Joe McDonagh cup

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by Wing Back » Fri May 31, 2019 1:39 pm

greenairfield wrote:I am very aware there is voluntary work which goes on in OCP but as you said it's not all voluntary which is quiet a big difference towards other fields around the county.

Personally I found the timing of the article quiet interesting but maybe that's just me.

Joachim and the management did look for the game to be played in Birr(there wasnt a mention of that anywhere)

Maybe next weeks article might be on St.Brendans park which is a fine stadium and everything which is done is ALL voluntary.
Please just play hurling.....Please just play hurling.....please just play hurling.

Stop with the side shows. They can be addressed when the dust has settled. 1 player from the Birr club on an Offaly starting team is a extremely poor return from what once was one of the greatest club in the country for many a year. Offaly needs the Birr club to get their ducks in a row and start producing great hurlers once again.

A job needs to be done this weekend and an article on good work in Offaly is always welcome particularly when we're on a low ebb. But the bickering and energy that goes into sideshow issues like what you constantly refer to is especially tiring and helps no one when we need to collectively pull together as a county to try and save face.

Birr seems to have lost its way.....Please just concentrate on hurling in Birr and bringing back the quality players that used to backbone all offaly teams through the 90s and early 2000s. No more distracting comments or adverse north v south battle lines please. Just work on the hurling and getting back to where St Brendans and Offaly need Birr to be.

As for the team named for the weekend....it seems interesting. Hopefully their confidence will have been lifted by the new set up and if all of that starting 15 hurl to their potential we have a good shout of getting a positive performance I think. Antrim are always tricky for us it seems and the way they disposed of a clearly useful Kerry is something we need to be very wary of.

Best of luck to the entire squad and management.

#Esto Fidelis
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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by LooseCannon » Fri May 31, 2019 3:41 pm

GAHMAD wrote:And yes hard work goes into other pitches including Birr, but nice little story.

Loneshark, could we have an interview with Christy on the Faithful fields and what type of fertilizer is used and is 10:10:20 still on the go?
Rumour has it that tonnes of 18:6:12 were spotted leaving Grennan’s in Kilcormac early one morning.
In trying to keep up with Dublin, we now have new official suppliers of fertiliser.
New Holland have a strong offer made for official Tractor sponsor, but word on the street is that the County Board are holding out for the green and gold of John Deere.
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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by DoingUntold » Fri May 31, 2019 7:05 pm

Peter Geraghty hasn't been part of the panel to date has he?

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by LooseCannon » Fri May 31, 2019 8:09 pm

DoingUntold wrote:Peter Geraghty hasn't been part of the panel to date has he?
He, along with the Cleary twins were called in when Joachim took over.
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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by Kevin » Fri May 31, 2019 8:26 pm

The very best of luck to the players and all involved.

COME ON OFFALY!!!!
Kevin Clancey. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by biffinbanner » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:19 am

let this game be the turning point in our season.. we might still be get to the joe mcdonagh final depending on results!!

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by greenairfield » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:48 pm

Joachim did look for the game to be in Birr that is not a rumour it's a fact!

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by biffinbanner » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:55 pm

tis all the same where it was played

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by DoingUntold » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:03 pm

Christy Ring , nice to meet you

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by private joker » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:52 pm

Simply put, Offaly not good enough. Antrim played better, smarter, fitter and faster. Hard on mgt as they only in a week but use of free man was terrible. Looked like Antrim had the spare man. No short puckouts, no link up play. Full back line was cleaned out. Kiely not a wing back, too loose. Kevin connnoly very light but worked hard. Probably better as a impact sub.
All in all, Offaly are where they are because the teams around them have better hurlers. They are getting bet by better teams.

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by allstar2010 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:16 pm

How is our first touch so outrageously bad and high fielding so poor? You’d have to ask what have they been doing at training all year, shocking stuff!
Antrim the better team they used the short puck out well, dunno how many times the No.20 got the short puckout in the first half. Why did we keep pucking on top of half forward that was winning nothing?
Kiely hurled better when moved to centre back. Here’s hoping Laois beat Kerry and we get one last throw of the dice.

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by SearingDrive » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:56 pm

I wasn't at today's game, listened to Midlands 103 commentary in stages. It seemed to me that Offaly could never dominate Antrim, even with 14 men in the first half, and until Conor Mahon's second half red card.
Joachim Kelly said Offaly lacked fitness and confidence, even though they have been training since October. Why were they lacking in fitness today? Offaly gave everything today, I believe.
Kerry will be favourites for the Tralee game in 2/52.

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by private joker » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:08 pm

Nothing to do with fitness. A lot to do with confidence. Offaly finished strong and went from 8 points down to two down in last 10 mins. Basic ball handling skills. Full back line turned their back on goalie every time for a puck out. On Mgt instructions? Be a pity to see Offaly go to christy Ring as the Joe mcdonagh is their level. Theyll hammer all before them at the Ring level.

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by biffinbanner » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:39 am

if we go to christy ring we deserve to go. jaysus we will hammer all before us?!?! Sligo mayo monaghan an the likes? slower hurling. less skill . be hard to get back outa that

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Re: Joe McDonagh cup

Post by private joker » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:15 pm

You have the wrong counties there!!
They more Nicky rackard. Ring cup is Kildare, Meath, Wicklow, roscommon, Derry, London, Down and Donegal. 2017, Carlow won this competition beating antrim, look where they are now.

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