Search found 246 matches

by manfromdelmonte
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th June
Replies: 182
Views: 138734

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

Or maybe applicants for jobs will know what is required for a successful application and get involved with their local club? Carrot and stick etc Every primary trainee from Kilkenny knows that being involved in hurling and camogie in their local club, in whatever way they can is a huge benefit to them
by manfromdelmonte
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th June
Replies: 182
Views: 138734

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

You’ve raised some good points there, Fence. The way hurling is coached in Offaly has become outdated and it doesn’t prepare hurlers for when they compete against other counties, where fetching, passing, developing the play, tackling (NOT hooking and blocking, but proper tackling) are second nature...
by manfromdelmonte
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th June
Replies: 182
Views: 138734

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

At this rate of decline, it could be Christy Ring hurling soon
by manfromdelmonte
Wed May 27, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Laois v Offaly – Leinster Hurling Quarter Final 7th June
Replies: 182
Views: 138734

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

What happens if Westmeath win the U21 this evening?
panic stations?
by manfromdelmonte
Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Division 4 league final Offaly v Longford
Replies: 39
Views: 44206

Re: Division 4 league final Offaly v Longford

you can see the difference a proper strength and conditioning program has made to all the players

fitter, faster, better skills under pressure
by manfromdelmonte
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA is in Some State
Replies: 177
Views: 185678

Re: Offaly GAA is in Some State

the problem with opening up debate on the future for GAA games in Offaly is that it lays bare all the stuff that is not being done. if they bothered to engage with clubs properly, got a few review committees in place and just focussed on improving one or two areas each year going forward then in 5 y...
by manfromdelmonte
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Strength and Conditioning Coach available
Replies: 5
Views: 6191

Re: Strength and Conditioning Coach available

speed and core strength come from having a greater base of general strength. As does injury prevention and general fitness most club trainers seem to bring in somebody they know to do a bit with a squad for a few weeks in either pre season or start of field training, then don't continue aspects of i...
by manfromdelmonte
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Kilcormac-Killoughey in Leinster - 2014
Replies: 162
Views: 153656

Re: Kilcormac-Killoughey in Leinster - 2014

I often feel Kilkenny teams are refereed differently than other teams. They are let away with a lot of stuff, just because they are from Kilkenny. It permeates refereeing standards when you have the likes of Cody bullying referees at national level and being let away with it. Very similar to the All...
by manfromdelmonte
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Appearance Fee for a County Man?
Replies: 15
Views: 13754

Re: Appearance Fee for a County Man?

we had a player from another county return the expenses the club gave him.
he was embarrassed to get anything
by manfromdelmonte
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Rhode in Leinster - 2014
Replies: 138
Views: 97030

Re: Rhode in Leinster - 2014

Improving in every game.
They'll give the final a right rattle
by manfromdelmonte
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Kilcormac-Killoughey in Leinster - 2014
Replies: 162
Views: 153656

Re: Kilcormac-Killoughey in Leinster - 2014

KK got at least one if not two very soft frees towards the end to draw level and go in front. they had the bit more experience at this level to earn those. Raharney played extra men back and kept it very tight. It nearly worked for them except they kept launching the ball straight down the field to ...
by manfromdelmonte
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Kilcormac-Killoughey in Leinster - 2014
Replies: 162
Views: 153656

Re: Kilcormac-Killoughey in Leinster - 2014

Got out of jail and I hate to say that the Wexford team were the better hurlers.
by manfromdelmonte
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: GAA Central Funding
Replies: 6
Views: 9900

Re: GAA Central Funding

I got this from an article in the Irish Examiner the other day about Dublin http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/dalys-hurling-wastelands-claim-rejected-295548.html "Every club is allocated €18,000 per annum by the board to ensure a Games Promotion Officer (GPO) is working to increase the number o...
by manfromdelmonte
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly GAA is in Some State
Replies: 177
Views: 185678

Re: Offaly GAA is in Some State

we'd be better off training up 5/6 suitable master tutors within the county who can then go on and pass on the knowledge and information to coaches throughout the county at all levels film the main session and put it up on an Offaly GAA coaching website (easily done) create ideas and various coachin...
by manfromdelmonte
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Football Management 2015
Replies: 72
Views: 105557

Re: Offaly Senior Football Management 2015

Dublin Under 21 footballers came down and hammered Roscommon in the final this year and beat them in 2012 too.