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by substandard
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Fr Manning Cup
Replies: 32
Views: 45747

Re: Fr Manning Cup

The Leitrim fixture is put back to August sometime, as far as I know, will put up the date when I know for sure. Kildare next, they're physically very imposing, but a full strength Offaly could beat them. Conor Dunne was called up from the 15s squad, had an excellent game last night.
by substandard
Tue May 21, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: offaly minor footballers
Replies: 59
Views: 19698

Re: offaly minor footballers

U might get your club County Board Delegate ( if that is not you ) to push it at say the July meeting with a view to October ?????
To be honest, I hadn't the first clue about how these things work, but I'll do that!!
by substandard
Tue May 21, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: offaly minor footballers
Replies: 59
Views: 19698

Re: offaly minor footballers

Here lads, could ye just set up a thread just for slagging each other off; entertaining and all as it does be sometimes, it doesn't contribute to the discussion about the topic. There are some very interesting points made about the underage structures in both hurling and football in Offaly; it seems...
by substandard
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2012 Leinster Club Championships
Replies: 151
Views: 43409

Re: 2012 Leinster Club Championships

There is a growing problem with schools now because of the supervision and substitution issue. School management are under pressure to reduce costs, and therefore are reluctant to sanction games. The windows for when schools can play are becoming more and more limited, and they have to correspond in...
by substandard
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: New Offaly Minor Football Manager
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

Re: New Offaly Minor Football Manager

Is it true that Laz Molloy is involved as a selector?
by substandard
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Under 16 Fr Manning Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1604

Re: Under 16 Fr Manning Cup

How could this happen? I thought Offaly spent years trying to get a team entered into the Fr. Manning, and now that it seems they're in this happens?
by substandard
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Revolution not reform needed in underage hurling
Replies: 65
Views: 29035

Re: Revolution not reform needed in underage hurling

Some post, POTH. I'd be more into football myself (that hurling is way too scientific for me!!), and I'd agree broadly with the bulk of what you said, and to an extent a certain amount of it applies to football as well; over the length of time the development squads/ academies have been in place, th...
by substandard
Tue May 15, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly minor hurlers
Replies: 97
Views: 24831

Re: Offaly minor hurlers

[quote] durra1 wrote:I can just picture it now … …P. Diddy Teehan sippin the good stuff in the wrap-around couch with his gold jewellery and hoes .. observing proceedings … …Handy Andy Gallagher busting some tunes on the decks … …Jesus Christy Todd and Brendan “fightin tooth-n-nail” Ward playing cra...
by substandard
Tue May 01, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Poll: Who Shares The Majority of the Blame
Replies: 11
Views: 3869

Re: Poll: Who Shares The Majority of the Blame

Something I've often thought about so I'll throw it out here and see what would people think. From underage coaching, I would not be entirely comfortable woking on fitness programs for teams, in that I wouldn't be anywhere near being an expert or qualified to judge, and instead would be depending on...
by substandard
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: tom coffey new offaly manager
Replies: 25
Views: 8210

Re: tom coffey new offaly manager

Hope it goes well for him, it'll be a tough ask to be ready for Kildare game, he and the players will need all the support they can get. Operation salvage what can be salvaged from this season, and have a stable structure to work on from the off next year.
by substandard
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Gerry Cooney steps down as Offaly Manager
Replies: 19
Views: 6026

Re: Gerry Cooney steps down as Offaly Manager

To be honest, it's going to take a long time to get things straightened out, and it's catch 22 regarding appointing an interim manager or otherwise. A ritual slaughter would seem to be on the cards against Kildare, player confidence is likely on the floor,so I can't imagine who could come into the j...
by substandard
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Schools Football
Replies: 27
Views: 8101

Re: Schools Football

Congratulations to both schools; the fact that they're both competing at this level not for the first time suggests it's no flash in the pan, and testament to very good players and very good work done both in the school and club level. Referring to earlier posts about the difference between colleges...
by substandard
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: U21 Football Management
Replies: 131
Views: 32643

Re: U21 Football Management

8 points to 7 up in injury time, would be a massive win if they can hang on!!!
by substandard
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Roscommon NFL Div 3 12th February 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 12995

Re: Offaly vs Roscommon NFL Div 3 12th February 2012

After watching the match, it's easy to see where a lot of the frustration is coming from. For a lot of the game, won a good deal of breaking ball around the middle of the field, but when within 30-45 metres of the goal a succession of passes over and back across the field and eventually backwards be...