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Kieran Kingston manager of year?

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Regardless what happens tomorrow KK has done a super job against the odds. 14/1 to win munster in may now 70 minutes from All Ireland final does Kingston deserve to be manager of the year?

BartMcQueen (Cork) - 12/08/2017 12:21:54    2032569

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Deserves it if Cork go all the way considering where they were this time last year. Other managers like Donoghue deserve a mention especially if he leads Galway to a treble of League, Provencial and All-Ireland success, Fitzmaurice and Kerry going for the same.

Hill16Army (Dublin) - 12/08/2017 13:24:19    2032580

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Yes, I think Cork would have to take Liam before you could justify that.

If Galway win the AI after 29 years, you would have to give it to Michael Donoghue, esp considering the talented teams Galway have had right through the intervening period and their failure to land the big prize. Ditto of course Derek McGrath!

If against the odds Mayo can finally do it in the football, than Stephen Rochford would be proclaimed manager of the 21st century and rightly so!

TheHermit (Kerry) - 12/08/2017 15:46:40    2032599

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Yes, I think Cork would have to take Liam before you could justify that.

If Galway win the AI after 29 years, you would have to give it to Michael Donoghue, esp considering the talented teams Galway have had right through the intervening period and their failure to land the big prize. Ditto of course Derek McGrath!

If against the odds Mayo can finally do it in the football, than Stephen Rochford would be proclaimed manager of the 21st century and rightly so!"
Why would he be proclaimed manager of the century? It's not as if he is managing a bunch of nobodies.

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - 12/08/2017 19:32:11    2032628

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Sorry bart munster titles dont make you manager of the year got to win the big one. Let's revisit this question in september

blackrockeddie (Cork) - 12/08/2017 19:33:28    2032629

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A few names in the hat still.No,I wouldn't be crowning anyone just yet. Undoubtedly,Kingston will be a contender if Cork can reach the promised land but so too would Donoghue and McGrath in hurling and Rochford and Harte in Football providing they win Sam.
Ps. Gavin will have as big a shout as any of the previous mentioned if Dubs do the 3 in a row.

catch22 (USA) - 12/08/2017 20:23:53    2032636

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Replying To BartMcQueen:  "Regardless what happens tomorrow KK has done a super job against the odds. 14/1 to win munster in may now 70 minutes from All Ireland final does Kingston deserve to be manager of the year?"
How the mighty have fallen.

A Cork man (?) coming on here suggesting they get manager of the year because they won a Munster and got to the All-Ireland semis?

I hope and think this is not the general feeling among Cork people.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - 12/08/2017 21:31:06    2032649

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Replying To BartMcQueen:  "Regardless what happens tomorrow KK has done a super job against the odds. 14/1 to win munster in may now 70 minutes from All Ireland final does Kingston deserve to be manager of the year?"
Wait until September before making a decision.

thelongridge (Offaly) - 12/08/2017 21:40:42    2032653

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manager of the year? no this thread will go down as stupidest thread of the year..

kavvie (Clare) - 12/08/2017 22:25:28    2032666

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Replying To gotmilk:  "Why would he be proclaimed manager of the century? It's not as if he is managing a bunch of nobodies."
I think considering the psychological barrier that they would have to break thru at this stage it would have to be acknowledged as some achievement.

TheHermit (Kerry) - 13/08/2017 00:13:33    2032688

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Will be Cork/Galway final for minor and senior

BartMcQueen (Cork) - 13/08/2017 15:29:20    2032766

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Getting Cork to an AI semi final is not a manager of the year worthy level of performance.

uibhfhaili1986 (Offaly) - 13/08/2017 17:03:35    2032786

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I think Derek McGrath has just put himself in pole position!

TheHermit (Kerry) - 13/08/2017 17:17:21    2032798

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Replying To BartMcQueen:  "Will be Cork/Galway final for minor and senior"
Come again?

3Dhurling (Laois) - 13/08/2017 17:20:13    2032803

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Saw the interview with him there.Very gracious and dignified in defeat.

endgame (Roscommon) - 13/08/2017 17:40:51    2032813

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He's a great gut,very gracious in victory and defeat,but not manager of the year

Tipptipp (Tipperary) - 13/08/2017 17:48:13    2032821

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Replying To endgame:  "Saw the interview with him there.Very gracious and dignified in defeat."
Total class from a true gentleman. So soon after a defeat as disappointing as that to take time to remember Keady and his family was an incredible gesture. Cork hurling should be thrilled to have a man like that at the top.

Soma (UK) - 13/08/2017 17:51:43    2032825

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O'Donoughue or McGrath will be manager of the year.

The same Kingston was very poor last year. I'd give him the most improved manager of the year award instead.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - 13/08/2017 18:00:38    2032833

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He has done an excellent job this year and will do in the future too imho. Cork are building again which is great to see. I thought the sending off was the big difference today. Looking forward Cork are in a good place especially with the management they have in place who obviously have learned alot from last year which is a very positive sign. Now Kingston cannot be considered manager of the year but he will be commended for the big improvement shown.

panamasam (Australia) - 13/08/2017 18:30:12    2032845

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Must say I have great respect for Kieran Kingston, the way he spoke and expressed his condolences to Tony Keady's widow and children, just after losing an All Ireland Semi-Final. It was class.

baire (Galway) - 13/08/2017 20:56:34    2032911

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