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by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior B Hurling 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 12840

Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Two chaps with the same name. (I think they are cousins.) To distinguish them, they use the townlands where they hail from. Carrickshock did the same when they had two Richie Powers. I would echo what you say about Coughlan at full back, one thing you might clarify POTH Tommy Walsh named at full bac...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior B Hurling 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 12840

Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

In the end it wasn’t to be for Clareen, though the 12 point margin is a harsh reflection of the effort in what was a frustrating afternoon for Offaly’s Stripy Men. Tullaroan’s utter dominance of contests, rucks or scrums (call them what you like) saw the west Kilkenny team launch attack after attack...
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior B Hurling 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 12840

Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

If any club epitomised the battling Offaly spirit back in the good old days it was Clareen, and it is fitting that they get to conclude their year in a Leinster club final. Maximising scarce resources, the ‘never say die’ attitude, the style matched with the grit and determination. The club’s histor...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster Under 20 Hurling Championship
Replies: 86
Views: 27675

Re: Leinster Under 20 Hurling Championship

Do you have the same objection to parish teams competing in the U20 football? (Because if you do, you might like to highlight where you made those objections previously. It amounts to the same thing.) I don't know of anyone in South Offaly who objects to the Birr parish amalgam at U20 level. And whi...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Divisional sides
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Re: Divisional sides

And if the league's are smaller and therefore less league games (which would be in breach of directives from headquarters), what are the club Junior players who don't play County and don't play Division stuff to do? Bear in mind, Kerry, as well as having April as a club month like the rest of us, al...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Divisional sides
Replies: 12
Views: 1637

Re: Divisional sides

Shure 'tis easy for Kerry to do that when they get their hurling championship out of the way in August.
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 282
Views: 87606

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Though emphatic winners, Rathdowney-Errill wasted enough good play and left a misfiring St Rynagh’s in it for long enough to suggest they are far from the real deal. And that they outscored St Rynagh’s something like 4-3 to 0-3 after Paul Quirke’s sending off, I get the impression they are great cro...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior B Hurling 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 12840

Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Clareen have a great chance to reach a Leinster final, but they will have to be on top of their game to do so. In recent years in this competition, the Wicklow champions’ record has been: Last year, Glenealy ran Portlaoise to three points (1-10 to 0-16). In 2017, Glenealy beat the Wexford Intermedia...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 12008

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Ah, there’s no harm in a debate, I suppose. Other hand, the lads chosen don’t actually get anything by way of an award, do they? Anyway, out of curiosity I checked to see what Senior hurling matches Kevin Corrigan covered this year. These are: Round 1: Birr v Coolderry, Round 2: none, Round 3: Shinr...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior B Hurling 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 12840

Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

They may well do, but Clareen v Tullaroan would be the dream final. Beware Naas who could well have a say too.
frankthetank wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Tullaroan will win Leinster.
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 282
Views: 87606

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

The smell. Again. 😮
allstar2010 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:21 pm
What gave it away? Again! :D
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 282
Views: 87606

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Townman's back! I'd recognise the smell anywhere.
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster Under 20 Hurling Championship
Replies: 86
Views: 27675

The Under 20 Hurling Championship

The U20 hurling championship got underway at the weekend with three first round ties decided. Shamrocks beat St Rynagh's 4-14 to 0-17 in what was a rare win for the Rahan-Mucklagh club at the grade. KIlcormac-Killoughey had a big win over Coolderry, 2-18 to 1-6. Shinrone beat Drumcullen/Seir Kieran ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior B Hurling 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 12840

Thoughts on the Senior B Hurling final

Saturday will be one of the greatest days in Seir Kieran’s hurling story: contesting two adult finals. Think about that for a moment. A parish with fewer than 500 souls. It’s difficult enough for small clubs to have the numbers for a second team, the Clareen mens’ second team are in the Intermediate...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Intermediate hurling 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 5815

Re: Intermediate hurling 2019

That's harsh. Absolutely harsh. It probably doesn't suit Clareen to hurl two finals on the one day either. And yes, the Intermediate final could have been hurled last weekend or this weekend.