Wicklow anger over selection process

July 12, 2017

Wicklow delegates are seething over the manner in which a selection committee was chosen to find a new senior football manager.

The Wicklow County Board appointed a six-man committee to find a possible candidate to replace Johnny Magee who stepped down after Wicklow's All-Ireland SFC qualifier defeat to Laois last month., but delegates believe that they shouldn't have been left out of selecting the committee.

Unnamed delegates told the Wicklow People that they were not happy with the process that had taken place in recent weeks.

One said: "I had no problem with the people selected but was annoyed over the process. It's wrong that the management committee ratified the selection committee without asking the club delegates for their input."

Another stated: "The county chairman says we (the club delegates) are the county board, yet we don't have a say in the process."

However, county board chairman Martin Coleman hit back at those who spoke out at the way the committee was appointed and stressed that it was done fairly with no hidden agenda.

"The county board discussed the issue at the last county board meeting and gave the management committee the authority to find a selection committee. They have done an admirable job and picked six good candidates so I don't know why anyone is getting annoyed."

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