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by The Biff
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly
Replies: 96
Views: 60856

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

I know that playing 7 forwards is not sensible, but neither is leaving the opposition with their own "sweeper" if he is managing to clean up loads of easy possession. Thinking back to the Kilkenny game, we left Paul Murphy on his own in the Kilkenny rear-guard. After he had made his easy third clear...
by The Biff
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly
Replies: 96
Views: 60856

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

A long drive but well worth it. Not the greatest game of hurling you ever see but a win is a win. .... The Sweeper system that was a big problem this year has been got rid off. thank god. we still have problem with the sweeper system been played against us. mainly we don't know how to use the spare...
by The Biff
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Round 1 Qualifiers: Offaly v Wicklow
Replies: 55
Views: 28910

Re: Round 1 Qualifiers: Offaly v Wicklow

I was following a car (a Maroon Golf I think, Dublin reg) from Baltinglass on, nice big Offaly Supporter Club sticker on the back window. He stuck to the main street in Hacketstown (heading to Tinahely), I followed my SatNav and turned off left, not realising it was sending me on the narrow mountain...
by The Biff
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1 Antrim v Offaly
Replies: 96
Views: 60856

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

I listened to the Draw "Live". Michael Duignan picked the teams for each match-up, placing them into a separate bowl. But it was Tony O'Keefe (the CCCC Chairman) who did the next pick for Home/Away in each tie. Anyone know where Mr. O'Keefe is from? It's certainly a bit surprising/suspicious/downrig...
by The Biff
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Drills
Replies: 3
Views: 3800

Re: Drills

The GAA.ie website has a lot of stuff available online. Have a look here http://learning.gaa.ie/node/177610 When I was coaching kids Hurling, I had the "Fun-Do" pack and DVD's and found them great at giving ideas for different drills. I think most of them would suit adults too. See if anyone in your...
by The Biff
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Round 1 Qualifiers: Offaly v Wicklow
Replies: 55
Views: 28910

Re: Round 1 Qualifiers: Offaly v Wicklow

Lads - anyone been to Aughrim recently? I've never been there. Planning my route on Google Maps and checking the Street View (I'm an IT head so I love those tools), a lot of those roads look very narrow and I don't want to get stuck behind a tractor, or worse a slow banger from Ballycumber. What's t...
by The Biff
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Un Cambio Es Bueno
Replies: 111
Views: 51728

Re: Un Cambio Es Bueno

Great discussion all. Offaly's Future - never lose that passion or faith. Use it in the rest of your life activities too. Buck Face - as someone who has been prepared to be "on the inside", I give you serious credit for getting involved. I had a little experience at some Bord na nOg County Board mee...
by The Biff
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Strength And Conditioning
Replies: 22
Views: 8593

Re: Strength And Conditioning

Good to see some sensible posts. I agree with the last few. Offaly are down at the moment, but we're not out. Loughnane is probably worse than Dunphy in that I think Eamon D knows that he there to be cranky and narky and everything that the pundits on other channels are not. I have little time for h...
by The Biff
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly's best 15
Replies: 7
Views: 6032

Re: Offaly's best 15

Would that be Football, Hurling, Camogie, Rounders, Pubs, Take-Aways, B&B's, Musicians, varieties of Potatoes, Tidy-Towns, sellers of Burger Bites, Priests for a good Sunday Mass, UF.com posters best ignored, ........

Just give us a clue, a little clue, anything at all ........
by The Biff
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kilkenny
Replies: 186
Views: 43551

Re: Offaly v Kilkenny

BELIEVE
by The Biff
Wed May 21, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Longford
Replies: 62
Views: 31854

Re: Offaly v Longford

p.s. Lone Shark - was that you with a nice shiny red laptop in the main "Stand"? You're a brave man bringing that among the Land of the Slashers. And was that BnMm doing bodyguard for you? Hmmmm. Maybe I should have said Hello. I was thinking that fella wearing the 'Siamsa Cois Laoi 1986' t-shirt c...
by The Biff
Mon May 19, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Longford
Replies: 62
Views: 31854

Re: Offaly v Longford

I feel I'm getting too used to displays like that. The sense of inevitability about it. Below are random thoughts, as disjointed as I usually am (I don't do good match summaries). Most matches, we seem to have a "purple patch" where we do dominate play for a while. So at least we do have something i...
by The Biff
Fri May 16, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kilkenny
Replies: 186
Views: 43551

Re: Offaly v Kilkenny

It's great that most of the build-up is about King "will he play or not" Henry, and of course the Sky-debut. We can slip under the radar and pounce like a coiled rattlesnake.
by The Biff
Fri May 16, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Longford
Replies: 62
Views: 31854

Re: Offaly v Longford

Myself and Junior will be heading up to this. Really looking forward to it as the "better half" is from Longford and would probably be coming too except she has to work on Sunday. Glad I don't get stuck at that racket myself. First - forget about the lads who have had their chance in the past and bl...
by The Biff
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: selling out to Rupert?
Replies: 18
Views: 11165

Re: selling out to Rupert?

The over-reaction to this is ridiculous. Go back 20 years and how many Live matches were being broadcast? Damn few. I reckon most of the complaints now are coming from people who would very rarely bother to go to any of these matches anyway, who are probably not paid-up members of their local GAA cl...