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by Bord na Mona man
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The offaly way.
Replies: 10
Views: 1280

Re: The offaly way.

One thing is for sure, there'll be no shortage of suggestions when they go around the county canvassing opinions. If Offaly were a brand, we'd be Nokia. We were going great guns years ago until the advent of the Smartphone. Some lads will suggest that we must now try to match or get ahead of the mor...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123764

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

To think that the population of Offaly has grown by about 20,000 in the last two decades, yet you have people lamenting how doomed we are because of the falling population of certain parishes they see as key. This strikes me as further examples of the inability to adjust to new challenges that has s...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123764

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Question as should Offaly go with big men in the foward line again that can catch ball, Adrian Hynes came on scored 2 points won a free and hit the crossbar for what would have been a great goal and every puck out went down on top of him, just a theory but to get us out of the hole we’re in now use...
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123764

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

First things first, Offaly were somewhat unlucky in having a valid goal from a penalty not allowed. Would Offaly have won if it was counted? It's hard to know, unfortunately I doubt Offaly would have pulled away. For years now in games where Offaly play a 'lesser' team the game seems to follow a dis...
by Bord na Mona man
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123764

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

The best formline we have is that Down beat Derry by a goal and Offaly ran out more comfortable winners against the same opposition. Remember though, with 15 minutes left Offaly were 7 points ahead of Derry, so it wasn't a trouncing at that stage. They pulled away in the end right enough, which is e...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 1984 Centenary All Ireland on Gold last night
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: 1984 Centenary All Ireland on Gold last night

Something I've heard a lot is that the Offaly players felt unsettled by the prolonged ceremonies and speeches they were subjected to before throw-in. Because it was Centenary year there was a big dose of this accompanying the occasion. I've experienced myself, you leave the dressing room pumped and ...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 5675

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

It was a good effort from Offaly. Defensive football wouldn't come naturally to this team, so they tried to attack. Losing, but feeling your team tried to use its weapons to best effect is some consolation. You can't help thinking of the injured or unavailable players that might have helped around t...
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Adrian Cahill RIP
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

Re: Adrian Cahill RIP

A great hurler gone too soon. RIP.
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 5675

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

Interesting to note that Kildare’s go to man Daniel Flynn of Johnstownbridge has great Offaly breeding. His mother is from Kinnitty and his grandfather won a senior county championship in 1967. Also, his uncle Eoin was full forward on the last Offaly team to win a Leinster U21 championship in 2000....
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 5675

Re: Offaly V Kilare 2nd round of LSFC

Does anyone have the Offaly team for Sunday? I don't do tweets, and I am not on Facebook, so I am against the thread, but I don't care. Wish the GAA would think of us folk, when they announce teams. https://offaly.gaa.ie/2020/11/06/hurling-football-teams-for-weekend-announced Offaly: Paddy Dunican ...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 5675

Re: Offaly V Kilare 2nd round of LSFC

I've no doubt that Offaly will give it a go here and aim to attack. Who knows the state of any county panel at the stage, given the year we've had. Against Carlow Offaly did concede more than scores than we'd like, however teams holding onto a lead can have a tendency to retreat and concede the init...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

Re: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship

Evidence below that John Kenny was playing in 1993.
Interestingly, Daingean's 2nd sub would have been in his 70s by my reckoning.

http://daingeangaa.ie/Shared%20Document ... 0Clara.pdf
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

Re: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship

That’s some going by Mullins.He’s been brilliant for so long now ,as have the two lads as well. Some service. I think John Kenny played some part this year with Daingan, his debut was circa 93, Ger Lynam played with Erin rovers this year and he played in the early 90’s as well. Scott Brady is on th...
by Bord na Mona man
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123764

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

It all depends what 'art of defending' is. There are less of the great man-to-man contests that used to key outcomes like years ago. The more advanced teams aren't lashing 50-50s into their corner forwards any more. They'll shoot when they get a look at the posts (anywhere from about 90 metres in th...