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by The Biff
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 234
Views: 73753

Re: Byrne v Duignan

If he has Donal Óg Cusack annoyed enough to be throwing swipes, then Michael must be doing something right. It's always good to be annoying those Cork Rebels. I'm taking it as a good sign that Michael is prepared to speak up on behalf of the Clubs too.
by The Biff
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 40 years since we started the Hurling Revolution
Replies: 2
Views: 594

40 years since we started the Hurling Revolution

No matter what other "pretenders" followed later on in 1980 itself and in later decades, surely this was the most momentous upset in Hurling since God was a nipper. It ranks as one of my biggest sporting regrets that I was not among the 9000-ish attendance on the famous day in Croke Park. I cant rem...
by The Biff
Thu May 07, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Paddy Molloy - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1938

Paddy Molloy - RIP

Sad news that I came across that Paddy Molloy has passed away. https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0506/1136907-former-offaly-hurler-paddy-molloy-dies/ I grew up in the Football end of Offaly so I was not aware of his reputation back then, and I never saw him play. But when an Offaly hurler can get on...
by The Biff
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Irish Independent: The Day of the Short Whistle
Replies: 5
Views: 1883

Re: Irish Independent: The Day of the Short Whistle

Oh what a year! It remains one of the "big regrets of my life" on that short-whistle day. Like most people around, I immediately copped that it was blown early. In a furious rage, I stormed out of the stadium, up the North Circular Road and got to my car. I turned on the radio and only then heard ab...
by The Biff
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Sligo Round 2 Qualifier
Replies: 17
Views: 13089

Re: Offaly v Sligo Round 2 Qualifier

Really enjoyable to watch this game yesterday. Even though our subs were again very late being called upon, this time it was probably a bit more justified as there were no real under-performers on the pitch. Even when Ruairi Mc was the first called ashore, I could say he had tried hard. So that mean...
by The Biff
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Leix Round 3 Qualifier
Replies: 42
Views: 28443

Re: Offaly v Leix Round 3 Qualifier

Could have been a lot worse. It is certainly winnable, and we should go there with a genuine sense of confidence in our own ability.
by The Biff
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v London Football Qualifiers
Replies: 25
Views: 15117

Re: Offaly v London Football Qualifiers

Sunday's game with London was a little frustrating to watch at times. My reckoning was that maybe Offaly took London a little for granted, and were not at full concentration at times. Many of our mistakes were just poor execution when NOT under pressure; badly aimed short passes, not catching balls ...
by The Biff
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 76951

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

For me too, Saturday night was a very heartening display. Our style of football was way ahead of Antrim's, showing a lot more confidence in our own ability and looking to dictate the flow of play with some air of confidence. I was very impressed with Anton's play' he's showing a level of maturity th...
by The Biff
Fri May 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 76951

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

I would say that I agree with AZOffaly's assessment of this debacle. Those new interviews with Anton and Stephen Wallace have a lot of detail in them, whereas Tommy Byrne's contributions have contained quite a lot of "stone-walling" (IMHO). Now I know that as Chairman, he would to be careful about w...
by The Biff
Thu May 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 76951

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

This does not inspire me with confidence.
http://www.the42.ie/offaly-football-ste ... 8-May2018/
"Vinnie Murphy and Niall Hobbert, joint managers of St Peregrine’s club in Dublin, were contacted this morning about their interest. ...."
by The Biff
Thu May 17, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 76951

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Was Brian Gavin commentating on Sunday's match himself? If so, then he could hardly have been near the dressing room at half-time in order to see Nigel Dunne heading out. If Brian got his info second-hand, then it's easy to see a sort-of "Chinese Whispers" situation arise, with someone seeing someth...
by The Biff
Mon May 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 76951

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

That interview by Brian Gavin with Midlands Radio 3 has been picked up by Balls.ie https://www.balls.ie/gaa/offaly-football-unrest-stephen-wallace-388940 so the story will now start to spread. That will hardly help to improve things in the short term, or maybe it all needs to be brought to a head an...
by The Biff
Mon May 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 76951

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Oh Lord this is often a painful life being an Offaly Football supporter. I agree with the Shark, there was no shortage of effort here, especially in the first 35 minutes. But we should have been 6+ points up at half-time as we had completely outplayed Wicklow. Bernard Allen got a couple of sweet poi...
by The Biff
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: SFC Qualifier Kildare v Offaly
Replies: 12
Views: 13968

Re: SFC Qualifier Kildare v Offaly

I'm still fierce disappointed that this was another opportunity wasted for what might have been a very gratifying win. We got little or one of the breaking ball in midfield, and that cost us dearly. The way Kildare defended could have been a glorious chance for the likes of Joey O'Connor's raiding r...
by The Biff
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: SFC Qualifier Kildare v Offaly
Replies: 12
Views: 13968

Re: SFC Qualifier Kildare v Offaly

I see the Flour Bags Board has finally gotten around to confirming this.

Saturday next, 9th July at 6:30 pm in St.Conleths, Newbridge.