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Cassidy critical of Gaoth Dobhair following SFC exit

Termon's Kevin McElwaine keeps a close eye on Gaoth Dobhair's Kevin Cassidy in a recent championship match. Newly retired from Gaoth Dobhair, Kevin Cassidy give his views on the club's disappointing season.

Termon’s Kevin McElwaine keeps a close eye on Gaoth Dobhair’s Kevin Cassidy in a recent championship match. Newly retired from Gaoth Dobhair, Kevin Cassidy give his views on the club’s disappointing season.

KEVIN Cassidy has criticised the Gaoth Dobhair senior team he was a member of, after they were dumped out of the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Senior Football Championship last week.

Cassidy announced his retirement on Twitter after Gaoth Dobhair’s defeat to Naomh Conaill last Saturday, and speaking in an interview aired on Barrscéalta on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta today (Thursday), the 34-year-old said that he could no longer stay involved, as he felt the squad lacked commitment and had ‘let down’ the people of the parish.

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He feels people are right to question why a team with such talent could not achieve success, and he believes that the team’s style of football should also come under the spotlight.

“I feel there is a lack of pride for the club jersey here, there isn’t the spirit any more.

“Players are under pressure, they are tired, they can achieve wins and success at county level, but that doesn’t materialise then in the club here,” said Cassidy, who helped Gaoth Dobhair to county titles in 2002 and 2006.

The second semi-final takes place in MacCumhaill Park tomorrow at 7.30pm

Gaoth Dobhair are not in good form

“Procurement is underway to deliver improvements to the site and works will commence as soon as possible.”

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