Walsh Cup 2019…ish

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Re: Walsh Cup 2019…ish

Post by Plain of the Herbs » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:47 pm

I wasn't there, but a couple of general points:
18 wides suggest Offaly created more chances (unless Carlow had a similar tally), ergo Offaly dominated possession. Which is good.
And there's always one day a year when you hit an excessive number of wides. You just hope it doesn't happen on the day you are going to war. Best that it happens in a dead rubber Welsh Cup match. Which is good.
private joker wrote:2 18 to 18. Carlow win. A lot of wides, 18 in total.
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Re: Walsh Cup 2019…ish

Post by LooseCannon » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:57 pm

frankthetank wrote:Carlow just need to find 4 more points...
I get it.

I’ll admit, it did take me a while.
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Post by frankthetank » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:01 pm

Kudos!!!

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Post by allstar2010 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:18 pm

Ha, in your face James Hickey.... ye are only a 6pt better team than us, result!!

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Post by old yellar » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:36 pm

Ah, I wouldn't mind James, he talks before he thinks the odd time but a passionate man.. Our lads happy with the win yesterday. A few lads coming back from injury and a few out still, but we had a strong enough panel out. I think we ll be targeting the last 2 games to stay up. A lot of shadow boxing to be done yet!

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Re: Walsh Cup 2019…ish

Post by Bord na Mona man » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:11 pm

jimbob17 wrote:Footballers beaten yesterday, hurlers beaten by six today, both to Carlow. No disrespect to Carlow but doesnt it just show how far we have fallen. More is the point that if this happened 10 years ago there would be a public outcry.

Now it is just accepted. While Carlow have shown to have got their house in order in both codes, and have improved significantly, it is worrying that we are being beaten by teams that would generally be considered as minnows by majority of people.
Time flies. It was in 2006 when Carlow started to pip Offaly at underage. Now lads on that team are in their 30s.
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Re: Walsh Cup 2019…ish

Post by Fairplayalways » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:59 pm

to be honest its very possible we could have had the very same set of results as yesterday against the same opposition 10 years ago...Offalys decline is since the 2000 AI hurling final and really since just a little after in football (we have to acknowledge we won Leinster in 1997 and league in 1998 - 15/16 years after 1982 AI win) just go back through our results of 10/15 years ago in most competitions (bar Leinster Final appearance here and there - very here and there actually!) and we are where we are for some time..the League rejigging divisions pulled us up a bit every so often but we ultimately found our levels again after a campaign or 2...I don't know...18 points against Carlow..no goals...very hard to win a hurling game now in recent years without goals and if you cant score them against Carlow (no disrespect to the them at all) it does augur well for bigger fish ahead....

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Post by bracknaghboy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:57 pm

First round of NHL against Waterford confirmed for Semple Stadium on Sunday 27th at 2pm. It's a neutral venue because Waterford went off on a training camp during the 'club month' of April last year. Fat lot of good the training camp did them. I wouldn't be anticipating any miracles here as I suspect this year Kevin Martin will be trying to build up slowly and go full throttle for the last 2 games against Laois and Carlow.

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Post by frankthetank » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:16 pm

On a slight positive Offaly gave UCG a serious trimming in a challenge match in the FF on Tuesday night despite changing almost all the team at HT. Oisin Kelly looked really threatening when playing, scored 2-01 and should have really got another 2 goals. Offaly scored around 5-22 I would say. Was 3-10 to 0-07 at HT.

Spine of team was:
1. Eoghan Cahill
3. Ben Conneely
6. Pat Camon
8. David Nally (young guy from Ferbane, not sure if it's David but defo a Nally?
9. Craig Taylor
11. Sean Dolan
14. Oisin Kelly

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Re: Walsh Cup 2019…ish

Post by Killeighman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:06 pm

Was told about this game yesterday. I was told that Conor Clancy was in goals for the whole game with Cahill on the bench. Also I was surprised when I was told Keith Mulally from Gracefield started corner forward. Andy Flynn from Lusmagh was full back for the Galway college too I was informed. Seemingly Evan Niland stood out at centre forward

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Post by private joker » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:33 pm

UCG? Who are they? I know NUIG and GMIT .

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Re: Walsh Cup 2019…ish

Post by LooseCannon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:48 pm

private joker wrote:UCG? Who are they? I know NUIG and GMIT .
NUIG was formerly UCG. Back in the day.
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