Offaly football hold crisis talks

Updated: March 14, 2012

Offaly’s senior football management have held crisis talks after losing their fourth National League game in a row.

Manager Gerry Cooney spoke to players after they lost to Wexford by 13 points over the weekend.  He made it clear that he and the rest of his management team were considering their future.  Cooney has been quoted as saying that he was aware there were rumours of him stepping down but has that so far there was  ”no story.”

Cooney is said to have the full backing of the Offaly County Board however despite the miserable run which now extends to five consecutive defeats at senior inter-county level for the Faithful county.

When questioned;  Cooney was reluctant to be drawn on the matter of his position, stating:  ”I’m meeting with the other members of management. We have a number of matters to discuss. There is no more to it,”  before walking on.

In stark contrast to the senior side’s form; Offaly’s U-21s  have been in flying form in the Leinster Championship and their manager Paschal Keelehan is a likely interim replacement should Cooney leave his role in charge of the seniors.

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