Offaly SHC

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Who will lift the Sean Robbins cup this year?

Rynaghs
13
38%
Belmont
1
3%
Lusmagh
0
No votes
K/K
10
29%
Clareen
4
12%
Shinrone
0
No votes
Birr
2
6%
Clodiagh Gaels
0
No votes
Coolderry
2
6%
Shamrocks
0
No votes
Kinnitty
1
3%
Tullamore
1
3%
 
Total votes : 34

Re: Offaly SHC

Postby Kevin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:49 pm

first_touch wrote:Very proud of Belmont they gave it everything. They just could not make enough use of possession in the second half and missed a couple of decent chances towards the end. They were unlucky too in that early in the second half, when they would have expected to build on a very good first half performance against a strong wind, a shower of driving rain came down, making conditions a lottery.

I found the continuous barracking of referee Brian Gavin by a section of the Kilcormac Killoughey supporters to be distasteful. They were even roaring at him when KK were awarded a free! They only time they went quiet was when Grogan slashed the hurl down on Oisin Kelly. They knew in their hearts he should have got the line.

I thought Rynagh's gave a very composed performance and are likely to have a big game in them in the final. Stephen Quirke gave an exhibition of freetaking. I agree totally that it was a wrong decision by the referee to give that free to Rynagh's when it should have gone the other way. It led to what turned out to be the winning score.


Was Oisin Kelly able to continue after the above mentioned incident? If injured, hope he is ok.
Kevin Clancey. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby Toxicity234 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:52 pm

Reading Tyrell book at the moment. What a beast. (both good and bad). If you every what to see the problem with Offaly read the last few posts, Bitching about crowds and slaps.
thank god the ref isn't blowing for everything. It's a mans game. If your not able to look after yourself in a club game them what hope do you have at inter county.
I remember Martin Hanney when he retired saying we were in big trouble. What cause a hard hitting u12 team would scare the shit out of our hurlers. Players lying down after a slap.
Tyrell book show how to win big game and it winning them by imposing yourself on the game. by any means necessary.
Tyrell underline mind set was winning ugly is still winning.

We're BIFFO. We have lost what we are, tough, hardy, mean and loveable bogmen.
loveable cause we're winner not cause were nice hurlers.

Back to Games.
Kilcormac Killoughey Vs Belmont. Take a bow both teams. Dogs for war. It was a battle. Hard hitting from both side. But not Dirty. The two full back are huge mean hard hurling. Kenny floored Peter Gerathy and Healion floored Damien Egan in the 1st few mins. Hard but fair. Mark Egan level Leonard and Gorgan Level Kelly. tough but both got up and came back with more.
There was no Bitching from the teams, They were true Biffo, they tougher it got the more they like it. True Hurling men.
The Weather, the pressure from the other team hard work turned the game into an ugly to watch. But all Battles are ugly.
Talking to the Belmont lads after the match, True hurling men. Devastated to lose, but Love the Battle, Love been in a semi Final, determeted to be back next year as Champions.
Great men, great club.

St. Ryangh's Vs Seir Keirans. This wasn't a battle. i never feel that Clareen were going to win this. The game plan for the 1st 20 mins we poor. trying to run into tackle and throwing blind passes. Rynagh's should gave had 2 goals from Clareen mistakes.
after 20 mins the back start using the wind and hitting the ball and Clareen start winning the breaks.
After the break Ryangh's were the better team but look afriad to shot, didn't want to send silly wide and were looking for the prefect score. slowly they found the space and got the scores.
Clareen old failing are still there, that forward line isn't working hard at all. they excellent hurlers but so lazy.
After the match, Listen to Clareen lads, It's was the weather, Ref and the pitch.
Gary Kelly point(and overall display) was worth the admisition fee. that man is more of a warrior that the whole Clareen forward line together.

Looking forward to a good final now.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby pigeon house biffo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:13 am

Travelled down from the big smoke to watch the hurling on Sunday hoping for a Belmont/Rynagh final, can't have everything I suppose! Conditions were not ideal for the type of game that I felt Belmont and Rynaghs tried to play, rynaghs experience with the running game probably seen them through in the end though Clareen had a complete melt down after half time offering nothing going forward. Joe Bergin was on the end of one or two digs that went unpunished though he missed some scorable frees which could have swung it given that Rynaghs forwards were offering next to nothing from play. Are Rynaghs any better this year than last? Clareen did well against them in their two games against them this year and I just fear that if their running game doesn't click, like it very nearly didn't on sunday, they could be susceptible to ambush. In terms of ability, they probably have the best hurling 15 in the county with some lovely hurlers in each line of the field. The thinking being that they are lovely hurlers if allowed to play, but can they do it when its put up to them physically? Seen Sean Dolan play football for rynaghs against clara recently and he was a force of nature moving the ball forward in what was a disappointing performance overall. He doesn't seem to have the same game when switching codes, and while there are major differences between hurling and football, could rynaghs benefit from getting him on ball earlier from deep and letting him run at defenses and draw fouls or lay off a man coming on the shoulder? Gazza Kelly was immense, far and away the best player on the field. Can't comment on the pat camon at midfield experiment as havent seen enough of him there this year but I suppose the injury to Joe O Connor constituted a reshuffle. Scales seems to have carved a niche out for himself as an impact sub and did well when he came on. Sean Kenny can feel sorry for himself having had a great year last year before losing his place at the semi final stage. As mentioned above the rynaghs front 6 just didnt click on the day.

