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by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 21578

Re: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020

No. Or at least I very much doubt it.
Keyser Soze wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:40 pm
This connected to the assault on their manager last year?
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 22
Views: 2872

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Where did you say drive it or give the ball away? When you wrote your preference was to “move a ball on the ground or in the air if it does not go to hand”. Because that is giving the ball away. How many times does a ground stroke or overhead pull lead to a turnover in possession? Answer: almost alw...
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 22
Views: 2872

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Absolutely correct on the snooker analogy. I couldn't believe what I was reading further up the page. Aimless ground hurling is gone. As you said if you concede possession now at the top level, the opposition will most likely generate a scoring chance from it, whereas in the past if the ball was los...
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 22
Views: 2872

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Have a read of this if you want some analysis backed up with facts:
http://sixtwofourtwo.com/dear-1989-you- ... h-hurling/
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 22
Views: 2872

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Newsflash! The earth is not flat. I don't see the logic in giving the ball away to the opposition. The difference is that in the old days you could give the ball away without consequence, because you'd get it back again 10 seconds later. Now, give the ball away and you are effectively conceding a sc...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 22
Views: 2872

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Like yourself, I mean no slight on any of the players involved, but I generally agree with the tone of your message. And until the culture of 'drive it, drive it' is abandoned, the gulf will continue. Watch any matches next weekend closely - how many will see a team make three consecutive passes wit...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Paddy Molloy - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Some Paddy Molloy headlines

I meant to post this before but never got the chance. My sympathy to his family on their loss. 1953 Senior debut in goals for Drumcullen in their 3-7 to 2-6 win over Tullamore. Doesn’t feature in the next game two months later when Drumcullen’s 4 in a row bid is ended at the semi-final stage by Rah...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Irish Independent: The Day of the Short Whistle
Replies: 5
Views: 1883

Irish Independent: The Day of the Short Whistle

Vincent Hogan's recollection of that day in August 1998 from yesterday's Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/the-day-of-the-short-whistle-the-missing-minutes-and-the-pitch-protests-that-changed-hurling-history-39156051.html And here's my description of the build-u...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020
Replies: 107
Views: 21578

Re: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020

The situation could best be summed up with the words of Paul Brady’s song: “there’s no use in askin’ / the answer is nobody knows” . And in fairness, I wouldn’t be criticising anyone for not knowing. But anyway. We really won’t know how to schedule the club season until they see how the intercounty ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: best offaly hurler in living memory
Replies: 4
Views: 2370

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: 107
Views: 21578

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: 107
Views: 21578

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: 93236

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: 93236

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: 19
Views: 12372

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.