2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby Doon Exile » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:45 pm

I don’t care if this was their third team, it’s no bad result and definitely progress albeit early doors yet.
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby DoingUntold » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:46 pm

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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby substandard » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:48 pm

It might be a 3rd string, but I'd imagine a fair portion of that 3rd string Dublin team would be there or thereabouts starting on a lot of county teams...
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby frankthetank » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:54 pm

http://www.the42.ie/dublin-offaly-repor ... 2-Jan2018/

Cian Johnson with 0-06 from play, chances missed to win in injury time, outscored Dublin 0-10 to 0-05 when playing against the wind in the 2nd half, Dublin have to beat Wexico by 17 points at the weekend or Offaly qualify for semi-final.

Progress!!!
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby bracknaghboy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:10 pm

I've heard nothing but positive vibes from the camp. Last year was tired and predictable, this year Wallace is offering the players something different and they've taken to it. We have some reinforcements back in a few weeks as well so every reason to be optimistic. I'm not saying they are going win Division 3 or Leinster this year but I fully expect this current management set up will get the best from the panel. Thats all we can ask for.
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby LooseCannon » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:11 pm

substandard wrote:It might be a 3rd string, but I'd imagine a fair portion of that 3rd string Dublin team would be there or thereabouts starting on a lot of county teams...


Basquel would most definitely walk into any team. Don’t know enough about the rest to comment.
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby LooseCannon » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:13 pm

bracknaghboy wrote:I've heard nothing but positive vibes from the camp. Last year was tired and predictable, this year Wallace is offering the players something different and they've taken to it. We have some reinforcements back in a few weeks as well so every reason to be optimistic. I'm not saying they are going win Division 3 or Leinster this year but I fully expect this current management set up will get the best from the panel. Thats all we can ask for.


Is Anthony Cunningham involved?
Saw him a couple of times playing for Bracknagh. Quality player.
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby Bord na Mona man » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:38 pm

LooseCannon wrote:
substandard wrote:It might be a 3rd string, but I'd imagine a fair portion of that 3rd string Dublin team would be there or thereabouts starting on a lot of county teams...


Basquel would most definitely walk into any team. Don’t know enough about the rest to comment.

Yep, there's no way you could say Basquel is a lesser player than Eoghan O'Gara. Several of the others are very good, but maybe lacking the physique of Jim Gavin's 1st choice 15.
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby LooseCannon » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:44 pm

Bord na Mona man wrote:
LooseCannon wrote:
substandard wrote:It might be a 3rd string, but I'd imagine a fair portion of that 3rd string Dublin team would be there or thereabouts starting on a lot of county teams...


Basquel would most definitely walk into any team. Don’t know enough about the rest to comment.

Yep, there's no way you could say Basquel is a lesser player than Eoghan O'Gara. Several of the others are very good, but maybe lacking the physique of Jim Gavin's 1st choice 15.


He was unreal for Ballyboden in their All-Ireland club campaign in 15-16.
Was imperitive to their success. It appears that he was on their extended panel last year. Would’ve thought that he’d be in the first few subs at least. Obviously not though.

I wonder how O’Gara’s brother did?
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby Bord na Mona man » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:48 pm

The big pity is that when Offaly had wind advantage they were a bit at sea in the full back line and spurned a lot of attacking chances.
Otherwise they should have been edging it in the first 35.
While Offaly kept the full-forward pushed up, the link play was poor at times, with a lot of ponderous carrying and eventual poor deliveries. This improved markedly in the 2nd half and was key to the Offaly comeback.

In the first half Dublin had less possession, but their direct running opened up Offaly a bit too easily at times. They had even less possession in the 2nd half when Offaly took control.

A great introduction to the big time for Cian Johnston, but the lad shouldn't be heaped with pressure so early in his career.
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby LooseCannon » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:54 pm

Bord na Mona man wrote:The big pity is that when Offaly had wind advantage they were a bit at sea in the full back line and spurned a lot of attacking chances.
Otherwise they should have been edging it in the first 35.
While Offaly kept the full-forward pushed up, the link play was poor at times, with a lot of ponderous carrying and eventual poor deliveries. This improved markedly in the 2nd half and was key to the Offaly comeback.

In the first half Dublin had less possession, but their direct running opened up Offaly a bit too easily at times. They had even less possession in the 2nd half when Offaly took control.

A great introduction to the big time for Cian Johnston, but the lad shouldn't be heaped with pressure so early in his career.


Would you remeber what subs were introduced?
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby NewEra » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:56 pm

Cillian O'Gara very good for Dublin in first half and was involved in everything. Was taken off at HT presumably due to his yellow card.

Very enjoyable second half. Offaly looked a lot fitter towards the end. Three chances towards the end to win it. Was impressed by pender, odonoghue, conor mcnamee, Mc Conway and obviously Johnson. Good early signs but let's not get worked up
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby LooseCannon » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:07 am

Nothing really that we didn’t know already from today’s tribune but, here ye are.

http://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/gae ... s-11786374
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby Bord na Mona man » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:48 am

LooseCannon wrote:Would you remeber what subs were introduced?

The42 has it as listed below, but Nigel Dunne definitely stayed on till the end:

Subs

22. Paul McConway (Tullamore) for Lalor (15)
18. Nigel Dunne (Shamrocks) for Brazil (20)
20. Conor McNamee (Rhode) for Dunne (ht)
23. Joey O’Connor (St Rynagh’s) for Doyle (ht)
21. Bobby O’Dea (Durrow) for Dempsey (black-card, 60)
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Re: 2018 Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup

Postby LooseCannon » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:53 am

Bord na Mona man wrote:
LooseCannon wrote:Would you remeber what subs were introduced?

The42 has it as listed below, but Nigel Dunne definitely stayed on till the end:

Subs

22. Paul McConway (Tullamore) for Lalor (15)
18. Nigel Dunne (Shamrocks) for Brazil (20)
20. Conor McNamee (Rhode) for Dunne (ht)
23. Joey O’Connor (St Rynagh’s) for Doyle (ht)
21. Bobby O’Dea (Durrow) for Dempsey (black-card, 60)


I presume injuries to Lalor and Brazil?
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