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Eugene McGee: Smart money is on end of managerial dream teams

Published 09/08/2010 | 08:39

Joe Kernan left his role as Galway manager last week after failing to agree on his backroom team.
Joe Kernan left his role as Galway manager last week after failing to agree on his backroom team.

THE failure of the Galway County Board to reappoint Joe Kernan for a second year is a historic decision.

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It seems to be the first time a county board cried “stop” in relation to the cost of team management. Last year, Kernan requested and was given a management package that included fitness experts Paul Hatton and John McCloskey – and with all three hailing from Ulster, then that meant a great deal of commuting.

It all added up to hefty travelling expenses for the year and the Galway chairman John Joe Holleran and his executive decided the county could no longer afford this expensive package. Kernan sent in his resignation, which was accepted this week.

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