Offaly vs Louth 2021 Leinster Football Championship

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Offaly vs Louth 2021 Leinster Football Championship

Post by Bord na Mona man » Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:31 pm

This game will get lots of attention due to the Mickey Harte factor. He might have edged out Simon Casey back in 2003, but let's hope he doesn't repeat the dose this time.

Both teams will see this game as winnable. Louth have dropped to Division 4 but will expect to get a bounce from the new regime and make strides this year. Offaly have been a bit better than Louth of late and need to show progress by advancing in the Leinster Championship.

History is not in Offaly's favour when it comes to jilted managers taking over backwater counties while on the rebound. Think of Micko going to Leix in 2003 and Paidi to Meathwest in 2004. Both of those bandwagons would never have gotten the handbrake off, only for dubious wins against Offaly.

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Post by SearingDrive » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:24 am

Two different Hartes. Offaly will be looking for a total eclipse of the Harte. Time will tell if Offaly can advance, we hope they can.

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Post by Fairplayalways » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:40 am

Its debatable to say if Offaly are better than Louth, yes Louth were relegated and Offaly werent I suppose is the marker..interesting to see if Niall McNamee now is fully fit for championship...Louth will have Sam Mulroy and as is nearl always the case with Louth they might not win the game but you can be sure Mulroy or his equivalent will weigh in with 1-10 of a personal tally..Offaly will have either McNamee or Allen top scorer with 0-6 or so and 4 or 5 of them will be frees..we have stablized a bit, maybe over playing the ball a bit and bit too cautious by times, and of course a fully fit match winner up front...I take it Cian Johnson isnt going to feature this campaign...

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Post by Kevin » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:40 am

Fairplayalways wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:40 am
I take it Cian Johnson isnt going to feature this campaign...
Why not?
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Post by Fairplayalways » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:04 am

last reputable football source I heard only a few months back he either needed or was waiting on an operation or other..the vibe I got was that it was going to have him out for abit...that said maybe with lockdown he had the operation and had loads of time to recover...we could do with him and Niall McNamee if at all possible...

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Post by Kevin » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:55 am

Wish him the best. Hope he able to recover.
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Post by Fairplayalways » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:09 am

I see Niall McNamee broke his finger or something but expects to be ok for championship anyway from the fleeting look at the headings of the story...


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Post by Tmacmahon » Tue May 04, 2021 10:55 am

It is jusrt great to see Joe back on board , the league is set up for a semi final appearance with both limerick and wicklow two of the weakest teams we could have faced.
rack up a big score in both games,
see where we are against tipp,

in regards championship
we should beat louth and then i think we have a right shout againsta completely overated kildare team.

im excited for the year ahead now, forward line for 2021

shane horan, joe maher , anton sullivan
cian johnson , niall mcnamee, cian farrell

an exciting forward line at last. :D
based on ability and recent club form etc,
the only player that would make that front 6 is nigal dunne, other than that jack bryant and ruari mcnamee will push as well hopefully as both were really good for clubs,


is michael brazil gone off the panel completely or what is the story? we are short of big men in the middle third.
conor mcnamee gone as well,

i know we still have eoin carrol, peter cunnigham, cathal mangan,

league rd 1 prediction
offaly 3-14 wicklow 1-11

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Post by SearingDrive » Tue May 04, 2021 11:19 am

Tmacmahon wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:55 am
It is jusrt great to see Joe back on board , the league is set up for a semi final appearance with both limerick and wicklow two of the weakest teams we could have faced.
rack up a big score in both games,
see where we are against tipp,

in regards championship
we should beat louth and then i think we have a right shout againsta completely overated kildare team.

im excited for the year ahead now, forward line for 2021

shane horan, joe maher , anton sullivan
cian johnson , niall mcnamee, cian farrell

an exciting forward line at last. :D
based on ability and recent club form etc,
the only player that would make that front 6 is nigal dunne, other than that jack bryant and ruari mcnamee will push as well hopefully as both were really good for clubs,


is michael brazil gone off the panel completely or what is the story? we are short of big men in the middle third.
conor mcnamee gone as well,

i know we still have eoin carrol, peter cunnigham, cathal mangan,

league rd 1 prediction
offaly 3-14 wicklow 1-11
Cian Johnson is recovering from a serious injury, as reported above. He may not be available for the league, or opening championship game. The Wicklow game is not a foregone conclusion, as Offaly find it hard to win there, you should know that. In the league Offaly footballers, have depended on the last game of the season, to avoid the drop. Tipperary will be a tough one, Limerick won’t be simple either. I would love to see Offaly make a serious effort to get promoted this year, but with two provincial champions in the groups, it will be a big ask.
Offaly have to first overcome Louth, before they face Kildare. Nothing guaranteed there. I will be supporting Offaly like yourself in 2021, but nothing is guaranteed before games are played.

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Post by High School Musical » Sun May 30, 2021 7:56 am

Guys, as my good friend Kriss Akabusi said on manys an occasion, "PMA - Positive Mental Attitude".

Offaly should be entering the Louth game full of confidence and a Louth team that has badly regressed in the last 3 or 4 seasons should not cause anyone any sleepless nights, thats for sure.

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Post by Hyper » Sun May 30, 2021 4:02 pm

how well did u know him kid?

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Post by High School Musical » Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:00 pm

Hyper wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 4:02 pm
how well did u know him kid?
My brother from another mother, man.
We'd play 5-a-side on the Astro over in Clara, manys a summer night, after hours, just the two of us. Often without a ball.
Special times. We had a special bond.
Clara too, a special place, with many, many special people.
Simpler times. Simpler people.

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