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by substandard
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 206510

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

There is no quick-fix, I'm afraid, and we have to be fair to those that are coaching and in administration in both club and county level. It's the easiest thing in the world to criticize from the outside. For the next 10 days, everyone in the country is either a political expert or an economist, but...
by substandard
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 206510

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

That's A1 o.k., and I hope you see that what I was saying wasn't meant to be a cut at you, but just that I wonder is there an element of thinking that if a match isn't being played in Birr, then f***ed if I'm going to go to Tullamore. Personally, I think a long-term approach has to be taken to raisi...
by substandard
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 206510

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

From what you heard- so you didn't see for yourself? What is clear that needs to be done? What are the various reasons? Is it fair to say that you would go to see Offaly play in Birr, but that you wouldn't go to see them play in Tullamore? If it's not fair to say that, then fine. But if it is, then ...
by substandard
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 206510

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

I don't get this. It's the same team, same players whether it's on in Birr or Tullamore. Supporters support, die-hard supporters will travel all over the country to support the team- except to Tullamore.
by substandard
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: National Hurling League Pools 2016
Replies: 109
Views: 85457

Re: National Hurling League Pools 2016

NHL Division 1A
Cork v Waterford, waterford by 5
Dublin v Galway, Galway by 9

Sunday 21 February
NHL Division 1A
Kilkenny v Tipperary, draw

NHL Division 1B
Kerry v Limerick, Limerick by 8
Offaly v Laois, Offaly by 7
Wexford v Clare, Clare by 10
by substandard
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: National Hurling League Pools 2016
Replies: 109
Views: 85457

Re: National Hurling League Pools 2016

NHL1 Winner = Galway NHL1A Relegation = Cork NHL1B Promotion = Clare NHL1B Relegation = Kerry NHL2A Promotion = Antrim Saturday 13 February NHL Division 1A Tipperary 3-18 to 1-16 Dublin NHL Division 1B Limerick 2-18 to 1-13 Wexford Sunday 14 February NHL Division 1A Galway 4-19 to 0-16 Cork Waterfor...
by substandard
Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Happy Christmas, and a progressive New Year!!
Replies: 1
Views: 4409

Happy Christmas, and a progressive New Year!!

Happy Christmas to all posters and readers. Hope it's a safe and happy one. Thinking of all the families who lost loved ones over the course of the year. Hoping, with reasonable confidence, for steady improvements for all teams next year. Can't remember who wrote the lines "Two men looked out throug...
by substandard
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA is in Some State
Replies: 177
Views: 154906

Re: Offaly GAA is in Some State

Viva la revolution...
by substandard
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2016 Championship
Replies: 44
Views: 41402

Re: 2016 Championship

Ah yes, you'd know the winter has landed properly- the weather is gone shitty, and the Birr v Tullamore debate is revving up!!
by substandard
Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 2015 SFC Final - Edenderry vs. Rhode 11/10/15
Replies: 37
Views: 39609

Re: 2015 SFC Final - Edenderry vs. Rhode 11/10/15

Two very eloquent, almost poetic, synopses there- love the classical overtones!! Afraid this will be a much more mundane affair- a very enjoyable game, with Edenderry taking the game to Rhode from the off. Edenderry barely blinked at the concession of the early goal- a sign of a team that knew what ...
by substandard
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: New Minor & Senior Hurling Management
Replies: 54
Views: 67412

Re: New Minor & Senior Hurling Management

The intensity and physicality that Galway brought was serious: don't think I've ever seen as many Tipp lads sat back on their arses time and again- with one obvious, but critical, exception. Deep down, did Tipp think that Galway had played their All Ireland performance v Cork, and given Galway's Jek...
by substandard
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling where do we go from here?
Replies: 24
Views: 28293

Re: Offaly Hurling where do we go from here?

Chain reaction: Poor Administration, Poor Senior Management, Poorly coached senior team, lack of game plan, lack of tactical flexibility, players of 'club' standard not able to play 'county' standard, downward spiral, lack of belief, 'better' players not committing for whatever reason, no players yo...
by substandard
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July
Replies: 33
Views: 34839

Re: Offaly v Kildare, Senior football qualifier, 4th July

Best of luck to the team, panel and management tomorrow.

To another day out!!!
by substandard
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly vs Clare - 2015 Senior Hurling Qualifier R1
Replies: 55
Views: 55487

Re: Offaly vs Clare - 2015 Senior Hurling Qualifier R1

Best of luck to the team, panel and management tomorrow, and safe travel to all going.
by substandard
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers
Replies: 26
Views: 29251

Re: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers

Bar the biggest upset since Goliath said 'David who?', it should be Kildare, and this is a winnable game, as in a game that Offaly should have full belief they are capable of winning. Kildare had a disaster of a league, and the knives were very much out for Jason Ryan. The bounce effect of their rep...