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Parkinson blasts Port’ bosses

COLM PARKINSON says he will quit club football unless Portlaoise joint-managers Mark Kavanagh and Mick Lillis stand down following Sunday’s AIB Leinster club SFC semi-final defeat to St Brigid’s.

Parkinson - who only rejoined his hometown club this year after a season spent with Parnell’s - slammed the pair for substituting him early in the second half of the match and then claimed his re-introduction for extra-time was ordered by Portlaoise full-back, Cahir Healy, and not management.

“Some of the decisions they make are absolutely crazy,” lashed Parkinson.

“I don’t know whether they’re going to stay on next year but their totally out of their depth. It’s hard to keep your mouth shut with these two fellas.

“To be honest, there wouldn’t be a hope I’d go back playing with Portlaoise if the two of them were involed in the team next year.

“Their idea of doing video work is just showing you a video straight through. It’s just pure laziness. If there was a new manager, you never know,” added Parkinson.


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