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Re: Additions to County panels Football and Hurling

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:48 am
by jimbob17
Ferbane will walk home in final IMO. Nothing will get near them.

As for nature of thread, it is interesting that there is nobody from Edenderry, Clara, Ferbane, Gracefield that has featured in league for Offaly this year. There are at least 10 players between the 4 clubs that are good enough! Small margins when it comes to relegation and promotion and we somehow, rarely look at the margins that are within our control. Fair enough, the team playing is close to a potential championship team but our strength in depth in general leaves us exceptionally weak for any county with any aspirations of promotion - in fact we are as weak in our non starting 15 as I have ever seen from an Offaly senior squad!

Re: Additions to County panels Football and Hurling

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:27 pm
by greenairfield
I can understand why it is not attractive to hurl for Offaly...but the footballers results have been okay over the last number of years everyone should be mad to play for the county.

Who are the 10 players who would be good enough for a matter of interest.

Re: Additions to County panels Football and Hurling

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:23 pm
by NewEra
greenairfield wrote:I can understand why it is not attractive to hurl for Offaly...but the footballers results have been okay over the last number of years everyone should be mad to play for the county.

Who are the 10 players who would be good enough for a matter of interest.
Colm Doyle, Carl Stewart, Graham Guilfoyle, Ross Brady (Clara)

Joe Maher, Oisin Kelly, (Ferbane)

Sean Pender, Rodge Hanlon, Sean Doyle (Edenderry)

Jack Walsh, Jamie Evans (Gracefield)

Just a few off the top of my head...

Re: Additions to County panels Football and Hurling

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:54 pm
by greenairfield
What a shame these lads won't go in with the county or have not been asked..
Offaly would be a strong side in division 2 if we had everyone on board.

Re: Additions to County panels Football and Hurling

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:01 pm
by Killeighman
NewEra wrote:
greenairfield wrote:I can understand why it is not attractive to hurl for Offaly...but the footballers results have been okay over the last number of years everyone should be mad to play for the county.

Who are the 10 players who would be good enough for a matter of interest.
Colm Doyle, Carl Stewart, Graham Guilfoyle, Ross Brady (Clara)

Joe Maher, Oisin Kelly, (Ferbane)

Sean Pender, Rodge Hanlon, Sean Doyle (Edenderry)

Jack Walsh, Jamie Evans (Gracefield)

Just a few off the top of my head...
Colm Doyle is injured and is currently on the Offaly football panel. Carl Steward would be a good lad to have pushing Johnny Maloney for centre back as we know he can get forward. Graham Guilfoyle was never a fella who stood out to me when he was playing. Would Ross Brady have the legs for intercounty football? He’s been a long time gone now.
As for Oisin Kelly he’s with the hurlers which is his preferred code so that switch will be very unlikely.
Joe Maher was told the panel was closed for the league when he expressed an interest. Hopefully with Nigel Dunne gone that frees up a place for Joe to come into the panel.
Jamie Evans came onto the panel last year when Paul Rouse took over and Jack Walsh was always knocking around for league games.
Pender is a big loss to the backline of Offaly. If Sean Doyle could get a consistent run of games under the belt I think he would be a good one to have. What’s happened Rodge Hanlon at all? He was refused a transfer to Tyrellspass back last year or two years ago but I have not seen much of him. Is he playing regularly with Edenderry? Richie Dalton would strengthen up the midfield nicely.

Re: Additions to County panels Football and Hurling

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:25 am
by feirmeoir
was at U20 final today

Johnston kicked a few points but edenderry held him well overall - he very left sided

Didnt appear to have a problem with his ankle

Re: Additions to County panels Football and Hurling

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:47 am
by llkj
True, not true, rumour or otherwise, it is no business of anyone on this forum what any player is doing in their private life and you should remove your comment.

Re: Additions to County panels Football and Hurling

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:33 am
by Tullman
As I said in my earlier post he was playing through injury that he’d still be worth something at club level he kicked 0-3 from play and 0-2 from frees he was fouled for, also drew in 4 edenderry defenders and slipped the pass for the all important goal their decision to play him has obviously paid off as they’ve just landed another title.

That college comment is inappropriate and needs to be removed