During his speech at the Connacht SFC medal presentation last weekend, Roscommon manager Kevin McStay blasted those who wanted the Mayo native and his management team sacked.
Following the league campaign that saw Roscommon relegated to Division Two for 2018 and a number of withdrawals from the squad, there were calls for McStay to be axed from his position.
However, the county board stood by him and the players who then went on to win the Connacht title and McStay thanked the executive for their backing and added that the provincial win should define their year and not the heavy loss to Mayo.
"The bit at the end was a little bit smelly but we cannot let that define us - we went within an ace of beating them (Mayo) but I prefer to reflect upon Salthill - one of those great, great days," The Roscommon Herald reports McStay as stating.
"As long as I'll be driving the ship, I'll always be taking Connacht championships very seriously. The county board stayed loyal and didn't listen to the nonsense and jackasses that wanted to throw us overboard."