All-Ireland-winning Offaly hurler savages county board on Twitter

'A deplorable county board'

Justin Kelly

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All-Ireland-winning Offaly hurler savages county board on Twitter

All-Ireland-winning Offaly hurler savages county board on Twitter

Former Offaly hurler and All-Ireland winner Daithi Regan has heavily criticised Offaly County Board in a number of Twitter interactions this week. 

The Birr clubman who won two All-Ireland titles with Offaly in the 1990s labelled the county board 'deplorable' in a series of tweets, suggesting, "they care not a jot about our hurlers or footballers, treat players as a commodity and shove money at outside managers to keep up appearances."

"The sooner there is a revolution in Offaly against a deplorable county board, we are doomed," he posted. 

The multiple All-Ireland winner also dismissed calls for Offaly to be re-instated into a six-team Leinster hurling championship after their relegation last weekend.

He said, "we can't compete and we are operating at lesser level for years." "I am totally against a move to keep Offaly in Leinster championship," he commented. He does however believe the drop will affect attendances and buy-in from players going forward in Offaly.

Unless Kerry pull off a shock to win the Joe McDonagh Cup, Offaly will be relegated to the second tier competition for 2019.

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