Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

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Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby Wing Back » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:30 am

With the start of the Walsh Cup only a little over 3 weeks away most county squads are back training no doubt. Has there been any word on a Provisional squad chosen by Eamon Kelly and his Management team for the pre-season competition and the league? I'd be interested to know any lads he might blood and also any lads who have left the set up just so we can see what we are working with.

We see a lot of rumblings from other counties about who's in and who's out....particularly Tipperary and Dublin. Any word on our own?
'Babs keating 'resigned' as coach because of illness and fatigue. The players were sick and tired of him'
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby KeshaWantsTimber » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:58 am

All very quiet on this thread. Is it because nobody knows who is involved, nobody is interested or are we on a 'tell them nothing campaign' before blitzing the country from January onwards?
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby Wing Back » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:02 pm

I'm guessing that no one seems to know. I certainly have no idea but would be very interested to get an insight to the provisional squad and how they are progressing.

Hopefully we'll do ourselves justice in the Walsh Cup and get a few half competitive games to see where we are at.
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby KeshaWantsTimber » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:23 pm

I know they are all doing gym work the past 4-5 weeks. Also played a few challenge games. I'd imagine Kelly will bring a much different approach to Whelehan. Was involved in a lot of 3rd level hurling before going to Kerry so would be very in touch with what a modern young inter-county hurler would be expecting. I dont think miracles can be demanded but I do expect to see a much more competitive, motivated and organised team in 2016.
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby bracknaghboy » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:39 pm

KeshaWantsTimber wrote: so would be very in touch with what a modern young inter-county hurler would be expecting.


Plenty of beer and women 8)
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby greenairfield » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:01 pm

I have heard of some of the names in doing training, I fear the worst as we just don't have the quality anymore,worrying times ahead.
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby hurleyman » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:43 pm

They are playing Westmeath at the minute in mullingar
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby manfromdelmonte » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:12 pm

How did that go?
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby Wing Back » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:34 am

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic- ... 55462.html

Just after reading this article. Emmet Nolan has left the panel.........This is a huge blow for the Offaly set up. One of the few shining lights from underage over the last number of years.

Kiely seems to be a doubt aswell. Not sure is he referring to anyone else in the article or is it just Nolan. That has took the wind out of my sails going into the game at the weekend.

Anyone else with any info on this?
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby llkj » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:22 pm

Kilcormac-Killoughey star Cillian Kiely has not trained since he was taken off after 30 minutes of the DIT game but Kelly said he had "no news on that" in the wake of a five-point defeat to Tipperary on Sunday in Templemore.

Kiely's future is uncertain


Always hard to know exactly what is happening here, but hopefully, he isn't sulking because he got taken off. Wouldn't be the best start to the relationship with the new manager. Of course, there could be a million other reasons why he hasn't been around for the past week, but for the manager to say that he has no news on that, is not looking good.

Definitely disappointing if Nolan and Kiely are not going to be around this year. Every year out is another one where they are falling behind the standard required to get back competitive again.
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby private joker » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:01 pm

There can be hundreds of reasons for not being able to commit to inter county hurling. Work or study to name but two. But, If the reason is, for been taking off in a match, or not prepared to do whats needed for Offaly hurling then it kind of shows up the real reason for recent failures and the complete collapse in standards within Offaly senior hurling. Hard to blame managers then.
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Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

Postby sam88885a » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:53 pm

hugely disappointing to see e nolan is gone this year .
young nolan is a guy with great potental but at the end of the day hurling wont pay the bills .

Its a worry i had over the last few years guys coming in too young , playing with 5 or 6 teams and not be allowed any life outside hurling .
it would be hard if you were winning but when ur getting hammered it must be so much harder .
b cody rarely brings in guys untill the have finished u 21 so they are still trying to make it and of course kilkenny keep winning along with the fact that the have huge numbers of guys trying to make the panel .

In offaly hurlers are much more scarce so losing one of our future potental leaders hurts us hugely .
I think c kiely is in waterford in collage and he is probally training down there . i hope
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