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Tomás O'Sé Slams Lack Of Cork Support And Has Superb Reaction To Notion He Could Take Over

Tomás O'Sé Slams Lack Of Cork Support And Has Superb Reaction To Notion He Could Take Over
By Gavin Cooney
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For a change, it was the hurling pundits on The Sunday Game who copped flak from a prominent manager, as Davy Fitz took aim at Michael Duignan and Henry Shefflin.

Away from crosshairs trained from the sideline, the football pundits could get involved with some genuinely good debate, as Tomás O'Sé and Joe Brolly argued about Mayo's strengths and weaknesses with a view to next weekend, while taking a wider look at the state of Cork football, now that the Peadar Healy reign is over.

We'll return to the identity of the new manager in a moment, but on Saturday's game, O'Sé was critical of the lack of Cork support, which paled in comparison to the magnificent turnout for Mayo.

The Mayo supporters are amazing. The paltry effort by Cork above there was a disgrace to the Cork footballers. Whereas you look at Mayo, when they are down, their supporters are still there for them.


O'Sé has this season become a kind of pained observer looking at the plight of Cork football, given he now play his club football in the county, having spent years on the other side of the divide. He has consistently preached that Cork have plenty of talent but have been poorly coached, saying on The Sunday Game in May that he was unsure whether Healy was "up to the job of leading this team".

The issue of Healy's successor came up last night, and as Des Cahill listed the names mentioned, he included O'Sé's name. His reaction was outstanding, muttering 'For God's Sake'.

Both O'Sé and Brolly agreed on the identity of the new manager: Billy Morgan.


The Cork County Board need the Cork footballers going well. The Super 8s are coming in next year, like it or lump it. And if Cork make it into the Super 8s, you'd have the likes of Tyrone and the Dubs going to Páirc Ui Chaoimh for a result.

They need to get it right. Too often in Cork it's a case of, 'Oh, who wants the job? I'll take it'. No. That's not good enough. They need to nail this. I think [it should be] Billy Morgan.

Billy Morgan has what Cork need right now, and that's to put a bit of stuff in them. Get performance out of them. And put a good management team around in.

Brolly agreed, saying Morgan would "command the respect of young and old".

See Also: "The GAA Will Be Destroyed" - Joe Brolly's Doomsday Prediction About The Future Of The Game

See Also: Are Mayo Mentally Weak Or Actually The Most Resolute Team In The Country?

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