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by bare biffo
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Dual Counties
Replies: 0
Views: 4255

Dual Counties

Dual players are now a thing of the past. Is this also true for all but the biggest counties? Dublin Cork maybe Galway can support competitive teams in both codes. Roscommon and Monaghan play div 1 football with smaller populations than Offaly but effectively play no hurling.
by bare biffo
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July
Replies: 33
Views: 34054

Re: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July

Surely this year has been one of progress under Pat Flanagan. Hope everyone involved builds on this for next year. Proof today that Offaly have nothing to be afraid of in D3 next league. Commiserations to everyone involved for todays loss but a huge thanks for a very positive year and restoring hope...
by bare biffo
Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Clare - 2015 Senior Hurling Qualifier R1
Replies: 55
Views: 54236

Re: Offaly vs Clare - 2015 Senior Hurling Qualifier R1

Great post, UTF. This site has become a haven for pessimists lately. That's a debate for another day. In recent years Offaly have hurled their best performances of the year in the qualifiers (Cork twice, Waterford, even Tipperary last year). Without the pressure and expectation of being at home - D...
by bare biffo
Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July
Replies: 33
Views: 34054

Re: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July

Best of good luck to all today.
by bare biffo
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July
Replies: 33
Views: 34054

Re: Offaly v kildare

Kildare knocked up 14 points against the Dubs. Fogarty looks like he will cause a lot of problems. Kildare will expect to finish in top 2 in div 3 next yr. If Offaly finish anywhere from 6 up it will be progress. I wouldnt be expecting a win but it could happen if everyone performs to their best. Th...
by bare biffo
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: offalys best football 15 since 1971 to 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 22217

Re: offalys best football 15 since 1971 to 2014

M Furlong
P McCormack
L OConnor
M Ryan
F Cullen
N Clavin
L Currams
T O Connor
W Bryan
J Mooney
K Kilmurray
P Brady
T McTeague
M Connor
N McNamee
by bare biffo
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers
Replies: 26
Views: 28684

Re: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers

Im going to get Pedantic Pat about this. Have a look at the Official GAA website fixtures. Offaly have been knocked out of the Leinster Championship. On June 20th they play their first game in the All Ireland championship. The world has changed but no one has noticed. Provincial championships are st...
by bare biffo
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Longford, Leinster SFC, Saturday 16/05/2015
Replies: 64
Views: 53480

Re: Offaly vs Longford, Leinster SFC, Saturday 16/05/2015

I dont buy that the format is the biggest problem. If there was a rational fixture list it would solve a lot of problems. Longford will be 2 weeks out of the leinster championship after playing two games before Wicklow kick a ball. What genius drew that up?
by bare biffo
Sun May 17, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Longford, Leinster SFC, Saturday 16/05/2015
Replies: 64
Views: 53480

Re: Offaly vs Longford, Leinster SFC, Saturday 16/05/2015

Disappointment put aside any judgement on progress compared to last year or two years ago when we also had promotion has to be suspended until the next game. For long stretches last night Offaly looked comfortably the better team. Bad luck (McConway) bad refereeing (Smyth and Sullivan) and maybe tac...
by bare biffo
Sat May 16, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Longford, Leinster SFC, Saturday 16/05/2015
Replies: 64
Views: 53480

Re: Offaly vs Longford, Leinster SFC, Saturday 16/05/2015

Disappointing, but lets not have a queue of lads wanting to put the boot in. Hard not to such was the level of disappointment at what happened here. You want to stay positive but hesus how do live with an 11 to 1 floor wiping. And the 1 was a soft free that the ref brought in to the easiest of spot...
by bare biffo
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Division 4 league final Offaly v Longford
Replies: 39
Views: 36270

Re: Division 4 league final Offaly v Longford

Very good and valid topic for debate. I have not seen all the games played over the period you are talking about but sometimes you get a better view from a distance. Fistly the management team is better. I dont think there can be any debate about that. Flanagan is an experienced manager at a higher ...
by bare biffo
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Division 4 league final Offaly v Longford
Replies: 39
Views: 36270

Re: Division 4 league final Offaly v Longford

One of the advantages of promotion hopefully will be better referees. Even though no one cared because of the result saturdays ref made a huge amount of plain wrong decisions both ways. The one that annoys me most and he did it several times was to penalise the player with the ball when he was surro...
by bare biffo
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Division 4 league final Offaly v Longford
Replies: 39
Views: 36270

Re: Division 4 league final Offaly v Longford

Well done to every member of the team on yesterday. Player and backroom. It was great to see offaly on the hogan steps again. Even McConways words at theend were very good. The football itself reminded me of the leinster final in 1997. Not at that level yet but it felt good.
by bare biffo
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Memories of an Offaly man in Croke Park
Replies: 23
Views: 25257

Re: Memories of an Offaly man in Croke Park

Yea. Shared all those memories too. That football team should have had leinster from 79 to 83. I wss far more gutted about losing 83 than 79. In 83 as ai champs they were playing brilliant football and steamrolled through leinster. McGee has admitted he made s big mistake in their approach to dublin...
by bare biffo
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA Centre of Excellence
Replies: 35
Views: 47997

Re: Offaly GAA Centre of Excellence

How long have Wickla and Carla had their centres of exc running?