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Offaly Senior Hurlers 2019

Postby LooseCannon » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:33 pm

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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2019

Postby kingscounty » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:37 pm

Two great additions if they are true
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Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2019

Postby Wing Back » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:02 pm

I think Fanning is a good addition alright. He's been involved in a pretty successful Tipperary apart from last year. Keeping good continuity is good also I feel.

Despite being relegated to Joe McDonagh last year, I felt that last year had more encouragement than many of the previous few years.

Beating Dublin (albeit a weak side) in Croker was especially a highlight, but the performance that gave me most hope was the League Quarter final which we lost narrowly. I felt we were competitive in most of our games particularly with the first 40 mins with the exception of Wexford in the Leinster championship which was a real downer for all involved I'd imagine. The 2nd half against Dublin in championship was pretty tame as well.

I would have preferred to beat Antrim in Birr, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt as there was not much to play for.

I think playing in Joe Mcdonagh is not ideal.....but that's the way it goes and we can have no complaints.....But winning the Joe McDonogh is a very realistic target with our all Ireland final against whoever is drawn against us. Another good league campaign would be very welcome also.

I see the Walsh Cup is scheduled to begin in December, which is not far away. Not sure how I feel about that....but it is what it is.

I'm hopeful that Martin will get buy in this year, as the targets are very realistic with some games against top opposition in the league and a possible 1 off shot at an all Ireland Quarter Final spot if they win the Joe McDonagh.

Time waits for no man, Joe Bergin and Shane Dooley won't be there for much longer and I think that this year could be a good one to unearth some new talent.
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