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by substandard
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 84
Views: 31128

Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

It might be a 3rd string, but I'd imagine a fair portion of that 3rd string Dublin team would be there or thereabouts starting on a lot of county teams...
by substandard
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 Walsh Cup
Replies: 78
Views: 41142

Re: 2018 Walsh Cup

Birr v OCP is old news.
Step right up for Birr v Banagher!!
by substandard
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Schools
Replies: 6
Views: 7138

Re: Offaly Schools

Good win, showed great workrate and composure to see the game out. Plenty of room for improvement, but with the right application, they could progress further. Difficult squad to assemble as lads have a lot of commitments already, but over time this could be a very beneficial stepping stone for play...
by substandard
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster club championships 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 33713

Re: Leinster club championships 2017

Hard luck to the team and management. It looks to me that they assumed/ gambled on winning aerial battles on puckouts. Within minutes it was obviously going horribly wrong, so it's difficult to adjust midstream, especially with an element of panic setting in. Also looks as though they underestimated...
by substandard
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 NHL
Replies: 292
Views: 127535

Re: 2018 NHL

In Roscommon, 12 Senior A teams in two groups of 6, A and B, same in Intermediate. 5 group games, after which -The top 2 in A go straight to semi-final -3 and 4 in A play 1 and 2 from B in quarter finals. -I know in Intermediate top two from B play in Group A the following year, and the Bottom two f...
by substandard
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 NFL
Replies: 149
Views: 52372

Re: 2018 NFL

Rightly, or wrongly people will see the trip to Dunnes Stores as the yardstick for whether Stephen Wallace has moved the team forward. Pat Flanagan went there 3 times in 2 years, including two championship fixtures and didn't bring home the groceries. I believe this is the key reason he got shelved...
by substandard
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2018 NFL
Replies: 149
Views: 52372

Re: NFL

Think this will be a very competitive division. No real gimmes stand out, and I'd say any team capable of beating any others on a given day. For any team to lose, say, their first two games, that could leave them playing catch up if they have any interest in promotion, and I could see several teams ...
by substandard
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Faithful Fields
Replies: 7
Views: 6438

Re: Faithful Fields

Will be a significant step towards improving Offaly's fortunes in both codes, (plus, presumably, for the ladies also), but needs to be backed up with well-informed and properly supported coaching personnel for all levels. I see huge potential here: centralised s/c monitoring, day blitzes for school ...
by substandard
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: New Managers for 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 29264

Re: New Managers for 2018

Wishing the man and his backroom team the best of luck. I think there's a good squad available, and talented young players that, if looked after, can make real progress in the next couple of years. Under Flanagan's reign I think good progress was made re s/c, so there's a good platform there already...
by substandard
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly hurling manager??
Replies: 220
Views: 195164

Re: Offaly hurling manager??

In an ideal world, a big name with proven credentials would be a tonic, and every effort should be made to go after someone of this calibre, BUT these type of managers pick their projects carefully- they don't go where they don't think they'll make significant progress. There are a number of factors...
by substandard
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 108654

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis

That is a fact I reckon half the lads here are either county board lads or related to them. It's a shame what happened and really noting can be done unless good people take the plunge to get involed. This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an impor...
by substandard
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 108654

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis

http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/hurling/state-of-offaly-hurling-absolutely-deplorable-455159.html It's a good read. They a comment here that I want to pick up on. The hurling changed about 15 years ago and left Offaly behind. I think this is wrong, What happened. Was Offaly appointed manager...
by substandard
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 108654

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis?

http://offaly.gaa.ie/2017/07/17/kevin-r ... pointment/
Honest appraisal from the man himself, but I'm wondering about his use of the word 'traditionalist'...
by substandard
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 108654

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis?

Learned how to quote this evening- great moment for the parish!! Speaking of quotes, this one from Douglas Adams- I've often used it in political discussions, but I think it is apt for county boards also: "You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?" "No," said Ford, who by this time was a little mo...
by substandard
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA - in Crisis
Replies: 157
Views: 108654

Re: Offaly GAA - in Crisis?

Just for the avoidance of doubt, but isn't it the Implementation Committee that has resigned? The Review committee is a different group who are reviewing the hurling team managements and whose work remains unaffected. Just seen on facebook the hurling review committee have resigned en masse. This, ...