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by jimbob17
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly U20s
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Offaly U20s

Couple of lads in this team capable of going on to play at co senior level. It is a young team and a few (even the best of them) are underage again next year. Off top of my head Jack Bryant, Cathal O Donoghue and Aidan Bracken among others have potential to step up in coming years. Surprised the you...
by jimbob17
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Election 2020 laois offaly
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Election 2020 laois offaly

So its done and dusted and all settling in to new era. Somewhat surprised by nature of Stanley dominance though expected him to land seat comfortably. Was out on Nolan losing out due to lack of Sinn Fein backing. Think the pro-life stance and leaving Sinn Fein demonstrated her to be very principled ...
by jimbob17
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Election 2020 laois offaly
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Re: Election 2020 laois offaly

I see the first three as home and hosed in Cowen Flemming and Flanagan and in that order. Brian Stanley should also be a shoe in for a seat but expect that he will lose some votes with Portarlington moved into Kildare and won't get it as easy as the othersin situ.... The last seat is a real toss up ...
by jimbob17
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 212
Views: 25865

Re: Byrne v Duignan

Great to see that kind of expertise and experience being harnessed. The finance committee certainly looks like it is a huge improvement on what has gone on before.....
by jimbob17
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managers 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 3171

Re: Club Managers 2020

Whats the current status of these clubs manangement teams? Ferbane Rhode Clara Edenderry Shamrocks Cappincur Tullamore Bracknagh From what I know, Ferbane are unchanged. Interesting developments in Rhode by all accounts. Appointed former Portlaoise boss but think his tenure might be short lived. Cl...
by jimbob17
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 46
Views: 8243

Re: O’Byrne Cup

I see Carlow IT beat UCC in Sigerson Cup quarter final. UCC featured Kerry's Sean O'Se among other Kerry players while Offaly's Cian Farrell kicked 7 points incl few frees for Carlow IT while Jack Walsh from Gracefield was also in the forwards for Carlow outfit who are now in semi-final......
by jimbob17
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 46
Views: 8243

Re: O’Byrne Cup

Underwhelming performance overall. Longford fully deserved it. They had a lot more spark in second half and were full value for win and were much better than a bang average Westmeath outfit we beat the last day. That said, we had scoring chances in 2nd half we didn't take. Anton took a score in seco...
by jimbob17
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 46
Views: 8243

Re: O’Byrne Cup

Great performance and win yesterday. While you must put in perspective, it was convincing win over a Westmeath team that would look down on Offaly - albeit a slightly weakened Westmeath due to injuries. From observation, I thought Westmeath were woefully negative at times and Offaly were comfortably...
by jimbob17
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 46
Views: 8243

Re: O’Byrne Cup

Wexford absolutely woeful. Ferbane or Rhode would have beat them! Galvin brought his fashionista self onto the sideline, complete with new Dunnes range in skinny jeans, bomber jacket and suede boots! He could have at least thrown on a tracksuit for the hour on the sideline! Offaly played at high tem...
by jimbob17
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: RTÉ hurling team of the decade
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: RTÉ hurling team of the decade

É murphy D Burke JJ Delaney Sean Finn Brendan Maher P Maher Tommy Walsh M fennelly D burke Tj Reid Bonnar Maher Henry Shefflin J canning S Callanan P Horgan Put Finn in as rep of LK who whave been as impressive team as i have seen over last 3 years. Feel bad leaving Brick Walsh out - surprised so ma...
by jimbob17
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The fixtures crisis - how would you sort it ?
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: The fixtures crisis - how would you sort it ?

Good question.... Have some ideas, some of which I will touch on. I think the new tiered system in football might alleviate some of the congestion and free up 2 or maybe 3 extra weeks. That said, I wont get into merits / non merits of org of county game and will try stay focused on club. There is an...
by jimbob17
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling Best 15 - 2010-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2203

Re: Offaly Hurling Best 15 - 2010-2020

J Dempsey Honourable mentions Paul Cleary J Rigney David Kenny D Franks Chris McDonnell Diarmuid Horan D Hayden Rory Hanniffy G Oakley - would be on 00-10 team no problem Kevin Brady D Morkan - never fulfilled potential B Murphy Sean Ryan Colin Egan Derek Molloy - injury and not playing reason for l...
by jimbob17
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Kehoe Cup 2019/2020, NHL 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 12345

Re: Kehoe Cup 2019/2020

Agree re Sean Coughlan - a strong hard hurler that should be there last 5 or 6 years. Is Sean Gardiner playing at all or is he in there. Definitely one of the best in the county if fit, in his prime and should be in there. Ditto Chris McDonnell and Paddy Murphy who are also in their prime - havent s...
by jimbob17
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 212
Views: 25865

Re: Byrne v Duignan

Glad there is change coming - though lot of work involved and lot of hands will be needed on deck! I am not so sure if the new group will be aware of level of work involved so best of luck with all. Thanks to those outgoing who gave numerous volumes of hours all in a voluntary capacity for little or...
by jimbob17
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 46
Views: 8243

Re: O’Byrne Cup

West Offaly won a lot of trophies this year and as far as I am concerned, are under represented by that squad especially given that they have dominated minor and U21 in last few years! Does anyone have a list of current senior football panel for 2020? Are likes of following involved? Leon Fox, Joe M...