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by manfromdelmonte
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 247651

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

townman wrote:and how long is it since Waterford, Galway, or Dublin won senior all ireland ???
Difference is, they are competing well at Minor and U21 on a regular basis.

Wexford have only recently got their act together and have a very impressive coaching system in the county
by manfromdelmonte
Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: What are they smoking in Birr?
Replies: 246
Views: 247651

Re: What are they smoking in Birr?

relying on tradition is why the likes of Cork, Wexford and Offaly have fallen back at senior level so much in the last 15 years
by manfromdelmonte
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: New Minor & Senior Hurling Management
Replies: 54
Views: 77242

Re: New Minor & Senior Hurling Management

Unlike teams they have had for many years with jinky small and skillful corner forwards, they now have bigger men who can hurl in most forward positions. They often play it long into forwards but it is far from hit and hope. Generally played to grass or air in favour of forward who can win ball. Un...
by manfromdelmonte
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: New Minor & Senior Hurling Management
Replies: 54
Views: 77242

Re: New Minor & Senior Hurling Management

He has the luxury of a county full of hurlers to pick from. A club manager doesn't have that. Yes you try and improve the skill set of a group of players, but if players are weak overall at eg high fielding then you have to provide another avenue to success - batting, breaking high balls. Or if a te...
by manfromdelmonte
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: New Minor & Senior Hurling Management
Replies: 54
Views: 77242

Re: New Minor & Senior Hurling Management

With regards St Rynagh's game plan I think a lot of managers come into a team and implement a pre determined game plan on a team when the thing really to do is assess your teams strengths and weaknesses and create a game plan to suit this. I don't think St Rynagh's current style came about as a res...
by manfromdelmonte
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA is in Some State
Replies: 177
Views: 185682

Re: Offaly GAA is in Some State

Where can we submit info to this review and new plan?
by manfromdelmonte
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA is in Some State
Replies: 177
Views: 185682

Re: Offaly GAA is in Some State

The further a prospective coach has to travel to do a course, the less likely they are to do it. I've lost count the number of times fellas haven't turned up to a course when they promised to do so. Courses should be organised by clubs themselves. Get EVERYONE in the club trained to foundation level...
by manfromdelmonte
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA is in Some State
Replies: 177
Views: 185682

Re: Offaly GAA is in Some State

It is the clubs and schools who produce the players aged 6 - 13 before the county squads. So until coaching standards are improved across the clubs, and better coaching is done in clubs and primary schools then by the time players get to county squads it is already too late. How many primary school ...
by manfromdelmonte
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA is in Some State
Replies: 177
Views: 185682

Re: Offaly GAA is in Some State

under 16s beat Roscommon
by manfromdelmonte
Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling where do we go from here?
Replies: 24
Views: 32924

Re: Offaly Hurling where do we go from here?

No Westmeath then?
by manfromdelmonte
Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Hurling where do we go from here?
Replies: 24
Views: 32924

Re: Offaly Hurling where do we go from here?

At least the hurlers have three championship games next year in the round robin. Unless the structure is changed again. All the points above are valid. If a start was made by the end of the summer to address some issues then we might see progress on something You really need one person to be entrust...
by manfromdelmonte
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th June
Replies: 182
Views: 138736

Re: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th Ju

Offaly people love it. Oul fellas in the crowd love it. Women in the crowd love it. It doesn't involve running. It doesn't involve thinking your way around the field. It turns over possession, It passes responsibility to someone else, It doesn't involve soloing, or handpassing, or any of those mode...
by manfromdelmonte
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: A few thoughts on Galway v Laois
Replies: 16
Views: 17696

Re: A few thoughts on Galway v Laois

Galway will murder them

I was at Laois v Westmeath and Laois were terrible until the last 15 minutes when Westmeath stopped playing.
by manfromdelmonte
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th June
Replies: 182
Views: 138736

Re: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th Ju

Just a point or two on Edenderry hurling. They have one or two lads who were happier to go off training other clubs' adult teams for the few schillings rather than put the shoulder to the wheel in their own club. As a club they have been blacklisted by a lot of other hurling clubs (including outside...
by manfromdelmonte
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th June
Replies: 182
Views: 138736

Re: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th Ju

I suppose it depends on the school. If a strong part of the culture in schools is sports, then as a principal most are going to give a job to someone who has a track record of doing some work in that in their own community. They don't have to have fancy coaching badges, just the willingness to give ...