CLARE legend Seamus Clancy has claimed that the county’s football- ers aren’t making the most out of the Paidi O Sé factor and he believes the former Kerry manager took the job TNO Od E:Duomr:| mBeCoMAYanO)a tom ADS ELoe
Speaking to a Sunday newspaper over the weekend, Clare’s only foot-
ball All Star also said a number of Clare footballers are still not pulling their weight.
“It comes down to the players. Some of them are just happy to get on the team. There’s a serious lack of collective will to succeed in Clare. There are a number of lads who are great and busting a gut for the cause but they’re in the minority.”
He said when he heard O Sé was taking over, he thought the county’s footballers would be “knocking on his door to get into his squad. But that didn’t happen. If I was 25 I’d be bursting my arse to impress Paidi be- cause he’d bring out the best in me and the team. He’s proven that.”
Clancy’s comments come after Clare failed to secure Division 3
football next year by finishing in the bottom half of their league group. Now, Clancy believes that Clare struck for a big-name manager a number of years too early. “Bringing in a man at the top wasn’t the right thing to do. Paidi should have been brought into Clare in five years time when there has been a good develop- ment structure firmly in place. When
you have that and a good team com- ing together the time would have been right for someone like Paidi to get the very best out of them.
‘When I was with Clare I was lucky because there were 25 lads who were willing to do everything for the team. When we went out on the field, we went out together. But you can’t say that about Clare now.”