5 of Division 1 over the weekend and per the Sligo GAA website they were only awarded 2pts for that win
Two_Hops (Sligo) - Posts: 9 - 27/06/2023 15:12:20 2490108Link 0
Molaise are steamrolling everyone. With the championship a long way off yet will they keep up the pace ? They should beat Coolera.
Gaels to beat Farnans.
Tubbercurry to win back to back games and win against Calry
Mary's will take the bunnies.
In Div 2 if Carrabine and Flynn are playing they will beat Pats. If not it's a win for Pats
Easkey should win at home against Michaels.
Coolaney should take Owenmore Gaels
Harps to beat Geevagh and Drumcliffe to beat Ballymote.
The first 4 games were worth 8 points, the next 5 have 15 points on offer, big difference.
eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 27/06/2023 18:54:17 2490227Link 0
Two_Hops (Sligo) - Posts: 9 - 28/06/2023 13:02:54 2490410Link 1