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    Post Dundalk part company with Connolly

    Dundalk part company with Connolly


    eircom League First Division club Dundalk have parted company with Chief Executive Officer Sean Connolly and vice-chairman Tom Baldwin after a disagreement over budget expenditure at the weekend.

    The departures end a miserable season for the Lilywhites, who were forced to play their home games away from Oriel Park for two-thirds of the season after the club ran into financial difficulties in the midst of implementing a new synthetic surface at the venue.

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    The SFAI are the governing body for grassroots football in Ireland, not the FAI. Its success or the lack of is all down to them.

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    Ha ha ha! couldnt happen to a nicer club

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    much like Harps, who parted company with our chairman this week

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    Ye think ye are bad,how about 2 chairmen and 3 managers,well 4 if you count in Dolan all in 1 season.
    Hows that for being up the creek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mental Man
    Ye think ye are bad,how about 2 chairmen and 3 managers,well 4 if you count in Dolan all in 1 season.
    Hows that for being up the creek?
    Shouldn't that be 4 and a half?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway Harps
    Shouldn't that be 4 and a half?
    Yeah ... Jimmy was a man and a half !!
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    Strange time to have a row over the budget though- I'd guess they were talking about next season's?

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    Exclamation

    Sean Connolly was apperantly trying to splash out a large amount of cash on getting new players in an attempt to gain promotion... I think they were right to choose the more conservitive approach they've taken, even though it may not be as exciting. If Connolly got his way they could've ended up in financial trouble yet again. Kinda reminisant of what the old board did to rovers...
    THE GOLDEN RULE: "If the money's not there, don't spend it!"
    Last edited by Buller; 09/11/2005 at 9:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buller
    THE GOLDEN RULE: "If the money's not there, don't spend it!"

    It doesn't sound good .... but that actually is the only way to go.

    If it is not there, then all efforts should be put into making it !!
    Not the other way around.

    There have been enough lessons learnt at this stage, what needs to happen now is the guilty partys should be banned from ever taking up those positions anymore .... for ever more !!
    The SFAI are the governing body for grassroots football in Ireland, not the FAI. Its success or the lack of is all down to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buller
    Sean Connolly was apperantly trying to splash out a large amount of cash on getting new players in an attempt to gain promotion... I think they were right to choose the more conservitive approach they've taken, even though it may not be as exciting. If Connolly got his way they could've ended up in financial trouble yet again. Kinda reminisant of what the old board did to rovers...
    THE GOLDEN RULE: "If the money's not there, don't spend it!"
    Yeah that is the story. Chairman Tony O'Kane's response to events can be read here: www.dundalkfc.com where he says we can't afford to splash out and have to live within our means as not to risk folding.

    Have to agree with that. It is better to have a Dundalk FC in the First Division for a few years than no Dundalk FC at all.

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