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Well Done Anthony Cunningham

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Just like to say well done to Anthony Cunningham what a fantastic achievement for him personally, the man has won All Ireland's with Galway in the 80's has managed Galway to Leinster success and unlucky to lose All Ireland's with them also managed St Brigids footballers with good success was with Laois footballers then selector with the Dubs the mans a true Gael and I'm delighted for him especially after what happened with the Galway hurlers in the end. He seems like a lovely man from listening to him on podcasts and interviews over the years so again Well Done Anthony.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 16/06/2019 20:39:12    2196030

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Just like to say well done to Anthony Cunningham what a fantastic achievement for him personally, the man has won All Ireland's with Galway in the 80's has managed Galway to Leinster success and unlucky to lose All Ireland's with them also managed St Brigids footballers with good success was with Laois footballers then selector with the Dubs the mans a true Gael and I'm delighted for him especially after what happened with the Galway hurlers in the end. He seems like a lovely man from listening to him on podcasts and interviews over the years so again Well Done Anthony."
Well said.

Absolutely, he was so unlucky with the Galway hurlers in 2012. They were unreal in the Leinster final that year. Henry Shefflin saved KK in the drawn All Ireland.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 16/06/2019 21:20:03    2196059

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Congratulations Anthony a true Galway man and an absolute Gentleman

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 16/06/2019 21:23:21    2196063

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Just like to say well done to Anthony Cunningham what a fantastic achievement for him personally, the man has won All Ireland's with Galway in the 80's has managed Galway to Leinster success and unlucky to lose All Ireland's with them also managed St Brigids footballers with good success was with Laois footballers then selector with the Dubs the mans a true Gael and I'm delighted for him especially after what happened with the Galway hurlers in the end. He seems like a lovely man from listening to him on podcasts and interviews over the years so again Well Done Anthony."
Anthony is a true Gent! Could not resent him winning today. Mattie Kenny another Great Galway Man winning with the Dubs. They are getting their revenge.

SAMMYTHEBULL (Galway) - Posts: 1634 - 16/06/2019 21:24:25    2196064

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Not often You see a manager switching codes at the top level

I cant think of another example. Hell make a great pub quiz question some day

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 319 - 16/06/2019 21:55:09    2196082

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Well said.

Absolutely, he was so unlucky with the Galway hurlers in 2012. They were unreal in the Leinster final that year. Henry Shefflin saved KK in the drawn All Ireland."
What would you know about Anthony?

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 16/06/2019 21:58:33    2196083

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Just like to say well done to Anthony Cunningham what a fantastic achievement for him personally, the man has won All Ireland's with Galway in the 80's has managed Galway to Leinster success and unlucky to lose All Ireland's with them also managed St Brigids footballers with good success was with Laois footballers then selector with the Dubs the mans a true Gael and I'm delighted for him especially after what happened with the Galway hurlers in the end. He seems like a lovely man from listening to him on podcasts and interviews over the years so again Well Done Anthony."
He managed Garrycastle to All Ireland club Final where they lost to Crossmaglen in a replay

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 846 - 16/06/2019 22:09:18    2196091

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Replying To katser:  "What would you know about Anthony?"
He worked with Laois footballers. What do you know about anything?

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 16/06/2019 22:28:44    2196105

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Thanks Anthony Cunningham.We appreciate it.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1153 - 16/06/2019 22:57:30    2196125

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A very intelligent man too by all accounts. Lectures Software engineering and IT modules in Athlone.
A gentleman and an exceptional manager in both codes.

dakid (Australia) - Posts: 225 - 16/06/2019 23:08:18    2196135

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Anthony Cunningham disgracefully treated within his own county a few years ago. He proved a big point today in a different code, a fine manager at both codes. His tactics, preparation & sideline management put Galway to shame today. Himself & Mattie Kenny made emphatic statements with two underdogs this weekend, we'll done to both.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 886 - 17/06/2019 00:32:55    2196154

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Cunningham was unlucky that he ran into outstanding Kilkenny teams in those hurling finals and with Brigids and Garrycastle came up against Crossmaglen outfits that were as good as any recent AI club winners.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2432 - 17/06/2019 00:48:27    2196160

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Happy for Anthony​ Cunningham. He was thrown under the bus by the Galway hurlers and had his reputation unfairly maligned.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1082 - 17/06/2019 09:07:50    2196211

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Congrats Anthony and to the Rossie players and fans. Clearly a top class manager and all round GAA man. You can't fluke winning honours as player and manager in both codes . Well done!

OGarmaile (Tyrone) - Posts: 158 - 17/06/2019 09:32:54    2196237

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Replying To ballydalane:  "Happy for Anthony​ Cunningham. He was thrown under the bus by the Galway hurlers and had his reputation unfairly maligned."
Heard him previewing and reviewing Galway hurling a few times after that. Never mentions that incident, never whinged about it even if he might have good cause to do so, always gives an impartial view. A class act.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5498 - 17/06/2019 09:52:20    2196259

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Congrats to Anthony Cunningham and the Roscommon team and fans, thoroughly deserved the Connacht title, I'd say Cunningham feels like he won the Lotto and Euromillions in the 1 weekend, the heave against him by Galway hurling players a few years ago and then they being knocked out of championship 2019 put a smile on his face then beating his home county to a Connacht football title really was the icing on his cake, now in the super 8s make it count and don't allow yourselves to be just a number there to fill 1 of the 8 places, make a few shocks and frighten the hell out of the favourites

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1389 - 17/06/2019 10:06:49    2196271

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Delighted for Anthony Cunningham. 'Poetic justice' for the way he was ousted by Galway's hurlers.

Concerned_Supp (Westmeath) - Posts: 47 - 17/06/2019 10:24:48    2196287

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An absolute tactical masterclass from Anthony Cunningham at half time. He saw Lavelle was struggling with kickouts, that Flynn was struggling for some reason and Cooke was having a nightmare. He knew when FOC went off and that Conroy was not available that Galway had nothing in the middle sector. They put on a full press at every opportunity and Roscommon were magnificant.

If you hadn't known prior to the game you would have left the game thinking that Cunningham had been the multi decorated Galway footballer who was a star at midfield in the past with his tactical knowledge about how to dominate that sector. Well done Anthony Cunningham.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 347 - 17/06/2019 10:45:34    2196302

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Time's a healer.

gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 829 - 17/06/2019 14:37:23    2196536

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A win win, plain and simple. Move on...nothing to see here. AC did a super job in Galway 2012-2015, at least as far as us hurler's on the ditch could tell. The players wanted more, so that they could deliver more. They initiated the change, and bingo, League, Leinster, All-Ireland champions within 24 months. Then AC moves on to continued success with Ros footballers, winning a Connacht title in his first year at the helm. If Carlsberg did heaves......

Now if Carlsberg did heaves, they wouldn't be tempted with the latest Mayo one. Wait til the horse has bolted, players over the hill, and ask a manager who's come up short when the squad was in it's prime to come up all Saint Jude, and deliver the craved All-Ireland with the same aged squad a whole 7 years after the first all-ireland near miss.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2299 - 17/06/2019 15:37:45    2196581

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