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by italia90
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 15820

Re: Senior A Football 2019

Lone shark i think the problem is that you can be knocked out by a team you havent played. If tullamore played shamrocks and were beaten then fair enough. I was at Shamrocks game and the biggest roar of the day was when word came through that Clara scored a goal. Suppose Tullamore won that game and ...
by italia90
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 15820

Re: Senior A Football 2019

Going by the tribune last week too the rankings are irrelevant. Just find it strange they put them up. Take it the underdogs werent meant to win :lol: and the seedings were to hold up.
by italia90
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 15820

Re: Senior A Football 2019

Why have they the rankings on offaly gaa website when there not been used?
by italia90
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Leix Round 3 Qualifier
Replies: 42
Views: 6657

Re: Offaly v Leix Round 3 Qualifier

Yea good summary but button. We tried very hard and had some good moments but just fell to the better team. I had to que up for 15 mins to get a ticket and was never as happy to do so. There was a right buzz about which is badly needed. And good Offaly crowd. Hope theres a good crowd for the under 2...
by italia90
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 45722

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

While far from being a cheerleader for the county board and Tommy Byrne, if people are calling for wholesale changes at board level due to the hurling results, does an honourable run in the football qualifiers warrant widespread praise. Or does John Maughan take the plaudits for that. Being involved...
by italia90
Mon May 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 45722

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Im on about the end outcome. People have been saying we need to concentrate on underageand get back competing. Its unrealistic. And suppose we have a great crop of youngsters come up. Then what. There is no guarantee they will stay playing in lower tiers. Thats based on the gaa basically ignoring th...
by italia90
Mon May 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 45722

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Having the games televised on tg4 will be great for the diehard but little else. Suppose we get our underage going again. A young lad in dublin kilkenny etc is dreaming of winning all irelands and prime time slots on rte on a Sunday. The same Offaly youngster has what to look forward too? Replacing ...
by italia90
Mon May 20, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 45722

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

The results of late should not be a shock to anyone. All the underage results at school and developement squad levels have been there to see. We are where we are. One of the biggest problems we have in the county is the almost even split of priority. Half football half hurling. This shall always be ...
by italia90
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 NHL
Replies: 292
Views: 119455

Re: 2018 NHL

Unlike some i didnt get carried away with the result last weekend and headed into tullamore hoping to stay within 6/7 points of limerick. Few things struck me at the game. Although limerick are young they are all physically well developed. Number 17 who started was a massive young fella and to be ab...
by italia90
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: National Hurling League 2017
Replies: 154
Views: 111166

Re: National Hurling League 2017

File under horseshite if you like, but something I've been thinking about and chatted about over pints now and again, albeit originally from an S/C perspective in football, but from following threads on hurling here, I think it could work for hurling too. If we take it that the problems with the cu...
by italia90
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: National Hurling League 2017
Replies: 154
Views: 111166

Re: National Hurling League 2017

With all the talk and blame going to the county board ive one question. Why didnt all the so called hurling clubs around birr rally together and nominate one of their own to chairman of board. Ive seen countless underage games and in general its the couple of stronger players on teams dictate result...
by italia90
Sun May 08, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Westmeath, Mullingar, Sunday 1st May
Replies: 141
Views: 62105

Re: Offaly v Westmeath, Mullingar, Sunday 1st May

the ball has finally dropped with some but i worry. the birr debate has come and gone, the k/k debate has come and gone, and here we are. i have been to a lot of club hurling and football for that matter and with due respect to players involved, the standard is not worth the entry fee. the sad reali...
by italia90
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2015 SFC Final - Edenderry vs. Rhode 11/10/15
Replies: 37
Views: 38722

Re: 2015 SFC Final - Edenderry vs. Rhode 11/10/15

Best team won. I tried to convince myself that Rhode were going to up there game for the final but having watched the match I think they are slowly on the decline. Today they were overly reliant on niall McNamee and came off second best in too many areas. Could well win a championship next year but ...
by italia90
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling Championships 2015
Replies: 196
Views: 153857

Re: Offaly Hurling Championships 2015

yea there was great effort and an honesty to the play, cant fault that. as I said already coolderry will take beating in county final. they are an above average team and play to their strengths. yea I take your point that there was good defensive play from both sides but wayward passing had a lot to...
by italia90
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2015 SFC Final - Edenderry vs. Rhode 11/10/15
Replies: 37
Views: 38722

Re: 2015 SFC Final - Edenderry vs. Rhode 11/10/15

I think edenderry are building a good team but are two or three years away from peaking. Rhode should cover the handicap.