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by Bord na Mona man
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: O’Byrne Cup
Replies: 46
Views: 34408

Re: O’Byrne Cup

Another good win today for Offaly - 2-12 to 1-7 over Wexford. I sense that John Maughan has especially targeted the O'Byrne Cup as a means to build the winning habit. In last year's league Offaly lost a number of games they should have won by not closing out very well from strong winning positions. ...
by Bord na Mona man
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 234
Views: 103236

Re: Byrne v Duignan

another one! actually i haven't posted much on my opinions if you read back. but i will call out people on stating facts with no research only their opinion. and when we actually wanted their opinion they copped out and refused to give it! Hilarious The county is on an upward curve and for the firs...
by Bord na Mona man
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 234
Views: 103236

Re: Byrne v Duignan

That would be a career of covering local and national GAA. Ongoing involvement in GAA administration. Involvement in two large sponsorship deals, dealing directly with county boards from the other side. If you disagree, disagree, but it's hardly a controversial view to say that different ways of wo...
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 234
Views: 103236

Re: Byrne v Duignan

I echo the congratulations for Michael Duignan and the other newly elected officers and wish them every success in their roles. MD went out on a limb to go for the position but he did a lot of ground work to meet clubs to set out his plans. His fundraising work for Faithful Fields was massive and he...
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 234
Views: 103236

Re: Byrne v Duignan

I’ve been trying to gauge the noise and I suspect If it was a straight ballot of all club members Michael Duignan would win. How delegates vote is an entirely different matter. To some extent the vote is a referendum on Tommy Byrne’s leadership. People who have worked with him on committees or dealt...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Byrne v Duignan
Replies: 234
Views: 103236

Re: Byrne v Duignan

by Bord na Mona man
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 163285

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Lets not forget that Offaly's first All Ireland in 1981 was won with a Galway man at corner back who wasn't seen as a contender for a place in his native county. Given that Martin Dolphin has Offaly connections I would like to think there is an affinity to Offaly that's driving any potential move. S...
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 163285

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

I hear Martin Dolphin from Portumna has been called into the hurling panel. As offaly are now playing in the 3rd tier of the hurling championship they are allowed 5 players from outside the county, without them getting a transfer to an Offaly club. Not sure if this is a progressive move for the pan...
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Meeting In Tullamore
Replies: 98
Views: 97712

Re: Meeting In Tullamore

The arguments about where games get played is one issue. Personally I'd like to see certain league games and Walsh Cup games in Birr (and possibly elsewhere in Offaly), but championship matches and county finals should be in the premier county ground. The idea that leaving Birr in 2006 caused a down...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Meeting In Tullamore
Replies: 98
Views: 97712

Re: Meeting In Tullamore

It seems like a number of the group are going to contest for positions at county convention this December. Chiefly Michael Duignan running for chairman and some the others going for different roles. It's good to see there is a willingness from the group to get inside the white lines rather than shou...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Meeting In Tullamore
Replies: 98
Views: 97712

Re: Meeting In Tullamore

We could give this group the benefit of the doubt and believe that these are people pulling together to put their shoulder to the wheel in a more organised manner. There is plenty of coaching, fundraising and strategic management experience going by the names mentioned. On the other hand this may ju...
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager
Replies: 112
Views: 105010

Re: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager

Greatest piece of political dog-whistling I've ever seen, Appears to launching a broadside against Trump and Johnson, but is actually angling for the Offaly manager's job! https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/phil-hogan-promises-bit-of-ground-hurling-with-donald-trump-after-being-appointed...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager
Replies: 112
Views: 105010

Re: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager

According to Brian Lowry on twitter: "Offaly senior hurling panel will be an exciting and well organised set up in 2020 going on Michael Fennelly's words today. He spent the full day in Faithful Fields today meeting County Board officials, potential backroom team members, U20 management and media." ...
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager
Replies: 112
Views: 105010

Re: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager

He definitely ticks the right boxes and the Christy Ring is a good place to get him started from.
At 34 and slightly crocked, he'd still be a good addition to the Offaly starting 15 :mrgreen:
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Shane Lowry - Official topic
Replies: 87
Views: 129006

Re: Shane Lowry - Official topic

Superb!
It was clear for years he had the ability to land a big one. It just needed to all come together at the right time.