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by jimbob17
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly U20s Football
Replies: 37
Views: 7633

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: 5570

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: 74
Views: 10753

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: 41641

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: 7633

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: 41641

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

by jimbob17
Sat May 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 41641

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: 108
Views: 27955

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: 39198

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: 29548

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: 24876

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...
by jimbob17
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: NHL Division 1B 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 29548

Re: NHL Division 1B 2019

Poor enough outcome today in relation to points diff etc. We are a good bit off where we need to be in fairness and some of the lads wouldn't make inter county senior panel in most hurling counties. That isn't to be disrespectful but the threshold to be an inter county senior in Offaly has dropped c...
by jimbob17
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: NHL Division 1B 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 29548

Re: NHL Division 1B 2019

While we were missing a lot, this is fairly close to where we are at. Okay, you could talk about the absence of Dooley, Bergin, Mahon, Egan etc but all of them lads are on the wrong side of 30 and might not be around next year. No harm to blood fellas in a game we were never going to win. It'll stan...
by jimbob17
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Newspaper Articles and other media bits
Replies: 88
Views: 26187

Re: Newspaper Articles

Fully agree Joker. There is a plan - whatever that is - I haven't seen it or is it available online? If its an active plan, everyone should know it is there and what it entails. What exactly from the plan is currently being implemented? There are some excellent people in Offaly that have been involv...
by jimbob17
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Newspaper Articles and other media bits
Replies: 88
Views: 26187

Re: Newspaper Articles

County board are dead right. Keep the numbers as high as you can for as long as you can. Have B grade competitions for smaller / weaker clubs like most counties! Result is the adult clubs benefit down the line and we have a stronger playing base. The alternative generates the opposite - take St Manc...