Saturday 14 December 2019

In the hot seat: Inter-county managers express their views on the game

The Sunday Independent Managers' Survey by Marie Crowe asked 10 questions of inter-county managers from this season's football and hurling Championships.

A total of 55 managers responded.

1 Do you have a good relationship with your county board?

Yes 87% No 13%

2 Have you an established disciplinary system for dealing with player problems?

Yes 43% No 57%

3 Is retrospective punishment fair?

Yes 34% No 66%

4 Does The Sunday Game influence the disciplinary process?

Yes 85% No 15%

5 Do you think the standard of refereeing is adequate?

See chart

6 Should there be an official position like a director of coaching established in every county?

Yes 81% No 19%

7 Are you reimbursed adequately?

See chart

8 Do you get paid or are you just in receipt of legitimate expenses?

Paid 0% Legitimate expenses 100%

9 Is there too much pressure on managers?

Yes 49% No 51%

10 Are you worried by the threat of player power?

Yes 21% No 79%

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