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by Plain of the Herbs
Tue May 24, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Niall Claffey out from Leinster Semi
Replies: 21
Views: 10214

Stubborn Nore

Many of you may have seen this already, but I thought I'd reproduce this extract from Arrikle's Stubboun Nore preview of the forthcoming championship on http://www.kilkennycats.com. Some interesting observations. The Cloghan boys mightn't be amused with his apportioning Paudie Mulhare to the Banaghe...
by Plain of the Herbs
Tue May 24, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Niall Claffey out from Leinster Semi
Replies: 21
Views: 10214

6 days rest

I'd be more inclined to point the finger at the fixture-makers in the Leinster council rather than our county board. After all, they're charged with promoting Leinster hurling. Incidentally, what happens if either Leinster semi ends in a draw? How does this affect the order of matches in the groups....
by Plain of the Herbs
Sat May 21, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Niall Claffey out from Leinster Semi
Replies: 21
Views: 10214

Shefflin

Ya, Shark. Bear in mind tho', that KK's likely line up will have Shefflin at 15, and Eoin Larkin at 11.

As regards Hoctor, I've nothing against him per se, I justhave an aversion to rookie 20 year-olds lining out against Kilkenny. Maybe Hoctor will be fine. I've no specific argument anainst the lad.
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed May 18, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Niall Claffey out from Leinster Semi
Replies: 21
Views: 10214

What now?

David Moran missed all of last year after his knee went again early in the year. Was due to line out at full back for Lusmagh last Sunday (which I didn't get to, unfortunately) So, with Claffey out, what are the options? At least theres time to find a replacement. What chance Stephen Brown in the ha...
by Plain of the Herbs
Wed May 04, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling in today's Irish Times
Replies: 6
Views: 6039

Kilkenny

Some interesting comments by McIntyre, more for what he doesn't say, rather than what he does. Ironically, Kilkenny's performance in the league final was just what we needed, for a number of reasons. Firstly, it shows us where the bar is, obviously, and that to compete, Offaly will have to perform a...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers Loss to Carlow!!
Replies: 26
Views: 20716

Div 2 final

Where and when now for our division 2 final? The footballers play Louth in Navan in Sunday week. Is it a possible curtain-raiser? How far is Navan from Carlow? As for opponents, am I right in thinking Derry need to beat Carlow by 4 or more to keapfrog them? Thats possible. Westmeath need a Derry win...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Ger Loughnane and the Jimmy Cooney incident
Replies: 22
Views: 18416

Clare at it again

Regarding Regan and Comerford. I still don't know how Pat IO'Connor singled out Regan for the red card. Surely there was two . . . While on the subject of flaking, I recall 3 Offaly forwards having Clare hurls wrapped around them at the precise moment the referee threw in the ball. I was a long way ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers Loss to Carlow!!
Replies: 26
Views: 20716

Radio 3

Spent one of the longest half-hours of me life on Saturday in between Radio 3 telling us the were level, and giving that report from CKRFM. Cheeses, they did the rounds of English soccer, the account of the Laois match where apparently all the Laois lads hurled well, yetb were bet by 15 points ore s...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Future of Offaly Hurling
Replies: 5
Views: 5507

Brian Gavin

What had he to do with it? Fourth official?
As for the future of this team, the schools having a good run in their respective competitions is a big help.
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Joe Brady
Replies: 10
Views: 9836

Kerry yesterday

I was there, got drownded, learned nothing. As I expected during the week, the lineout reverted to type yesterday. The game turned in 5 minutes between the 20th and 25th minute when Kerry had 3 defenders yellow-carded. Prior to that, Offaly had shown some nice touches, got some nice scores but were ...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurlers Loss to Carlow!!
Replies: 26
Views: 20716

'Follow me up to Caar-low'

I wouldn't be getting worked up about losing this match. After all, tis 51 weeks since the infamous day in Portlaoise when Dublin beat us by 21, with Digdy applauding the last Dublin score. The tables were turned 2 months later. I always felt that they needed to lose a match along the line for the a...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: hurling team full back
Replies: 7
Views: 7206

Hurling team

Joe Brady looks to be being given an extended run at full back this time. At the moment it looks as if KK are preparing John Hoyne for full forward, and if so, Joe is the man for the job. Problem position now is CHB, and while McRedmond is hurling well, unfortunately he hasn't the physique to challe...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Derry
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

Firstly, the practice of waving at a ball in the air with one hand on the hurl is to cease forthwith. Its a terrible habit. Ironic that the match was won by the 3 forward subs who were introduced. Showed some good running and picked each other out well. The team as a whole played some good ball arou...
by Plain of the Herbs
Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Schools
Replies: 10
Views: 8385

Schools

Yea, good to see the 3 hurling schools making progress. Hope it continues and the best of luck to them all. After all, the team of the '90's originated with the success of Birr and Banagher tech. This is where we have to start from again. There should be the makings of a reasonable minor team this y...
by Plain of the Herbs
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Kilkenny, Walsh Cup Semi
Replies: 10
Views: 9959

On the way home from Birr last Sunday we counted 11 who played championship last year who weren't togged out. Whelahans x 3, Hanniffys x 2, Murph, Franks, B Teehan, Neville, K Brady & Brown, while KK had a near full strenght outfit. Any comparisons between the two outfits is totally useless. Cody wa...