Offaly u20 2021

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by JimBwobb » Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:18 pm

FIXTURES UPDATE

Saturday, 31st July: All Ireland Under 20 Football Championship semi-final; Offaly v Cork in Portlaoise at 5.15pm

Sunday, 1st August: Christy Ring Cup Senior Hurling final; Offaly v Derry in Croke Park at 1.00pm

(No info. on tickets yet)

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by Kevin » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:00 pm

Best of luck to the lads tomorrow!!
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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by Bord na Mona man » Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:38 pm

Cork looked very slick in the bits I've seen of them against Kerry and Tipp. Their attacking play was a lot more fluid than Dublin's.
They looked to move the ball quicker and were more direct. This will be a different test for Offaly's defence who won't get the same amount of time to get set up.
Cork will also have their homework done on Offaly. I expect they'll want to quickly close down Cormac Egan quickly when he gets possession. They may also target him for some hefty tackles and body checks as well. The same goes for Jack Bryant, who likes to drift into space to offer a target. He'll be marked but there will likely be a Cork player trying to cover in front of him as well.

There's no reason why Offaly can't continue to improve. This is a match where they will need to convert any possession and duels won into scores.
They strike me as a group of players who want to do more than just sit back and admire their provincial medals.

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by JimBwobb » Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:52 pm

Hon to fuck lads, best of luck tomorrow.

If their was no restrictions, we would see 10k in portlaoise tomorrow .

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Post by frankthetank » Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:12 pm

JimBwobb wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:52 pm
Hon to fuck lads, best of luck tomorrow.

If their was no restrictions, we would see 10k in portlaoise tomorrow .
Half of Offaly would be there tomorrow if things were opened up.

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Post by Doon Exile » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:59 pm

Serious first half performance.
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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by JimBwobb » Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:23 pm

Unbelievable :D :D

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by Hasselhoff » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:05 pm

Great win.

Where and when will the final be played

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Post by kingscounty » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:08 pm

Excellent result again, what a bunch of people they all are management and players. Absolutely played Cork off the pitch

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by kingscounty » Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:39 pm

Final down for August 14th v Down/Roscommon, venue TBC

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by JimBwobb » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:03 pm

Last year's final was in croker and 2019 was in portlaoise.

Hope it's in croker and we can all go :)

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by frankthetank » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:58 pm

Wont get Croker anyways. All Ireland Senior Semis that weekend.

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by Buttons » Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:09 pm

This is a special Offaly team, why you ask me, because they can win in Portlaoise.

Great performance by the team and a great boost for the county. Having the seniors playing division 2 football there will be some competition in the squad in the coming years.

As mentioned earlier the conditioning of this team hasn’t gone unnoticed and it’s great to see the benefits.

Finally for such a small county it’s great to see us at this level, the football and hurling blood will never leave.

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by JimBwobb » Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:54 pm

frankthetank wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:58 pm
Wont get Croker anyways. All Ireland Senior Semis that weekend.
Just noticed that, a real pity as any other ground will really minimise the attendance allowed.

Based on the geographical location of roscommon and Down, Navan would probably be a contender.

Play it in portlaoise tfeck as the boys know the place inside out now :lol:

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by Lone Shark » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:25 pm

The likelihood is that the final will be in Croke Park before one of the two semi-finals, which is Mayo vs Dublin (Saturday the 14th, 6pm) and Tyrone vs Kerry (Sunday the 15th, 3.30pm). I'm not sure what the criteria will be for deciding which game. If it's Offaly vs Roscommon, they might say that they'll put the two Leinster vs Connacht games on together, if it's Offaly vs Down, they might decide there's less pressure on tickets for a Kerry/Tyrone game. Probably won't know for a week or so though.
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