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by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Poem
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: poem

Folks, I received a message to say a close family connection of one of the gentlemen mentioned has seen this post and is checking to see if he still has the poem.
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 8169

Re: Defunct clubs

Seir Kieran, Drumcullen and Keith Mullally. Beaten by Kilcormac-Killoughey in 2009's U21 final, while the following year it took three games before Coolderry beat the combination in the final's second replay.
frankthetank wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:12 pm
Seir Kieran Óg I had never heard of. Who were they with?
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 8169

Re: Defunct clubs

Yes, there is some bye-law around using alterations to club names in the case of amalgamations. So it was indeed St Rynagh's Óg who won that U21 in 2012. Kilcormac-Killoughey Gaels (K-K and Drumcullen) reached 2008's U21 hurling final which they lost to Seir Kieran. And Seir Kieran Óg reached the U2...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 8169

Re: Defunct clubs

The St Coleman's referred to on page 1 of this thread were the one who won Intermediate football in 1958. They operated at Senior grade for few years following that championship success. They were centred around Cappincur but wouldn't have been a parish team as Daingean were Senior throughout that p...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 8169

Re: Defunct clubs

Thanks WG. Brilliant!
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 8169

Re: Defunct clubs

While Rohan, Ryan and Pillion are Doon names, Currams and Lehane would be associated with Ballycumber. So it appears to be a Leamonaghan parish team.
biffinbanner wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:19 am
them names sound maybe more doon like?
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Defunct clubs
Replies: 25
Views: 8169

Re: Defunct clubs

I recently discovered another now-defunct club I hadn't came across before. Millane Mellows operated in the 1940s. Surnames like Rohan, Currams, Egan, Lehane, Daly, Ryan, Pillion would indicate they hailed from Leamonaghan parish. Ryot, any thoughts?
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 23556

Re: Club Managements

Burgess is on the Limerick side of Nenagh, located within a mile of the junction of the N52 and the M7. I haven't passed that way for a while, but I recall you can see Burgess' clubhouse from the flyover crossing over the motorway at that junction. Jimbob17 is correct about Ardcroney. In KIlruane pa...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Johnny Pilkington
Replies: 15
Views: 3393

Re: Johnny Pilkington

For me, it wasn't funny then and it wasn't funny now. And I'll leave it at that. To be fair to JP, on Laochra Gael he expressed his regret at that comment, recalling it as 'immature'. I've never met JP and I've never been in his company. But from speaking in recent days to people who do know him per...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Har Donnelly R.I.P.
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Re: Har Donnelly R.I.P.

Rest in Peace, Har Donnelly. A man who was a key component of Offaly's 1960 and '61 team. Rightly labelled The Faithful Pioneers by Ciarán Reilly and Pádraig Foy in their book of the same name. Har Donnelly made 58 appearances for Offaly between 1958 and 1964 (18 championship, 32 NFL, 6 O'Byrne Cup ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 184131

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Place your ball winners in midfield? Is this hurling or football you're talking about? Maybe it's football, and that's fine. But in hurling, the place for your puckout targets is in the half-forward line. Statin' the bleedin' obvoius here, but you need mobility in midfield, lads to read and win brea...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 184131

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

I’m going to attempt a list of the current squad, based on 2020’s panel that I am aware of, less those reported to have left/withdrawn plus those who have been called up. GOALKEEPERS: Stephen Corcoran Éamonn Cleary Conor Clancy DEFENDERS: Ciarán Burke Ben Conneely Paddy Delaney Damien Egan David Kin...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 184131

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

I'll be honest, I never asked him. It's something I have always presumed. SC was photographed front and centre of the Westmeath celebrations when they beat Kilkenny in U21 hurling a few years ago. Back in 2010 I watched Drumcullen's Leinster club quarter-final in the company of Séamus Cooney, who wa...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 184131

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Only getting around to this query now. While Offaly and Westmeath share a lengthy boundary, the countys' respective traditional hurling areas don't border each other. Though in fairness, that might be changing now with Ballinamere-Durrow making a significant contribution. Westmeath's traditional hur...
by Plain of the Herbs
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Minor Football
Replies: 18
Views: 4827

Re: Minor Football

I'd rephrase that. It's great to have chaps who are able to win the ball in the air. Then you can aim well placed kicks at them. If you were winning, say, 30% of your own restarts then you'd have to find an alternative means of retaining possession. The platform for todays win was the exceptional pe...