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by Lone Shark
Fri May 14, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Div 3 South predictions & general comment
Replies: 11
Views: 1421

Re: Div 3 South predictions & general comment

Not sure I'd agree with the assessment of the forward line as not high scoring. Anton will get up and down the field but he's well able to chip in with scores as well, (though I really hope this is the year when he finally studies the data for what happens when he takes men on, or shoots from close ...
by Lone Shark
Fri May 14, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 7645

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

Not at all Frank, it's a fair observation and is taken as such - I only saw reports and highlights, which obviously gives me a far less clear picture. It's also something of a talking point in Clare, in that they look on it as a bit of a Robert Frost moment for the two counties. If your feeling is t...
by Lone Shark
Thu May 13, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 7645

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

Clare when running properly would beat offaly comfortable enough. There's no doubt that Clare are misfiring spectacularly at the moment. You could make a case for saying that Tony Kelly is the best hurler in Ireland, and they have plenty of talent around him. Look at the teams from the Munster U-21...
by Lone Shark
Thu May 13, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 7645

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

For what it's worth, my point was not that as of now, we're fit to take on Clare, Wexford, Dublin etc. There was a post suggesting that we're not ready for D1 yet, and my response was that if we're good enough to beat Kerry and Carlow, then clearly we've improved - and in that situation, then we're ...
by Lone Shark
Wed May 12, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 96
Views: 7645

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

In the big, important games that Offaly have played against Kerry and Carlow in recent years, we've fallen short. It was definitely the case that in last year's draw against Antrim, Offaly were the better team for the bulk of the game and then got nabbed with two late goals - the same argument could...
by Lone Shark
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 21276

Re: Club Managements

Both Ballinamere and Durrow have made huge strides in recent years, and it's great to see. It's a well-populated area, more than sufficient to play both sports at a very high level, and while they have a lot of natural advantages, they've used them well - not every club does, or would. I would stop ...
by Lone Shark
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Management committee
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

Re: Management committee

Colm is chairman of the GAA’s Community Development, Urban and Rural committee. It's an appointed role.

https://www.gaa.ie/news/gaa-plans-to-ta ... hic-shift/
by Lone Shark
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 14944

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

It is possible to predict things, and still not to want them to happen. I don't enjoy modern hurling nearly as much as I did the game of 2000-2010, when it was absolutely phenomenal - but that doesn't mean it's ever going back there. That's not how sport works. I agree with Tmacmahon in his prognost...
by Lone Shark
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly
Replies: 46
Views: 14944

Re: Standard of Senior club hurling in Offaly

I tend to take in about a half a dozen Galway SHC games first hand every year for working reasons, aside from a random selection of others all around the country, and unfortunately I'd have to concur with a lot of this. I was at Sarsfields vs Castlegar yesterday, and it's not that anything would blo...
by Lone Shark
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 46728

Re: Senior A and B Hurling Championships 2020

Lumcloon itself would be in Rynagh's territory, but I'd be stunned if there wasn't a decent proportion of the children in the school who come in from Kilcormac parish. It's not a massive school or anything, but it wouldn't be as simple as just putting all the pupils into the Rynaghs bracket. Likewis...
by Lone Shark
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Paddy Molloy - RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 4175

Re: Paddy Molloy - RIP

That's a phenomenal post, a great record of a great man.
by Lone Shark
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Covid-19 & Championship-20
Replies: 6
Views: 4785

Re: Covid-19 & Championship-20

The thing about people's health is that it's a multi-faceted thing, much like the well known Maslow heirarchy of needs. First and foremost, you have to be alive, and then there's a sliding scale after that. Perhaps it's just because of my own personal situation (cut down to very little work, the wor...
by Lone Shark
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: My rivalry
Replies: 1
Views: 2611

My rivalry

by Lone Shark
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: A challenge!
Replies: 10
Views: 5609

Re: A challenge!

One from Offaly football all time, one from the players I've seen live only (and by that I mean from the age where I was old enough to have some clue what was going on, so we'll say 89 onwards, that sort of vicinity. This gets very tricky actually - taking the all-time one, midfield should be simple...
by Lone Shark
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 175785

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

That was a really hard one to take, I can't imagine how devastated the players must feel right now. Defended brilliantly for 76 minutes, maybe with one or two needless frees conceded, and you couldn't even fault them too much for McManus' goal as it was a brilliant finish from a tight angle. One bad...