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by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 145473

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

My plea of insanity is not too far away...
frankthetank wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:31 pm
That is a lot of stats to absorb Plain. Wowsers.
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 145473

Statistically speaking

Looking back on last Saturday’s semi-final defeat, Offaly lost because, though they created far more scoring chances than the opposition, they took fewer of them. (Figures based on the 70 minutes of normal time, for comparison purposes.) On Saturday, Offaly scored 1-16, hit 18 wides, dropped 2 into ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 145473

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

As far as I can make out, included in the nine who didn't travel last Saturday are Conor Langton and Joey Keenaghan (both of whom travel tomorrow), while Shinrone are sending well wishes to Michael (presumably Cleary), Killian (presumably Sampson) and Éamonn (presumably Cleary) who are on the panel,...
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 145473

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

That's an interesting development. I wonder were the Offaly management expecting Derry to play with just five forwards, and so picked just two who would be recognised full-back line personnel, but now revert to an orthodox formation on Saturday, expecting the hosts to line out with six forwards? I h...
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 145473

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Thanks for that, S. Just on the venue. Derry were due to be at home to Offaly due to being first out of the hat, but as there were >130 miles between the counties, it reverted to a neutral venue. I presume there was a bias towards Derry as they 'lost' their home fixture, leaving Offaly with a longer...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 145473

A few thoughts, having watched it again.

Really impressed with Offaly’s movement in attack. Very un-Offaly, and a welcome addition. Nobody stood still, lads positioned on the left showed up on the right and vice versa . The space to make the runs was created by Offaly’s half-forward line coming well outfield. That movement meant there was ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 145473

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Match results of their respective clubs wouldn't really be a factor here. It might if selecting 15 individuals, but the reality is they are selecting a team. You can't be picking a county team based on a quota system. It's not the All Stars. I'd prefer to see a ream who fits the plan, and vice versa...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 11239

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

I'll call them what I like, thank you very much. Incidentally, keep an eye on what Limerick do with line balls the next time they are on TV. Traditionalists will go bananas. You were referring to puckouts in your original comment, weren't you? That faster puckouts mean that the ball is in play more....
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 11239

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Plain of the Herbs wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Ever read the rule book?
Rule 1.1 states "The ball is in play once it has been thrown in or pucked, after the referee has given a signal to start or restart play, and it remains in play until..."
llkj wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:31 am
Puckouts, not restarts! Please call them puckouts, please.
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 11239

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Ever read the rule book?
Rule 1.1 states "The ball is in play once it has been thrown in or picked, after the referee has given a signal to start or restart play, and it remains in play until..."
llkj wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:31 am
Puckouts, not restarts! Please call them puckouts, please.
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 11239

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

Couple of things: I would have thought the ball is in play much more, quicker restarts and the like. Don't be fooled by extremely lengthy puckouts. They are actually counter productive. The practice only leads to half-forward lines pushing too far upfield and causing crowding. And results in too muc...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 145473

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

No, that's them all. London are graded Christy Ring but they, like Warwickshire and Lancashire had to withdraw from the hurling this year. Down and Kildare, as round 2A winners, are through to the semi-finals. Wicklow, beaten by Roscommon, are already out. So Derry v Offaly and Rosgommon v Sligo are...
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship
Replies: 14
Views: 2259

Re: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship

I am reliably informed by someone from over that way that Conor Gath made his Senior debut in 1996.

Brian Troy retired at the end of last year having made his Senior debut in 1997. Joe Brady hurled Senior from 1999 to 2019 inclusive.
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship
Replies: 14
Views: 2259

Re: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship

It WAS a conspiracy theory.
Bord na Mona man wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:09 pm
Evidence below that John Kenny was playing in 1993.
Interestingly, Daingean's 2nd sub would have been in his 70s by my reckoning.

http://daingeangaa.ie/Shared%20Document ... 0Clara.pdf
by Plain of the Herbs
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship
Replies: 14
Views: 2259

Re: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship

Breeder. Debut in 1996. Has made in the region of 200 championship appearances for his club.

Brian Carroll is a Coolderry Senior since 2000. Barry Teehan may have hurled Senior a year earlier but I'd have to check.