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Pat Gilroy to manage Dublin hurlers?

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I see the bookies have stopped taking bets on Gilroy being named Dubs hurling manager.
Strange one this. I presume he played club hurling for Vinny's did he?
I know Heffo who was his mentor had a huge gra for hurling and coached with the Dubs hurlers for a few years
Can a "football man" manage a hurling team at this level? I suppose you could look at Anthony Cunningham and what he did with Garrycastle, but wasn't he a Dual player? Or was he?

If it is the case that Pat Gilroy is looking to get back in the game, and this doesnt come to fruition, if I was involved in football in Cork I would on the blower to PG ASAP to give it a rattle.

On a kinda side note, with Cork looking for a manager, has anyone suggested JBM to take the footballers in Cork?

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - 16/08/2017 10:08:24    2034034

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He was heavily linked with the Donegal job last week but not sure what truth if any was in it.

panamasam (Australia) - 16/08/2017 11:15:41    2034086

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Pat hasn't the time for the job due to business commitments, thats the issue.

JBM for the Dublin job would be a dream......forget the footballers, he is a hurler at heart.

witnof (Dublin) - 16/08/2017 12:35:36    2034156

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Sean Boylan was a hurling man so its not that mad.

RoyalBadger (Meath) - 16/08/2017 12:55:59    2034171

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He did an amazing job with the footballers. I'm sure he would bring the same level of focus and determination to the hurling team.

He's an operational guy - if appointed, he would surround himself with the right hurling people to succeed.

I think he would do a great job.

Ban (Westmeath) - 16/08/2017 13:10:58    2034181

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I've learned not to doubt this man.

jimbodub (Dublin) - 16/08/2017 14:06:32    2034215

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I think he would do a great job with the hurlers and would have the sense to have some good hurling men around him as selectors.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - 16/08/2017 14:18:08    2034230

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DBC have categorically denied this story.Make of that what you will.

catch22 (USA) - 16/08/2017 14:18:50    2034231

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Any truth that Gilroy as Na Fianna football manager doesn't let any of the footballers play hurling for the club?

GaaGaa78 (UK) - 16/08/2017 16:33:36    2034318

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Replying To GaaGaa78:  "Any truth that Gilroy as Na Fianna football manager doesn't let any of the footballers play hurling for the club?"
I think yoy mean pullar Caffrey, I think Pat Gilroy would yld rather shovel s1ite than coach Na Fianna

arock (Dublin) - 16/08/2017 17:24:30    2034352

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Frank Dawson managed the Down hurlers in the 90's and applied for every job going ever since. He got the Antrim footballers by default 2012 and it was a disaster. Be wary of candidates with itchy feet.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - 16/08/2017 18:14:51    2034376

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Replying To arock:  "I think yoy mean pullar Caffrey, I think Pat Gilroy would yld rather shovel s1ite than coach Na Fianna"
I love that arock whether it was intended 'Pullar Caffrey'!!

Laois76 (Laois) - 16/08/2017 19:55:19    2034421

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "I see the bookies have stopped taking bets on Gilroy being named Dubs hurling manager.
Strange one this. I presume he played club hurling for Vinny's did he?
I know Heffo who was his mentor had a huge gra for hurling and coached with the Dubs hurlers for a few years
Can a "football man" manage a hurling team at this level? I suppose you could look at Anthony Cunningham and what he did with Garrycastle, but wasn't he a Dual player? Or was he?

If it is the case that Pat Gilroy is looking to get back in the game, and this doesnt come to fruition, if I was involved in football in Cork I would on the blower to PG ASAP to give it a rattle.

On a kinda side note, with Cork looking for a manager, has anyone suggested JBM to take the footballers in Cork?"
Mick Dempsey managed Laois U21 and Senior footballers in the 1990s and became an integral part of Kilkenny hurling U21 and Senior management teams since 2004.

Cunningham Galway and Garrycastle as you say. Heffo and the Foleys with Dublin.

He'd have more respect, Gilroy, than Cunningham.

Laois76 (Laois) - 16/08/2017 19:59:32    2034426

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Replying To jimbodub:  "I've learned not to doubt this man."
The man who turned Dublin from the nearly men of the 2000s to winners and not just that but began one of the greatest gaelic teams of all time.

What have the hurlers to lose?

Laois76 (Laois) - 16/08/2017 20:02:02    2034428

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I know he's committed to the footballers, and an excellent footballer but boy would i love to see Con O'Callaghan play inter county hurling. He has the makings of a great. I know the young man can't do everything and it's his decision and silverware is obviously more likely with the footballers. It's not just his skills that impress me but when he's interviewed he's so grounded and such a likeable chap. No nonsense or helmet pulling etc there.

Laois76 (Laois) - 16/08/2017 20:59:35    2034450

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No nonsense or helmet pulling etc there.

I beg your pardon :D

realdub (Dublin) - 16/08/2017 21:03:18    2034454

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Replying To realdub:  "No nonsense or helmet pulling etc there.

I beg your pardon :D"
He's never? Would he?! Innocent head on him!

Laois76 (Laois) - 16/08/2017 21:16:50    2034466

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Replying To Laois76:  "
Replying To realdub:  "No nonsense or helmet pulling etc there.

I beg your pardon :D"
He's never? Would he?! Innocent head on him!"
Erm, yeh :D

realdub (Dublin) - 17/08/2017 13:52:08    2034681

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I'd wonder if Gilroy came in could he sway some players back into the panel including certain footballers
I can't see Gavin letting it happen but that hurling panel would look a lot stronger with the likes of Kilkenny, Costello, the Schutte's, O'Callaghan and others who left the panel altogether
Even with them, I don't think Dublin hurling would be winning any All Irelands anytime soon, but having more leaders and skillful players in the panel could inspire the current young players coming through along with the next generation

keithlemon (Australia) - 17/08/2017 14:21:23    2034689

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Replying To Laois76:  "I love that arock whether it was intended 'Pullar Caffrey'!!"
Its called being drunk - well it reads that way nearly fainted when I saw the original post!!

arock (Dublin) - 17/08/2017 19:25:22    2034858

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