Twitter reacts to surprise appointment of Michael Fennelly as Offaly manager
Offaly hurling supporters and the wider hurling community around the country have been reacting to the announcement of Michael Fennelly as the Offaly senior hurling manager.
The county board announced that eight-time All-Ireland winner Fennelly was the recommendation of their selection committee and that he would take up the role on a two-year term.
There has been a largely positive reaction to the appointment given the Ballyhale's man education in sports performance and leadership.
In 2012 Laois struggled to find a manager and Cheddar took the reins after being on the committee searching for a manager.— Will O'Callaghan (@willocallaghan) August 26, 2019
In 2020 Laois will have Eddie Brennan as senior manager and Derek McGrath coaching their minor team.
Life moves pretty fast.
Can often be critical of our board. But that is a fantastic appointment given Michael's credentials in the game and his S and C qualifications. Will bring a real professionalism to the squad and hopefully bring on the youth in a positive environment. Best of luck and well done. https://t.co/pwrxps9VF6— Joe Troy (@TheRealJT23) August 27, 2019
Fennelly a Very positive appointment and Great to see. Hopefully he can Rise Offaly up the Ranks Again. A Real Winner pic.twitter.com/M3YzdJ0lAP— Buff Egan (@buff_egan) August 27, 2019
4 All Ireland club titles— Setanta College (@SetantaCollege) August 27, 2019
◼️ 5 Leinster club titles
8 All Irelands with Kilkenny
◼️ 4 U21 county titles
2 All Ireland U21 titles
◼️ Twice Hurler of the Year
Not a bad man to lead The Faithful. Congrats @MFennellyKK, the new Offaly hurling manager. #GAA pic.twitter.com/H6ZwWDxV41
What a brilliant appointment. I hope he gets the full support of every hurling club, and the Co. Board in Òffaly. It's time everyone gets behind and gives him all the help we can. https://t.co/Jkaa2jCL9J— Marty Ryan (@PartyMarty50) August 27, 2019
Brilliant coup to get someone of Michael Fennelly's stature to take the reins. He deserves to be wished the very best of luck and to get the support of the everyone in the county.— Eltell2 (@Eltell21) August 27, 2019
Michael Fennelly, better prospect than the job he is about to take in Offaly— Robert Cox (@extratime_sport) August 27, 2019