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Offaly U20s Football

Postby LooseCannon » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:44 pm

There’s the fixtures.
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby GAHMAD » Fri May 24, 2019 2:43 pm

Anyone care to venture how this might progress?

I hear they are going well and pretty good squad.

League for this starting in a couple of weeks which consists of 3 games and a week after it finishes they play Carlow in the first round of championship! Bit mad to think you could prepare a team in 3 weeks, GAA yet again burying their heads in the sand.

Hugely important that 4 or 5 players of calibre emerge to bolster the Senior squad.
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby SearingDrive » Fri May 24, 2019 5:35 pm

Any news on the panel?
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby Tullman » Fri May 24, 2019 6:14 pm

Drew with Cork last weekend 3-12 to 1-18
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby feirmeoir » Mon May 27, 2019 11:17 pm

any word on the team / panel
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby GAHMAD » Thu May 30, 2019 2:08 pm

Very good display of football last night. Very balanced and plenty of quality up front.

Limerick were very limited though but good to put up a decent score and move on to next match.
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby SearingDrive » Thu May 30, 2019 2:48 pm

GAHMAD wrote:Very good display of football last night. Very balanced and plenty of quality up front.

Limerick were very limited though but good to put up a decent score and move on to next match.

That's good news. What was the score?
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby Buttons » Thu May 30, 2019 9:25 pm

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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby bracknaghboy » Thu May 30, 2019 10:12 pm

The decision to have players like Cian Farrell and Cian Johnson stick with the unders 20's will pay off long term. This is ideal for them in my opinion. We've seen some hurlers rushed through the system to play senior intercounty and one wonders if the best has been got from them as a result?
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby greenairfield » Thu May 30, 2019 10:20 pm

Would either player make the senior team
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby bracknaghboy » Thu May 30, 2019 10:32 pm

greenairfield wrote:Would either player make the senior team


Fair question. Honest answer is it's open to opinion. I'd fear a situation would develop whereby they'd end up starting games here and there and then been taken off early making little impact. Don't underestimate the pressure young players put themselves under to perform and a few poor showings could rattle their confidence.
I believe both Farrell and Johnson will be regular starters for Offaly seniors in 2 years time. Offaly footballs medium term future is in decent shape I reckon.
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby True Red » Fri May 31, 2019 9:54 am

I agree with the posters above that long term it will be a good thing that these two are playing Under 20's only right now.....they are been allowed develop at their own age group.

but cripes almighty I'm still thinking back to that meath game in Navan......run the two of them in with 10 mins to go.......
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby GAHMAD » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:20 am

Good win again yesterday against Wicklow, 2-13 to 0-07 I think was the final score.
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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby Buttons » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:29 pm

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Re: Offaly U20s Football

Postby Tullman » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:33 pm

Was at the game. Offaly played really poorly in the first half but picked it up in the second says a lot that they didn’t play anywhere near their potential and still won by 12 points down in aughrim Farrell and Johnson 0-3 from play each linked up nicely together , Cathal Donoghue has a serious engine in midfield. Ciaran Donnelly was good at wing back. Wicklow played a full time sweeper in front of Johnson from start to finish which left room for other offaly players. 2/2 positive start for offaly albeit against average opposition you’d imagine Clare and Westmeath will provide tougher tests but Offaly can certainly win the Liam O,Connor cup
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