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by Bord na Mona man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: 1984 Centenary All Ireland on Gold last night
Replies: 10
Views: 2693

Re: 1984 Centenary All Ireland on Gold last night

Something I've heard a lot is that the Offaly players felt unsettled by the prolonged ceremonies and speeches they were subjected to before throw-in. Because it was Centenary year there was a big dose of this accompanying the occasion. I've experienced myself, you leave the dressing room pumped and ...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 13706

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

It was a good effort from Offaly. Defensive football wouldn't come naturally to this team, so they tried to attack. Losing, but feeling your team tried to use its weapons to best effect is some consolation. You can't help thinking of the injured or unavailable players that might have helped around t...
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Adrian Cahill RIP
Replies: 10
Views: 3439

Re: Adrian Cahill RIP

A great hurler gone too soon. RIP.
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 13706

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

Interesting to note that Kildare’s go to man Daniel Flynn of Johnstownbridge has great Offaly breeding. His mother is from Kinnitty and his grandfather won a senior county championship in 1967. Also, his uncle Eoin was full forward on the last Offaly team to win a Leinster U21 championship in 2000....
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 13706

Re: Offaly V Kilare 2nd round of LSFC

Does anyone have the Offaly team for Sunday? I don't do tweets, and I am not on Facebook, so I am against the thread, but I don't care. Wish the GAA would think of us folk, when they announce teams. https://offaly.gaa.ie/2020/11/06/hurling-football-teams-for-weekend-announced Offaly: Paddy Dunican ...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 13706

Re: Offaly V Kilare 2nd round of LSFC

I've no doubt that Offaly will give it a go here and aim to attack. Who knows the state of any county panel at the stage, given the year we've had. Against Carlow Offaly did concede more than scores than we'd like, however teams holding onto a lead can have a tendency to retreat and concede the init...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship
Replies: 14
Views: 3814

Re: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship

Evidence below that John Kenny was playing in 1993.
Interestingly, Daingean's 2nd sub would have been in his 70s by my reckoning.

http://daingeangaa.ie/Shared%20Document ... 0Clara.pdf
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship
Replies: 14
Views: 3814

Re: Longest serving players in Offaly club championship

That’s some going by Mullins.He’s been brilliant for so long now ,as have the two lads as well. Some service. I think John Kenny played some part this year with Daingan, his debut was circa 93, Ger Lynam played with Erin rovers this year and he played in the early 90’s as well. Scott Brady is on th...
by Bord na Mona man
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 184115

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

It all depends what 'art of defending' is. There are less of the great man-to-man contests that used to key outcomes like years ago. The more advanced teams aren't lashing 50-50s into their corner forwards any more. They'll shoot when they get a look at the posts (anywhere from about 90 metres in th...
by Bord na Mona man
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 104138

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

Great post white grass!
No harm in looking at the bigger picture every now and again.
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 184115

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

This minor result is a great fill up for Offaly hurling. Though right now we can't say for sure how good or bad Leix are. However there has been consistent improvement in how things are being run in Offaly underage hurling and I would like to think this is evidence. When things were good at senior l...
by Bord na Mona man
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 104138

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

I had the same issues as everyone else with GAAGO. It was unwatchable for the first half. I had the Midlands Radio commentary from the wireless but that was a minute ahead. In a one score game you couldn't say that Tipperary were significantly better than Offaly. They went 7-3 ahead and their lead o...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 104138

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

indeed you are right, didnt we get it woeful hard to escape from there as well... Offaly were relegated to Division 4 in 1993-4. They failed to get promoted in the next two seasons before winning the Division in 1996-97. Wasnt that it, didnt offaly win the league in 1998 from the lower division.......
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 104138

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

Was it las year we robbed Sligo blind I think...yeah we need to kick on and throw a bit of caution to the wind, its all very well be cautious against bigger teams in the championship, but you need to believe you are a tad better than your Div 3 opponents and givei it a go, and try and get out of th...
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 104138

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

Fairplayalways wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:03 pm
frankthetank wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:40 pm
We did a fair spell in Division 4 too!
indeed you are right, didnt we get it woeful hard to escape from there as well...
Offaly were relegated to Division 4 in 1993-4. They failed to get promoted in the next two seasons before winning the Division in 1996-97.