Offaly's league fixtures

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Offaly's league fixtures

Postby Pool Shark » Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:51 pm

Football:
Feb 6th West Meath home
Feb 13th Kerry away
Mar 6th Tyrone away
Mar 13th Mayo home
Mar 20th Cork home
Mar 27th Donegal away


Hurling:
Feb 20th Derry home
Feb 27th West Meath away
Mar 13th Kildare home
Mar 27th Roscommon away
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Postby Bord na Mona man » Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:48 pm

It's good for our footballers to be up against top (apart from Westmeath) teams for a change. The results from last year's championship demonstrated how teams who played in the top flight against better opposition were better able for championship pace.

I presume the our hurling match against Kildare and the football match against Mayo on Mar 13th will be a double header?
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boooooooo Westmeath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Fullback » Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:53 pm

I would just like to say booooooooo Westmeath. Thats it really. :D
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League 2005

Postby Lone Shark » Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:18 am

I'd be chomping at the bit to re-assert the natural order of things over the SouthLongford boys as much as the next man, but from a realistic point of view, we'd have to be targeting it as a match we'd need to win to stay up, just like a few of the others.

With all due respect to the lads who'll be taking the field in tricolours next season, away trips to Tyrone and Kerry look very much beyond us, notwithstanding a possible lack in concentration from Kerry so early in the season. (They lost to Longford in week 1 last year). Equally an away stint in Donegal and a home game against Mayo, traditionally a good league side, are tough calls. In order to avoid relegation, which when bearing in mind we've been down at Div 2 for a while now would be a reasonable achievement, we'd have to look at the games against Cork, Dub and EastRoscommon to be getting at least two wins from, and scrape another two points from the four games above somehow.

As an aside, bearing in mind the fixtures, I can see TG4 asking for the Kerry match to be a Saturday night. Anyone fancy a saturday night tear in Tralee? :D
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February 6th

Postby Percy Sledgehammer » Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:29 am

The league campaign is all very well, but this is really the be-all and end all. We have to win, we will win, and we'll march en masse, on foot, all the way to Silvers and pillage as is our birthright. :twisted:

I suggest we bring back Clocker, Paddy McCormack and Oliver MacManus to line the midfield.
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