TYRONE’S new management team are deserving of patience from expectant supporters in the county, according to three-time All-Ireland winner Conor Gormley.
The Carrickmore man says that Red Hand joint-managers Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher will need time to get to know their players and to leave their imprint on the team, particularly in the current climate.
“I think maybe since we had the success in the noughties, supporters expect instant success – All-Ireland finals every year – and sometimes it just doesn’t happen, things go against you and that’s the way it goes,” he said.
“Feargal and Brian have been there, done that and have seen how it goes, but it’s just going to take a bit of time, it’s not going to be instant.
“They’ve brought in some new boys, freshened the squad up a bit, and a couple of players have retired like Colly (Cavanagh) and Aidy McCrory, so it’ll be interesting to see how they get on.
“They just need a bit of time, and it’s hard to know with Covid – it’s left things up in the air and they’ve taken over at a strange and difficult time.
“When a new management team comes in, they’d like things to be more face-to-face, and if the league does resume they mightn’t have much time to get working with the time.”
“They’ll be determined though, and if the players are learning from Brian Dooher, they’ll never give in, that’s one sure thing. They’ll be determined and will fight to the end.”