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by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: best offaly hurler in living memory
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: best offaly hurler in living memory

Ah, Whelahan was Offaly's best hurler. There were several on that team whose likes we will never see again (John Troy, Johnny Dooley, Martin Hanamy) but Whelahan had everything. His stickwork was sublime, his reading of the game was incredible. 'How did he know the ball was going to be there?' was a...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4829

Re: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020

I don't know if anyone has paid too much attention, but there are new regrading by-laws (which might have been introduced last year). Instead of regrading up to seven players who played Senior last year, clubs must now list 18 players who were previously graded Senior who can only play Senior in 202...
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4829

Re: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020

It might be different in Senior A football where there most clubs have a sizable population, but hosting a home Senior match would put a massive strain on resources. Go to a match at any rural venue and the same fellas (and ladies) you see on the gate, parking cars and generally helping out are the ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 204
Views: 59634

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

I presume the one you mention was when McManus was in possession of the ball when the referee stopped play and was awarded an indirect free, which is as per rule. Which is why McManus didn't attempt a score from what was a scoreable position. I was way too far away from the incident to tell whether ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 204
Views: 59634

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Eoghan had a bandage on his thigh afterwards. Might have been a hamstring injury.
kingscounty wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:09 pm
Looking a Cahill going off I thought I saw him limping so maybe he was injured? We should however have an able second free taker and a third to be honest
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Championship Draws
Replies: 10
Views: 5486

Re: Club Championship Draws

Getting playable pitches at the moment is a big problem. I'd say there aren't too many that could take a match right now.
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 204
Views: 59634

Random thoughts on Offaly v Wicklow.

A big win for Offaly last Sunday, but it wasn’t without its frustrations too. Yes, there was a stiff wind that was worth 25 yards of territory, but Offaly’s inability to win their own ball for much of the first half allowed Wicklow to get a run of scores and build a small lead during the second quar...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 204
Views: 59634

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

A simple win will do. Offaly's scoring difference exceeds Kerry's as it us, and so wouldn't deteriorate in a win. So Antrim are in the final against Offaly or Kerry. Offaly simply must win though. Do we have to beat Antrim by a certain amount of points or once we win were in the final? Playing Antri...
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 204
Views: 59634

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Now there's a thought.
Kevin wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:17 pm
What are we to do? Outlaw rain?
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 204
Views: 59634

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

The Mumps in Kerry . . . the Corona in Antrim . . . Division 2A could have a bit to run yet.
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 204
Views: 59634

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Grumbling in Kerry because Offaly v Antrim will be played after Kerry play their final game. But there is NO stipulation that each team play their final round of games simultaneously. (That would never work if there was an odd number of teams in a group.) That, and Antrim presumably have accommodati...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 148
Views: 33586

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

Two years ago, beat Wexford in Enniscorthy then beat Westmeath in Mullingar in their next away game.
NewEra wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:28 am
When is the last time we have won 2 away games in a row!?
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Championship Draws
Replies: 10
Views: 5486

Re: Club Championship Draws

The observant among you will have noticed the Master Fixtures list has been posted on the Board's site.
https://offaly.gaa.ie/club-fixture-plans-info-2020/
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 204
Views: 59634

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Sshhhh!
That's not a bad turn of events at all. Offaly can gain some confidence with wins over Mayo and Wicklow in the next two weeks. They can then carry that bit of momentum into the Antrim game, which I presume will be on the weekend 7th/8th March now.

Kerry beat Meath 0-13 to 0-8 today.
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 204
Views: 59634

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

I wasn't in Tralee so I'm not going to comment specifically on that one, but some general points in advance of Antrim's visit: Having to hurl most of the second half with a man less than the opposition was a big handicap, naturally. And particularly when you're not comfortable in possession of the b...