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by ryot
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher
Replies: 78
Views: 21098

Re: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher

I DONT BELIEVE THE VACCINE WILL HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS IN RELATION TO POSSIBLE FUTURE VIRUS====== Professor O'Neill might have educated answers to those fears. We will develop antibodies which may in time help us fight it but so far only one person (in the USA) has been identified with sufficient ant...
by ryot
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Galway. All Ireland SF Final 1971
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Offaly v Galway. All Ireland SF Final 1971

Great memory = Soaked to the skin on the Canal End, Climbed the barbed wire and jumped off the top, Landing was soft !!!! Was immediately beside an exhausted Offaly left corner back who lay stretched out....... I offered a hand which he took and pulled him to his feet. He suddenly took off at full s...
by ryot
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 6576

Re: Defunct clubs

Millane Mellowes: I am not sure of what year/years it existed but I believe the name was chosen to reflect a Ballycumber/Bellair identity but that was a ruse to hide its real identity as DOON, who once again had some dispute with County Board--- and yes the Rohan/Ryan/Pillion names reflect the true ...
by ryot
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Har Donnelly R.I.P.
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Har Donnelly R.I.P.

Yes, Har did attend the Tech in Athlone and played for Westmeath Vocational School team. He would have joined the Air Corps at age 15/16. I have seen somewhere that he played Minor for Westmeath but cannot confirm. The Air Corps team, he & Charlie Wren played on reached a few Dublin Finals. The one ...
by ryot
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Har Donnelly R.I.P.
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Har Donnelly R.I.P.

Har did win an All Ireland medal======== with Westmeath Vocational Schools in the very first All Ireland Vocational Schools County Championship..

Their victims in the Final------- Offaly----

That Westmeath team also included at least one more Offaly man, from Tubber........
by ryot
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Har Donnelly R.I.P.
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Har Donnelly R.I.P.

R.I.P. Har, a hero of 1960 & 61 The death has occurred of Harry (Har) Donnelly Abbeyville, Arklow, Wicklow / Westmeath / Offaly Harry (Har) Donnelly Formerly of Offaly & Westmeath. Peacefully, beloved husband of Sheila, adored father of Ronald, Colm & Karen & much loved brother of Rita, Ann, Brendan...
by ryot
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 10777

Re: Offaly V Kilare 2nd round of LSFC

So we have a few injuries but then so do Kildare with 2 important defenders, Doyle & O'Grady out & the recent retirement of Peter Kelly. So if we can get enough good ball to the forwards the novice Kildare defenders could be in trouble. Then Kildare have Dan Flynn back and McCormack who missed last ...
by ryot
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Paddy Molloy - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 3803

Re: Paddy Molloy - RIP

anything on his football with Tullamore...…….in the early sixties...……. Later on Drumcullen did field in Junior football and I played against them at least once. The game was in Birr and we scraped past them ( semi final I think) on our way to losing the County Final !!!!!!!!!!!
by ryot
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Paddy Molloy - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 3803

Re: Paddy Molloy - RIP

RIP Paddy Saw him in County Finals but memory has faded but the glorious June day in 1969 when completing a treble in Croke Park by dethroning All Ireland Champs. Wexford Paddy was magnificent...…… He was also a fine footballer and won a County Senior with Tullamore...….(allowed to play as Drumculle...
by ryot
Fri May 01, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The mad month of August 1998 . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 5071

Re: The mad month of August 1998 . . .

That Saturday in Thurles is a memory for a lifetime. Loughnane tried every lie & dirty trick in his book but we out-hurled them. I had a travelling companion that day... My Parish Priest and he a proud Cork man. He despised Loughnane for lies dirty tricks and lies and that's before his "3 priests" l...
by ryot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: My rivalry
Replies: 1
Views: 2458

Re: My rivalry

Not to burst a balloon but was there not an unfortunate Championship meeting and replay in 1949 with Westmeath, Now I was only a year old but living in Doon and attending school & church in Ballinahown in Westmeath in the Fifties and early sixties we lived the rivalry every day. Kevin forgets that f...
by ryot
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Championship Draws
Replies: 19
Views: 15949

Re: Club Championship Draws

Would some Pre-Season games not be useful, in the month or so before the Leagues start. It might get teams started and ready for the Leagues and thus the Leagues might get a bit more competitive and respected,,,,,,,,,,,,, A Senior, Inter & Junior in hurling & Football, alternative wee-ends, if need ...
by ryot
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Championship Draws
Replies: 19
Views: 15949

Re: Club Championship Draws

Had a quick look at the plan

Adult football in Club Month (April) ONE GAME...………..with 2 in March,

I live in Kildare and clubs have their third Adult Football game this week-end...……. (Pre season Cup games)

More progress needed...
by ryot
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 94526

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

Well done all --- great to win in Drogheda,,,,,,,,,,,,,
by ryot
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 165338

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Did they check if Birr was OK before it was postponed ?