Sligo 2019 - 3 Like(s)
I honestly don't know what games ye guys are watching sometimes. This might not be popular but here goes.
"No defensive structure" - this is simply not true. Time and time again you can see the defense getting set up but the simple fact is opponents seems to easily break or evade tackles and then all hell breaks loose. Some of the decision making by defenders then has been crazy though it seems to be an epidemic in intercounty football - several examples recently of defenders and keepers making crazy decisions and opening up goalscoring chances rather than settling to concede a point. A symptom of blanket defending of recent years I believe....the art of defending properly has been seriously compromised. You can see the few lads who can tackle in our defense 1 v 1....this simply has to improve. We could do with a few bigger players in defense also. Overall though to say there's no structure is not really right.
"Poor Offaly team" - again this is just wrong. Offaly were the better team and should have beaten (Division 1) Meath in their previous game. They were pretty unfortunate in the early rounds of the league and should realistically have been competing for promotion instead of battling relegation. They're a decent outfit with many players with several years of intercounty experience. They also have the luxury of leaving their best scorer on the edge of the square all through the game.
Taylor was given a hospital pass taking this job on this year. Last year it took a half time revolt by the players to spark a defeat of Derry which saved us and put them down. Obliterated by Galway in the championship, well beaten at home in the qualifiers and then you lose Donovan, Harrison, McDonnell, Kyle Cawley, Cian Breheny to start with. The potential of Red Óg Murphy whipped away. Also without Ewing and Keelan Cawley, two of the remaining experienced defenders, for most of the league and then Liam Gaughan as well. Could any manager in the country have done much better? I'm not sure. If you take 6-8 players out of any team (bar Dublin) they'll struggle. That the championship results were certainly no worse this year than last is being missed by many.
It's not acceptable but it kind of is where we are. Need to hit the ground running next year in a big way.
ShakeHands (Sligo) - 25/06/2019 12:04:04
Sligo 2019 - 2 Like(s)
I find some of the comments on here absolutely disgraceful, especially in relation to a legend of Sligo GAA who has never done anything but give his best for club and county. I know for a fact that the time and effort being put in by Paul Taylor and his management team and players is first class. These people are giving it everything they can and deserve some respect and support at least. We've had some terrible (well paid might I add) managers in recent times who got far less stick. It's absolutely ridiculous.
There are massive underlying problems in Sligo GAA. The Junior or development team has often been badly run but to be fair the county board (who get lots wrong) got a proper structure in place to try and run it rightly this year. I heard about 50 players were contacted and less than 20 responded (and some of them were to decline). Fair play to them they kept at it and have a panel for Sunday but you have to ask yourself why is this happening. Is that also Paul Taylor's fault?
ShakeHands (Sligo) - 16/05/2019 09:53:30