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by Towerus
Mon May 27, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 44288

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

The perception is that the board are set in stone, in place since Moses was a boy and all that, but a look at the present board on official website is interesting in that light. Long term - Treasurer Jimmy Hogan, there since the 1990s, Tommy Byrne there since 2002 (may have been a break since then?)...
by Towerus
Thu May 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 44288

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

I have some sympathy for Kevin Martin, but it was the right decision, he was all out of ideas in the second half, which he spent rooted to one spot looking lost. So now we have the usual calls to sack the county board, get them out etc. Now there's a lot of justification in wanting a clear out, but ...
by Towerus
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 103854

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis

There should be a mass protest organised to oust these ego seekers.Offaly interest at heart my arse. It actually wouldn't be hard to oust most of them, if there was anyone willing to take it up. Unfortunately, even when positions come vacant under the five year rule, it's hard to fill them. Wasn't ...
by Towerus
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 103854

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis

Where did this thing of a "get rid of it" game come from? Is the suggestion here that this used to be Offaly's "style"? They played a game of moving it on fast, but with direction, not just a "get rid of it" game. I don't see why that would now be considered irrelevant? As for defensive game not bei...
by Towerus
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 103854

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis?

If the modern game means employing two or more sweepers and simultaneously killing off forwards' chances of scoring, then hurling is on its last legs, as the game will become almost unwatchable. Yep it's a shame that we've let yet another manager go, but honestly in this case I think it would have b...
by Towerus
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 103854

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis?

It sounds very like North Korea to me. The big difference is the North Koreans can't vote to remove Kim Jong Un. And unlike us, they probably would if they got the chance! At least once a year there's a blow up of some sort and there's the run of posts talking about overthrowing the CB as if they o...
by Towerus
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 103854

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis?

Maybe, just maybe, one of these years some of this anger will last long enough and run deep enough to actually make changes come Convention time. But I won't hold my breath.
by Towerus
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: County Management Stability
Replies: 38
Views: 30686

Re: County Management Stability

On the other hand Offaly's tactics this year left a bad taste in many people's mouths regardless of whether they were justified or not. Just curious, would people feel a lot better if Galway had scored 3.24 rather than 33 points against Offaly. Look at their scorelines so far and they are hitting b...
by Towerus
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs. Waterford 2017 Hurling Qualifier
Replies: 52
Views: 43073

Re: Offaly vs. Waterford 2017 Hurling Qualifier

C'mon POTH, smart arse answers aren't going to help much are they? Be nice. Brian Carroll could be a great manager, COULD be, we don't know, not yet at least. We can't afford to give another green manager a teeth-cutting opportunity. Besides, he's doing a good job where he is and I'd be surprised if...
by Towerus
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs. Waterford 2017 Hurling Qualifier
Replies: 52
Views: 43073

Re: Offaly vs. Waterford 2017 Hurling Qualifier

I'd love to know what Kevin Ryan thinks we'd have conceded if we hadn't gone the defensive route!! When I read the comments during the week about avoiding a slaughtering, I sincerely hoped Ryan was playing mind games, but it seems he was just being honest. What hope can a team possibly have taking t...
by Towerus
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly hurling manager??
Replies: 220
Views: 188903

Re: Offaly hurling manager??

Push up and goals go flying in. 19 point defeat turns into a 30 point defeat. Maybe so, but it's frustrating to see players of the calibre of Dooley and Bergin (and any of the others on their day), being closed off because we've pushed not one, but two, back to play as sweepers. We might not have m...
by Towerus
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Be Disappointed but show the players respect
Replies: 9
Views: 9297

Re: Be Disappointed but show the players respect

The game was lost in the first ten minutes of the second half. Cavan came out after the break chomping at the bit, we looked like we'd had the life sucked out of us in the dressing room. It took a bit of guts and determination at that point to keep battling on, but battle on they did and almost pull...
by Towerus
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 201029

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

Ah now, divine right is pushing it a bit is it not? As I said already,when we keep hearing supporters, various committees and, more importantly, players and managers, identifying it as a missing link, and many players from both inside and outside our own county say it's simply a better sod to play o...
by Towerus
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 201029

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

Can't really see what can be learned by comparing attendances over the weekend really - if location was the main factor then surely there wouldn't have been a whopping €40,000 variation between gates in the years since it moved to OCP. There are several other factors - for one thing 12 o'clock Sunda...
by Towerus
Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Brian Gavin
Replies: 43
Views: 41612

Re: Brian Gavin

What decision did the county board make? One of the stipulations for the hearings committee is that there CANNOT be any member of the county board management committee sitting on it. The hearings committee also have plenary powers, so even if every single member of the management committee, as well ...