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Kevin Walsh/Eamon O'Hara

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Kevin Walsh has stated that their will be no additions to the current panel who have trained since November. EOH wants to return to the panel and give it another year. Now Eamon is not the same player as he was in the 2000's but he still has something to offer if he can keep his discipline. It looks as if Walsh has taken the opportunity to force Eamon into retirement which is disgraceful considering the nearly 20 years service he has given his county. In 2010 Walsh included 2 players in the Connaught final panel who were just off the plane from a round the world trip presumably not having trained much in the interim. He should do the same with Eamon and allow him to rejoin the panel as going by yesterday's showing he may have an impact.

Anto (Sligo) - Posts: 255 - 28/01/2013 20:46:56    1325055

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It is time to move on. Successful counties do not carry heros of yesteryear. True Sligo have a lot of work to do to survive in D3 but cannot be relying on past players. This Sligo team will have to create its own heros if they are to advance.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2749 - 29/01/2013 16:42:51    1325429

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If Eamon was togged out on Sunday last he was the perfect player to bring on with about 20 mins to go. Sligo were very flat at that stage and he would have been just the player to rally the troops. He started playing for Sligo in 1994 so he owes us nothing but I think the least we owe him is RESPECT !!
We should invite him back and if we have better players fair enough but the evidence is fairly heavy in his favour.

Tommy Murphy (Sligo) - Posts: 176 - 30/01/2013 09:32:31    1325621

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You are correct on one point "Discipline" and at this stage of his career i cant see him changing. I thought he made an instant impact when he came off the bench in the Connacht final against Mayo last year. We immediately started winning ball around midfield, where we were getting slaughtered at the time and after been on the field for exactly 6 minutes he had to get involved off the ball with Barry Moran, was yellow carded and went off as a blood sub. Whatever momentum he brought into the game was lost and probably cost us the game. That did not go unnoticed with the management, who im sure did not give him them instructions. While Eamonn probably still has the ability to change a game, you just don't know whether he will do it for the better or the worse. Kevin Walsh has to make the decision to put up with this constant indiscipline from a player who should be showing example to the younger players coming in, or change the system, where for 20 years the team was built around and in some cases picked by this player. It is a tough call but if he is going prove himself as a manager who can make tough decisions for the benefit of the team he has to make the call. Mayo done it last year with Conor Mortimer and never looked back.

Benbulben (Sligo) - Posts: 297 - 30/01/2013 13:39:40    1325769

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o hara is a hero but walsh really needs to give the new guys a chance.o hara had his time and its time to give these new fresh players a chance to emulate his sucess and dedication.If walsh continues to ignore talent in the future after bringing them in then it is inevitable that o hara must come back.
The only reason this is coming up is because he gave most of the new lads little to no chances.

moleman17 (Sligo) - Posts: 64 - 30/01/2013 14:53:35    1325804

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It is very sad in a way to see an all star footballer like Eamon just hanging on there for the sake of it. He will go down as one of our best players and I was his biggest fan but time for him to step a side and let the lads get on with Div 3. If he wanted to be inolved he should be in from the start with the rest of the lads, agree it was handled incorrectly, but sure what can you do? If your manager says he wants you back for pre season training, but work commitmments ruled him out till Feb and management said its not good enough. What about the other panel members effort they are putting in? Eamon has been involved in sligo setup for years so knows what is involved.

sligodomain (Sligo) - Posts: 88 - 30/01/2013 15:51:28    1325851

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It's over EOH and has been for a while!!!!

allSOran (Sligo) - Posts: 690 - 06/02/2013 14:14:26    1329540

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What about Paul Taylor

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2749 - 06/02/2013 14:35:13    1329562

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Is Barnes Murphy back training too ?

badsilage (Leitrim) - Posts: 149 - 07/02/2013 11:38:34    1329923

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Dont be daft.. Murphy is past it at this stage. Mickey Kerins is ready to pull the boots on again though. He would be a serious help))

townbuck (Leitrim) - Posts: 197 - 07/02/2013 12:37:20    1329979

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After what I saw in Limerick last Sunday Ollie Honeyman and Mickey Martin might be getting phone calls soon.Stick to your own problems.

Maggiepie (Sligo) - Posts: 198 - 07/02/2013 13:51:09    1330023

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If the successful teams like Kerry can play the likes of Tomas o Se and Brosnan in their mid 30's. Also Darragh O Se still had a role to play with Kerry well into his 30's then a county like Sligo with no tradition and limited player numbers should not discard a player because of his age.
The way it's been done also is a disgraceful by the manager-trying to force him into retirement by not allowing players who couldn't commit to training in nov/Dec. We'll see if he allows Kilcullen to join up without that training under his belt

Anto (Sligo) - Posts: 255 - 07/02/2013 19:38:36    1330266

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Eamon O Hara could do worst than go into politics like Paul Taylor. His profile gained from his football exploits would be a big help.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2749 - 28/02/2013 11:19:33    1340216

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Dont think Eamonn is really cut out for the political arena.........

townbuck (Leitrim) - Posts: 197 - 01/03/2013 10:56:22    1340719

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