Incorrect on Daly being 1st Choice. He was never spoken to about the job.
James Ryan is the natural leader of the group. Whether he is a garaunteed starter or not is irrelevant. That's why Byrnes & Hegarty were named Vice Captains. James Ryan is the groups natural leader and the player the rest look to.
Money won't bring success??... We fucking know that genius, this isn't the fucking champions league.
There is no outside influence from "benefactors". John Fitzgibbon would still be on the panel if that was the case.
There is no County Board influence on team selection. If there was Tom Morrissey would be starting. Dan Morrissey deserved his start v Clare through his own hard work. Whether or not he is good enough in the long term is another matter.
Every county board in the country are looked on as cunts by the gaa fans in their county. The senior clubs are the same as the senior clubs in every other county in Ireland (looking after their own house primarily)
So basically, you're talking an awful lot of bollox