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by manfromdelmonte
Wed May 25, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Feile 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 6468

Feile 2016

Anyone know what clubs are travelling down to the hurling Feile in Waterford/Tipp?
thanks
by manfromdelmonte
Sun May 22, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly County Board Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 60468

Re: Offaly County Board Thread

Look, a huge issue is clubs not doing enough work at underage and with the primary and secondary schools. If the clubs had the demand for more games, more competitions and more coaching courses and workshops then the county board might respond Is there any club in the county that you could hold up a...
by manfromdelmonte
Mon May 16, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster SFC Round 1 vs Longford
Replies: 25
Views: 35668

Re: Leinster SFC Round 1 vs Longford

Westmeath are there for the taking. No confidence in the county team up there at all
by manfromdelmonte
Fri May 13, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster SFC Round 1 vs Longford
Replies: 25
Views: 35668

Re: Leinster SFC Round 1 vs Longford

Bord na Mona man wrote:
SearingDrive wrote:
Bord na Mona man wrote:It's an ideal day for a 6 pack of cider on the terrace!
We're not in the Aviva on Sunday
Luckily not. They ban alcohol there for soccer matches!
you'd want to tell people who were up there on good friday that
only place you could get a pint
by manfromdelmonte
Sun May 08, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Carlow, Leinster round robin Saturday 7th May
Replies: 89
Views: 89905

Re: Offaly v Carlow, Leinster round robin Saturday 7th May

On a different note, I'm slightly bemused by the assertion that "hurling has become more a team game now in recent years, as opposed to a game for individuals where yo 'bate' the ball as long and as far as you can and it was up to the next fella to win his own ball". It's been quite a few years sin...
by manfromdelmonte
Sun May 08, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Westmeath, Mullingar, Sunday 1st May
Replies: 141
Views: 89519

Re: Offaly v Westmeath, Mullingar, Sunday 1st May

You play the system that best suits your players modern Kilkenny under Cody have gone for big strong men all around 6ft who are willing to buy into the manager's system. Look at Walter Walsh - a poor enough player but he can dominate opponents, he would not have made Kilkenny teams in the past. Its ...
by manfromdelmonte
Mon May 02, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly v Westmeath, Mullingar, Sunday 1st May
Replies: 141
Views: 89519

Re: Offaly v Westmeath, Mullingar, Sunday 1st May

The sad thing is, Westmeath underage hurling is not very well organised and it's really a few clubs doing the development work. It's not like the county extra finding or coaches or anything.
Puts the result into further perspective
by manfromdelmonte
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Schools Hurling
Replies: 16
Views: 25030

Re: Offaly Schools Hurling

Why do even more rural counties, like Roscommon have a higher third level attendance rate than Offaly?

And therefore, more lads probably playing Sigerson football.
by manfromdelmonte
Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad
Replies: 11
Views: 21546

Re: Initial Offaly Hurling Squad

How did that go?
by manfromdelmonte
Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: K/K appointment
Replies: 12
Views: 19975

Re: K/K appointment

Anyone I've talked to in Westmeath has said they've a poor team next year and into the next few years.
by manfromdelmonte
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster Club Championship
Replies: 62
Views: 82409

Re: Leinster Club Championship

crazy to be playing senior hurling on the last weekend in November

fair play to Oulart for coming back from all those losses
by manfromdelmonte
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster Club Championship
Replies: 62
Views: 82409

Re: Leinster Club Championship

I noticed Clonkill featured a Gary Healy in goal last Sunday. Anyone know if he's the Banagher native and former St Rynagh's player? Yeah, think so Clonkill are a serious club to hoover up new players who move to Mullingar, with contacts in about 4 football clubs with no parish rule you could be li...
by manfromdelmonte
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Leinster Club Championship
Replies: 62
Views: 82409

Re: Leinster Club Championship

physical strength really comes to the fore in the last 15/20 minutes imho

the strength and endurance needed to keep going, shipping heavy hits and making the correct decisions under pressure.

rucks forming are generally from players making an incorrect decision when on the ball
by manfromdelmonte
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA Centre of Excellence
Replies: 35
Views: 65268

Re: Offaly GAA Centre of Excellence

Anyone have a plan or calendar of the coaching courses being run over the winter?
by manfromdelmonte
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 247642

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

It is happening in every county. clubs that rest on their laurels and past glories generally get left behind and only begin to wonder what went wrong after it is too late too many clubs keep too close an eye on what the neighbour is doing and keeping them down, instead of looking to see what the bes...