As things stand Steve Walsh , the joint assistant manager and head of recruitment, views the lists of recommendations submitted and in consultation with the manager and Jon Rudkin , the director of football, decides what leads to follow up. Txiki Begiristain is the sporting director and the chief fixer of transfers for the club.
The club work to the continental model of having expendable managers within an over-arching football structure. This means potential targets are identified in a fluid, quasi-committee basis, though Manuel Pellegrini would rarely have any player forced upon him by Begiristain or Ferran Soriano , the chief executive, who is the most powerful man on the ground at the Etihad Campus.
In reality McClaren remains very much a European style head coach with transfer targets identified by Graham Carr , officially the chief scout but effectively the director of football. But Carr and McClaren have a better relationship and share closer football visions so the arrangement may work better.
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It will also help that Ashley is willing to relax a previous reluctance to sign players aged over 26 and of steering clear of the British market. The chief executive, David McNally , is the man who leads negotiations and works to complete deals with other clubs.
Joining McNally on the football executive board are the technical director Ricky Martin and a yet-to-be-named head of recruitment the position has been vacant since March. The idea was for a more corporate, shared approach to recruitment strategy, but Neil has been given greater autonomy and McNally was quick to confirm this upon his arrival. No way is anyone going to join the club without authorisation from the manager. Succession planning is the buzz phrase and looking far ahead is key.
If a player is about to leave, the idea is that the analysts have replacements already lined up. Reed does the negotiations. Four parties have a say in the transfer process and meet regularly to discuss strategy. Stoke only sign players who the manager wants. As sporting director, Lee Congerton — a former Chelsea chief scout and Hamburg technical director — is the man responsible for sourcing and securing signings. He reports to Margaret Byrne , the chief executive and Ellis Short , the owner, who has the final say on price. David Leadbeater , head of recruitment, Tim Henderson , technical recruitment scout, and George Foster , head of European scouting, are the key figures when it comes to the identification of players.
The names are fed to Huw Jenkins , the chairman, whose total control of negotiations expedites the process. Monk and Jenkins have to be in agreement for a player to be brought in. Daniel Levy has chopped and changed in search of the ideal structure, alternating between working with a sporting director or not. The chairman currently has one in Franco Baldini who, when he joined, believed that he would be the head of recruitment.
Mitchell arrived from Southampton , where he enjoyed a good working relationship with Mauricio Pochettino , the Tottenham manager. Pochettino says that the club have lists of targets in every position and it is Levy who invariably sets the parameters in the deals. Luke Dowling , former head of recruitment at Portsmouth and Blackburn, was appointed as sporting director last September and concentrates on the domestic market, while chief scout Filippo Giraldi keeps an eye on the continent though his role is likely to change if Nicola Salerno , who recently left his post as sporting director at Leeds, joins the club as is widely expected.
You have around wing-backs running around Piarsaigh, all different ages, and they trying to get into the senior panel.
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I went at centre-back once and it stuck from there. I went in and out of there. Once I'm in the half-back line, I'm confident in myself. At the end of the day, I want to play. You are playing wing-back and you know exactly what that role is. You've more confidence in it. It's good to have that consistency of playing in the same position. We're trying to play our game, whereas, in the past, we would have focused on other teams. We are solely focused on ourselves. That is the best thing possible for us and for Cork hurling.
We are just trying to get belief in our game-plan and after two wins, you do start to get a bit of belief. Cork, perhaps with the injection of youth, have appeared fitter and faster than in and , but Joyce feels their touch and tactical approach has improved too. Our belief to give that 20 or yard pass, in the past we would have just milled it down the pitch.
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That's the easy option. To have the confidence to give that shorter pass, that's the way we have trained. I don't think any player is going to get given out to this year for making a mistake if they are trying to do the right thing. For the first time there is genuine stability in the defence, which have stayed the same since the start of the league when Killian Burke and David Griffin filled in for the injured Damian Cahalane and Stephen McDonnell. In the past, we would have changed game plans for different teams.
Since the Munster league, we've tried to stick to our system. The more you play it, the more confident you get. I think every player knows what their role is in any individual position.
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It just gives you belief going into that position you know what you are expected to do. Munster MHC final. T he young Rebels, 12 years ago, had 11 points to spare against Limerick but were caught cold by Galway at the All-Ireland semi-final. Cork were excellent as they dismissed Clare by 17 points, claiming a 33rd title in this grade. And it was clear that two titanic semi-final clashes with Tipperary had stood to his young stars. The energy and confidence derived from that victory spilled over into Thurles six days on, as Evan Sheehan poached and walked away with the man-of-the-match award.
