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by KeshaWantsTimber
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Club Hurling C'ship 2016
Replies: 341
Views: 179253

Offaly Club Hurling C'ship 2016

Have the fixtures been made for cship yet? Lads are saying that there are two rounds still down for April.
That's only 3/4 weeks away. Anybody know dates or who playing who? All a bit ramshackle at the minute.
by KeshaWantsTimber
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1B 2016
Replies: 300
Views: 173240

Re: Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1B 2016

Not being harsh on anyone but 16 possessions for Gorman seems incredibly high. If you took 10 off that you might be closer and still too high. Where did those stats come from?
by KeshaWantsTimber
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad
Replies: 11
Views: 18880

Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

I know they are all doing gym work the past 4-5 weeks. Also played a few challenge games. I'd imagine Kelly will bring a much different approach to Whelehan. Was involved in a lot of 3rd level hurling before going to Kerry so would be very in touch with what a modern young inter-county hurler would ...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad
Replies: 11
Views: 18880

Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

All very quiet on this thread. Is it because nobody knows who is involved, nobody is interested or are we on a 'tell them nothing campaign' before blitzing the country from January onwards?
by KeshaWantsTimber
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Championships 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 46859

Re: Club Championships 2016

Their are pros and cons to all c'ship formats. Fairly sure that in Laois the team relegated from Senior A has won the Senior B the following year without too much hassle. This has a knock on effect to the other Senior B clubs who are getting disheartened and don't really believe they can win a c'shi...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Championships 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 46859

Re: Club Championships 2016

Anybody got the balls for straight knockout? 12 teams in a hat. First 4 out into the 1/4's. Next 8 play each other to fill the 4 remaining slots. 11 games in total and could in theory be ran over 4 weeks. The club GAA year needs to significantly shortened not by weeks but by months. Nothing sadder ...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Championships 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 46859

Re: Club Championships 2016

The dilemma Offaly are faced with is another example of the GAA creating fixtures without thinking of the consequences. The Leinster round robin fixtures have caused major headaches for county boards and caused the league to finish in March when, in reality, it should only be starting. The Leinster ...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2016 Championship
Replies: 44
Views: 40286

Re: 2016 Championship

On the subject of 2016 - I think it's a new low that Leinster Council have deemed it a good idea to start the Welsh Cup on the first Sunday in January. Now presumably someone saw a vacancy in the calendar and thought - that would be a great time to play some hurling. But wiser counsel should have b...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2016 Championship
Replies: 44
Views: 40286

Re: 2016 Championship

Bord na Mona man wrote:
That would mean 4 championship games in Tellamore in one year.
Let's get the campaign started early now and focus on what is important...all these matches should be moved to Birr :P :lol: :lol: :lol:
by KeshaWantsTimber
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster Club Championship
Replies: 62
Views: 69807

Re: Leinster Club Championship

Winning the ball in these situations depends very much on your ability to lift/roll lift a ball at top speed. This is rarely practiced in training as it is too 'basic' and players rarely practice on their own because it is too boring and they think 'shur yeah of course I can rise a ball'. But can th...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster Club Championship
Replies: 62
Views: 69807

Re: Leinster Club Championship

Hard luck to Coolderry. at half time 6 points down with the wind at there back they should have had a great chance. 6 points in nothing in hurling and with that wind if anything it was Coolderry game to lose. Moving Joe Brady for Centre back to full forward destabilised the whole team. Cula just st...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster Club Championship
Replies: 62
Views: 69807

Re: Leinster Club Championship

Was in Tullamore today and it further served to highlight the areas where Offaly hurling is struggling. Coolderry tried to compete with Cuala but they lost the vast majority of the tussles for possession and when they did win the ball they proved, just like the Offaly senior team, that they couldn't...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 201029

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

If anything, the fact that Wexford, Dublin and Galway haven't won an All-Ireland recently underlines how much work it takes to win one and how far away Offaly are. All 3 have been in minor and U21's AI finals and are routinely beating Offaly at both grades.
by KeshaWantsTimber
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 201029

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

The only thing consistent with modern hurling success is hard work, talent and perseverance. Before 2006 Danesfort in Kilkenny hadn't won anything since 1931. They now have the current Hurler of the Year among their ranks. Kilkenny don't rule out players because their clubs don't produce players tra...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 201029

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

Tradition is something that is built. It's not in the air, it's not in the water and it's not in the soil. These are all things we imagine. Birr doesn't have any more of a hurling lustre than Tullamore. Some people just imagine that it does. The same tradition can be built in Tullamore if people fro...