GAHMAD wrote:1) Shows the hard word that goes into OCP (voluntarily I think bar assistance from Tom Moloney)
2) It is a positive GAA news story
3) The issue of the drought and the impact
4) How often the pitch is used?
5)It's a positive news story
6) Kevin Egan trying to earn a crust?
7) And finally, whats the point in your comment Green airfield?
This is pretty much it. I was asked by GAA.ie to do one piece on each county participating in the Joe McD, designed to double up as preview pieces on the week of big games. I've already done features with Antrim, Kerry and Westmeath players, but for obvious reasons when I asked Joachim about talking to a player he asked me not to, and I respected that - so I had to come up with a different angle. And being an Offaly man, I wanted to put up something positive.
The venue is very busy, far more than most, I've never been anything other than fascinated when I talk to Jim about the level of science and detail involved in what he does, and the pitch is excellent, incredibly so given the traffic and the fact that a lot of counties outsource the job to external companies, for a large fee. Add in the changing climate, and I thought it was something people would like to read about. The reaction so far would suggest it is.
Kevin Egan. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.