Tuesday 16 January 2018

Kildare players express outrage on Twitter at McGeeney’s departure

Ousted Kildare boss Kieran McGeeney
Ousted Kildare boss Kieran McGeeney
Kildare captain Eamonn Callaghan
Kildare's goalkeeper Shane Connolly said: “Huge decision by the county board... some fellas must have serious short term memories.”
Brian Flanagan, seen here in action against Cork's Graham Canty, also aired his views. He said: “The commitment, decency and professionalism shown by Geezer to his players over the past 6 years will not be forgotten by us, the players.”
After McGeeney's ousting, Kildare's Paul Cribbin warned: “It's a sad day for Kildare GAA, men on bar stools have prevailed #Disgrace.”
Kieran McGeeney

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."

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