Banner keen to keep O’Dwyer’s selectors

Clare are anxious that Mick O’Dwyer’s selectors take charge of their footballers next year and continue the work done by the legendary Kerryman in his season with the Banner.

Clare County Board chairman, Michael McDonagh, said he hopes Ger Keane and Mike Neylon will stay on to manage the footballers next season after the departure of O’Dwyer.

McDonagh confirmed that O’Dwyer had made it clear from the outset that he was only taking the job for one season and he knew he would step down after Saturday’s 3-17 to 0-10 All-Ireland qualifier loss to Laois.

“We’d be keen for Mike and Ger to stay on for next year to keep the whole thing going,” said McDonagh “I will be speaking with them in the next few days to see what their thoughts are.”

And McDonagh paid tribute to O’Dwyer, whom he says will be ‘fondly remembered’ in the county.

“I want to thank Mick O’Dwyer for coming to the county to manage the footballers this year. He told us it was going to be for a year and that’s what he did. We are very grateful to him for all the great work he did.

“Mick O’Dwyer will forever be highly respected in Clare for coming in here to lift the game.

“He will always be fondly remembered, and we wish the very best in the future, whatever he does,” said the Clare chairman.

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