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by Bord na Mona man
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Football Team - Championship 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 31291

Re: Offaly Senior Football Team - Championship 2022

Did very well with Tipp Arguably did even better with Limerick, some years prior to that where they should have beaten Kerry in a Munster final Age is a problem though - at what point do these lads lose their edge and desire. And no, Cody is not a valid age comparison, he was a 1-county man at the ...
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Football Team - Championship 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 31291

Re: Offaly Senior Football Team - Championship 2022

Kearns is better than several of the names linked to the job.
Getting Tipp to the 2016 All Ireland semi is a recent enough achievement and was done with a number of the 2011 All Ireland minor winning team.
So I doubt he's too outdated and doesn't know how to bring along young talent.
by Bord na Mona man
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Football Team - Championship 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 31291

Re: Offaly Senior Football Team - Championship 2022

Confirmation that O Se has dropped out.
Also a suspicion that the CB have been blindsided by this.

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/ga ... t-27616084
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers 2022
Replies: 356
Views: 60231

Re: Offaly Hurlers 2022

Let's not get ahead of ourselves expecting any quick follow through from the U17s. A few examples of where senior success traces to underage success. Westmeath footballers won a minor All Ireland in 1995 and an U21 in 1999, won a Leinster senior in 2004. A 9 year lag. Laoighis won minor AIs in 1996 ...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers 2022
Replies: 356
Views: 60231

Re: Offaly Hurlers 2022

Wonder is there a ground hurling coach /manager out there that would be acceptable? I'd say even the most hardened of flat earthers in Offaly has given up on ground hurling making a comeback. There are other things that get frowned on. A clever Offaly manager will have the traditionalists think the...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers 2022
Replies: 356
Views: 60231

Re: Offaly Hurlers 2022

There are arguments for Davy Fitz. He makes an early impact, he creates a bit of buzz and interest. Players who have opted out may come back and commit for a couple of years. If the current group have the untapped ability to make it back to Liam MacCarthy, then he could shake it out of them. Perhaps...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers 2022
Replies: 356
Views: 60231

Re: Offaly Hurlers 2022

duignan not a fan of sweepers. and id imagine neither is most of the offaly hurling folk..and i doubt shane is stupid with money either. Correct. It would represent an epiphany for Michael Duignan if he appointed Davy, whose style of hurling definitely isn't fast and direct. All through the years, ...
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Football Team - Championship 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 31291

Re: Offaly Senior Football Team - Championship 2022

O'Sé may well get it and maybe he is the right man. However seeing some comments on various social media, some people want to give him the job for dubious reasons. Being from Kerry, a renowned GAA family, winning lots of medals and being a Sunday Game pundit are not the right reasons. These are thin...
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers 2022
Replies: 356
Views: 60231

Re: Offaly Hurlers 2022

Last time I heard, Colm Bonnar was living in Dunhill which is the far side of Waterford. Minimum 2 hour drive to Kilcormac or Tullamore.
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers 2022
Replies: 356
Views: 60231

Re: Offaly Hurlers 2022

There isn't a rich pool of candidates available, inside or outside the county. These days, you're no longer choosing just a manager, you're picking an entire coaching and backroom set up. This makes it harder to appoint people who aren't actively involved and with a crew of trusted people who work w...
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers 2022
Replies: 356
Views: 60231

Re: Offaly Hurlers 2022

I wonder would the job appeal to Brian Cody? Less pressure than the Kilkenny job and he wouldn’t have to face Kilkenny in either league or championship. A 75 minute drive from Kilkenny city to Faithful Fields. You’d imagine every hurler in the county would become available for selection if he was i...
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers 2022
Replies: 356
Views: 60231

Re: Offaly Hurlers 2022

I would have been expecting Fennelly to stay on. There is a semblance of progress, with some setbacks of course, but no one could claim that Offaly are underachieving to any great degree. Another factor is that I don't see who the obvious alternatives are and what significant difference they would m...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Football Team - Championship 2022
Replies: 206
Views: 31291

Re: Offaly Senior Football Team - Championship 2022

Throw in the young lads sounds great. But I've seen enough young Offaly lads thrown in and then discarded twice as quick to know this isn't always a winner. I don't believe you can put a 19 year old stick insect into a league match, and conclude whether he is future championship material. For a smal...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Minors hurlers 2022
Replies: 317
Views: 35327

Re: Minors hurlers 2022

a few years later dj carey too 12 steps without playing the ball and again no free out.it resulted in a decisive goal. DJ famously took a lot of steps to rescue Kilkenny against Wexford in 1991. Well he over travelled most times he was winding up to shoot. In 1993 it was John Power who took some bo...
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Minors hurlers 2022
Replies: 317
Views: 35327

Re: Minors hurlers 2022

For me the most frustrating aspect of the whole weekend is people’s inability to correctly spell the name of the ground we lost the game in. It’s NOWLAN Park. And if you want to give it it’s proper title and spelling it’s UPMC Nowlan Park. https://hoganstand.com/article/index/305019 Sponsors me ars...