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by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Johnny Pilkington
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Re: Johnny Pilkington

For me, it wasn't funny then and it wasn't funny now. And I'll leave it at that. To be fair to JP, on Laochra Gael he expressed his regret at that comment, recalling it as 'immature'. I've never met JP and I've never been in his company. But from speaking in recent days to people who do know him per...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Har Donnelly R.I.P.
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Har Donnelly R.I.P.

Rest in Peace, Har Donnelly. A man who was a key component of Offaly's 1960 and '61 team. Rightly labelled The Faithful Pioneers by Ciarán Reilly and Pádraig Foy in their book of the same name. Har Donnelly made 58 appearances for Offaly between 1958 and 1964 (18 championship, 32 NFL, 6 O'Byrne Cup ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 152802

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Place your ball winners in midfield? Is this hurling or football you're talking about? Maybe it's football, and that's fine. But in hurling, the place for your puckout targets is in the half-forward line. Statin' the bleedin' obvoius here, but you need mobility in midfield, lads to read and win brea...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 152802

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

I’m going to attempt a list of the current squad, based on 2020’s panel that I am aware of, less those reported to have left/withdrawn plus those who have been called up. GOALKEEPERS: Stephen Corcoran Éamonn Cleary Conor Clancy DEFENDERS: Ciarán Burke Ben Conneely Paddy Delaney Damien Egan David Kin...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 152802

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

I'll be honest, I never asked him. It's something I have always presumed. SC was photographed front and centre of the Westmeath celebrations when they beat Kilkenny in U21 hurling a few years ago. Back in 2010 I watched Drumcullen's Leinster club quarter-final in the company of Séamus Cooney, who wa...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 152802

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Only getting around to this query now. While Offaly and Westmeath share a lengthy boundary, the countys' respective traditional hurling areas don't border each other. Though in fairness, that might be changing now with Ballinamere-Durrow making a significant contribution. Westmeath's traditional hur...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Minor Football
Replies: 18
Views: 2820

Re: Minor Football

I'd rephrase that. It's great to have chaps who are able to win the ball in the air. Then you can aim well placed kicks at them. If you were winning, say, 30% of your own restarts then you'd have to find an alternative means of retaining possession. The platform for todays win was the exceptional pe...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 152802

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Just on this. Having been at both games, I believe they took more or less a similar trend. Dublin led for much of the quarter-final, at times it seemed like Offaly were on the verge of being tipped off the edge, but they kept battling, stuck to the plan and came with a late run of scores to force ex...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 152802

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

They won't be too bad. Enjoyed a win over Dublin, which is a serious scalp to take at Minor level. And Westmeath will see it as a great chance to reach the Leinster Minor hurling final. Westmeath v Offaly is a local derby for Westmeath, but not for Offaly. Westmeath are at home, so the pressure is o...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The offaly way.
Replies: 20
Views: 4041

Re: The offaly way.

Ah, it was 'the other crowd' who drafted that document, so it doesn't count. Was there not a huge level of work done on this a number of years ago in both hurling and football. I remember a large group involved in hurling from which that famous document was sat on shelf for over a year. From footbal...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 152802

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

407 hurlers named. If we suppose there are 10 hurling counties (I know you could say there are 12 or 14, but for arguments sake), that's an average of 40 hurlers per county. And our crowd have 5. This list comes out on a pdf every year. It would be great to get it on excel to do some sorting. Like, ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The offaly way.
Replies: 20
Views: 4041

Re: The offaly way.

The phrase 'irreconcilable differences' springs to mind.
pigeon house biffo wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:36 pm
I think somewhere between bracknagh boy and plain of the herbs approach could be the way to go!
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The offaly way.
Replies: 20
Views: 4041

Re: The offaly way.

While I look forward to seeing how the process will play out, I can’t help thinking the flat earthers will be sharpening their pencils and writing their letters. Their wish lists will include: A return to old fashioned ‘catch and kick’ football and an end to handpassing; A return to ‘ground hurling’...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Severe lack of Offaly O’Neills Gear on website
Replies: 10
Views: 1802

Re: Severe lack of Offaly O’Neills Gear on website

Its not as simple as sticking on a crest. It kinda is. Stitching the crest and sponsor. Jerseys ate different. I’m on about leisurewear. Most counties have above 55, 60 items on their pages. Donegal have 109. A good few have more than 70. We’ve 36, including face masks and teddy bears! The Lusmagh ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 8757

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

Obviously this year is a write off. You did indeed say it was very poorly ran until this year which gave me the impression that was no longer the case and I was all agog to hear details of the good news! In regards to the county board, I didn't say they have improved as this is a non year. I said it...