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Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby LooseCannon » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:04 pm

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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby Kevin » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:56 pm

Bad news, but thx for posting. If it does not get overturned - clearly he can't be in the sideline, but is he supposed to be able to train the team as normal?

Other than his ability to be on the sideline, is there anything else we need to know?
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby bracknaghboy » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:20 pm

When you take over an intercounty team you'd imagine that all your focus would be solely on that job and that job only. So why is he on the sideline with an intermediate club team in Kerry? He mustn't be fully focused on the Offaly job? It's not a great example to be setting for a bunch of players whose discipline is very questionable at the best of times. Ah there's always something!
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby greenairfield » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:18 pm

I have to give it to you bracknagh boy you are the most negative man on this thread but doesn't really surprise me given your name.

Maybe he was helping his own club team out on his day off from Offaly duty...and maybe he made a mistake so be it.


Bring your negativity somewhere else
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby LooseCannon » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:25 pm

greenairfield wrote:I have to give it to you bracknagh boy you are the most negative man on this thread but doesn't really surprise me given your name.

Maybe he was helping his own club team out on his day off from Offaly duty...and maybe he made a mistake so be it.


Bring your negativity somewhere else


Jaysus, what’s with the anti-Bracknagh agenda :wink:.
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby Lone Shark » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:36 am

LooseCannon wrote:
greenairfield wrote:I have to give it to you bracknagh boy you are the most negative man on this thread but doesn't really surprise me given your name.

Maybe he was helping his own club team out on his day off from Offaly duty...and maybe he made a mistake so be it.


Bring your negativity somewhere else


Jaysus, what’s with the anti-Bracknagh agenda :wink:.


I'd say that's the first time the phrase "anti-Bracknagh agenda" has been uttered anywhere outside Clonbullogue.
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby bracknaghboy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:34 pm

greenairfield wrote:I have to give it to you bracknagh boy you are the most negative man on this thread but doesn't really surprise me given your name.

Maybe he was helping his own club team out on his day off from Offaly duty...and maybe he made a mistake so be it.


Bring your negativity somewhere else


Ah shur Greeairman doesn't like anyone who doesn't worship at the alter of St. Brendans Park.
Anyways, I'll let him away with it this time as we are all getting a bit giddy and excited with the county hurlers two big home games coming up in May :mrgreen:
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby LooseCannon » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:29 pm

https://t.co/9I7pNICYBe

Video of the incident.
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby Kevin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:47 pm

LooseCannon wrote:https://t.co/9I7pNICYBe

Video of the incident.


Thx for posting.

Funny comment in the article - 'Unidentified man appears to throw a punch at 24 seconds'.

That clears up everything!
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby NewEra » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:31 am

Not really relevant to this thread but I heard a great podcast interview with Eamon Fitzmaurice. He was talking about club month and releasing players to the clubs. A selection of Kerry players wear GPS trackers during their club games in April so Kerry management can monitor how they are performing. I thought it was a very good idea and something different to help keep county players focused and motoring well while county training takes a back step.
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby Alloutbarthegoalie » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:45 pm

What is the latest news on Stephen Wallace being banned/suspended?
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby Killeighman » Tue May 08, 2018 1:44 pm

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic ... 83873.html
I didn’t actually realise this was a rule brought in through our own county board and not nationally like I first thought. I can see the point the county board are trying to make but with a county of our small talent pool we need everyone that is good enough to line out. He is an exciting prospect and it’s a shame to not see him line out for the seniors this year in championship.
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby kingscounty » Tue May 08, 2018 7:53 pm

Killeighman wrote:https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/offaly-deny-rising-star-cian-johnson-his-senior-dream-36883873.html
I didn’t actually realise this was a rule brought in through our own county board and not nationally like I first thought. I can see the point the county board are trying to make but with a county of our small talent pool we need everyone that is good enough to line out. He is an exciting prospect and it’s a shame to not see him line out for the seniors this year in championship.

Ridiculous absolutely ridiculous, they need to reverse this decision now
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby Buttons » Tue May 08, 2018 7:56 pm

He won't be able to play next year either, only in Offaly could this happen.
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Re: Offaly Senior Footballers Championship Thread

Postby bracknaghboy » Tue May 08, 2018 8:49 pm

Must say I was unaware that the county board dreamed up this rule....I thought it was country wide blanket ban by GAA. Right is there a solution.....can Johnson just 'declare' for the seniors and inform them he will not be playing U20 this year or ever again.
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