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by Plain of the Herbs
Sun May 16, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Div 3 South predictions & general comment
Replies: 20
Views: 2225

Re: Div 3 South predictions & general comment

Offaly haven't lost to Wicklow in the league at Aughrim since 1956/57. Since then, Offaly have won on all seven NFL visits to Aughrim, while Wicklow's only two league wins over Offaly in the meantime have been at OCP and Baltinglass in 1994/95 and 1995/96 respectively. So yeah, its rare that Wicklow...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun May 16, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 9478

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

A lot of positives today. So I’ll stick to those. Because I was concerned about today’s game. Creating chances hasn’t been Offaly’s problem. They had 40 against Down in 70 minutes last year (took 17) and 41 against Meath last week. So 18 scores and three wides in the first half (for 86%) was massive...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat May 15, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 9478

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

Lining out without their main attacking threat, Meath offered feeble resistance last Sunday. And by the time Jack Regan was introduced, Meath had been psychologically broken. Offaly scored 28 times and hit 13 wides, a decent 41 scoring chances (not counting shots dropped short, saves etc.). In a sti...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun May 09, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 9478

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

I don't agree with a lot of this. But don't take this personally, Tank, you're a good contributor. First, I don't agree with this 'let the ball do the work' craic. In this day and age, WE do the work, and we certainly need to outwork the opposition. With the advantage rule now effectively gone, most...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun May 09, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 9478

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

With up to seven subs now permitted, the team that will finish will be very different to the one that starts. There are eleven named subs, one is a goalkeeper who will only be needed in an emergency, so up to seven out of the ten outfield subs will get on. So reasonable to expect Shane Dooley, David...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat May 08, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 9478

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

A few things I’d like to see. Offaly controlling the game. At least 170 individual possessions (they had an abysmal 130 in 70 minutes against Down, Liam MacCarthy teams can do 250 per game, but this is the first game of the year, after only three week’s collective training. Control the game. Don’t g...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu May 06, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 9478

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

Meath GAA are broadcasting a visual on d'internet. Check the Meath GAA website.
BiffoInThurso wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 8:56 pm
Is it being broadcast on d’internet or just the radio?
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue May 04, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Div 3 South predictions & general comment
Replies: 20
Views: 2225

Re: Div 3 North predictions & general comment

If Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary, Carlow, Wicklow and Offaly are in division 3 north, who's in division 3 South? Must be France and Spain?
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 9478

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

The League will be challenging for several reasons: Only three weeks of collective training (and the third week will relatively light) and every game is a League final with no margin for error. That’s alright if you’ve a settled team, but Offaly are building from scratch, building a system of play, ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

I’ve been researching club and county archives for a good while now. And the one common trend is that success discriminates in favour of those who are organised, on and off the field. That Minor football decade, as you say, fed the 71/72 teams, and while I can’t pinpoint exactly the years Fr Gillool...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

Something I wanted to pick up on was Offaly’s Minor football success in the decade 1957 through to 1966, who they played, who they beat, and who went on to give long Senior service and who was there in 1971 and 1972. Quite a few spent three years at the grade while others played Senior on their firs...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 9478

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

Because oneshot (and his other online alter egos) is still living in the 1990s. A decade that ended 21 years ago.
greenairfield wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:54 pm
oneshot how can you come out with something like "we should have enough" for Carlow on what grounds?
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

Aye. The posting of Fr Nicholas Clavin to California following his ordination in 1973 is another example. Interestingly it was similar pastoral reshuffling in 1970 that saw Fr Tom Scully unceremoniously banished to South Africa with Offaly getting close. It is entirely possible that if the men in th...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

As well as the relative youth of the Offaly team, something that has struck me is the height of the Offaly team. Now I know people are taller nowadays anyway, but of that Offaly’s 1971 team, only Kieran Claffey (6’1”) and Murt Connor (6’2”) stood in excess of six foot tall. And Nick Clavin, Kevin Ki...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: 50 years on, how Offaly won the 1971 All-Ireland final

Go raibh maith agat, a chara.
True Red wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:33 am
Fantastic Article POTH.