I’d say they factor in his (football) All Ireland and club All Ireland as a player and All irleand as a manager and think, wow, I’d kill for one of them…
True dat. But you know how cliquey them whrishty fellas do be, hi.
Do you why
A lot of the top hurling management have all the above in hurling
I say they are thinking what was the Dublin board thinking
Ryan from Tipperary
Offaly manager all have won as much if not more than Pat but in hurling
I know i still am
Pat is the manager so we get behind him but let’s not call it something it is not
It was a left field call and hopefully it works but it is still a football man with a backroom made up of football coaches
But surly Anthony Cunningham who brought Galway to within 35 mins of winning an all Ireland title knows a thing or two about hurling? And I’m not talking man management here. That’s clearly Pat Gilroy’s area of expertise! Mickey Whelan knows a thing or two about fitness and S&C So a combination of all 3 possibly will bring us forward somewhat!
Absolutely it’s left field. But there is a logic there too. It was left field when he was given the footballl job too. Like yourself, I have no idea how it will work out, but the Offaly game apart I like what I have seen so far.
I think Mickey Whelan coached lots of DIT hurling teams back in the day, too.
Good win for DCU this evening v DIT. They are now through to final on February 24th v UL. Dublin play Galway in Parnell Park the following day. So will possibility be missing a few lads for galway game. O Donnell and Donal Burke plus 3 or 4 other fringe players involved with DCU.