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by Lone Shark
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 20934

Re: Offaly Hurling 2021

Division One is being redrawn next year, so Offaly will replace the loser of Westmeath and Laois, and then the groups will be remade with three from each side in each division. On that point, it is yet more evidence of how a logical system that was working well can get thrown out when a "traditional...
by Lone Shark
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Div 3 South predictions & general comment
Replies: 68
Views: 8983

Re: Div 3 South predictions & general comment

After mentioning 2007 NFL, i decided to look up the results and I noticed the Longford v offaly game was declared null and points were awarded to Longford. Rings a bell but why did that happened? https://www.rte.ie/sport/football/2007/0308/215299-caseyk/#:~:text=The%20GAA's%20Competition%20Control%...
by Lone Shark
Sun May 23, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Div 3 South predictions & general comment
Replies: 68
Views: 8983

Re: Div 3 South predictions & general comment

I only got the Twitter updates. It looked like the frees kept Limerick in touch when Offaly had a slight advantage in the 2nd half. Limerick got 5 points from frees and Offaly got zero. Did Offaly commit fouls in fear of Limerick getting in for a goal? In general, and this is to Offaly's credit, th...
by Lone Shark
Sun May 23, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Div 3 South predictions & general comment
Replies: 68
Views: 8983

Re: Div 3 South predictions & general comment

Good win today. thought the performance last week was pretty good, tackling was of a high enough quality but when run at we seem to develop more holes than a teabag, parting like the red sea. When we get hands in we have displayed a good habit of foraging turnovers and that is down to the coaching ...
by Lone Shark
Fri May 14, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Div 3 South predictions & general comment
Replies: 68
Views: 8983

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: 196
Views: 20934

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: 196
Views: 20934

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: 196
Views: 20934

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: 196
Views: 20934

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: 23341

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: 15
Views: 4077

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: 15941

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: 15941

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: 48990

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: 4396

Re: Paddy Molloy - RIP

That's a phenomenal post, a great record of a great man.