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by backofthenet
Fri May 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 44037

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

I havent posted in a while but I have to post in response to this. Kevin Martin had to go, it was obvious from the league campaign which was disasterous but such is the disinterest it dragged on until we are mired in our current predicament. A few points to make on his tenure: I dont want this to re...
by backofthenet
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Tipperary - 2014 All-Ireland SHC qualifier Round 2
Replies: 120
Views: 67715

Re: Offaly vs Tipperary - 2014 All-Ireland SHC qualifier Rou

Lads this is so disheartening tipp are walking through for goals. It's the same old same old The forwards run around, tackle poorly to give away a free or let the man break the tackle, our backs try hard but hit the ball anywhere. And most of all my biggest bugbear we are terrible at set pieces. We ...
by backofthenet
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 200889

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

It's amazing how quickly we have descended from talking about Offalys future and how to fix it to petty club rivalry. To address some points, So Birr won Offaly 2 county all Ireland's in the ninetys??? No other Offaly club had hand act or part in it....really??!! In fairness Birrman that is b@llshit...
by backofthenet
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly
Replies: 96
Views: 57062

Re: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly

A long drive but well worth it. Not the greatest game of hurling you ever see but a win is a win. .... The Sweeper system that was a big problem this year has been got rid off. thank god. we still have problem with the sweeper system been played against us. mainly we don't know how to use the spare...
by backofthenet
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly
Replies: 96
Views: 57062

Re: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly

Sounds like Offaly missed 6 or 7 easy goal chances on the radio so they won it the hard way but at least a bit of pride is restored after midweek
by backofthenet
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: County Board
Replies: 11
Views: 7452

Re: County Board

A professional well ran setup will be bought into by the players, but if you have lads not being looked after properly then they will not aspire to perform as well as they can. What does an Offaly county hurler / footballer get for their 8-9 months training (many driving long distances)??? As far a...
by backofthenet
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: County Board
Replies: 11
Views: 7452

Re: County Board

I do not agree that his points are irrelevant to last night. Last night is the result of his points. If the county board are putting on training courses and people aren't attending it's a shocking indictment. I have never once heard of these courses and as a player I would love to attend with a view...
by backofthenet
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: OFFALY UNDER 21 HURLING
Replies: 146
Views: 96132

Re: OFFALY UNDER 21 HURLING

100% BnM The extra man actually hurt us as Wexford took a forward out, crowded out our forwards and created more space up front. Now if Offaly were being smart we would have played the extra man in midfield and played short passes to midfield and then create the overlap in our half forward line. Ins...
by backofthenet
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: OFFALY UNDER 21 HURLING
Replies: 146
Views: 96132

Re: OFFALY UNDER 21 HURLING

This is a bloody disgrace of a match. Since they went a man down we haven't scored. We are so tactically inept it's actually criminal
by backofthenet
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Strength And Conditioning
Replies: 22
Views: 7393

Re: Strength And Conditioning

lads i think loughnane is correct about strength and conditioning if he was talking about our defence or midfield but bergin and dooley have lots of power but lack real pace and to be honest look completely few up with b whelahan . the word coming from the offaly camp has been poor since janurary w...
by backofthenet
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Strength And Conditioning
Replies: 22
Views: 7393

Re: Strength And Conditioning

But ya have to admit if Brian Whelahan went out with a game plan and choose the 15 lads he wanted to play it, and it went terribly wrong he would come under awful criticism for not picking the best 15 lads available to him. I understand what you are saying but the game plan was totally wrong we pla...
by backofthenet
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Strength And Conditioning
Replies: 22
Views: 7393

Re: Strength And Conditioning

I think we have more fundamental problems than just strength and conditioning. If you just look at the way we approached Kilkenny this year and last year. 2 completely different approaches but with a lot if the same personnel. Some like Colin Egan, Joe Bergin & Conor Mahon would suit the approach pu...
by backofthenet
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kilkenny
Replies: 186
Views: 36319

Re: Offaly v Kilkenny

"I don't think that we should be starting back at under 13 or even back at minor & trying to build from a good hurling team from there...what we need to do is put the right structure in place for the players we have today...be it senior, u21 & minor & all the way down through the development squads...
by backofthenet
Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kilkenny
Replies: 186
Views: 36319

Re: Offaly v Kilkenny

It's hard to know where to start after such a hammering. What sets this game apart from other Kilkenny mailings is how soon we were found out, we normally stay with Kilkenny for 30-40 minutes...yesterday it was 5. Right now is not the time for knee jerk reactions. There were positives from yesterday...
by backofthenet
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2014 WALSH Cup
Replies: 106
Views: 47572

Re: 2014 WALSH Cup

Can anyone point out a valid reason that Birr can't hold Walsh cup / league games? (1) With regard to league games, as of now, they're not allowed. That may change, but it's up to Birr to get it changed by convincing the county board why they should fight for it. All I've heard is schyte about "tra...