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by Lone Shark
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Sligo Round 2 Qualifier
Replies: 17
Views: 3133

Re: Offaly v Sligo Round 2 Qualifier

Credit where it's due, that was decent. I remember coming out of the league game in Newry this year (still the only game in which this side was well-beaten) and thinking that while they made mistakes, they made mistakes trying to be positive, trying to do the right thing. They still make mistakes, b...
by Lone Shark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 41641

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

If we get a candidate like John Irwin or someone of the same calibre he should step aside. Why does he keep saying to contest him surely if someone like that is willing to go forward lone shark Tommy would step aside ??? I cannot speak for Tommy, but I honestly believe that if someone like that cam...
by Lone Shark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 41641

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Tommy Byrne must go! There is always someone better to step in specially at this stage when we are literally on the ground. And again I will ask - what evidence have you to suggest that there is someone better? You can't just make a statement that goes against all evidence (the evidence being the l...
by Lone Shark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 41641

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

I can't, for the simple reason that the instruction from my editor was to either get all three, or leave it - and you can see why, because to give airtime to one and not to others would be seen as bias. When the other two declined, that was the end of the idea.
by Lone Shark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 41641

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

we will leave Tommy there in fairness to him hes doing a great job.. You don't think Tommy Byrne is a good chairman - we get it. There's no doubt that there are serious black marks on his tenure, and everyone (myself included) would like to see a contest for the position in November, that's a viewp...
by Lone Shark
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kerry JMCD cup - can we win this game?
Replies: 33
Views: 4365

Re: Offaly V Kerry JMCD cup - can we win this game?

Boom. Bye bye hurling. I'm absolutely gutted by that result, but I picked up a comment like this on twitter and I'm going to pick up this too. There is a lot more to Offaly hurling than the senior county team. It is important, but it is not everything. That's not to say that everything is okay, it ...
by Lone Shark
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kerry JMCD cup - can we win this game?
Replies: 33
Views: 4365

Re: Offaly V Kerry JMCD cup - can we win this game?

I find it hard to envisage a win here. Understandably, confidence is completely on the floor, the team hasn't won a meaningful game since the league match against Laois 16 months ago, and you could argue they haven't hurled well since the Kilkenny league quarter final a month after that. Fitness is ...
by Lone Shark
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v London Football Qualifiers
Replies: 25
Views: 3753

Re: Offaly v London Football Qualifiers

To be honest I'm not sure - I thought it was at home but I'm only repeating what I heard. It's entirely possible that it could yet be an away game I suppose.
by Lone Shark
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v London Football Qualifiers
Replies: 25
Views: 3753

Re: Offaly v London Football Qualifiers

That's all pretty accurate. I took a bit of heart from the fact that at least the mistakes (albeit far too many of them) came from trying to do positive things, rather than just going through the motions. There is a real sense of going out to have a go about this group and while I'm not one of those...
by Lone Shark
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 41641

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

The Kerry anomaly pointed out by llkj above is a disgrace, and it always amazes me that it doesn't get more air time. Waterford are currently in freefall, they've given up on their manager entirely, and while they would still be favourites to beat Carlow in a one off game, I would suggest that Carlo...
by Lone Shark
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 41641

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Really disappointing yesterday overall. Not being at the match and watching it online is a nice remove to take the emotion out of the game and try to analyze it. If anyone wants to see the entire match, you can watch it here: https://www.gaa.ie/gaa-now/officialgaa-live-stream-131661/ 1. Management ...
by Lone Shark
Fri May 31, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 41641

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Joachim and the management did look for the game to be played in Birr(there wasnt a mention of that anywhere) There's one simple reason why there was no mention of that - I see no reference to that anywhere, the county board has said there was no such request received, and as there's no source, it ...
by Lone Shark
Fri May 31, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 41641

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

1) Shows the hard word that goes into OCP (voluntarily I think bar assistance from Tom Moloney) 2) It is a positive GAA news story 3) The issue of the drought and the impact 4) How often the pitch is used? 5)It's a positive news story 6) Kevin Egan trying to earn a crust? 7) And finally, whats the ...
by Lone Shark
Sat May 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 27952

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Arien Delaney is gone from the Shinrone job. Not sure if he jumped or was pushed but he did seem to be the embodiment of the "outsider" coach who did not give two flying fcuks if he could benefit Offaly and was in it solely for his own personal gain. Somebody from Tipperary has replaced him. Didn't...
by Lone Shark
Wed May 22, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 41641

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

I'd be quare disappointed if getting involved in sideshows like that is the way this management team have chosen to go about their project. I'd also be hugely surprised if that turns out to be true. If the players' attitudes and mindsets are right, they'll be fine, regardless of where the matches ar...