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by azoffaly
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: League Quarter-Final Offaly Vs Tipperary, 29 March 3pm
Replies: 112
Views: 72613

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

Heard that alright. Did they play a nice brand of hurling, or just fire everything long into the mixer?
by azoffaly
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: League Quarter-Final Offaly Vs Tipperary, 29 March 3pm
Replies: 112
Views: 72613

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

Bord na Mona man wrote:I heard the Banagher lads got plastered the night they won.
Didn't see the game, but I heard Colin Egan was the cornerstone to their victory, he really cemented the team together.
by azoffaly
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Matters - IrishTV.ie
Replies: 1
Views: 2831

Offaly Matters - IrishTV.ie

Stumbled across this today. A nice interview with the Iron Man himself is from 6.30 onwards, and there's a piece about Edenderry town and a game of Shinty organised by Edenderry GAA.
by azoffaly
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: messages of support for the Footballers
Replies: 19
Views: 17733

Re: messages of support for the Footballers

Good idea. Despite the frustrations with where we currently are, I know no one is working harder than Pat and the lads to get back up into the higher echelons of the league, and I know everyone in Offaly wants them to do well. Best of luck to them all at the weekend, I know they'll do their absolute...
by azoffaly
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA is in Some State
Replies: 177
Views: 151104

Re: Offaly GAA is in Some State

I have been at a few of Paudie Butlers coaching sessions and presentations. Anyone who doubts the man should go along to some of them. In Clare he has really inspired several of their full time coaches (check out Peter Casey on twitter for a flavour) going around the schools and clubs with the main...
by azoffaly
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: NFL Offaly V Wicklow 1/3/15
Replies: 17
Views: 11008

Re: NFL Offaly V Wicklow 1/3/15

Great win. It certainly seems as if momentum is beginning to be generated. Pat Flanagan has always performed fairly well in the League, so I'm delighted this is continuing. It's more important for this team to get back up around Division 2 than to get a few good performances in the Championship in t...
by azoffaly
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Dermot Hogan RIP
Replies: 19
Views: 17998

Re: Dermot Hogan RIP

Awful news. RIP and deepest sympathies to his family and clubmates.
by azoffaly
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly
Replies: 96
Views: 57126

Re: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly

Well done Offaly. Nice for the lads themselves to get a bit of a reprieve from the constant negativity. Obviously a load of work to be done in the background for future years, but for this team all we can ask is that they go out and do the absolute best they can. In that sense a win in a difficult a...
by azoffaly
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 12 Hurling Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 9707

Re: Offaly Under 12 Hurling Championship

How're ya doing, Kevin? The U12 championship was discontinued following 2010. In its place is run a series of games, competitions and blitzes under the 'Go Games' concept which concentrate on the participation element as opposed to the competition element of the games. If I recall correctly the clu...
by azoffaly
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly
Replies: 96
Views: 57126

Re: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly

I was listening to the draw, and it was certainly made clear that the first named team had home advantage. There was 4 pots. The Leinster Teams were in Pot A, the Munster Teams in Pot B, and the Round Robin guys (Laois and Antrim) in Pot C. Michael Duignan drew a Team from Pot C, and a Team from Pot...
by azoffaly
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Respect
Replies: 29
Views: 24514

Re: Respect

I don't think anyone is saying that players have no right to be criticised, but it's the nature and the topic of the criticism that's important. I have no problem saying if I think x, y or z is playing badly or if I think the County Board should be doing a, b and c. What I don't like is when people ...
by azoffaly
Thu May 22, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: football championship 2014
Replies: 151
Views: 105322

Re: football championship 2014

I was under the impression that tonight's fixtures were made to allow ample time for Sid to prepare in the run up to Kilkenny. If Kilcormac are correct, then how is this even a factor? If he wasn't releasing KK players for football training then he had more than enough time with them anyway, and the...
by azoffaly
Tue May 20, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Longford
Replies: 62
Views: 29355

Re: Offaly v Longford

How well can you really plan or practice how to win breaking ball in midfield? Is it not really a bit of a lottery almost by definition? So much of the knock-downs are not predictable and it comes down to luck regarding who is in the right place to get the ball. We did well for periods and unlucky ...
by azoffaly
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: football championship 2014
Replies: 151
Views: 105322

Re: football championship 2014

Good win for Ferbane. Important to get off to a good start.
by azoffaly
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kerry 12 April Thurles
Replies: 51
Views: 14388

Re: Offaly v Kerry 12 April Thurles

In fairness re Saturday, the momentum was all with Offaly at that stage. From 7 points down they had won the intervening period by 7 points and had a free in at the time of the sending off. I think we could sense the game had turned, and it wasn't our inside line that was doing the damage. Kerry pla...