Forgive the scattered structure of the post, just my humble musings on what was on show!

Out of interest, of the 4 teams on display, would anyone fancy putting together an intercounty 15 based on the 60 or so players that were on show sunday? I know the likes of james dempsey would be a shoe-in for the goalkeepers slot but entertain me. An intercounty 15 from what was on show sunday, go!
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby sam88885a » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:22 am

pigeon house biffo wrote:tried to play, rynaghs experience with the running game probably seen them through in the end though Clareen had a complete melt down after half time offering nothing going forward. Joe Bergin was on the end of one or two digs that went unpunished though he missed some scorable frees which could have swung it given that Rynaghs forwards were offering next to nothing from play. Are Rynaghs any better this year than last? Clareen did well against them in their two games against them this year and I just fear that if their running game doesn't click, like it very nearly didn't on sunday, they could be susceptible to ambush. In terms of
pigeon house biffo wrote:Travelled down from the big smoke to watch the hurling on Sunday hoping for a Belmont/Rynagh final, can't have everything I suppose! Conditions were not ideal for the type of game that I felt Belmont and Rynaghs tried to play, rynaghs experience with the running game probably seen them through in the end though Clareen had a complete melt down after half time offering nothing going forward. Joe Bergin was on the end of one or two digs that went unpunished though he missed some scorable frees which could have swung it given that Rynaghs forwards were offering next to nothing from play. Are Rynaghs any better this year than last? Clareen did well against them in their two games against them this year and I just fear that if their running game doesn't click, like it very nearly didn't on sunday, they could be susceptible to ambush. In terms of ability, they probably have the best hurling 15 in the county with some lovely hurlers in each line of the field. The thinking being that they are lovely hurlers if allowed to play, but can they do it when its put up to them physically? Seen Sean Dolan play football for rynaghs against clara recently and he was a force of nature moving the ball forward in what was a disappointing performance overall. He doesn't seem to have the same game when switching codes, and while there are major differences between hurling and football, could rynaghs benefit from getting him on ball earlier from deep and letting him run at defenses and draw fouls or lay off a man coming on the shoulder? Gazza Kelly was immense, far and away the best player on the field. Can't comment on the pat camon at midfield experiment as havent seen enough of him there this year but I suppose the injury to Joe O Connor constituted a reshuffle. Scales seems to have carved a niche out for himself as an impact sub and did well when he came on. Sean Kenny can feel sorry for himself having had a great year last year before losing his place at the semi final stage. As mentioned above the rynaghs front 6 just didnt click on the day.

Forgive the scattered structure of the post, just my humble musings on what was on show!

Out of interest, of the 4 teams on display, would anyone fancy putting together an intercounty 15 based on the 60 or so players that were on show sunday? I know the likes of james dempsey would be a shoe-in for the goalkeepers slot but entertain me. An intercounty 15 from what was on show sunday, go!


U forgot to mention KK,who did beat Belmont on sunday too.
As for picking 15 county guys last sunday ,Ben Conneely D Short G Kelly S quirke and P Camon stood up for St Rynagh . Eanna Murphy was outstanding at centre back and A Hynes J Bergin and T Carroll had a good first half for Clareen. David Kenny C Cahaill D Nally D Egan had huge games for Belmont . G Healion K Grogan J Quinn S leonard and C Kiely played their part for KK.
Outside whats currently on the county E Murphy and maybe young S Leonard in a few years



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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:36 pm

There is nothing manly about pulling down on top of someone's head from behind like that. Period.

And can you post a link to that 'Martin Hanney' quote please? 'Citation needed', as they say on Wikipedia.
Toxicity234 wrote:Reading Tyrell book at the moment. What a beast. (both good and bad). If you every what to see the problem with Offaly read the last few posts, Bitching about crowds and slaps.
thank god the ref isn't blowing for everything. It's a mans game. If your not able to look after yourself in a club game them what hope do you have at inter county.
I remember Martin Hanney when he retired saying we were in big trouble. What cause a hard hitting u12 team would scare the shit out of our hurlers. Players lying down after a slap.
Tyrell book show how to win big game and it winning them by imposing yourself on the game. by any means necessary.
Tyrell underline mind set was winning ugly is still winning.
Pat Donegan. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby sam88885a » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:02 am

[quote="Plain of the Herbs"]There is nothing manly about pulling down on top of someone's head from behind like that. Period.

Plain of the herbs
He didnt pull down on his head but he let young Kelly know that he wasnt going to put up the hand today .
He has struggled with a leg injury last year and this year and came back in at corner back to mark the goal machine O Kelly and held he to 1 point so give him the credit and respect he deserves.
Look at the job he did on Lar Corbitt and Tj Reid in 2013 and 2014, he has been a wonderfull defender for his club ,i wish we had someone like him in Kinnity.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby King Kev » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:44 pm

Sam/Tox or whatever. You're not from Kinnitty. If you were ud at least be able to spell it properly.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby frankthetank » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:56 pm

Well said King Kev.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby frankthetank » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:35 pm

Sam,

Here's your chance for redemption.

Name the starting 15 for Kinnitty and their positions from Saturday's league semi-final vs Clareen.
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