'The only thing they didn't do was quote Nelson Mandela' - Joe Brolly describes Cork's football plan as 'gobbledegook'
Joe Brolly has described Cork GAA's strategic report designed to revive the fortune's of their ailing football side as 'sugary PR'.
Cork unveiled a five-year plan at the beginning of last month with the aim of seeing the Rebel footballers challenging for senior All-Ireland titles again in three to five years.
A nine-point defeat to Clare yesterday means Ronan McCarthy's men's languish at the bottom of Division Two after three games with a draw with Fermanagh the only thing to show for their efforts.
A defeat against table-toppers Meath in two week's time and Cork could be staring at relegation to the third tier.
Brolly took aim at Cork's report last night and warned that a 'real of job of work' was required.
"I read this report with interest and it’s all mumbo jumbo. Is it any wonder Cork football is in the state it’s in; the black hole in the finances..." he said, speaking on Allianz League Sunday
"Here are a few lines from the strategic report: ‘we’ve lost our Corkness and we need to rediscover that Corkness that makes us Cork’, ‘brand Cork needs urgent work’, ‘there’s been a disengagement of stakeholders’ – there was a disengagement of the Cork full-back line today for two goals inside four minutes for Clare.
"It’s very disappointing because the Rebels were always a model of coming along every now and again to puncture teams and win an All-Ireland football and hurling and it’s sad to see them in the position they’re in. When you hear that sort of waxy nonsense…
"They’ve said ‘we need a synergy going forward’. Virtually the only thing they didn’t do was quote Nelson Mandela – all this nonsense when they have a real job of work that needs to be done. It’s just sugary PR – I’ve read the report. It’s all gobbledegook and there are no shortcuts."
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