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by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior B Hurling 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 4731

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: 2764

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.
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Thoughts on the Senior A Hurling final

That St Rynagh’s won a ‘battle’ of a semi-final is to their credit. Toe to toe with Belmont for 60 minutes in a test of character. Which they passed. And weren’t going to be beaten once they edged in front. The way Dermot Shortt walked out from his own square to halfway, the way the free for the lea...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Great win for ye, Green. Fair comment on all your points below. And I'm pleased for Breeder. Birr 0-18 Shinrone 0-15 I would have to say I am quiet happy with that for a few reasons. Not much people gave Birr a chance, but unfortunately for Shinrone that suited Birr. Shinrone made some awful decisio...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

First and foremost, well done to Birr. They had a job to do and they done it very well. No messing, no fooling, no frills, just down to earth hurling. I am never again falling for Shinrone’s encouraging form in the group stages. (I know I’ve said that more than once, but this time it’s for real.) Wh...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

There is much scepticism regarding Shinrone’s ability to produce it in a quarter-final. Which is reasonable – their track record at this stage speaks for itself. It actually screams for itself. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt on this occasion. This year, they have been different. Their hurli...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Leave it to the hurlers! Glad you enjoyed it (and I think I remember you passing a similar comment at the time). The 2016 Junior B final between Lusmagh and Rhode was one of the most enjoyable games I can remember in the last 20 years. Lusmagh just said fuck it and had a go at them right from the st...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Sure now?
Fairplayalways wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:46 am
but all QF teams are from South Offaly..
Fairplayalways wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Belmont in West Offaly is a fact
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Tight margins. Had Belmont beaten Birr by 3 points or more (and Belmont did lead by 3 late in the game) then they would have qualified for the semi-final at Kilcormac's expense.
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

A few thoughts on the weekend. I am surprised that Kinnitty are being dismissed by almost every commentator. I beg to differ with those dismissals, because I think Kinnitty have a decent chance of progression to the quarter-final. With eight minutes of last year’s meeting remaining, KInnitty actuall...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Two very instructive, and interesting, matches in Birr last Saturday. Shinrone have very definitely carried on the form they showed when beating Coolderry. Really hurling to a plan which suits them. Injury free, Conor Doughan is a revelation at centre half-forward. Seán Cleary enjoying his hurling o...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 15917

Senior A Football top scorers after three rounds

Seán Doyle 4-10 (22)
Niall McNamee 3-12 (21)
Nigel Dunne 1-17 (20)
Johnny Kavanagh 2-13 (19)
Peter Daly 1-15 (18)
Joe Maher 0-16
Jack Walsh 0-14
Cían Johnson 2-8 (14)
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Top scorers chart after five rounds:-

David Nally 0-45
Eoghan Cahill 0-39
Ciarán Slevin 0-38
Colm Coughlan 0-35
Brian Duignan 1-29
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47252

Forthcoming round 5 & 6 Senior A fixtures

Friday 9th August at 7.15pm Ballinamere v Shinrone at Lusmagh Saturday 10th August at 6pm Birr v St Rynagh’s at Rath (preceded by IHC Rynaghs v Clara at 4.15pm) Kinnitty v Belmont at Mucklagh Coolderry v Kilcormac-Killoughey at Shinrone (preceded by IHC Coolderry v Ballinamere at 4.15pm) Saturday 2...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior B Hurling 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 4731

Forthcoming round 5 & 6 Senior B fixtures

Friday 9th August at 7.15pm Drumcullen v Shamrocks at Moystown Tullamore v Seir Kieran at Kinnitty Clodiagh Gaels v Kilcormac-Killoughey at Bord na Móna Park Saturday 10th August at 6pm Lusmagh v Carrig & Riverstown at Ferbane Friday 23rd August at 7pm Lusmagh v Seir Kieran at Banagher Saturday 24t...