Offaly Hurling 2020

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by private joker » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:25 pm

Won't win u20 well. 50 50 game. Dublin happy to play in birr. They do not want a small pitch.

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by frankthetank » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:46 pm

seany123 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:39 am
Minors should win comfortably, we are decent and apparently Kildare v poor this year. 20s will win well I think, we have a really big strong team who can hurl, and time of year won't do any harm, plus Dubs are without their dual players due to U20 Football All Ireland. Unbelievable chance to reach at least a Leinster Final by beating Wex in semi after that. Should be a good weekends work, the future is looking good.
Can't see them getting over Dublin to be honest. Dublin won the Leinster Minor in 2018 scoring 6-19 in the final against Kilkenny (6-19 to 7-12!!!) so it would be quite the surprise if we knocked them out.

Also we haven't been in the same stratosphere as Wexford in underage for quite a while. Even after we had that great win vs Dublin last year, Wexford were comfortable 5 point winners over us in OCP.

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by private joker » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:32 pm

Dublin missing luke swan and a guy from Thomas Davis who are both excellent. It will be somewhat close.

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by seany123 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:37 am

It's hard on the Dubs in fairness having to be without key players due to U20 Football final, our dual players back in the squad a long time ago, but that's the way it goes. Their loss is our gain.

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by Sur lookit » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:17 pm

"It's hard on the Dubs in fairness having to be without key players due to U20 Football final"

Me bleedin heart bleeds for them!

Only one winner with the game being played in Birr, sure look at how the minors turned over Laois!!

Hon Offaly!

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by joe bloggs » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:37 pm

If it wasn't for all these covid restrictions we could organise a welcome to galatsaray arrival for the dubs!

Maybe we coukd all get our shopping bags and let on we're going shopping in Tesco and hold up the bus.
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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by SearingDrive » Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:45 pm

private joker wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:32 pm
Dublin missing luke swan and a guy from Thomas Davis who are both excellent. It will be somewhat close.
Think Offaly will be without one, possibly two players for Saturday. Best of luck to players on Saturday. Pity we can’t be there.

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by Kevin » Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:40 pm

Beat of luck to the Minor and U20 Hurlers this weekend!!!
Kevin Clancey. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by private joker » Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:25 pm

U20s lost 2 16 to 16. First 10 minutes were poor. A lot of wides and poor shot selection. Came back well and had it at 14 a piece before two goals finished off the game.

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by private joker » Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:22 pm

Offaly 1 18 to kildare 9 points. Big win. Apart from first 10 minutes offaly much better throughout.

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by private joker » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:33 pm

Westmeath defeated Dublin. Big chance for offaly to reach a final.

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by Kevin » Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:38 pm

Congrats to the Minors!

Push on lads!!
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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by Fairplayalways » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:37 pm

very quiet on here after the U20s loosing..many were thinking Offaly would win with Dublin without some key dual players, anyone at the game..0-16 is really not going to win you a game now adays, maybe for the time of year its a decent enough score (not mighty though now really is it?)...goals win games and with Cathal Kiely injured didnt help..we could have done with this win...

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by Hasselhoff » Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:55 pm

The under 20 game was on YouTube.

Offaly were trailing throughout the game but got level in the final quarter after the water break. They conceded two goals then just after they got level.

It looked like Dublin were the better team throughout but offaly did well to get level and were in a position to win until they conceded the goals.

At least we are reasonably competitive at this level. The lads gave their all and were unlucky to come up short.

You can look back at the match on tg4 sport YouTube channel.

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Re: Offaly Hurling 2020

Post by Bord na Mona man » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:59 pm

Yes, Offaly were unlucky with the concession of the goals, though Dublin were slightly better overall.

But the main thing is that we're competitive at this level. In past years Offaly teams shipped some serious routs at U21, often with several senior panellists on the team which made it worse.

It's much the same with the minors. We are now producing teams of a comparable standards to the leading counties in Leinster.
If we can improve our development of players as they enter adult grades, we'll see better outcomes for the senior team.

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