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Kerry Captaincy

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What are the opinions of the current format where: the Kerry County Championship winners nominate the following years captain. Personally I think it is outdated and more importantly not of value to the Kerry Senior set up. I think the issue causes more trouble at present and cause serious upheaval mid season when the captaincy can cause an issue depending on whether the nominated player is on the starting 15 or not. Kerry too in the past have had a perverse loyalty to a captain and the player has been chosen over a more deserved starter., the only exception being 1997 and Mike Hassett. The current set up causes more hassle when a divisional team wins it and then the winning club then decides the captain. I remember a couple of years back South Kerry won the Championship, one of the best players at the time was Hickey forget the 1st name he played centre back he was the nominated captain if he was chosen on the panel for the following year, throughout the year, he, Killian Young, Sheehan and eventually Declan were captain. Depending on the game (McGrath Cup, league and Championship) farcical. I think it is time that the either the Management, or the players themselves or both decide on their own captain, a natural leader and vice captain for the year that way preventing any unnecessary hassle along the way. We all remember 2001 when Crokes Nominated Brosnan but he failed to start a championship game, Seamus Moynihan was the outgoing captain and took the duties for the year (an ideal leader) come all Ireland semi final Brosnan started and the crokes man resumed his duties at the last minute in Dublin… and we all know what happened that day.

I just hope history does not repeat itself.

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4358 - 30/03/2013 20:57:24    1358966

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happy Easter every1. i don't know horse i'm kind of traditional in this since , i like the fact the county champs get to pick the captain i mean it has served us well throughout the years bar 2001, but at the same time i hope history doesn't repeat its self.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10221 - 31/03/2013 12:49:58    1359051

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I just hope history does not repeat itself.
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.....it wont! Because someone has the sense this time around to give up on the 'arrogant dream' like it was in 2011 that backfired badly!
Brosnan should wear the No.13 jersey this year if ye are to win Sam just to prove the point!!

Regards,

Snufalufagus....Laochra Gael

Snufalufagus (Dublin) - Posts: 8100 - 04/04/2013 14:21:47    1360831

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Well I get the feeling that a certain Kerry player was only picked v Cork so that he could be Captain ......

Cute_Kerry_Hoor (Kerry) - Posts: 2518 - 04/04/2013 16:15:56    1360933

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Cute_Kerry_Hoor: County: Kerry: Well I get the feeling that a certain Kerry player was only picked v Cork so that he could be Captain ......

Totally agree..

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4358 - 05/04/2013 08:58:23    1361208

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Glad I'm not the only one that thinks that Horse.

Cute_Kerry_Hoor (Kerry) - Posts: 2518 - 05/04/2013 09:54:31    1361235

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Cute_Kerry_Hoor
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1361235 Glad I'm not the only one that thinks that Horse.

The worst is it will happen throughout the Summer, brosnan will struggle this year in my opinion, struggle big time to make a starting place and O'leary even more so.

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4358 - 05/04/2013 10:15:38    1361242

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Snufalufagus
County: Dublin
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I just hope history does not repeat itself.
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.....it wont! Because someone has the sense this time around to give up on the 'arrogant dream' like it was in 2011 that backfired badly!
Brosnan should wear the No.13 jersey this year if ye are to win Sam just to prove the point!!

Regards,

Snufalufagus....Laochra Gael

Kinda like your arrogant dream backfired on you last year? Also i dont see how wanting to captain your county to an All Ireland is arrogant? Im sure some of your famous Snuf logic will clear that up

moomoo (Kerry) - Posts: 4023 - 05/04/2013 10:33:48    1361254

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sure they could give it to buckley, id say he'll deffo play every game this year barring injury,

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10221 - 05/04/2013 17:53:43    1361636

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We were more settled today... better balance to the half back line

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4358 - 07/04/2013 19:50:32    1362567

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I can't see Brosnan making it this Summer, for lack of game time alone. We had great energy around the middle yesterday, it takes Eoin too long to wind up these days.

Cute_Kerry_Hoor (Kerry) - Posts: 2518 - 08/04/2013 09:26:13    1362785

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C-K-H: We are on the same wavelenght - we had a way better balance yesterday. If Griffin shows well between now and the Tipperary game it could/should release Aidan to 6 with Griffin at 3

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4358 - 08/04/2013 10:41:15    1362861

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If Brosnan not on the starting 15 who is more likely to be captain Buckley or Cooper? can Fitzmaurice just pick anyone?

Jackos_Wacko (Kerry) - Posts: 417 - 08/04/2013 16:49:31    1363323

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Well Kieran O' Leary is Vice Captain and he won't be starting so possibly Cooper.

Cute_Kerry_Hoor (Kerry) - Posts: 2518 - 08/04/2013 17:11:31    1363353

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Again we have a Captain that is not guaranteed his place, a vice captain that could struggle to make the first 20. That leave a rookie in Buckley or back to Cooper again. this is another reason like the one already mentioned why the Manager and coaching staff have to pick the years captain and pick for the right reasons

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4358 - 08/04/2013 21:55:11    1363684

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Again we have a Captain that is not guaranteed his place, a vice captain that could struggle to make the first 20. That leave a rookie in Buckley or back to Cooper again. this is another reason like the one already mentioned why the Manager and coaching staff have to pick the years captain and pick for the right reasons

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 4358 - 08/04/2013 21:55:11    1363685

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I think that Marc or Tomás should be Captain if Brosnan or Leary don't play.

Cute_Kerry_Hoor (Kerry) - Posts: 2518 - 09/04/2013 09:21:28    1363721

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