As I see it. there really isn't an appetite at any level to put in the hard work required to resuscitate Offaly hurling. No leadership from the board; no expertise within the county; no understanding of modern hurling - that s&c is for othe counties who can't hurl; that we don't do tactics so we should hurl in a neat 3-3-2-3-3 formation because we swallow the bullshit that Kilkenny don't do tactics and therefore neither should we.biffinbanner wrote:i know most on here want a solution.certainly kevin ryan is a genuine guy but he hasnt got a "feel" for offaly i think..were better off get an offaly man and close up ranks and try and get out of it ourselves.bringing kilkenny men down to advise isnt the way to go in my opinion.its not long ago we were as good as them...weve lots of expertise inside the county.use it
The slide will continue. Fair to say Leix and Westmeath have overtaken Offaly at this stage. Kildare and Meath will be next. Rockbottom is probably around the level of Wicklow - our underage is probably on a par with theirs. The next level down would be counties like Armagh or Down where there are only about three hurling clubs anyway.
It's tough on the players at all levels who are sent out in their tricoloured jerseys, but totally underprepared for what awaits them. There is no glory to be got from hurling for Offaly. And every year there's fresh bullshit - XXL tops being ordered for Minors. Avoidable crap.
Finally, it's time we scrapped this 'Faithful County' crap. Thee's nothing 'faithful' about what's going on, at any level of Offaly hurling or football. Too much living i the past going on.