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by llkj
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster club championships 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 37120

Re: Leinster club championships 2017

Suspension upheld. Time to move on.
by llkj
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Rhode Manager
Replies: 10
Views: 7918

Re: Rhode Manager

Rhode have a difficult path in Leinster - Laois, Kildare, Dublin, Final. Doesn't come harder than that. If they do get over the Leinster line, it would be some way to do it. It is hard to know where they are at as we don't have too much to judge them on. Unbeaten again in the group and only 2 knock-...
by llkj
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Ballinamere/ Durrow
Replies: 30
Views: 14995

Re: Ballinamere/ Durrow

It is great to see B/D doing so well. They really seem to be getting a lot of the aspects of a well run club in place - good board, good underage coaching, improving facilities to cater for future growth, etc. Of course, they also have some very good players too. I don't know about records but 4 goa...
by llkj
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Numbers
Replies: 44
Views: 19037

Re: Numbers

A. (is Tinnycross (458) Ballycommon or perhaps Cappincur?) Don't take this as gospel, but I think Tinnycross is Tullamore parish. It is the area out around Ballydaly and that general area. B. Ballinamere: Silverbrook 730 Durrow: Durrow 737 Tullamore: Tullamore Urban 11,375 There is a similar arrange...
by llkj
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly training gear
Replies: 9
Views: 7569

Re: Offaly training gear

Training gear is earned, not bought. These guys literally risk their lives to wear that gear and you want to come in and buy it as a gift or something? Or worse still, wear it out on a Saturday night to get the shift? How dare you? How absolute dare you? If Joe Public gets to wear the same gear as o...
by llkj
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Development Squads Deserve Respect and a Profile
Replies: 14
Views: 12687

Re: Development Squads Deserve Respect and a Profile

did the U15 footballers get to the final of the Mangan tournament last weekend only to be beaten by Kerry? That is correct in that they got to the final. They were well beaten in the final by Kerry South, who themselves beat Kerry North in the semi-final. Interesting that the groups were settled by...
by llkj
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 112563

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis

Admittedly it's a bit tougher for a hurler in Clonmore or a footballer from Shinrone and there are areas where we can improve, but it can be done. It is fair to say that it is more than 'a bit hard' for that to happen. It is next to impossible for huge sways of the county's children to access to bo...
by llkj
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly SHC
Replies: 148
Views: 121374

Re: Offaly SHC

greenairfield wrote:Birr v kk in OCP is some waste of a journey
Birr aren't that bad are they?
by llkj
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 112563

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis

In 90% of counties, what you say would be reasonable. I live in Roscommon now and if Seamus Sweeney vacated the chair, there would be a real contest for it, from people who would actively canvass clubs, talk to the people of the county through the media, make their positions clear and have a clear ...
by llkj
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 112563

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis

This place has always been an absolute cesspit of County Board loyalists over the ys. You realise it's entirely possible to be very disappointed with a huge number of things that have happened in recent years, many of which stem from county board mistakes/inaction, and yet be utterly terrified of t...
by llkj
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: County Management Stability
Replies: 38
Views: 33413

Re: County Management Stability

On the other hand Offaly's tactics this year left a bad taste in many people's mouths regardless of whether they were justified or not. Just curious, would people feel a lot better if Galway had scored 3.24 rather than 33 points against Offaly. Look at their scorelines so far and they are hitting b...
by llkj
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: offaly team versus westmeath
Replies: 41
Views: 38978

Re: offaly team versus westmeath

We are probably one of if not the smallest county that aspires to compete at a reasonable level in both codes, which I think needs to be factored in also. The only county that is smaller than us, and legitimately promotes and competes in both codes, is Carlow. Their population is 22,000 less than u...
by llkj
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Hurling development squads [Split from Walsh Cup]
Replies: 93
Views: 81909

Re: Hurling development squads [Split from Walsh Cup]

From a players point of view, it was exactly how substandard described it - every year was a completely new experience in underage squads - Different managers, different selectors. 2 more personal experiences to share: 1. Under 16 training - playing half back, in possession of the ball but under som...
by llkj
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Football league 3 2017
Replies: 115
Views: 106107

Re: Football league 3 2017

Now I take IIKJ's comment that teams shouldn't get beaten by 30 points, but these sort of big defeats can happen and considering if we get past Westmeath we play Dublin most Offaly fans today would take anything less than a 20 point beating as nearly a good result, so I wouldn't start saying these ...
by llkj
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Football league 3 2017
Replies: 115
Views: 106107

Re: Football league 3 2017

I was delighted for everyone involved particularly after the total over reaction over the Armagh result. Once again, well done to all involved and let’s hope for a similar performance against Westmeath in a few weeks. Overreaction? Surely when a team have a record defeat like that, the county are e...