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by DAF
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Niall McNamee Retires
Replies: 7
Views: 4999

Re: Niall McNamee Retires

A great player. Wonderfully stylish footballer, brilliant fielder of the ball, great at setting up team mates and of course was a great scorer for us. Sadly due to us being so poor during most of his career he never got to fulfill his potential and the weight of carrying the team seem to really drag...
by DAF
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Westmeath 2016 Leinster Q-final - Sunday June 12th
Replies: 43
Views: 54026

Re: Offaly vs Westmeath 2016 Leinster Q-final - Sunday June

Kieran Martin had his nose broken by an Offaly player after he went to shake his hand after the game. Hopefully there is a long ban coming up for whoever that was.Bad enough to lose but to then engage in thuggery like that is unacceptable. Only half the story. Offaly players went to shake hands and...
by DAF
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Westmeath 2016 Leinster Q-final - Sunday June 12th
Replies: 43
Views: 54026

Re: Offaly vs Westmeath 2016 Leinster Q-final - Sunday June

Kieran Martin had his nose broken by an Offaly player after he went to shake his hand after the game.


Hopefully there is a long ban coming up for whoever that was.Bad enough to lose but to then engage in thuggery like that is unacceptable.
by DAF
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Westmeath 2016 Leinster Q-final - Sunday June 12th
Replies: 43
Views: 54026

Re: Offaly vs Westmeath 2016 Leinster Q-final - Sunday June

Could not understand the persistence of leaving Allen in the full forward line isolated by himself, as for McNamee almost playing as a midfielder/centre forward particularly in the 2nd half was a bad move, I think we were the better footballers but we wasted so many chances..I hope we regroup and g...
by DAF
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Westmeath 2016 Leinster Q-final - Sunday June 12th
Replies: 43
Views: 54026

Re: Offaly vs Westmeath 2016 Leinster Q-final - Sunday June

We got what we deserved from that game. Far too negative in the first half.I do not know who thought it was a good idea to play with a one man full forward line and for Bernard Allen to be the lone player up there.He's about 5ft 7 and is in no way suitable for that role.If they are going to play tha...
by DAF
Mon May 16, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster SFC Round 1 vs Longford
Replies: 25
Views: 31134

Re: Leinster SFC Round 1 vs Longford

Really good performance from Offaly. Niall Smith was top class especially in the first half and should be one of the first names on the team sheet he's simply a brilliant fielder of a ball. McNamee was excellent and as someone else said he looks leaner than he has for a while and the hunger and desi...
by DAF
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1B 2016
Replies: 300
Views: 183096

Re: Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1B 2016

if the match today was played in Tullamore we'd have won.
by DAF
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July
Replies: 33
Views: 35478

Re: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July

I agree the black card for the Kildare midfielder actually improved the team and he had an important part in their play. Offaly lost the way in midfield especially in second half were i would say in first half they broke even, what i was annoyed at was Kildare actually had more numbers around the b...
by DAF
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July
Replies: 33
Views: 35478

Re: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July

Decent enough performance. I missed the first 15 minutes of the match because I thought the game was starting at 3 o'clock (it was down as throwing in at 3 in the paper this morning).

The loss of Niall Smith and the introduction of Tommy Moolick by Kildare seemed to me to be a big turning point.
by DAF
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July
Replies: 33
Views: 35478

Re: Offaly v kildare

Is Niall McNamee going to be fit for this one?
by DAF
Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: offalys best football 15 since 1971 to 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 23022

Re: offalys best football 15 since 1971 to 2014

DAF - Thomas Deehan in before Peter Brady ! Are you sure ? Overall Brady was obviously a better player but I'd only seen him play for a couple of years and I was only 13 when he finished playing for Offaly so it's hard to appreciate him as much with my own eyes.Deehan started playing for Offaly whe...
by DAF
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers
Replies: 26
Views: 29677

Re: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers

Has anyone even considered that Kildare might win on Sunday and we'll end up playing Dublin in the qualifiers. :)
by DAF
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: offalys best football 15 since 1971 to 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 23022

Re: offalys best football 15 since 1971 to 2014

I've been going to games since 1996-97 league so this is the team I would name from then to today 1 Alan Mulhall 2 Cathal Daly 3 Conor Evans 4 Barry Malone 5 Barry Mooney 6 Finbarr Cullen 7 Karol Slattery 8 James Grennan 9 Ciaran McManus 10 Colm Quinn 11 Sean Grennan 12 Roy Malone 13 Vinny Claffey 1...
by DAF
Sat May 16, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Longford, Leinster SFC, Saturday 16/05/2015
Replies: 64
Views: 55688

Re: Offaly vs Longford, Leinster SFC, Saturday 16/05/2015

Dreadful first 15 minutes and last 15 minutes in the middle we played well, we didn't take advantage of the wind enough in the first half.We nearly snatched a draw at the end but it wouldn't have been a deserved draw. John Maloney was Offaly best player tonight, he drove out of defence well and real...
by DAF
Fri May 15, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Support for Longford Game
Replies: 18
Views: 20068

Re: Support for Longford Game

Best of Luck to Offaly and Best of Luck to Paul McConway especially on his first championship match as captain. He's a fomer classmate of mine a sound man. The performance in the league final was encouraging and if we can play as well as that on Saturday we'll have a good chnace. Hopefully they can ...