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by jimbob17
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 23337

Re: Club Managements

I think in any county its very hard for every club to keep up that level of hunger and work on a consistent basis. You will see a couple or clubs dominate for 10 or so years then another club takes over for them. Its always just one or two guys the main reason who are pushing it on I agree, and thi...
by jimbob17
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 23337

Re: Club Managements

Jimbob hold on here for a second. Its very hard to wipe the floor as you say in any county Birr might of done it for years due to the fact of the presentation brothers were feeding Birr with numbers every year with a huge amount of talent amongst them players. That is not the case anymore due to th...
by jimbob17
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 23337

Re: Club Managements

Well they got a full back page spread about their "arrival" from Kevin Corrigan this year. Did they beat Kilcormac / Killoughey or St Rynagh's to merit this? Or even Birr or Coolderry? No, they drew with Shinrone. And went on to finish bottom of their group and probably would have got relegated if ...
by jimbob17
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 23337

Re: Club Managements

Isn't Ballinamere in Tullamore Parish aswell which is why alot of kids from Tullamore are able to play out there which I agree is no excuse. Massive under achievers when you put them up against Mullingar and Athlone there could easily be another club in the town I wouldn't say a lot from Tullamore ...
by jimbob17
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 23337

Re: Club Managements

I can't understand why there aren't 2 clubs in Tullamore, there are 2 senior clubs in Athlone and 3 in Mullingar, Tullamore a similar sized town. With the population in Tullamore, they should have 3 minor teams, surely they are losing players .... Fully agree. Offaly GAA would be stronger if there ...
by jimbob17
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher
Replies: 78
Views: 25259

Re: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher

Tierney and Dempsey were minors in 2015 so they would be 24 this year. Dunican , Hayes , mcnamee all 25 this year, I’m nearly sure none are 23 Hayes when I think about it could be 24 This is not important in the overall scheme of things. It’s just great that we are starting to get our best players ...
by jimbob17
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher
Replies: 78
Views: 25259

Re: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher

I agree with protecting a star minor maybe 17 or 18 for a year or two, but after that they are young men, Kerry are not "cladding" Clifford until 23/4/5..if he hadnt made it by that age in Kerry he would be history and we would all wonder what became of him...I know its a balancing act, but lordy m...
by jimbob17
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher
Replies: 78
Views: 25259

Re: Maughan & O' Malley / Dunne & Maher

Fair play, too many points to mention in the last post....but at least you had the good sense to admit that you went off topic. Is there a list of the football panel? Personally glad to see Joe commit if John Maughan wants him, then that's all that matters really. I would be more concerned about th...
by jimbob17
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Johnny Pilkington
Replies: 15
Views: 3347

Johnny Pilkington

Johnny Pilkington Laochra Gael was a fab show. To see how we competed so regularly at top tier back then is fantastic. Lets hope we see a day like that again. Just one day would do! As for Johnny, he played himself off as a bit of a rogue back then, but he was a phenomenal hurler. A real greyhound i...
by jimbob17
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The offaly way.
Replies: 20
Views: 6055

Re: The offaly way.

Important that this appointment is done well. Dave Hare was very important in the development system and best of luck to him in his new role. This role is hugely important if we are to progress as a county. Whoever it is needs to get or show clubs how use best practice in terms of doing this right a...
by jimbob17
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 23337

Re: Club Managements

He obviously really got a taste for volunteerism while making the journey from Clare to Wexford for training. I wouldn’t agree with the previous poster’s assessment of his hurling ability but that’s neither here nor there. On the coaching front, he was a staunchly loyal lieutenant of Davy Fitzgeral...
by jimbob17
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 23337

Re: Club Managements

Is that Brendan Bugler, former Clare hurler? Yeah thats him..from Scariff....a good hurler he was too... He certainly isn’t from Scariff. He’s from Whitegate. Correct, Bugler is from Whitegate and was one of the main players with Clare for 10 years or so until he retired. A steely centre or wing ba...
by jimbob17
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Club Managements
Replies: 97
Views: 23337

Re: Club Managements

From football perspective, I believe Shane Curran has left Durrow and gone to Caulry in Westmeath. It is a little bit of a bazaar one given Durrow walked the senior B this year and are more than capable of having a good run in Senior A next year. The contrast is that Caulry are a team just hanging o...
by jimbob17
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: The offaly way.
Replies: 20
Views: 6055

Re: The offaly way.

Was there not a huge level of work done on this a number of years ago in both hurling and football. I remember a large group involved in hurling from which that famous document was sat on shelf for over a year. From football context, Paul O'Kelly was involved at a point with a group that gathered a ...
by jimbob17
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC
Replies: 59
Views: 13494

Re: Offaly V Kildare 2nd round of LSFC

I dont expect team to start as named and expect one or two changes from team named! Best of luck to all......