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by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers Loss to Carlow!!
Replies: 26
Views: 18790

'Follow me up to Caar-low'

I wouldn't be getting worked up about losing this match. After all, tis 51 weeks since the infamous day in Portlaoise when Dublin beat us by 21, with Digdy applauding the last Dublin score. The tables were turned 2 months later. I always felt that they needed to lose a match along the line for the a...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: hurling team full back
Replies: 7
Views: 6503

Hurling team

Joe Brady looks to be being given an extended run at full back this time. At the moment it looks as if KK are preparing John Hoyne for full forward, and if so, Joe is the man for the job. Problem position now is CHB, and while McRedmond is hurling well, unfortunately he hasn't the physique to challe...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Derry
Replies: 2
Views: 2862

Firstly, the practice of waving at a ball in the air with one hand on the hurl is to cease forthwith. Its a terrible habit. Ironic that the match was won by the 3 forward subs who were introduced. Showed some good running and picked each other out well. The team as a whole played some good ball arou...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Schools
Replies: 10
Views: 7632

Schools

Yea, good to see the 3 hurling schools making progress. Hope it continues and the best of luck to them all. After all, the team of the '90's originated with the success of Birr and Banagher tech. This is where we have to start from again. There should be the makings of a reasonable minor team this y...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kilkenny, Walsh Cup Semi
Replies: 10
Views: 9192

On the way home from Birr last Sunday we counted 11 who played championship last year who weren't togged out. Whelahans x 3, Hanniffys x 2, Murph, Franks, B Teehan, Neville, K Brady & Brown, while KK had a near full strenght outfit. Any comparisons between the two outfits is totally useless. Cody wa...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: A concern re Enforced Substitutions
Replies: 9
Views: 7783

A concern re Enforced Substitutions

I think it is worrying that the impact the enforced substitution rule will have on club hurling and football, if introduced, has not been considered. Consider this. Most of the clubs (probably ALL the small ones) would use 16 or 17 players during the group stages of the championships, so as not to d...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Sid on Laochra Gael - TG4 26th January
Replies: 7
Views: 6603

B*&^%$ky Babs

Just re-read the Indo articles from the aftermath of the 1998 LH final which are elsewhere on this site. I suppose what Keating said about such a thing not happening in a 'hurling' county could be true, in that coaching such as described therein wouldn't be tolerated in Kilkenny or Cork or elsewhere...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly hurlers - starting 15 for Kilkenny in June
Replies: 4
Views: 3787

Lone Shark, are you PJ Cunningham? :shock:
Only I remember him calling for Syd at full back some years back.
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The Wanderer finds another home.
Replies: 4
Views: 4351

Hurling- The year ahead

I agree with treasurer re Oakley's performances at full back. His future at full back depends on the alternatives. Interesting that O'Hara lined out last week. He strikes me at being good in the air (an alternative for CHF perhaps?) though struggles when the ball is below waist height. That looked a...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Ferbane/Belmont U-14 1986
Replies: 8
Views: 7574

Ferbane U14's

Ferbane v Lusmagh was in 1985. Think Jimmy Hiney went on a scoring spree and it was no contest in the end, played on a hot Saturday evening in September. Another in the long line of 'tales of woe' for the small parish in underage finals.
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The National Anthem.
Replies: 11
Views: 9021

Poor owl Michael Noel will have palpitations as he struggles to read out the teams as he competes with Sounds Like Teen Spirit :D
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster Club Final
Replies: 2
Views: 4651

Just spotted this site. Congrats & best wishes to the promoters. Hope the site will take off, and the shark will have better support than on that awful evening in Limerick last July. Interesting article on the county championship elsewhere. I must say, a possible quarter final meeting with Birr prov...