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Manager of the Year - M Donoghue

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Jim Gavin DIDN'T win Manager of the year

you read that right

Jim Gavin DIDN'T win manager of the year

Whatever about Cluxton not getting all star keeper, McCarthy not getting POTY, but Gavin not getting Manager of the year and to lose it to Donoghue, well.......
This truth is self evident for all to see now, anti Dubs bias in the media laid bare

Mad thing is, not even that bothered, but thought it deserved a mention on a GAA forum

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - Posts: 8034 - 14/12/2017 09:57:28    2065151

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Jim Gavin DIDN'T win Manager of the year

you read that right

Jim Gavin DIDN'T win manager of the year

Whatever about Cluxton not getting all star keeper, McCarthy not getting POTY, but Gavin not getting Manager of the year and to lose it to Donoghue, well.......
This truth is self evident for all to see now, anti Dubs bias in the media laid bare

Mad thing is, not even that bothered, but thought it deserved a mention on a GAA forum"
Did Galway not win the league and championship whereas Dublin only won the championship, this year? Its manager of the year therefore the repeated success of Jim Gavin probably has little bearing on the outcome of this prize.

As much as the claims of Dublins advantages are boring some of the Dubs claims of bias are equally as dull. Move on and go again in the new year.

duckula20 (Antrim) - Posts: 171 - 14/12/2017 10:28:34    2065153

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Jim Gavin DIDN'T win Manager of the year

you read that right

Jim Gavin DIDN'T win manager of the year

Whatever about Cluxton not getting all star keeper, McCarthy not getting POTY, but Gavin not getting Manager of the year and to lose it to Donoghue, well.......
This truth is self evident for all to see now, anti Dubs bias in the media laid bare

Mad thing is, not even that bothered, but thought it deserved a mention on a GAA forum"
Liam
do you not think that bringing Galway to win a first All-Ireland
in almost 30 years was a bigger thing than Dublin winning ?

Its all subjective anyway and im sure Jim Gavin couldnt care less

carlovia (None) - Posts: 837 - 14/12/2017 10:34:05    2065154

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In fairness Donoghue's achievement is fairly good too.

Galway were completely dominant all year in breaking their famine. It's rare that a team comes having not won an All-Ireland in a couple of decades and is dominant all year round. Won the League, Provincial and All-Ireland. Deserving winner in my opinion but that doesn't take away from Gavin at all either.

In previous years Jim Gavin hasn't been recognised having won every competition that he's entered so he was hardly going to win this year having "just" won the Leinster and All-Ireland titles!

The 'fact' that he was so 'disrespectful' to the poor ickle journos wouldn't have helped his case either I'd say! I mean keeping them waiting for a bit whilst he was celebrating with his team having won the All-Ireland! How dare he keep them, some of the finest people in the country, waiting? And then he had the cheek not be leaping around like a lunatic celebrating and providing easy copy for them.

Never had a chance of winning it if we're honest!

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12062 - 14/12/2017 10:34:30    2065155

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Couldn't care less about who gets this award as I'm sure JG won't either. I'd imagine O Donoghue won't get too carried away either.
Truth be told, these awards are long since meaningless.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1800 - 14/12/2017 10:56:20    2065158

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  "Couldn't care less about who gets this award as I'm sure JG won't either. I'd imagine O Donoghue won't get too carried away either.
Truth be told, these awards are long since meaningless."
Pretty sure this post is not about your feelings towards the award!

I would agree with the decision. Galway were outstanding this year.

Over a year ago people were saying he was like something out of Father Ted. Now its more like the Pope. Galways year has been top drawer - League, Leinster and All-Ireland

Total respect for Jim too

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 921 - 14/12/2017 13:24:18    2065171

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Jim Gavin DIDN'T win Manager of the year

you read that right

Jim Gavin DIDN'T win manager of the year

Whatever about Cluxton not getting all star keeper, McCarthy not getting POTY, but Gavin not getting Manager of the year and to lose it to Donoghue, well.......
This truth is self evident for all to see now, anti Dubs bias in the media laid bare

Mad thing is, not even that bothered, but thought it deserved a mention on a GAA forum"
Nonsense.

Donoghue rightly won manager of the year. Galway won everything there was to be won.

Simples.

Dr.Watson (Kildare) - Posts: 182 - 14/12/2017 13:35:59    2065172

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Replying To Ban:  "Pretty sure this post is not about your feelings towards the award!

I would agree with the decision. Galway were outstanding this year.

Over a year ago people were saying he was like something out of Father Ted. Now its more like the Pope. Galways year has been top drawer - League, Leinster and All-Ireland

Total respect for Jim too"
No it's not , but just my comment on how little I think the award means at this point.
Doesn't matter either that you agree with it or not but you're entitled to your comment as am I.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1800 - 14/12/2017 14:25:30    2065178

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Deserving winner. I wouldn't have begrudged Jim Gavin either - 3 in-a-row is remarkable.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 3764 - 14/12/2017 15:36:17    2065184

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  "Couldn't care less about who gets this award as I'm sure JG won't either. I'd imagine O Donoghue won't get too carried away either.
Truth be told, these awards are long since meaningless."
Totally agree. Completely meaningless award.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1085 - 14/12/2017 19:55:04    2065204

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I found it strange that Cody only won it once too when I looked at the list. I would have thought he'd have won a few at least.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 270 - 15/12/2017 00:32:34    2065218

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Liamwalkinstown - The mad thing is that you are bothered!

Your comment 'to lose it to Donoghue' please explain?

MTS (Galway) - Posts: 243 - 15/12/2017 07:35:27    2065222

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Would be hard to begrudge either man winning it but in the end they have the best award they can get and that's an all Ireland medal. In terms of the anti-dubs conspiracy I'd be wearing a tin foil hat by now and getting Jim Corr on the case, that's I believed in it.

Spoddgy (Mayo) - Posts: 630 - 15/12/2017 10:07:50    2065232

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I am sure that Gavin would be delighted for Donoghue, Nollaig Shona to all all here

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1052 - 15/12/2017 10:56:36    2065237

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