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by Lone Shark
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 17487

Re: Club Managements

Both Ballinamere and Durrow have made huge strides in recent years, and it's great to see. It's a well-populated area, more than sufficient to play both sports at a very high level, and while they have a lot of natural advantages, they've used them well - not every club does, or would. I would stop ...
by Lone Shark
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Management committee
Replies: 10
Views: 2275

Re: Management committee

Colm is chairman of the GAA’s Community Development, Urban and Rural committee. It's an appointed role.

https://www.gaa.ie/news/gaa-plans-to-ta ... hic-shift/
by Lone Shark
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 13436

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

It is possible to predict things, and still not to want them to happen. I don't enjoy modern hurling nearly as much as I did the game of 2000-2010, when it was absolutely phenomenal - but that doesn't mean it's ever going back there. That's not how sport works. I agree with Tmacmahon in his prognost...
by Lone Shark
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 13436

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

I tend to take in about a half a dozen Galway SHC games first hand every year for working reasons, aside from a random selection of others all around the country, and unfortunately I'd have to concur with a lot of this. I was at Sarsfields vs Castlegar yesterday, and it's not that anything would blo...
by Lone Shark
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 43327

Re: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020

Lumcloon itself would be in Rynagh's territory, but I'd be stunned if there wasn't a decent proportion of the children in the school who come in from Kilcormac parish. It's not a massive school or anything, but it wouldn't be as simple as just putting all the pupils into the Rynaghs bracket. Likewis...
by Lone Shark
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Paddy Molloy - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 3751

Re: Paddy Molloy - RIP

That's a phenomenal post, a great record of a great man.
by Lone Shark
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Covid-19 & Championship-20
Replies: 6
Views: 4415

Re: Covid-19 & Championship-20

The thing about people's health is that it's a multi-faceted thing, much like the well known Maslow heirarchy of needs. First and foremost, you have to be alive, and then there's a sliding scale after that. Perhaps it's just because of my own personal situation (cut down to very little work, the wor...
by Lone Shark
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: My rivalry
Replies: 1
Views: 2445

My rivalry

by Lone Shark
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: A challenge!
Replies: 10
Views: 5257

Re: A challenge!

One from Offaly football all time, one from the players I've seen live only (and by that I mean from the age where I was old enough to have some clue what was going on, so we'll say 89 onwards, that sort of vicinity. This gets very tricky actually - taking the all-time one, midfield should be simple...
by Lone Shark
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 164381

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

That was a really hard one to take, I can't imagine how devastated the players must feel right now. Defended brilliantly for 76 minutes, maybe with one or two needless frees conceded, and you couldn't even fault them too much for McManus' goal as it was a brilliant finish from a tight angle. One bad...
by Lone Shark
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 164381

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

It'll be an interesting reflection of how we're seen by Antrim. If they perceive Kerry to be the easier opponent, they'll want to deny Offaly the win. If they think that Offaly (a Christy Ring team, and a team they beat in a crucial Joe McD game last year) are the softer touch, they'll travel down w...
by Lone Shark
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 93917

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

Shadow Cork team in the McGrath cup, probably around five first string lads. John Moloney injured, expected back during the league. Peter Cunningham is doing his obligatory tour of duty with the army, should be back for the summer but obviously wouldn't have any football played at that stage. Niall ...
by Lone Shark
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 93917

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

Shameless promotion of local fundraisers aside, I'd increase the margins in most of those games. Leitrim aren't as bad as their shocking FBD result suggested, but they are in big trouble and realistically, away to Derry should be far too much for them. If they can stay within five of Derry that woul...
by Lone Shark
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 93917

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

If anybody takes themselves seriously as a tipster, you have to be on board with this! :D

https://twitter.com/lonesharkoy/status/ ... 7509829632
by Lone Shark
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 234
Views: 103875

Re: Byrne v Duignan

Credit where it's due, I was very worried about the lack of experience after convention but the new group have gone the right way about addressing that, bringing in some very good people into key roles. Obviously the work only starts now, but you'd have to be encouraged.