Offaly boss gets County Board backing

Offaly boss gets County Board backing

Tom Cribbin has received the backing of the Offaly County Board to continue as manager of the Offaly senior footballer for at least another year, after they met this week.

The Kildare native met with a seven-man committee from the Offaly County Board to review the 2010 campaign, and to outline his aims for the next 12 months.

Speaking in the immediate aftermath of Offaly's All-Ireland SFC qualifier defeat to Down back in July, he said: "I have certain ideas on what has to happen with all of these young players we have, and how this is going to be developed.

"I have to make sure that is being backed and it is going my way.

"If I'm going to manage Offaly going forward, I am going to bring them a certain way and we need that 100% backing, and everyone has to buy into it.

"If that is not going to happen Tom Cribbin won't stay, but the County Board have been good to me in fairness.

"This was a building process - you don't change things overnight. There were a lot of things wrong and it wasn't all the County Board's fault.

"It's about now, the supporters came out and supported us this year. But they will get encouragement out of the (Down) game too.

"They have to get encouragement when they see the way those young lads played."

As a result of the meeting, the committee are now set to recommend the Clane man to delegates for reappointment at Tuesday night's scheduled County Board meeting.

Meanwhile, Offaly senior hurling boss Joe Dooley has yet to sit down with the board, having completed his three-year term in charge.

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