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Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby LooseCannon » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:46 pm

Well, any word on the challenge game v Waterford?
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby LooseCannon » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:05 am

Think it finished around 2-20 to 0-17 to Waterford, don't know much else

Got it from the Waterford thread on Boards.
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby Killeighman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:04 pm

Was talking to a fella who happened to be at the game. The score was more like 2-28 to 1-25 or there abouts. 0-12 apiece at half time and Oisin Kelly got the Offaly goal. From what I was told it was a near full strength waterford team. Offaly relatively strong while also missing players.
1. Eoghan Cahill
2. Tom Spain
3. Paddy Rigney
4. Ben Connelly
5. David O’Toole
6. Dermot Shortt
7. Brendan Murphy
8. David King
9. Shane Kinsella
10. Colm Gath
11. Sean Ryan
12. Colin Egan
13. Shane Dooley
14. James Gorman
15. Oisin Kelly
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby DoingUntold » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:39 pm

Any other reports on Waterford game?

Any word on the Clare game tonight?

I see Will O Callaghan had on twitter that Currams,Bergin and Mahon all doubts for Galway game, concerning.
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Tue May 01, 2018 7:56 pm

I see the Wexford match will be preceded by the Senior football match between Westmeath and the winners of Leix and Wexford. (Tickets for the double header are on sale.)
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby Killeighman » Wed May 02, 2018 8:17 pm

Offaly are playing Cork tonight down in Pairc Ui Rinn. I heard they took a beating from Clare last week too.
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby frankthetank » Wed May 02, 2018 9:13 pm

Madness travelling to Cork on a Wednesday night for a game. Needless to say they would be too arrogant to hurl Offaly at a neutral venue to shorten travelling time.
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Wed May 02, 2018 9:21 pm

Results of challenge matches is not important. What is important is that they get exposure to other teams who operate at the highest level, and that the team play matches together to get used to each other. To that end, it is important that Offaly have had matches against Klare, Waterford and Kork in the build up to Galway, Kilkenny, Wexford and Dublin.

Further, the match against Waterford will be beneficial for the Wexford game, given the formation they will probably line out in. And also, it is a help that those three were wiling to play Offaly - that may not always be the case. If there is a concern, it is that those three challenge games seem to have been played in the space of about nine days.
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby DoingUntold » Sat May 05, 2018 10:00 pm

Very quiet on here lads lately regarding championship.

This time next week what are we hoping for? Personally for me, a good solid performance and hopefully holding discipline as we have a habit of getting reduced to 14 men.
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby SearingDrive » Sun May 06, 2018 3:02 pm

DoingUntold wrote:Very quiet on here lads lately regarding championship.

This time next week what are we hoping for? Personally for me, a good solid performance and hopefully holding discipline as we have a habit of getting reduced to 14 men.

Listening to RTE Sport this afternoon, Offaly barely got a mention until Henry Sheflin reminded the panel that Offaly were also in the championship. Why not go out and try to beat Galway next weekend, hoping for a good performance is saying Offaly will lose, but we will put in a good show is conceding that we will lose. Galway will be favourites,they are All Ireland champions, but we have to believe Offaly can win. If Offaly are to be contenders they have to go out with the intention of winning all games.

Going back to the beginning, John Mullane said Offaly and Dublin will turn over one of the big 3 in the round robin, it can start next Sunday.
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby LooseCannon » Sun May 06, 2018 5:17 pm

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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby kingscounty » Mon May 07, 2018 9:44 am

SearingDrive wrote:
DoingUntold wrote:Very quiet on here lads lately regarding championship.

This time next week what are we hoping for? Personally for me, a good solid performance and hopefully holding discipline as we have a habit of getting reduced to 14 men.

Listening to RTE Sport this afternoon, Offaly barely got a mention until Henry Sheflin reminded the panel that Offaly were also in the championship. Why not go out and try to beat Galway next weekend, hoping for a good performance is saying Offaly will lose, but we will put in a good show is conceding that we will lose. Galway will be favourites,they are All Ireland champions, but we have to believe Offaly can win. If Offaly are to be contenders they have to go out with the intention of winning all games.

Going back to the beginning, John Mullane said Offaly and Dublin will turn over one of the big 3 in the round robin, it can start next Sunday.

Have to agree we need to go out to all games with a winning mentality! This isn’t like other years, there is to much on the line here to settle for a solid performance!! Attack Galway from the get go and put it up to them, they won’t even see us as a challenge so we need to shock and awe from the start.
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby Killeighman » Mon May 07, 2018 5:43 pm

LooseCannon wrote:https://soundcloud.com/midlandssport/offaly-v-galway-preview
Who’s been added to the panel?

Kevin Dunne from Clareen. Not sure about anyone else
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby greenairfield » Fri May 11, 2018 10:26 am

Any word on the Offaly team?
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers Championship Thread

Postby Kevin » Fri May 11, 2018 3:36 pm

Best of luck to all involved tomorrow.

Big task ahead, but so what? Nothing to lose.

Let's go git 'em!!!!
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