Colm Collins to take time to consider Clare future

Colm Collins to take time to consider Clare future

Colm Collins, the third longest serving inter-county senior football manager, has confirmed he'll take time out to consider his future after Clare's Championship exit.

The Kilmilhil man's Championship record with his native county after six seasons now reads; Played 27, Won 14, Lost 12, Drawn 1.

It remains an excellent record despite the disappointment of failing to advance to the All-Ireland quarter-final stage.

Asked if he is interested in staying on for 2020 to build on that record, Collins shrugged.

He said: "What we're going to do now is keep our powder dry. I don't think that making decisions on the back of a Championship defeat is the right thing to do. I'll just see, we'll give it a bit of time."

Collins admitted that it was probably his team's best display of 2019 despite coming up a point short in the end.

Asked if that was as good as they've played all year, he said: "Yeah, probably. We played really well out there. We've had a couple of good displays but I suppose over 70 minutes it probably was alright.

"You'd be devastated with the result, in the sense that we really felt that getting to the Super 8s was so important to us, but it just wasn't to be.

"The only kind of mitigating thing about it was that the lads gave everything and put in a great shift. The one thing you kind of dread with a team is that they don't perform and to be fair they did perform. They did us proud but just came up that bit short."

Collins said it was impossible to pick a specific reason why his team were beaten by a point.

"It's so easy to point to different things but anything that I can tell you, Meath could point to the same things at the other end," he said. "They made the same kind of mistakes that we made. In a one-point game, you shouldn't rush to criticise. I think our lads gave it everything and fair play to Meath, congratulations to them."

Mike Quirke's Football Show: Tactical Mayo but never boring. How Cork changed tack. Tyrone always learning. Fixing the fouling carnage

More on this topic

Ger Cunningham: 'Flaky' is harsh but Cork have no excuses leftGer Cunningham: 'Flaky' is harsh but Cork have no excuses left

Hurling podcast: The Cork inquest: no excuses this time. Cody the firefighter. Tipp try gegenpressingHurling podcast: The Cork inquest: no excuses this time. Cody the firefighter. Tipp try gegenpressing

Quirke's Football Podcast: Killarney picnic zone not war zone. Gavin bombshell. Two questions for CorkQuirke's Football Podcast: Killarney picnic zone not war zone. Gavin bombshell. Two questions for Cork

Patrick Horgan's 3-10 leads the way for scoring feats in defeatsPatrick Horgan's 3-10 leads the way for scoring feats in defeats

More in this Section

Man City still grounded as pre-season flight to China delayed for second timeMan City still grounded as pre-season flight to China delayed for second time

Leeds land in Australia – but boss Marcelo Bielsa will be late to the partyLeeds land in Australia – but boss Marcelo Bielsa will be late to the party

Hamilton celebrates joining Formula One’s greatsHamilton celebrates joining Formula One’s greats

Football rumours from the mediaFootball rumours from the media


Lifestyle

Their romance took Laura Roset and Ken Mohally from Mallow to Moldova and back again.Wedding of the Week: Love spreads from Mallow to Moldova

As the Caped Crusader hits 80 years of protecting Gotham City, Chris Wasser looks at the history of the world’s darkest superhero.80 years on, Batman still packs a punch

Despite the many issues in the housing market, the number of mortgages being approved is rising, with first-time buyers making up the bulkMaking Cents: Key points for people buying their first house

When it comes to music podcasts, the actual tunes themselves are not essential — the best series discuss around the music.Podcast Corner: Digging deep with music podcasts

More From The Irish Examiner