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by Lone Shark
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Meeting In Tullamore
Replies: 98
Views: 101792

Re: Meeting In Tullamore

We have always wanted change at the top table specially of Tommy Byrnes seat. Some here said it's not good to look for change unless suitable candidates are going to challenge we now have them and ye are backing them cowboys....madness! Where have you seen that these people intend to contest key po...
by Lone Shark
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Meeting In Tullamore
Replies: 98
Views: 101792

Re: Meeting In Tullamore

But they did have a meeting and they did invite a wide circle of people . Did they though? I'm not trying to be smart or anything, but there doesn't seem to have been any method or process to who was deemed worthy to invite to this meeting, or even what information they're willing to share to the g...
by Lone Shark
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Meeting In Tullamore
Replies: 98
Views: 101792

Re: Meeting In Tullamore

I hope ye don't mind, but I've moved the posts from the other topic into this one, because this is the specific topic to discuss this issue.

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by Lone Shark
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Meeting In Tullamore
Replies: 98
Views: 101792

Re: Newspaper Articles and other media bits

That is totally untrue. It is a working group looking out for the best of Offaly GAA. I think they went the best way about it and kept it in the public eye so it cant behind described as something that was done in a manner that wasnt been honest and open. I am sure Stephen Darbys main reason for ge...
by Lone Shark
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Meeting In Tullamore
Replies: 98
Views: 101792

Re: Newspaper Articles and other media bits

I'm uneasy with this on a few levels. I have a lot of respect for some of the people named there, and if they presented themselves for election at convention, I would be inclined to support them and want to see them succeed. However regardless of anyone's views of the current management committee, i...
by Lone Shark
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 282
Views: 221351

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

(1) - Don't misunderstand me - I'm not saying that these Birr lads are poor players, at all. As you say, it's a superb half back line and one that would be at home in any company. Neither am I saying for a minute that Mullins is a weak link, he absolutely isn't. In a county with a disproportionate n...
by Lone Shark
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 282
Views: 221351

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Just to pick up on your comment Lone Shark on alot of the Birr players coming to the latter stage of there careers. Not taking into account Breeder Mullins as hes a goalie who I might add has been at a different level this year in goals. (Without doubt the best goalie in the county I think alot of ...
by Lone Shark
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 282
Views: 221351

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

I don't know where to start with all that to be honest. In a nutshell... (1) This isn't "defending OCP" - as I said, the ideal would be a double header in Birr. But sporting fairness would decree that since SBP is a club ground, it's not reasonable to expect another club to play the home club in a k...
by Lone Shark
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Hurling 2019
Replies: 282
Views: 221351

Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Logic would dictate that the two quarter finals would be in Birr absolutely, and I don't know if it is the case or not that Shinrone were given the choice of playing at their opponents' home field or going to Tullamore, but if they were, I'd suggest they took the right option. Birr have a lot more h...
by Lone Shark
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager
Replies: 112
Views: 109653

Re: Next Offaly Senior Hurling Manager

By all accounts Michael Fennelly will be at a SHC game today. Where do we expect him to rock up to? Rath for Kinnitty v Coolderry would be my guess as it’s the game with the most riding on it providing Kilcormac / Killoughey justify their heavy favouritism. He was in Clareen on Sunday along with To...
by Lone Shark
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 98018

Re: Senior A Football 2019

I'd agree that four qualifiers out of eight should be enough. Bottom teams in each group into a relegation final and third place done for the year would incentivise finishing as high up the table as possible, and to me that would be the way to go all right. That would still will be an issue for thi...
by Lone Shark
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 98018

Re: Senior A Football 2019

Lone shark i think the problem is that you can be knocked out by a team you havent played. If tullamore played shamrocks and were beaten then fair enough. I was at Shamrocks game and the biggest roar of the day was when word came through that Clara scored a goal. Suppose Tullamore won that game and...
by Lone Shark
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 98018

Re: Senior A Football 2019

Keyser Soze wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:52 pm
That seems a little bit pointless?
Is the extra game the only benefit?
Pretty much, I'd say. Though I'm sure if you asked the clubs, and the county board finance committee, they'd say that's a significant benefit.
by Lone Shark
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 98018

Re: Senior A Football 2019

Can anyone give a brief explanation as to what you mean by “criss-cross format”. It seems most unusual? Four teams drawn into group one, four teams drawn into group two. The clubs don't play the teams in their own group, they play the teams in the other group - so four rounds of games, and a league...
by Lone Shark
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Senior A Football 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 98018

Re: Senior A Football 2019

So Tullamore into a Relegation Final with 2 wins from 4. Cappincur into Q/F with 0 wins from 4. Just bananas. Not ever remotely fair. Just one point on this, though I do agree there is some legitimacy to the view. If, instead of the criss cross format, the Offaly SFC was just two groups of four, an...