There were many in Westmeath that were sorry to see Flanagan cast away after leading them to Division 1 in the league. Sligo wanted him back before he took the Offaly job. Has he trained more teams prior to Offaly than Westmeath and Sligo? I would be in no position to say whether he was the best man for the job, but he would certainly have been a very credible and strong candidate at the time.greenairfield wrote:Poor county board leads to poor teams.
Hurling and Football is at its lowest it ever was in Offaly, while the footballers usually compete at some sort of level last week's result highlights the real problems we are facing.
The question has to be asked was the right man appointment two years ago... Pat Flanagan has a scary pattern with inter county teams he has trained, he does well for the first two years and then the third year the ship starts going in the wrong direction!!
Now it's happening with his Offaly team....Some top top managers went for the job two years ago and we choose to go with him because of cost and probably some talking outside of meetings and interviews....typical shit from Offaly!
Boland and Byrne comedy show runs on!!! "You pay pea-nuts you get monkeys" in this case there is no pay!!
The comments/accusations in this article are shocking (to me anyway): http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic- ... 17792.html
'At war w the clubs half the time'.
'Doesn't know what he is doing'.
Were these people waiting for a heavy defeat to come out and blast away? Was this all inevitable? Am far away from the scene, but am astounded by this recent chain of events. Hoping the best for Offaly football in these trying times (naturally).