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by azoffaly
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: A trip down memory lane - 2003
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

Re: A trip down memory lane - 2003

I said at the time, and I still say it, that that decision in 2003 was an absolute farce, and an absolutely disastrous decision. I have a personal bias, as my father was involved as a selector, but I would have said the same no matter who was in there. Now I accept that the men and women involved in...
by azoffaly
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kerry 12 April Thurles
Replies: 51
Views: 14374

Re: Offaly v Kerry 12 April Thurles

One other thing very noticeable by it's absence, and fairly worrying, was the lack of intensity in our forwards to work back and win ball when we lost it. Too often our inside line throw the heads up when we lose the ball, and don't chase out the defender. It's basic stuff, and you see a pile of sco...
by azoffaly
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kerry 12 April Thurles
Replies: 51
Views: 14374

Re: Offaly v Kerry 12 April Thurles

Shocking slow start. Very sluggish and looked in trouble against a fired up Kerry team. In the end just had too much when we picked the pace up, Kerry's touch just wasn't able to cope. Best on the night I thought were Harding, Egan and Parlon across the half back line. Got on top there when Offaly w...
by azoffaly
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly, Munster/Connacht Football Champions 2020?
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

Offaly, Munster/Connacht Football Champions 2020?

In a bid to try and get away from the negativity and nervousness about the hurling play off on Saturday, and the footballers plummet back to the nether regions of division 4, I was wondering did anyone see that Uachtarán has asked county boards to review and comment on the FRC report, part 2. Part o...
by azoffaly
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Accountability
Replies: 39
Views: 10988

Re: Accountability

lads, people have been pointing out things in offaly for a minimum of 10 years now, yet it hasnt changed. I m left 7 years now and the cracks were ther for all to see before then. I personally think ye need to get away from the old boys menatlity in the hurling - employ proper coaches/managers form...
by azoffaly
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Antrim part 1
Replies: 93
Views: 42904

Re: Offaly V Antrim part 1

Who is Alan Mullhall's counterpart on the hurling side? I'm involved with football development squads in Tipp (not this year though) and we've played Offaly several times. They appear to be doing good work, and producing good players. They seem to have good financial backing, and a professional set ...
by azoffaly
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Antrim part 1
Replies: 93
Views: 42904

Re: Offaly V Antrim part 1

All over. Bullshit.
by azoffaly
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Antrim part 1
Replies: 93
Views: 42904

Re: Offaly V Antrim part 1

Sounds very poor. Out fought, out thought and out hurled. We're in a bad, bad place.
by azoffaly
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Team Progress
Replies: 31
Views: 12865

Re: Offaly Senior Team Progress

... but I'd be concerned that you'd be advocating a return to long foot passing when every successful team in Ireland uses far more run and handpass options than kick option... Hey, I said more 40 yard kick passes. Thats hardly "long foot passing". I'm talking bout the sort of passes Scott Brady, A...
by azoffaly
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Team Progress
Replies: 31
Views: 12865

Re: Offaly Senior Team Progress

I read a good quote today from a Munster rugby coach who was talking about the Munster A game v Connacht. (bear with me). He said that he was very disappointed with Munster early on in their application of the 'non talent components' of the game. It stuck with me, and it's a catchy phrase for someth...
by azoffaly
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Mother claims GAA ‘bullying’ her child
Replies: 55
Views: 12699

Re: Mother claims GAA ‘bullying’ her child

Summary execution at dawn. It used to take place at the wall outside St. Brendan's Park, but now has been moved to the wall at the Ardan Road end of O'Connor Park. Crowds are way down as a result. In seriousness though, I don't think the mother was saying the trainers were bullying her child, she wa...
by azoffaly
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Minor Football 2014
Replies: 99
Views: 75855

Re: Offaly Minor Football 2014

How did this go? I heard we were losing by 7 points at one stage.
by azoffaly
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Football League Division 3 2014
Replies: 93
Views: 24254

Re: Football League Division 3 2014

I agree with LS that there is no 'one size fits all' approach, and while the first order of business is to determine your preferred method of playing the game, a close second should be familiarising the players with alternatives which need to be used in differing circumstances. My preference is quic...
by azoffaly
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Tipperary - SFC Qualifier Rnd 1 30/06/2012
Replies: 41
Views: 10172

Re: Offaly vs Tipperary - SFC Qualifier Rnd 1 30/06/2012

Good synopsis BnM man, as always, but just to step away from the detail a bit, and give my overall impressions. Not to put a fine a point on it, I thought were were abysmal. We didn't seem to have any plan or method of play at all in the attacking end of the field, never mind a plan B. Lads were pla...
by azoffaly
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: IFC
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Re: IFC

That's two penalties missed in 2 games for Doon. Are they Liverpool? Did Donie Ryan take the peno?