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by llkj
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 375
Views: 121257

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Whether we like it or not, restarts are a key component of hurling. Worryingly, Offaly won just 46% of their own puckout. Just curious what you define as a restart from a stats point of view? Is it puckouts only or would it include all of the other ways of restarting a game like a line ball or a lo...
by llkj
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Amalgamations
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Amalgamations

I would imagine CRC would go in at Senior B, to replace CR. Just my opinion, but the amalgamation should always replace the highest ranking club in the amalgamation. The 'Daingean' team should be Intermediate. Great base for them to make a run at climbing the ladder.
by llkj
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 9253

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Puckouts are puckouts. Not restarts. Ever!
by llkj
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 9253

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Ever read the rule book? Rule 1.1 states "The ball is in play once it has been thrown in or pucked, after the referee has given a signal to start or restart play, and it remains in play until..." Puckouts, not restarts! Please call them puckouts, please. You were referring to puckouts in your origi...
by llkj
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 9253

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Couple of things: I would have thought the ball is in play much more, quicker restarts and the like. Don't be fooled by extremely lengthy puckouts. They are actually counter productive. The practice only leads to half-forward lines pushing too far upfield and causing crowding. And results in too mu...
by llkj
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Kehoe Cup 2019/2020, NHL 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 45399

Re: Kehoe Cup 2019/2020

Best of luck to the team and all involved this year.
by llkj
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Kehoe Cup 2019/2020, NHL 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 45399

Re: Kehoe Cup 2019/2020

Pick your best panel and team with this year in mind and pick next years panel next year. Too much can change in 12 months to be worrying about shote like you hear with Irish rugby and the 4 year World Cup cycle. If the 2 boys still have something to offer this year, then select them. If not then do...
by llkj
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Kehoe Cup 2019/2020, NHL 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 45399

Re: Kehoe Cup 2019/2020

private joker wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:31 am
Are joe begin and Shane Dooley apart of the panel?
yes they are.
by llkj
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Kehoe Cup 2019/2020, NHL 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 45399

Re: Kehoe Cup 2019/2020

I heard on the radio on the weekend that it was Offaly's decision to drop to the Kehoe Cup for 2020, rather than it being forced upon them based on results, which I had just assumed was the situation. Interesting decision. On the one hand it gives players a chance to get at least a couple of wins un...
by llkj
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 282
Views: 193744

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Probably the wrong thread, but I’d just like to take a moment to recognise the amazing season that Kilcormac-killoughy are having. 4 adult teams fielded, 3 in semi finals or finals. Could well have teams in the top 4 grades next season which would be unbelievable considering the fact that it is only...
by llkj
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager
Replies: 112
Views: 97919

Re: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager

greenairfield wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:40 am
Coolderry played a challenge match v upperchurch a coolderry player struck Joachim. This led to the management resigning.
Thank you for clarifying the situation. I'll reserve comment apart from saying that I hope J Kelly is alright.
by llkj
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager
Replies: 112
Views: 97919

Re: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager

It was a shocking incident, and the club had the opportunity to make a statement that thuggery would not be tolerated. Instead, the club opted not to back the existing management. Quickly appointing Liam Hogan, the club announced via twitter they were "pleased to announce" the new appointment. By t...
by llkj
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 120906

Re: Tralee - Relief or Requiem?

But the pressure is all on Kerry – seven days ago they were dreaming of Croke Park – who have seven days to recalibrate and focus on a relegation play off. And they are at home. Written off within their own county where all you hear is that Nick Rackard standard is where they belong; ridiculed nati...
by llkj
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Minors 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 44682

Re: Minors 2019

[quote="What I mean is that under Liam ONeill had the brainwave of stopping some of the stronger county champions from playing FNG on the basis it made it a more open tournament. Totally unfair on the young lads who missed out. Now the best sides are all playing again. Interesting. Thanks for clari...
by llkj
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Minors 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 44682

Re: Minors 2019

uibhfhaili wrote:
private joker wrote:What way is feile now?
It back to full strenght sides being allowed compete again so Kilcormac's winning the B is a fine achievement.
Could you explain more about this? What do you mean that it is back to full strength?