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by frankthetank
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 13495

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

Offaly lose by 4. Very honest performance. Unfortunately we were in serious bother in midfield at kick-out time. Also felt the referee was very hard on us in second half. Colm Doyle should have got a free in when taken out of with a frontal challenge by the Kildare keeper and I think it was Doyle ag...
by frankthetank
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 13495

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

Kildare 0-10 Offaly 0-09 at HT Really decent showing from Offaly. But it does look like that Kildare can get their scores far easier. Example 1 - Kildare's first score came 15 seconds after throw in. Example 2 - Kildare's last point of half took 30 seconds from kickout to ball going over the bar. Ha...
by frankthetank
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 13495

Re: Offaly V Kilare 2nd round of LSFC

SearingDrive wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:29 pm
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.
Edgy!!
by frankthetank
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 13495

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 frankthetank
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 182987

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

https://derrygaa.ie/christy-ring-derry-v-offaly/ On the matter of team selections and clubs etc, it’s interesting to note Kevin Lynch’s have 7 starters for Derry while Slaughtneil only have 4. And a small piece here on Offaly and Derry’s previous championship meeting in 2000 https://the42.ie/5257922
by frankthetank
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 182987

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Maybe, but I feel it shows that this management haven’t managed to get the best available players in the county to commit.

And then when you do get the best players for a certain position i.e Goalkeeper, and leave him on the bench for the biggest game of the year it’s hard to have faith.
by frankthetank
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 182987

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

For the 2020 club championships 40% of the starting team either didn’t win a game or were hurling Senior B championship. That stretches to 54% if you take the 26 into consideration.
by frankthetank
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 182987

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

And in even more recent times I would classify Stephen Egan, Niall Wynne and Paddy Rigney as excellent defenders.
by frankthetank
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 182987

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Can we actually name some out and out defenders in the game now? Not ball playing wing backs like Diarmuid Byrnes but actually defenders who would take it as an affront to their manhood if their man scored a point. Damien Reale, Ollie Canning, Martin Hanamy, JJ Delaney, Noel Connors are examples of ...
by frankthetank
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 182987

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

I think the art of defending has been lost POTH. How many times on Sunday did Tom Morrissey or Gearoid Hegarty claim possession with their markers no where near them? They scored 0-09 between them from play so I think the concept of the Wing Back marking the space rather than the man was crazy in th...
by frankthetank
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 103486

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

That is a fantastic post White Grass. Great comment about the Galway hurling clubs by the way.

Best of luck to the lads on Sunday.
by frankthetank
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 182987

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Under 21 game goes ahead tonight. Championship is suspended from midnight. Can't see it being finished.
by frankthetank
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.
Replies: 240
Views: 103486

Re: DIV 3 NFL predictions and general chit chat.

We did a fair spell in Division 4 too!
by frankthetank
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling 2020
Replies: 470
Views: 182987

Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Whoever had the final call on playing a challenge match vs the reigning All Ireland champions 2 weeks before championship needs their head examined. Tipp with a more or less full strength team obliterate us by 29 points and this is what happens when you appoint a rookie manager to an intercounty pos...
by frankthetank
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football Champioship
Replies: 27
Views: 11045

Re: Senior A Football Champioship

Has Niall McNamee really got 7 county final MOTM awards? Source?