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by jimbob17
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47258

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

As much as people have pop at Shinrones inability to get over line in tight championship games, you'd have to say they are very consistent when it comes to the crunch time in knockout championship. Again today, they never really led or were in any control and the same old faults arose again today. T...
by jimbob17
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 15922

Re: Senior A Football 2019

Clara to win easy. Think Ferbane will be rattled by Shamrocks. I fancy Shamrocks to win this one - they are much closer than the odds suggest. I think Gracefield will rattle Tullamore too but Tullamore to edge it for finish. By all accounts Gracefield will have plenty of better players back in and w...
by jimbob17
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager
Replies: 112
Views: 19085

Re: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager

By all accounts Michael Fennelly will be at a SHC game today. Where do we expect him to rock up to? Rath for Kinnitty v Coolderry would be my guess as it’s the game with the most riding on it providing Kilcormac / Killoughey justify their heavy favouritism. He was in Clareen on Sunday along with To...
by jimbob17
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager
Replies: 112
Views: 19085

Re: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager

Any word on backroom team? Wouldn't be at all surprised if likes of Brian Carroll will be involved. They may have hurled Fitz in UL together as far as I am aware. Would also expect to see likes of a Richie Power or someone of that vintage involved with maybe a few (younger people hopefully) from Off...
by jimbob17
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly U20s Football
Replies: 37
Views: 8734

Re: Offaly U20s Football

It was Cathal Donaghue who made the run and had a decent game and a fine year. Struggled against Meath at midfield , and Meaths height in the forward line had us under pressure also. Lot of players will be disappointed with their performances but couldn't fault the effort. Our 3 teams have only bee...
by jimbob17
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Leix Round 3 Qualifier
Replies: 42
Views: 6706

Re: Offaly v Leix Round 3 Qualifier

Great draw I think. Really looks like Maughan is getting most from this particular group and they are going at teams in positive fashion. Irrespective of how Saturday goes (we have good chance) I hope that a few more talented lads out there buy in next year. While the depth of panel isn't as strong ...
by jimbob17
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager
Replies: 112
Views: 19085

Re: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager

Would like to see a bit of a mix in terms of modern hurling knowledge, local hurling knowledge, coaching experience and some sport science / coaching knowledge. Of all those listed there are a few I would certainly steer away from. Conor Gleeson was a coach under Eamonn Kelly in both Laois and Offal...
by jimbob17
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 45820

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

I wasn't at game but watched about 40 mins of game last night incl last 15 mins. One thing obvious to me was how weak we are in the air in comparison to Antrim and how slow we are on to the breaks. We were second best at least 60% of the time. If we cant break even on this type of stuff we are at no...
by jimbob17
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly U20s Football
Replies: 37
Views: 8734

Re: Offaly U20s Football

We have seen over a number of years where we shoved lads into senior too quickly at a young age when they arguably were not fully ready and they got swallowed up before they ever got really started and never fulfilled potential at inter-county senior. Young McPadden and Ken Casey (a serious underage...
by jimbob17
Sat May 18, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 45820

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

by jimbob17
Sat May 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 45820

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Lord, that was a poor effort! I think its very fair to say that we have fallen a long way further than most would have imagined. To be honest, I am not one bit surprised at the trimming we got today! We couldnt get our best hurlers on the field and beyond that, our best minors and 21s have not been ...
by jimbob17
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 47258

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Huge difference in pace between the 2 games in Birr on Saturday. Kilcormac will feel hard done by and should have won. They havent a whole lot done by all accounts yet are right there hurling wise. My tip for the county this year - Conor Mahon was excellent. Other game - Coolderry deserved it but on...
by jimbob17
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Additions to County panels Football and Hurling
Replies: 97
Views: 41336

Re: Additions to County panels Football and Hurling

Ferbane will walk home in final IMO. Nothing will get near them. As for nature of thread, it is interesting that there is nobody from Edenderry, Clara, Ferbane, Gracefield that has featured in league for Offaly this year. There are at least 10 players between the 4 clubs that are good enough! Small ...
by jimbob17
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: NHL Division 1B 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 32176

Re: NHL Division 1B 2019

I could be wrong here but my info tells me that the S&C coach was let go due to a perceived or otherwise lack of fitness. As far as I am aware he did not leave of his own accord. As for the reasons they are or were not as fit as Waterford, Laois etc, there are multitude of reasons. Let me say first ...
by jimbob17
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: NFL Division 3 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 27200

Re: NFL Division 3 2019

My lord that was a hard one to take. It is one thing to lose to a better team, its a whole other thing to gift the thing to the opposition because we are unwilling to take them on. It was a crying shame to lose that one and we have nobody to blame but ourselves. Offaly started very brightly and shou...