Kildare players express outrage on Twitter at McGeeney’s departure
SEVERAL Kildare players have publicly rowed in behind ousted county boss Kieran McGeeney, whose six-year reign was controversially ended by the county board last night.
Several of the Lilies squad took to Twitter to reinforce their backing for McGeeney after a letter of support from the players was read out at the board meeting.
Some of the strongest sentiment came from captain Eamonn Callaghan, who said: “I've never been ashamed in my life to be a Kildare footballer, until tonight!! #gutted.”
Goalkeeper Shane Connolly said: “Huge decision by the county board... some fellas must have serious short term memories.”
Midfielder Brian Flanagan insisted: “The commitment, decency and professionalism shown by Geezer to his players over the past 6 years will not be forgotten by us, the players.”
Forward star Paul Cribbin warned: “It's a sad day for Kildare GAA, men on bar stools have prevailed #Disgrace.”
Kildare panellist Hugh Lynch tweeted afterwards: "So much for player power #gutted."
Daniel Flynn, who was blooded by McGeeney this year and was part of Kildare's Leinster under-21 winning team, tweeted: "Absolutely sick! Joke that people who haven't got a clue about what goes on behind the scenes have an input atal, let alone the final say!!."
Emmet Bolton, an All-Star nominee in 2011, tweeted: "Gutted that Kieran is gone. The effort he put in over the last 6years is beyond belief. It was a privilege to learn and work under him."