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Canavan's future up in the air
By Colm Bradley
Peter Canavan will sit down with the county Board before deciding on his future stating that it was always going to be the case that ‘we were going to review our position at the end of the year’. The Tyrone legend also explained that the management team ‘weren’t going to stay for the sake of staying’ and that the they would ‘speak to the county board’ and ‘see how things go.’
In a far reaching interview Canavan explains that there are a ‘number of issues’ that need to be addressed in terms of giving the players every opportunity to reach their potential.
Canavan was reluctant to go into details regarding what the specific issues were but there is no doubt that the two time All Ireland winner will need assurances if he is to stay at the helm for another year.
Canavan believes that there has been improvement made this year but that the Fermanagh players have a long way to go to catch up with other counties in terms of conditioning and it was when fleshing out this point that he raised the question of support for the players;
“There’s been serious progress I believe with these players in the past six months. Are they up to the level of other counties? No. They’re not. If the desire’s there and they want to do it, there’s nothing to stop them getting themselves into that sort of condition. But, we’ll certainly have to look at that end of it.
But, they do need all the support they can get. There’s a number of issues need to be addressed in that. Are the players getting every opportunity they can to be the best they can be? Look, we’ll look at our own end of things, we’ll speak to the county board and we’ll see how things go.”
Full interview with Peter Canavan in Wednesday’s paper