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by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 46
Views: 7828

Re: O’Byrne Cup

Yes, the 1993 O’Byrne Cup win would have been the first Senior silverware won since 1982. But back then, the only opportunities to win a trophy were the All-Ireland, the Leinster, the League final and the O’Byrne cup. There were no league divisional trophies, like there are today. Not that it would ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 46
Views: 7828

Offaly's six previous O’Byrne Cup winning teams.

1954: Offaly 0-10 Louth 1-5, 20th March 1955 at Croke Park Liam Moran; Noel McGee (capt.), Kevin Scally, Myles Nugent; Mick Brady, Peter Nolan, Dick Conroy; Paddy Casey (0-2), Mick Casey; Alo Kelly (0-4), Christy Carroll (0-2), Johnny Kinahan (0-1); Joe Bracken, Paddy Fenlon (0-1), Christy Owens. S...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Sigerson/Fitzgibbon 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 2276

Re: Sigerson/Fitzgibbon 2020

Offaly players listed on the extended Fitzgibbon panels before Christmas:

Eoghan Cahill, Eimhin Kelly and Cathal Curran with Mary I;
Paddy Delaney with UL;
Andy Flynn with UCG;
Peter Walsh with Galway RTC;
Conor Langton with Carlow.

And that's it.
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 46
Views: 7828

Re: O’Byrne Cup

Neither here nor there - some useless information on the O'Byrne Cup: Tomorrow, Offaly line out in the competition's semi-final for the 24th time. Offaly have won 9 and lost 14 semi-finals. Offaly's first ever game in the O'Byrne cup was a 0-10 to 0-6 first round win over Westmeath in 1954. Offaly h...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling Best 15 - 2010-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2134

Re: Offaly Hurling Best 15 - 2010-2020

I was going to say the team that beat Limerick down in Limerick in the qualifier.

But 2008 is outside the time criteria of the opening post. So I'll say the team that drew with Galway in Croke Park in 2010 and nearly beat them in the replay.
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior B Hurling 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 14648

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: 14648

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: 14648

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: 32446

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: 1871

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: 1871

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: 98941

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: 14648

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: 14005

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: 14648

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.