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by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

Aye. The posting of Fr Nicholas Clavin to California following his ordination in 1973 is another example. Interestingly it was similar pastoral reshuffling in 1970 that saw Fr Tom Scully unceremoniously banished to South Africa with Offaly getting close. It is entirely possible that if the men in th...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

As well as the relative youth of the Offaly team, something that has struck me is the height of the Offaly team. Now I know people are taller nowadays anyway, but of that Offaly’s 1971 team, only Kieran Claffey (6’1”) and Murt Connor (6’2”) stood in excess of six foot tall. And Nick Clavin, Kevin Ki...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

Go raibh maith agat, a chara.
True Red wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:33 am
Fantastic Article POTH.
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

Good point. And when you watch the available video of the 1972 replay, when they were absolutely rampant, you think the same. Complacency cost them against Galway in 1973's All-Ireland semi-final, and probably cost them against Dublin in 1974 too. By then, Paddy McCormack's eye injury forced his ret...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

Thank you. Lockdown Bank Holiday project. I genuinely don't know if it was unusual or not. Sall samole size, but Galway were even younger. They had 5 who were 22 or under, 3 who were 23, 3 were 24 and 4 were 25 or over. Séamus Leyden was the oldest at 29. Their average age was 23.4. Offaly's was 24....
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

There were no guarantees. Countless great times have come and gone without winning that coveted All-Ireland. Cork in the 1970s, Roscommon on the late ‘70s, and Mayo God help them, arguably the second best team of all time. Offaly had been sowing the seeds. A Leinster Senior breakthrough in 1960 befo...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: poem
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: poem

Folks, I received a message to say a close family connection of one of the gentlemen mentioned has seen this post and is checking to see if he still has the poem.
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 6483

Re: Defunct clubs

Seir Kieran, Drumcullen and Keith Mullally. Beaten by Kilcormac-Killoughey in 2009's U21 final, while the following year it took three games before Coolderry beat the combination in the final's second replay.
frankthetank wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:12 pm
Seir Kieran Óg I had never heard of. Who were they with?
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 6483

Re: Defunct clubs

Yes, there is some bye-law around using alterations to club names in the case of amalgamations. So it was indeed St Rynagh's Óg who won that U21 in 2012. Kilcormac-Killoughey Gaels (K-K and Drumcullen) reached 2008's U21 hurling final which they lost to Seir Kieran. And Seir Kieran Óg reached the U2...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 6483

Re: Defunct clubs

The St Coleman's referred to on page 1 of this thread were the one who won Intermediate football in 1958. They operated at Senior grade for few years following that championship success. They were centred around Cappincur but wouldn't have been a parish team as Daingean were Senior throughout that p...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 6483

Re: Defunct clubs

Thanks WG. Brilliant!
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 6483

Re: Defunct clubs

While Rohan, Ryan and Pillion are Doon names, Currams and Lehane would be associated with Ballycumber. So it appears to be a Leamonaghan parish team.
biffinbanner wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:19 am
them names sound maybe more doon like?
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 6483

Re: Defunct clubs

I recently discovered another now-defunct club I hadn't came across before. Millane Mellows operated in the 1940s. Surnames like Rohan, Currams, Egan, Lehane, Daly, Ryan, Pillion would indicate they hailed from Leamonaghan parish. Ryot, any thoughts?
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 17485

Re: Club Managements

Burgess is on the Limerick side of Nenagh, located within a mile of the junction of the N52 and the M7. I haven't passed that way for a while, but I recall you can see Burgess' clubhouse from the flyover crossing over the motorway at that junction. Jimbob17 is correct about Ardcroney. In KIlruane pa...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Johnny Pilkington
Replies: 15
Views: 2199

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...