Minor Football

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Minor Football

Post by Sur lookit » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:57 pm

Minor footballers play Wicklow on Saturday in Tullamore at 1pm.

Feast of activity and only few parents allowed in.

Ken Furlong has done a decent job I hear but hard to know how it will go. Wicklow beat Longford just before the lockdown.

Good luck to them anyway.

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Re: Minor Football

Post by Sur lookit » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:46 pm

Fair dues to the lads, dug it out when looked to be going against them.

Few decent players there, but may find the step up against Kildare next week too much.
Great workrate and fairly well organised though.

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Re: Minor Football

Post by Sur lookit » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:04 pm

Best of luck to management and players tomorrow.
Imagine the excitement if we were told last year that our minor footballers would play the same day as the Senior All Ireland?

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Re: Minor Football

Post by Kevin » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:12 pm

Sur lookit wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:04 pm
Best of luck to management and players tomorrow.
Imagine the excitement if we were told last year that our minor footballers would play the same day as the Senior All Ireland?
+1

Go git 'em!!!
Kevin Clancey. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.

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Re: Minor Football

Post by private joker » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:59 pm

Super win for minors.

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Re: Minor Football

Post by kingscounty » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:29 pm

Well done to all involved great boost, Meath up next

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Re: Minor Football

Post by oneshot » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:56 pm

great win well done to players and mentors . a win on sunday for the minor hurlers and we be in both finals for the first time since 1989 .

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Re: Minor Football

Post by Sur lookit » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:49 pm

Super display, word was they are a hard working bunch and they definitely improved again from last week. All players made great contributions but from knowing a little about the work that goes on with S&C at underage and the gradual improvement of many of the teams year on year (over last 5 years) as they progress to u20, much credit must go to the GPO's etc.

Management team must take credit for how well organised they are and whilst Meath will be a step up again there is no doubt that this group are learning game by game and should give a good account of themselves.

So well done, to all who supported them, from parents, coaches (club and county), schools etc. Tis great, and best of luck to the captain of this bunch Cormac in the hurling tomorrow.

Uibh Fhaili abu!

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Re: Minor Football

Post by first_touch » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:49 pm

Super win today. It's a long time since I saw an Offaly team play with such passion and assurance. A very balanced team that is strong in all sectors, with some outstanding individuals. Still a lot to work on, such as shot selection. They can build on this and bring home a Leinster title.
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Re: Minor Football

Post by SearingDrive » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:40 pm

first_touch wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:49 pm
Super win today. It's a long time since I saw an Offaly team play with such passion and assurance. A very balanced team that is strong in all sectors, with some outstanding individuals. Still a lot to work on, such as shit selection. They can build on this and bring home a Leinster title.
I’d say you meant shot selection. It was a great win for Offaly today. I thought Kildare might win, but credit to everyone involved. Leinster final up next.

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Re: Minor Football

Post by bracknaghboy » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:43 am

Well that was brilliant stuff. I've already heard today that "pressure is off now and they can go out and enjoy the final and see how they get on".
That shite does my head in. The pressure is absolutely on them now....100% it is. There is a final there to be won. For many it'll be the biggest game they may ever play in. Soak up the pressure and respond to it by beating Meath. Any of this "pressure is off" talk sets teams up for failure. Face up to it, man up and go out and win it....they are more than capable.

The platform for todays win was the exceptional performance of Plunkett and Furlong at midfield. I haven't witnessed fielding like it in many a year and it's proof you don't need to short kickouts all the time if well placed kicks are landed up top a chap who can catch the ball. The fundamentals of the game will always win out over the bullshit.
Apart from them 2 boys Cathal Ryan was super with Cormac and Alex Egan showing outrageous turn of pace whilst maintaining control of the ball.
Keith O'Neill will be one to watch as he progresses over the next 2 or 3 years.
Yep that was good today very good indeed. Lets have more tomorrow with the hurlers please.

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Re: Minor Football

Post by Plain of the Herbs » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:59 am

I'd rephrase that. It's great to have chaps who are able to win the ball in the air. Then you can aim well placed kicks at them. If you were winning, say, 30% of your own restarts then you'd have to find an alternative means of retaining possession.
bracknaghboy wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:43 am
The platform for todays win was the exceptional performance of Plunkett and Furlong at midfield. I haven't witnessed fielding like it in many a year and it's proof you don't need to short kickouts all the time if well placed kicks are landed up top a chap who can catch the ball. The fundamentals of the game will always win out over the bullshit.
Pat Donegan. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.

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Re: Minor Football

Post by first_touch » Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:29 am

Does anyone know if the minor football and hurling finals are affected by the latest in the series of lockdowns?

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Re: Minor Football

Post by SearingDrive » Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:04 pm

first_touch wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:29 am
Does anyone know if the minor football and hurling finals are affected by the latest in the series of lockdowns?
I think the finals will be cancelled because of the lockdown. It’s a pity after after so much progress at minor level. We will definitely know in the next few days. I hope 2021 is better than this cursed year.

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Re: Minor Football

Post by private joker » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:23 pm

Its going to be tough. They may finish the leinster, but not the all ireland series. Laois 2020 club final is on in July 2021.

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