Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

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Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

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Remembering Eoin Downey preventing an Offaly goal last year with a rugby tackle.
"Yerra, Cark were rooootless boy!"

I hope they applauded this one so. :D
https://x.com/CraicOfTheAsh/status/1794 ... 33783?s=19

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i see the full panel are available for interviews on the press night. i think this is a mistake. 3 or 4 of the more articulate lads plenty in my opinion. with formulaic instructions on answers. plenty of time for wide ranging interviews when we win it. its very easy for skilled journaists to get young lads to say something controversial.

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Bord na Mona man wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 7:58 am Remembering Eoin Downey preventing an Offaly goal last year with a rugby tackle.
"Yerra, Cark were rooootless boy!"

I hope they applauded this one so. :D
https://x.com/CraicOfTheAsh/status/1794 ... 33783?s=19

Ahh im sure cork fans have moved on now pretty quick , shir arnt they all Ireland senior champions in waiting , after finishing off Limerick apparently..

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JohnnyBoy24 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 10:16 am
Bord na Mona man wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 7:58 am Remembering Eoin Downey preventing an Offaly goal last year with a rugby tackle.
"Yerra, Cark were rooootless boy!"

I hope they applauded this one so. :D
https://x.com/CraicOfTheAsh/status/1794 ... 33783?s=19

Ahh im sure cork fans have moved on now pretty quick , shir arnt they all Ireland senior champions in waiting , after finishing off Limerick apparently..
They’ll need a strength and conditioning coach in if they want to win that…
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Anonymous1 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 2:32 pm
JohnnyBoy24 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 10:16 am
Bord na Mona man wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 7:58 am Remembering Eoin Downey preventing an Offaly goal last year with a rugby tackle.
"Yerra, Cark were rooootless boy!"

I hope they applauded this one so. :D
https://x.com/CraicOfTheAsh/status/1794 ... 33783?s=19

Ahh im sure cork fans have moved on now pretty quick , shir arnt they all Ireland senior champions in waiting , after finishing off Limerick apparently..
They’ll need a strength and conditioning coach in if they want to win that…
Ahh love it , already in the final before winning the semi final :lol: ..

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Wouldn't begrudge lads their day in Croker , but a strange one the u20 b hurling is being played in croke park and the main event is being played in county grounds

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JohnnyBoy24 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 3:50 pm Wouldn't begrudge lads their day in Croker , but a strange one the u20 b hurling is being played in croke park and the main event is being played in county grounds
The atmosphere is much more special in a sold out county ground than a 25% full Croker and given the fact Offaly will account for 90% of the crowd we should be happy it’s in a county ground as it amplifies our voices even more and no matter how strong-willed a referee is, that has to affect some of his decisions.
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Anonymous1 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 4:04 pm
JohnnyBoy24 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 3:50 pm Wouldn't begrudge lads their day in Croker , but a strange one the u20 b hurling is being played in croke park and the main event is being played in county grounds
The atmosphere is much more special in a sold out county ground than a 25% full Croker and given the fact Offaly will account for 90% of the crowd we should be happy it’s in a county ground as it amplifies our voices even more and no matter how strong-willed a referee is, that has to effect some of his decisions.
I don't disagree with ya , more so gonna be alot of disappointed people Monday morning when Ticketmaster invariably crashes , there wouldn't be any issues if it was croke park. Think back to u20 football final was no shortage of noise that day.

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JohnnyBoy24 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 4:17 pm
Anonymous1 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 4:04 pm
JohnnyBoy24 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 3:50 pm Wouldn't begrudge lads their day in Croker , but a strange one the u20 b hurling is being played in croke park and the main event is being played in county grounds
The atmosphere is much more special in a sold out county ground than a 25% full Croker and given the fact Offaly will account for 90% of the crowd we should be happy it’s in a county ground as it amplifies our voices even more and no matter how strong-willed a referee is, that has to effect some of his decisions.
I don't disagree with ya , more so gonna be alot of disappointed people Monday morning when Ticketmaster invariably crashes , there wouldn't be any issues if it was croke park. Think back to u20 football final was no shortage of noise that day.
It might be just me but I don’t enjoy hurling in Croker, I think it’s too expansive and leads to more route one hurling.

If capacity is the issue then the Gaelic Grounds would suffice.

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Don't underestimate the value of having this final at a Leinster venue.
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Leinster venue made no difference when it came to a 50:50 decision late on vs Tipperary in the minor final.

We know what we’ll get from this team from 1-9 next Saturday. Here’s hoping a few more of the forwards can come up to the level of Screeney, Rigney and Bourke. I think there’s a big game coming from Doyle, the match the other night will bring him on.

7.15 a crazy throw in time. At least we know Kilkenny will take a bit of pride in hosting the match. Portlaoise was a disgrace the other night, it’s nothing short of a dangerous venue for so many reasons. In this day of health and safety you’d wonder how it’s let host big crowds.

Great to see the Offaly jerseys being worn by kids around the county all week. Bring on next Saturday

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Anonymous1 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 2:32 pm
JohnnyBoy24 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 10:16 am
Bord na Mona man wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 7:58 am Remembering Eoin Downey preventing an Offaly goal last year with a rugby tackle.
"Yerra, Cark were rooootless boy!"

I hope they applauded this one so. :D
https://x.com/CraicOfTheAsh/status/1794 ... 33783?s=19

Ahh im sure cork fans have moved on now pretty quick , shir arnt they all Ireland senior champions in waiting , after finishing off Limerick apparently..
They’ll need a strength and conditioning coach in if they want to win that…
Can I ask what Forum this is from? I'd like to have a closer look.
'Babs keating 'resigned' as coach because of illness and fatigue. The players were sick and tired of him'

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7 15 is a crazy time. If its a dark evening, going to be tricky leaving the venue. Every possibility that it goes to extra time. No floodlights either. Thurlus far better venue. Easy access and used to hosting big games. Croke park would also work. More neutrals would go to croker or thurlus.

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Wing Back wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 10:14 pm
Anonymous1 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 2:32 pm
JohnnyBoy24 wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 10:16 am


Ahh im sure cork fans have moved on now pretty quick , shir arnt they all Ireland senior champions in waiting , after finishing off Limerick apparently..
They’ll need a strength and conditioning coach in if they want to win that…
Can I ask what Forum this is from? I'd like to have a closer look.
Fair to say they’re still in meltdown mode :lol:

https://www.peoplesrepublicofcork.com/f ... 50/page-98

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private joker wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 10:33 pm 7 15 is a crazy time. If its a dark evening, going to be tricky leaving the venue. Every possibility that it goes to extra time. No floodlights either. Thurlus far better venue. Easy access and used to hosting big games. Croke park would also work. More neutrals would go to croker or thurlus.
No chance are we agreeing to give Tipp a home game but I do agree on the time.

There’s also no leeway to push the throw in back if there’s a delay in getting supporters through the turnstiles.

I think there’ll be more neutrals in Nowlan Park than would be in either of the other two venues though.
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