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by The Biff
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurling Management 2012
Replies: 215
Views: 38818

Re: Offaly Senior Hurling Management 2012

Now that Joe has stepped down, it's ime to start eulogising him again.

Great player ...... sound man ...... fierce unlucky with player injuries ........ well liked ........ couldn't catch a break ........ remember him for all he gave to the county ......... :D
by The Biff
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: General Election time
Replies: 103
Views: 17771

Re: General Election time

Since I dont live or vote in Laois-Offaly any more, feel free to disregard my opinion (as I reckon many normally do, even on Sporting matters). Anyway, having visited around Daingean a few times during the campaign, I know for a fact that the Fire-Stations Closure issue cost Liam Quinn a huge amount...
by The Biff
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: General Election time
Replies: 103
Views: 17771

Re: General Election time

Foley running as an independent. Can't see him getting in. If he couldn't get in as a FF candidate last time out with no plausible rival for the North Offaly vote, then he has no chance now going up against Eddie Fitzpatrick and Liam Quinn, you'd have to presume. I feel almost like an imposter join...
by The Biff
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Oakley and Mullins retire
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

Re: Oakley and Mullins retire

Two stalwarts who have worn the Tricolour jersey with immense pride and passion. Ger Oakley may be one of the last of a fading breed of Hurler, the tough-as-teak farmer who just played the game simply, ... gimme the ball then get outta my way. Brilliant to watch. Breeder also leaves plenty of good m...
by The Biff
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: International rules
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Re: International rules

I'm a little disappointed that I wont be seeing Niall play when I go along to Croker tomorrow night. He didn't really get much of a chance last weekend to show what he is capable of. But I think Emmet Bolton got a more raw deal; I dont remember him coming on at all last week. The Irish lads must be ...
by The Biff
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: McManus to soldier on
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: McManus to soldier on

Great to hear this from Ciaran. Despite too many times when our Senior Football team may have under-performed, it was rarely/never down to this man. The committment he showed when his work had him based abroad should now be returned in his favour when he is available. There can be little doubt but t...
by The Biff
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Latter Stages of Junior A
Replies: 70
Views: 12883

Lament for d'Parish

When I read about things like this, I just shake my head and wonder about what might have been for all the years since the Daingean Parish senior team broke up. I'm too far removed from there now to understand any recent events or sentiment. However since so many around this DB expected more from th...
by The Biff
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Croke Park Presentation
Replies: 22
Views: 5018

Re: Croke Park Presentation

John Kenny cant have enjoyed being man-handled like that. There can be little doubt but the clear pitch is a much better option for the players, both winning and losing. This opens up plenty of new opportunities for good new traditions, like proper celebratory Team photos (as in pic B), laps of hono...
by The Biff
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The all Ireland hurling final
Replies: 48
Views: 7790

Re: The all Ireland hurling final

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by The Biff
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Tipperary SHC Qualifier Phase 3 17/07/2010
Replies: 67
Views: 10629

Re: Offaly vs Tipperary SHC Qualifier Phase 3 17/07/2010

TT25 - give up the attempted sarcasm. You're very bad at it, and are serving to reinforce the image previously posted by others above. On second thoughts - keep it up. We're happiest when we dont like you lot. ---------------------------- Anyone get a clear view on the latest Umpiring Cockup? I thou...
by The Biff
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Shannonbridge to compete in 'Celebrity Bainisteoir 3'
Replies: 39
Views: 7752

Re: Shannonbridge to compete in 'Celebrity Bainisteoir 3'

http://www.imadedinner.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/drooling-homer-simpson.jpg Mmmmmm .... Carey ...... \ / \ / \ / \ / http://media.tribune.ie/site_media/photologue/photos/2009/Jun/20/cache/DJ_Carey013451_display.jpg http://cdn.bleacherreport.com/images_root/image_pictures/0323/1953/homer_simpso...
by The Biff
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Shannonbridge to compete in 'Celebrity Bainisteoir 3'
Replies: 39
Views: 7752

Re: Shannonbridge to compete in 'Celebrity Bainisteoir 3'

Good job it wont be her "cousin" doing the Training, or I dont think there would be much Football being played ........

Is this really Nualas cousin

:wink:
by The Biff
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: A hundred years ago . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 4280

Re: A hundred years ago . . .

Anyone know who wrote the rhyme below? I remember it from primary school. It seems neither town was held in very high regard. "Great bog of Allen, swallow down That odious heap call'd Philipstown, And if thy maw can swallow more Pray take - and welcome - Tullamore. According to the website of the O...
by The Biff
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: A hundred years ago . . .
Replies: 29
Views: 4280

Re: A hundred years ago . . .

Daingean was originally named Philipstown in 1556 when it was established as the county town in the land that was planted by Queen Mary Tudor in the newly-shired King’s County. The town and the county was so named after her husband, Philip II of Spain, King consort of Ireland. The town was once the...
by The Biff
Tue May 25, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs. Meath - Leinster MFC
Replies: 18
Views: 13580

Re: Offaly vs. Meath - Leinster MFC

Will ye get your effin' High Horse before you make a fool of yourself! Who says there are minimum standards of attendance in order to call yourself an Offaly fan? You know nothing about the circumstances of most of the other members of this Forum. There are any number of valid reasons why anyone can...