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by Bord na Mona man
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 22
Views: 2871

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Have a read of this if you want some analysis backed up with facts: http://sixtwofourtwo.com/dear-1989-you-will-not-believe-what-we-have-done-with-hurling/ That's a brilliant read, which confirms what we've long since suspected, but were probably too sentimental to ever want it confirmed. Interesti...
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 22
Views: 2871

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

The ability to execute first time hurling is great to have, especially near the goals. And in ordinary play, if a player can direct the ball to a colleague via a pull or a whip, then great. However on balance it's a risky option due to the amount of times it doesn't work out. I suspect that any play...
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 234
Views: 73745

Re: Byrne v Duignan

I'm sure Duignan can walk and chew gum at the same time. A few quotes here and there hardy mean he isn't focussing on his chairman role.
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 40 years since we started the Hurling Revolution
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: 40 years since we started the Hurling Revolution

There is a great interview by Pat Nolan of Padraig Horan and Damien Martin here: https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/hurling-news/look-back-triumph-tragedy-offalys-22336856 You'll find the answer to the jersey question. A few points of note in the article. - Did Offaly suffering an early wh...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Anthony Daly: Offaly were codding us, and themselves, as a culture of indifference set in
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Re: Anthony Daly: Offaly were codding us, and themselves, as a culture of indifference set in

Yes, it's a good perspective from the outside. My own opinion is that the bellies and arses thing is a little exaggerated. I could only think of a handful of players who could fall into the bracket. However, when people see one player of that stature lining out, it is seen as the standard for the sq...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Anthony Daly: Offaly were codding us, and themselves, as a culture of indifference set in
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Anthony Daly: Offaly were codding us, and themselves, as a culture of indifference set in

Last autumn, I got a call from someone on the committee established to find the next Offaly hurling manager. The guy I spoke to was full of ambition and intent. They were only in the early stages of the process but he wanted to know if I’d be interested in speaking to them. I politely declined. I wa...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Paddy Molloy - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: Paddy Molloy - RIP

Going by that year-by-year schedule, Paddy didn't line out in the forwards for Offaly until he was 28. I wonder in hindsight was it an oversight to have him at wing back for so long when he had obvious scoring ability?
by Bord na Mona man
Thu May 21, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: RTE team of the Sunday game era
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

Re: RTE team of the Sunday game era

greenairfield wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:40 am
Kelly was better than Callanan
I'd have to agree. Kelly dragged Tipperary along for most of their lean years in the 00s. As good as Callanan is, he has a high functioning forward unit around him.
by Bord na Mona man
Thu May 21, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: RTE team of the Sunday game era
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

Re: RTE team of the Sunday game era

A lot of this involves token nominations to cover all counties. Another caveat is that they have to have won an All Star. For example, Karl O'Dwyer is there as the Kildare rep but you would never pick him ahead of Peter Brady, Niall McNamee or Brendan Lowry. However Lowry is the only one of those t...
by Bord na Mona man
Sun May 17, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: RTE team of the Sunday game era
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

Re: RTE team of the Sunday game era

A lot of this involves token nominations to cover all counties. Another caveat is that they have to have won an All Star. For example, Karl O'Dwyer is there as the Kildare rep but you would never pick him ahead of Peter Brady, Niall McNamee or Brendan Lowry. However Lowry is the only one of those th...
by Bord na Mona man
Sat May 09, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Paddy Molloy - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: Paddy Molloy - RIP

I never saw him play but there is no doubt he was an exceptional player.
His misfortune was that he was around in era when Offaly weren't well organised off the field or disciplined on the field to make a real impact.
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Irish Independent: The Day of the Short Whistle
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Re: Irish Independent: The Day of the Short Whistle

Quite correct. Clare got a handy leveller of a free in the first game. Referring to this, it was a Galway man that said to me once that sometimes you make your own bad luck. His theory being that if Jimmy Cooney hadn't manufactured a draw for Clare the first day, he never would have had his timing m...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 148
Views: 58496

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

This was important win because the early indications are that Louth and Leitrim will be in the relegation mix. If Offaly win in Leitrim next week then both Louth and Leitrim would need 6 points to finish above Offaly on the table. Not trying to show a lack of ambition, but first priority is to maint...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 234
Views: 73745

Re: Byrne v Duignan

Michael Duignan has gotten some good names on board. People with good track records within the GAA and elsewhere. He is doing well in getting people to put themselves forward and is obviously working hard behind the scenes.
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Paddy Fenning interview - Fundraising drive for MND and Offaly homeless
Replies: 2
Views: 4428

Paddy Fenning interview - Fundraising drive for MND and Offaly homeless

A very powerful interview with Paddy Fenning in Saturday's Indo. Unfortunately Paddy recently found out he is suffering from MND, however his stoicism is remarkable given the circumstances. Link to his fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-imnda-mnd-research-and-offaly-homeless 'I've accept...