Sligo legend O'Hara calls for Walsh to quit

Former Sligo footballer Eamonn O’Hara called on manager Kevin Walsh to resign immediately following yesterday’s shock loss to London.

O’Hara, who was not considered for this year’s panel due to his inability to commit with the rest of the squad from November, believed the players deserved more.

“Kevin Walsh came at the start of the year and wanted full commitment from everyone from November 1,” he said on the Sunday Game last night.

“He was asking players for a big commitment but hadn’t accepted the Sligo manager’s role at that stage. There were reports he had shown interest in the Roscommon job and was waiting for that to come through whether he’d get an interview or not.

“For me, he was asking me at 37 years of age whether I’d commit to a training regime of four nights a week from the 1st of November. It was crazy as far as I was concerned.

“Kevin Walsh made big calls this year and last year but every one of them has backfired on him and for me, he lost the players throughout the year. These players deserve a lot more. They’ve trained hard but they deserve better training and better quality in terms of tactical awareness.

“That hasn’t come and Kevin Walsh has a lot to answer for.

I think he will go and I think he should do the county board a favour. There’s a lot of problems in the county board from the top down. There’s a lot of infighting and a lot of resignations form the top down. We’ve a centre of excellence at a standstill at the moment.

“We got to a Connacht final last year but were papering over the cracks. Going forward Kevin should make the right decision for the sake of Sligo football and not for anyone else.”

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