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by Bord na Mona man
Sun Apr 21, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 403
Views: 882490

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

There was a massive 6 point swing in about 30 seconds. Offaly failed to convert a goal chance to go 9 ahead and Leix swept up the other end to goal and get it back to 3. Leix would never have pulled it back from 9 down. But that's where Offaly weren't clinical and paid for it. After that Offaly didn...
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 403
Views: 882490

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

Offaly's scoring rate tailed off after 50 minutes in the league games. A more sustainable pace of play will be needed in the McDonagh games.
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:58 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024
Replies: 432
Views: 1171726

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024

There's a good chance, you'll be able to move to a better seat if the crowd is sparce.
Look out for Louth and Kildare ones leaving after their game too. Diesel to be laundered and stables to be mucked out.
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:00 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 403
Views: 882490

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

For what it's worth, there wasn't much between the teams last year. Offaly's ability to get goals at the right time was a big factor in the win. A lot happens in a year, and that fixture is not really relevant now. Granted Offaly should benefit from playing in the higher division, but that doesn't g...
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Apr 14, 2024 9:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024
Replies: 432
Views: 1171726

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024

Kildare gave a Dublin a good game last year in the Leinster semi and were leading until the last 10 minutes, but Dublin eventually won by 2.
Louth felt the backlash the next day when Dublin won by 21 points.
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024
Replies: 432
Views: 1171726

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024

The perfect result for Offaly in Croke Park today. We didn't want Meath giving Dublin a fright. We didn't want Meath banging in late consolation goals to make Dessie start doing a video review. Meath lost by 16 and the expectation is that Offaly will perform worse than Meath. Offaly have a free shot...
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:55 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024
Replies: 432
Views: 1171726

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024

The referee was very poor on both sides I thought and there were 3 cards (2 yellow and a red) that most definitely were not such offences - incl the Laois red card - where i think he swung elbow back and caught Hyland without really looking at what he was doing. Cunninghams card was ridiculous and ...
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:45 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024
Replies: 432
Views: 1171726

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024

So it’s “just the bookies odds” when they don’t suit your narrative but when they do such as having Offaly as favourites in the Joe Mcdonagh you’re all about them… Can’t have it both ways or maybe you do back both ways :lol: If them odds are to change I’d fully expect it to be in the direction of m...
by Bord na Mona man
Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:43 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024
Replies: 432
Views: 1171726

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024

In the end, it was quintessentially a Division 3 vs. Division 4 matchup. Leix had momentum and confidence, but it wasn't enough. Leix were a fraction slower in their reactions and a fraction sloppy with the ball at times. In Division 4, you get away with that stuff. Their lack of sharpness was the b...
by Bord na Mona man
Sat Apr 13, 2024 2:48 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 109
Views: 12818

Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

Galway have made full use of the wind and Dublin have left themselves a mountain to climb. 7 or 8 points down and maybe they'd have a chance. 12 points, hardly.
by Bord na Mona man
Wed Apr 10, 2024 4:34 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 403
Views: 882490

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

Times and dates for the first 2 rounds finally confirmed...with less than 2 weeks to go:

Sunday April 21st 14:00
Leix vs Offaly
Venue: Leix Hire O'Moore Park, Portleix

Saturday April 27th 15:00
Offaly vs West Meath
Venue: Glenisk O'Connor Park, Tellamore
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:03 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: U20 footballers 2024
Replies: 92
Views: 12185

Re: U20 footballers 2024

Anyway, it could be worse.
Imagine if Offaly had grabbed a win against Longford only to find out that Kildare had very helpfully let Louth come back from 9 points behind to lose by 2 points... :roll:
by Bord na Mona man
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:52 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: U20 footballers 2024
Replies: 92
Views: 12185

Re: U20 footballers 2024

Who knows why management settles on a certain style or game plan, but they usually factor in the group's strengths and weaknesses and build around that. Going back to 2021 at minor, Offaly were quite comprehensively beaten by Dublin that year. Also, the players on this panel, who are tipped for a br...
by Bord na Mona man
Sat Apr 06, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 109
Views: 12818

Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

But it's shows the courage and ambition of this group who are really punching above their weight. Punching above their weight? The core of the team got to the All Ireland final last year. Now being a year older, they will be doing everything they can to train, prepare and think like a team aiming t...
by Bord na Mona man
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:11 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Minor Football 2024
Replies: 39
Views: 3767

Re: Offaly Minor Football 2024

Any idea if Joe Rouse is eligible or not? I don't think so one of the players were telling me Longford handed them a letter before the game. I'd imagine he'll have to move club first So he’s trained all year and it wasn’t checked out that he could play???? He played for them last year as well.