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by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123771

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

407 hurlers named. If we suppose there are 10 hurling counties (I know you could say there are 12 or 14, but for arguments sake), that's an average of 40 hurlers per county. And our crowd have 5. This list comes out on a pdf every year. It would be great to get it on excel to do some sorting. Like, ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The offaly way.
Replies: 10
Views: 1280

Re: The offaly way.

The phrase 'irreconcilable differences' springs to mind.
pigeon house biffo wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:36 pm
I think somewhere between bracknagh boy and plain of the herbs approach could be the way to go!
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The offaly way.
Replies: 10
Views: 1280

Re: The offaly way.

While I look forward to seeing how the process will play out, I can’t help thinking the flat earthers will be sharpening their pencils and writing their letters. Their wish lists will include: A return to old fashioned ‘catch and kick’ football and an end to handpassing; A return to ‘ground hurling’...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Severe lack of Offaly O’Neills Gear on website
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Severe lack of Offaly O’Neills Gear on website

Its not as simple as sticking on a crest. It kinda is. Stitching the crest and sponsor. Jerseys ate different. I’m on about leisurewear. Most counties have above 55, 60 items on their pages. Donegal have 109. A good few have more than 70. We’ve 36, including face masks and teddy bears! The Lusmagh ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 5676

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

Obviously this year is a write off. You did indeed say it was very poorly ran until this year which gave me the impression that was no longer the case and I was all agog to hear details of the good news! In regards to the county board, I didn't say they have improved as this is a non year. I said it...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 5676

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

Look at John Connellan's letter. Between 2010 and 2014, Dublin received €270.70 per club registered player in coaching and games development funding. In comparison, Mayo GAA received €22.30 per club registered player, Tyrone received €21 and Kerry received €19. There is no equity or fairness in that...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 5676

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

Sadly the gap in Leinster is only going to widen in the foreseeable future as the effect of the financial doping of the last decade takes hold. There are lads on that team last night that I've never heard of with no adverse effect on Dublin, proving this isn't cyclical, it's permanent. Dublin are sk...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123771

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

My plea of insanity is not too far away...
frankthetank wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:31 pm
That is a lot of stats to absorb Plain. Wowsers.
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123771

Statistically speaking

Looking back on last Saturday’s semi-final defeat, Offaly lost because, though they created far more scoring chances than the opposition, they took fewer of them. (Figures based on the 70 minutes of normal time, for comparison purposes.) On Saturday, Offaly scored 1-16, hit 18 wides, dropped 2 into ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123771

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

As far as I can make out, included in the nine who didn't travel last Saturday are Conor Langton and Joey Keenaghan (both of whom travel tomorrow), while Shinrone are sending well wishes to Michael (presumably Cleary), Killian (presumably Sampson) and Éamonn (presumably Cleary) who are on the panel,...
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123771

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

That's an interesting development. I wonder were the Offaly management expecting Derry to play with just five forwards, and so picked just two who would be recognised full-back line personnel, but now revert to an orthodox formation on Saturday, expecting the hosts to line out with six forwards? I h...
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123771

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Thanks for that, S. Just on the venue. Derry were due to be at home to Offaly due to being first out of the hat, but as there were >130 miles between the counties, it reverted to a neutral venue. I presume there was a bias towards Derry as they 'lost' their home fixture, leaving Offaly with a longer...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123771

A few thoughts, having watched it again.

Really impressed with Offaly’s movement in attack. Very un-Offaly, and a welcome addition. Nobody stood still, lads positioned on the left showed up on the right and vice versa . The space to make the runs was created by Offaly’s half-forward line coming well outfield. That movement meant there was ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 382
Views: 123771

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Match results of their respective clubs wouldn't really be a factor here. It might if selecting 15 individuals, but the reality is they are selecting a team. You can't be picking a county team based on a quota system. It's not the All Stars. I'd prefer to see a ream who fits the plan, and vice versa...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 9614

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

I'll call them what I like, thank you very much. Incidentally, keep an eye on what Limerick do with line balls the next time they are on TV. Traditionalists will go bananas. You were referring to puckouts in your original comment, weren't you? That faster puckouts mean that the ball is in play more....