Sheehan grabbed the headlines with his scoring haul, and he netted in the 17th and 21st minutes to help propel Cork into a to interval lead. His first goal was knocked home on the rebound, after Clare goalkeeper Eamon Foudy had pulled off an excellent save, but his second was a picture-book effort. Sheehan danced across the 20m line, flicking the ball impudently over the head of a Clare defender before collecting it on the way down.
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Subs: B Murphy for Lenihan h. Subs: K McDermott for Brack h. You need the steel to go with the silky touches and that was crucial with the win up for grabs. Certainly this is a group of young guns with the ability, self-belief and team-work to deliver. Their excellence in that regard is a testament to the coaching work of John Dwyer, alongside selectors John Mortell, Liam Martin, Fergus Ryan and Stephen Casey strength and conditioning.
There was always talent available, as the on-the-age hurlers won All-Ireland tournaments at U14, U15 and U16, but minor is a significant step up. The two first-half goals were brilliantly worked, towering wing-forward Hanifin scoring one and assisting the other, with Evan Sheehan also contributing.
Hanifin was out of sorts in the drawn encounter but chipped in with here, while his Na Piarsaigh comrade Connery, still U17, was simply majestic in midfield, clipping over from play. Cork came from to behind early to lead to , all the scores from the hurleys of northsiders Sheehan, Hanifin and Connery. The management shrewdly rejigged the line-up from last week, with Diarmuid Linehan as an auxiliary wing-forward and Ger Millerick now at midfield, snapping up a pile of breaks. James Keating used his bulk tellingly at the edge of the square and Ger Collins went more direct with his puck-outs, targeting Hanifin and Robert Downey.
If we felt Cork hurling was back after Tipp and Waterford were seen off, then this confirmed it. Leesiders can now look forward to a Munster final double header from 2pm on Sunday, while the U17s already landed provincial honours and the U21s face Waterford away in the semi-final on Thursday week.
The official attendance was 8, but it felt like more as the crowd filtered in from well before the 7. On Wednesday night last the draw for the minor, fe16 and fe14 championships were made. Michaels 17th September tbc Further dates will be available as the teams progress. Provincial and All-Ireland champions Tipperary looked set for victory as they held a three-point lead deep in stoppage time — before Sheehan struck.
In the second half of normal time, Cork came from six points down to level in the fourth minute of stoppage time, Robert Downey on target. Tipp then looked to have won it when Jake Morris pointed, but that man Downey responded again as the sides finished level at to , Ray McCormack on target with the first half goal for the hosts. Darragh Woods hit in extra-time for Tipp, the reigning provincial and All-Ireland champions, but Cork had a late kick in them. It was a quite enthralling encounter and while Sheehan had so much to do as he faced five Tipp players on the line, it was perhaps inevitable that he would find the net at the Killinan End.
Cork had excellent contributions on the night from Brian Turnbull and Daire Connery, as the pair contributed between them. Cork had played some good stuff in that first half, Turnbull particularly dangerous and causing problems for more than one marker. With less than ten minutes on the watch, Cork led by to , before Tipp full forward McKelvey flashed a goal chance across the face of goal and wide. But with Turnbull threatening almost every time the ball came his way, Cork had the edge and were three points up, to , by the 18th minute.
The visitors would not score again until stoppage time, however, and Tipp hit without reply. Cadell added a point and Tipp had turned the game around, leading by to , but Daire Connery added a point for Cork to keep them in touch at the interval. The second half promised much and really delivered — but there was even better to come later. Well its that time of the year again when our Cul Camp takes place.
This year its on, on the 11th, 12th and 14th July from 10am-2pm. Registration takes place this Friday 30th June between 6pm-8pm in the back hall. There is a new format this year, the gear MUST be paid up front in full before the order goes in on Tuesday 4th July, gear will then be given out on Friday 7th July. Prices are as follows: For 1st child 40e - 2nd child 35e - 3rd child 30e.
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Ages are Boys: yrs - Girls yrs. For more information contact Catherine Allen on or Thomas Gardiner on All the lads parents went by cars. Our first stop was Danesfort in Kilkenny where we had 2 games to play, the first against Danesfort the score being 4. Mayo and this team were a different kettle of fish, very physical and hard hitters but came out on top with a score of 1.
We then went on to our host club Piltown GAA where the lads were put up in their houses. Some of our supporters then went camping in Piltown, some ended up in Waterford City.