Offaly u20 2021

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Offaly u20 2021

Post by Offaly101 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:48 pm

How do we think we will fare Thursday night?

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Post by private joker » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:20 pm

Kildare bet wexford tonight, with 13 men.

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Post by Anonymous1 » Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:05 am

Offaly101 wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:48 pm
How do we think we will fare Thursday night?
Looking at the team, we seem solid enough at the back and have more than enough firepower up front but I’m a little worried about our midfield. We’re 2/7 in the odds so we really should be winning and then it’s Westmeath or Longford for a place in the Leinster final.

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Post by Offaly101 » Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:28 pm

Solid at the back and plenty of firepower up front with the likes of Jack Bryant.. I think our midfield is set out to be providers of quick ball into our inside line, i know from watching young Morgan Tynan at minor level that he has a sweet and accurate left boot to be able to deliver that killer ball that will make our scorers shine. We will see how it goes but i am optimistic that this team can challenge in a Leinster Final

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Post by Bord na Mona man » Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:30 pm

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Post by SearingDrive » Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:35 pm

private joker wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:20 pm
Kildare bet wexford tonight, with 13 men.
Kildare are up next for Offaly U20 hurlers.

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Post by Anonymous1 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:40 pm

They just about fell over the line in the end after leading 1-10 to 0-06 with 15 minutes left, good to get a win all the same and they’ve a great chance to get to a Leinster final now against Westmeath who beat Longford on penalties.

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Post by Offaly101 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:19 pm

First half we defended very well, and i thought John Furlong at centre back had a great performance. Morgan Tynan in midfield was a huge asset until his injury, the balls he was delivering were a joy to watch and his free was brilliant, is his club ballinagar junior ?? surely with him they will compete for that championship. Jack Bryant looks like he is going to be one of our future senior stars.

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Post by private joker » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:29 pm

Great win vs kildare tonight for the hurlers.

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Post by summerindublin » Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:10 am

private joker wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:29 pm
Great win vs kildare tonight for the hurlers.
Yes great win, always good to beat the Lillies no matter what grade, a draw at the break Offaly really pushed on and dominated the 2nd half, playing the Dubs next, Kilkenny seemed to have struggled against Laois.

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Post by Bord na Mona man » Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:31 pm

Offaly would have been well aware that Kildare were a threat after they knocked out Wexford despite being a man down.
Kildare lead by a point just after half time so it was impressive that Offaly closed with 2-14 in the second half.

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Post by Bord na Mona man » Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:32 pm

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa ... 36538.html

Strong second half from Offaly ends Kildare's dream

TUE, 13 JUL, 2021 - 21:46
KEVIN EGAN, BORD NA MÓNA O’CONNOR PARK
Offaly 2-25 Kildare 1-16

A competitive first half of action in Tullamore gave way to a one-sided second 30 minutes in the Leinster U20 Hurling Championship, as Offaly outscored Kildare by 2-14 to 0-4 after the break up until David Qualter’s late consolation goal for the Lilies.

Powerful running and a solid platform of possession meant that Kildre free-taker Liam Dempsey had plenty of opportunities in the first half to add to the 0-14 he scored in their first round win over Wexford. He shot nine points from nine chances in that half hour, and while Offaly had a greater range of scoring threats, picking off some excellent points from Cian Burke, Luke Egan and DJ McLaughlin, the game was finely poised at the interval, 0-11 each.

Once Muiris Curtin opened the second half scoring, Offaly ran rampant with six points on the spin. Wing-forward DJ McLoughlin scored one and set up another in that run, but the real key to the game was the switch that saw Joe Ryan go to full-forward.

After a brief revival from Kildare either side of the water break cut the gap to three points, 0-19 to 0-16, a mazy run from Nolan set up McLoughlin after 49 minutes, and suddenly Offaly had daylight and Kildare were visibly crestfallen.

A flurry of points made the win safe before Ryan and Qualter traded goals at the death to complete the scoring.

Scorers for Offaly: J Screeney 0-12 (11f), DJ McLoughlin 1-3, C Mitchell 0-4, J Ryan 1-1, T Dooley 0-2, L Egan, C Burke & L Carey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Kildare: L Dempsey 0-11 (11f), D Qualter 1-0, D Melville 0-2, M Curtin, C McCabe, J Higgins 0-1 each.

OFFALY: A Fitzgerald; P Cleary, P Watkins, C Hardiman; L Egan, K Sampson, D Maher; J Ryan, C Burke; J Screeney, L Nolan, DJ McLoughlin; C Mitchell, T Dooley, N Lyons.

Subs: L Carey for Lyons (42), G McCormack for Burke (51), R Cleary for Dooley (52), S Bourke for McLoughlin (59), J Hoctor for Nolan (59).

KILDARE: S Burke; P O’Donoghue, J McKeown, M Eustace; R Stapleton, C Shanahan, P Dolan; C Boran, H Dunne; M Curtin, L Dempsey, C McCabe; D Melville, F O’Sullivan, C Treacy.

Subs: D Qualter for Melville (39), J Higgins for O’Sullivan (42), C Flanagan for Treacy (46), C Kehoe for Curtin (57), A Goss for Shanahan (59).

Referee: C Flynn (Westmeath).

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by JimBwobb » Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:22 pm

Under 20s game tomorrow live on TG4 Sport on YouTube tomorrow at 7 30 :D

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by JimBwobb » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:13 pm

Well done to the lads against Westmeath tonight.

Should of won by 6 or 7, we were the fitter classier team but missed a lot of chances.

Another Leinster Final at this age group in 12 months, green shoots at underage for sure now.

We haven't gone away yet you know :D :D

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Re: Offaly u20 2021

Post by Doon Exile » Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:04 am

JimBwobb wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:13 pm
Well done to the lads against Westmeath tonight.

Should of won by 6 or 7, we were the fitter classier team but missed a lot of chances.

Another Leinster Final at this age group in 12 months, green shoots at underage for sure now.

We haven't gone away yet you know :D :D
Great to win but just need to win one or two of these finals. We’ve got to a fair few Leinster finals in minor and u20-21 in the last few years. If the u20 hurlers can get over Dublin, we’re back in the two finals again 🙏🙏🙏🙏🤞🤞🤞
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