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by KeshaWantsTimber
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster Club Championship
Replies: 62
Views: 71465

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: 206727

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: 206727

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: 206727

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...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 206727

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

I just want to make one point on this issue. If there are people who won't travel to Tullamore to watch Offaly but will travel to Birr, are these the half hearted souls you would want to build an Offaly revival on?
by KeshaWantsTimber
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th June
Replies: 182
Views: 108572

Re: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th Ju

I have read and listened to the epitaphs of Offaly hurling being written for the past few days and wanted to share some thoughts. IMO the build up to and aftermath of Offaly's defeat and Laois' annihilation by Cork have a number of similarities. Both sets of players were poorly prepared by a success...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: League Quarter-Final Offaly Vs Tipperary, 29 March 3pm
Replies: 112
Views: 74889

Re: League Quarter-Final Offaly Vs Tipperary, 29 March 3pm

beat he to it Kevin:-) I would have love to see a few a this years games in Birr and this bullshit about a safety statement has been the excuses for far to long now. The county board need to step up and explain in detail what need to do to meet the requirements, If New Ross can hold inter county ma...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2015 Walsh cup
Replies: 232
Views: 158303

Re: 2015 Walsh cup

Now flicking the ball over a lads head especially on his debut shouldn't be tolerated. This is where Kiely will need game time to gain experience. Yes a young lad coming in with a bit of confidence and swagger, that shouldn't be tolerated. How dare he?! Was Offaly hurling not built on such acts of ...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Rhode in Leinster - 2014
Replies: 138
Views: 75506

Re: Rhode in Leinster - 2014

Connollys father is from Clara in KK Imagine if he had stayed in KK what damage Diarmuid would do with a hurl - could be alot of GBH cases Fargo, Connolly is actually a fine hurler and played in an U21 All Ireland final against Galway in 2007. In fact here he is teaching the Offaly lads a thing or ...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Kilcormac-Killoughey in Leinster - 2014
Replies: 162
Views: 129170

Re: Kilcormac-Killoughey in Leinster - 2014

Henry Shefflin did a very passable impression of Billy Dooley in the '94 All-Ireland during extra-time...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Man in Offaly jersey
Replies: 50
Views: 91418

Re: Man in Offaly jersey

That was Tom Cunningham. The two boys fell out over the supporter of the year award Is that serious or is it a wind-up? Hard to believe half the stuff on this thread. Could they not have shared it? When they make a Hollywood blockbuster about his life they wont be able to resist using the line: 'Th...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Man in Offaly jersey
Replies: 50
Views: 91418

Re: Man in Offaly jersey

A few years ago he always had a friend with him, also decked out in the Offaly jersey. Who was that fella? Has he retired?
by KeshaWantsTimber
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Clare looking for an Investigation!
Replies: 22
Views: 9319

Re: Clare looking for an Investigation!

Serious lack of any balanced discussion on this here. Cork scored 2-11 from placed balls and every time Clare threatened to build momentum the referee handed Cork a simple free. It was without doubt the worst refereeing performance I have seen in a top level hurling game. Don't let old wounds cloud ...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Hurling to return to St Brendan's Park
Replies: 152
Views: 48824

Re: Hurling to return to St Brendan's Park

Can we read much into younger coaches getting the better outcomes in underage football compared to the older brigade in charge of hurling? Yes, I think we can read quite a bit into it. The explosion of sports science in Ireland in the last 5-10 years has had a huge effect on how hurling and footbal...
by KeshaWantsTimber
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Hurling to return to St Brendan's Park
Replies: 152
Views: 48824

Re: Hurling to return to St Brendan's Park

A classic case of Nero fiddles while Rome burns. There are 101 things wrong with Offaly hurling but where they play their games isn't one of them. Those things are lack of youth structures, outdated coaching methods, not competing/winning at underage level, lack of continuity through development squ...