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by azoffaly
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Shane Lowry - Official topic
Replies: 87
Views: 86490

Re: Shane Lowry - Official topic

Congrats to Shane. Delighted for Brendy, Brigie, and the rest of the family, including his Ferbane uncles, aunts and cousins. Great, great stuff.
by azoffaly
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Clare - 2015 Senior Hurling Qualifier R1
Replies: 55
Views: 54074

Re: Offaly vs Clare - 2015 Senior Hurling Qualifier R1

In contrast to the Kildare draw, I think this is the worst draw we could have got. It's going to be very tough to go down there and beat a team that has huge talent, and is pissed off after a year and a bit of poor championship results. They have forwards that can put up a serious score, and their m...
by azoffaly
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers
Replies: 26
Views: 28617

Re: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers

I think it's a good draw for Offaly, assuming Dublin don't shit on the eggs against Kildare. Effectively it's a chance to test ourselves, at home, against a team which is theoretically and on recent experience better than us, but is not unwinnable. In fact if Offaly play well, they'll have every cha...
by azoffaly
Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Waterford Football Qualifier
Replies: 13
Views: 14150

Re: Offaly v Waterford Football Qualifier

Waterford can't handle the ball moving at pace, either through the hands or more direct. If Offaly play in a similar style to the way they played against Longford in Croker, or even at times in OCP, they'll win handy. Waterford's best players are their #8 and #9 v Tipp. #8 was a shaggy haired lad wh...
by azoffaly
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th June
Replies: 182
Views: 104258

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

Lads, how much would Liam Sheedy or Anthony Daly cost? We have to be realistic here. If we want to spend a shit load of money on that sort of outside expertise, we have to understand that that money is not available for other things. Remember, a high profile manager will want to invest heavily in th...
by azoffaly
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers
Replies: 26
Views: 28617

Re: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers

By the way, I was in Thurles for the Tipp-Waterford game last Sunday week, and they (Waterford) were absolutely dire. If Offaly play at pace, like they are being set up to do, then Waterford will not live with them. They played with 13 defenders against Tipp, and Tipp's pace and support play just to...
by azoffaly
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers
Replies: 26
Views: 28617

Re: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers

Im going to get Pedantic Pat about this. Have a look at the Official GAA website fixtures. Offaly have been knocked out of the Leinster Championship. On June 20th they play their first game in the All Ireland championship. The world has changed but no one has noticed. Provincial championships are s...
by azoffaly
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th June
Replies: 182
Views: 104258

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

the senior footballers were away at a training camp last week thats their reward for been beaten by longford . You're some begrudger! Maybe a training camp might yield the extra bit of improvement needed to beat teams like Longford. Or would you rather kick them harder when they're down. It's an od...
by azoffaly
Mon May 25, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Antrim v Laois, Leinster SHC, Sunday 3rd May
Replies: 21
Views: 24078

Re: Antrim v Laois, Leinster SHC, Sunday 3rd May

Jaysus that fixture is fraught with danger. Portlaoise, against a team we beat in the league, but who have now had 3 decent championship games under their belt. We'd want to be seriously firing for that one. To be fair Westmeath in Mullingar would have given me similar heebie jeebies, but Laois will...
by azoffaly
Thu May 14, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA is in Some State
Replies: 177
Views: 151113

Re: Offaly GAA is in Some State

first_touch wrote:Is your club in Offaly, Azo?
Sorry first touch, just saw this now! My club is Newport in Tipperary. My home club is Ferbane, but Paudie is coming to Newport.
by azoffaly
Mon May 11, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Junior Team
Replies: 2
Views: 3129

Re: Offaly Junior Team

I'm an advocate of the Junior County Teams if taken seriously. In Tipp it is used as a development squad essentially, to keep players involved in their younger years. Especially those lads who are maybe not making the senior team, and are just overage for Minor, but not 'at their age' for U21. Of th...
by azoffaly
Wed May 06, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: OFFALY MINOR FOOTBALLERS 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 31586

Re: OFFALY MINOR FOOTBALLERS 2015

Best of luck to the lads tonight against Kildare.
by azoffaly
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Division 4 league final Offaly v Longford
Replies: 39
Views: 36150

Re: Division 4 league final Offaly v Longford

It means very little in the context of the game on the 16th, other than maybe giving our lads a bit of confidence, but I don't think you can expect a repeat in Tullamore. However, all the usual caveats aside, that was a brilliant performance and a great display of speed, accurate passing and great s...
by azoffaly
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA Centre of Excellence
Replies: 35
Views: 47331

Re: Offaly GAA Centre of Excellence

Also well done to the Kilcormac Development Association, and the Offaly County Council for leasing the land to the GAA for just €1 for the 999 year lease. All pulling in the one direction.


Rumours that all Offaly hurling teams must contain at least 12 starters from KK are unconfirmed :)
by azoffaly
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA Centre of Excellence
Replies: 35
Views: 47331

Offaly GAA Centre of Excellence

I see on Midlands Radio 3 Facebook page (an excellent resource by the way) that Offaly have agreed a 999 year lease on land outside Kilcormac, Ballybracken, to build the centre of excellence. It's going to have 4 pitches, dressing rooms, meeting rooms and cost over €1m euro of which 80% will be cove...