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Bolton: Kildare players are 100% behind Kieran McGeeney

Updated: Friday, 30 Aug 2013 12:35 | Comments

Emmet Bolton has called on the Kildare County Board to retain Kieran McGeeney
Emmet Bolton has called on the Kildare County Board to retain Kieran McGeeney

Kildare footballer Emmet Bolton has said the Kildare panel are “100% behind” manager Kieran McGeeney ahead of a vote on his future with the county.

Clubs in the county are currently debating whether to back the former All-Ireland winning Armagh captain internally.

The clubs will send delegates to vote on the manager’s position before a final decision is made by the County Board next week.

Kildare were soundly beaten by Dublin in the Leinster semi-final, losing 4-16 to 1-09.

They defeated Louth in Round Two of the qualifiers but exited the Championship after a 0-14 to 0-12 defeat to Tyrone.

Bolton told RTÉ Sport: "The players are 100% behind him and the management team. People have to remember where he has got us over the last five or six years. We have been to five quarter-finals and one semi-final."

McGeeney brought a number of young players into the squad this year, and has also overseen success at underage level and Bolton believes that should count in his favour as well.

He added: “He has blooded a lot of Under-21s over the last two years and got the Under-21s to an All-Ireland semi-final this year. We really do hope that he stays and we truly believe he is the right man for the job.”

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