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by substandard
Mon May 20, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 63126

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

. And now for the solution please[/quote] When I glanced at this first and saw solution, I thought 'Oh Jesus, did I say solution- I was definitely getting carried away so!!'. No, it was suggestion, thankfully. Firstly, an evening can be a long time in Offaly GAA, as I've just seen about Kevin Marti...
by substandard
Sun May 19, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe McDonagh cup
Replies: 276
Views: 63126

Re: Joe McDonagh cup

It's Kevin Martin's fault. It's the County Board's fault. It's the players' fault. It's OCP's fault. It's the underage fault. It's the Development Squad's fault. It's the South Offaly clubs' fault. It's the North Offaly clubs' fault. It's Tommy Burns' fault. It's (insert previous manager's name) fau...
by substandard
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: NHL Division 1B 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 45252

Re: NHL Division 1B 2019

In the Roscommon Herald recently, in the archives section it posted in the 20 years ago section Roscommon hurlers beat Carlow 4-13 to 1-6 in Athleague in Division 2. There are no quick fixes. It'll take time, patience, vision and dedication to claw a way back to competing at the highest levels. Twen...
by substandard
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 22344

Re: Senior A Football 2018

Well done to Rhode, and hard luck to Ferbane. Rhode's experience at this stage of the championship, I'd imagine, was probably the key difference, but Ferbane will be knocking about for the next few years as the underage talent they've had grows and adjusts to the demands. Taking down Rhode any year ...
by substandard
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 61709

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Clare are decent. We played well for what we have done. We were beaten by better side. Struggled big time in first half and Clare could easily have been 7 or 8 ahead at short whistle. Jamie Malone ran riot for them throughout scoring 1-4 from play and probably missed at least 2-2 in easy scoring ch...
by substandard
Wed May 16, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 61709

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Gallows humour. I just hope they have a Plan B lined up. If they haven't, this could turn farcical.
More farcical, I mean.
by substandard
Mon May 14, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 61709

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

I'd read Alan's tweet as that of any disgruntled supporter- a result like that would make anyone weep. I don't know whether Brian's statement that was heat of the moment in the immediate aftermath, or if it was later on. Either way, it looks like washing dirty linen in public. The dog on the street ...
by substandard
Thu May 10, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 61709

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Presumably it was a decision that sounded good at the time based on player welfare grounds, but now looks like they have backed themselves into a corner.
by substandard
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 NFL
Replies: 149
Views: 50250

Re: 2018 NFL

Well done to the team, panel and management. Hopefully this will give a bit of breathing space and confidence before championship: losing today would surely have shattered morale. As BnaM Man said, hopefully next year will be looking at the other end of the table. Carlow and Laois going up, and poss...
by substandard
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 NFL
Replies: 149
Views: 50250

Re: 2018 NFL

Haven't been to any games, but follow here, reports, social media, etc. The squad, for a number of reasons, seems a lot lighter and more inexperienced than last year, but one thing stands out for me, and that's the amount of chopping and changing that has gone on game by game. Maybe those that atten...
by substandard
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 NFL
Replies: 149
Views: 50250

Re: 2018 NFL

Away v Derry next: could be a defining game for either side. The optimist in me would like to think it's an opportunity to turn a corner- the pessimist thinks you're always about to turn a corner if you're going around in circles. Derry are a side struggling for form and momentum: hard for them not ...
by substandard
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 NFL
Replies: 149
Views: 50250

Re: 2018 NFL

The sexy football comment is going to haunt Wallace any time a result or performance isn't up to scratch. Wasn't at the game, but the twitter updates made for sad reading. Not the start for the new management and a lot of young players, but the only thing to do is focus on a couple of key features a...
by substandard
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 NHL
Replies: 292
Views: 123193

Re: 2018 NHL

Following this on twitter: great stuff so far!! Dubmatchtracker naming every scorer, sub, card etc: keep 'er lit to the end!!
by substandard
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Schools
Replies: 6
Views: 6903

Re: Offaly Schools

Good win today vs Louth Schools. Semi-final next vs Marist Athlone.
by substandard
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 84
Views: 29894

Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

It might be a 3rd string, but I'd imagine a fair portion of that 3rd string Dublin team would be there or thereabouts starting on a lot of county teams...