Caffrey had 4 years 2005-08. The incremental improvements he made on Tommy Lyons 2003-04 in Dublin losing narrowly in two All Ireland semi finals in 2006 & 07 and losing two quarter finals, one in a replay to eventual All Ireland champions were no defence to him when they were humiliated by Tyrone in 2008, he was out on his ear. Interestingly almost same scores but reversed between 2008 & 2017
2008 Tyrone 3-14 Dublin 0-11
2017 Dublin 2-17 Tyrone 0-11
Fitzmaurice had one year left on his current term
after the Mayo replay defeat. He’ll be gone once that’s up. Fitzmaurice has been getting savage criticism in Kerry from the animals.
Harte’s latest term was up after the Dublin hammering. Opportune time for a change and a replacement of a manager who’s been there for 15 years but has for a good few years now lagged behind the curve tactically. Instead he gets a new 3 year term which seems to have met with almost universal approval in Tyrone.
It’s Arsene Wenger stuff. Cult of Harte.