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by Lone Shark
Mon May 20, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 323
Views: 50142

Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

8,000 paying customers PLUS all U16’s. No, it was just under 5,000 paid in. It's harder to tell with U-16s so there was an element of guesswork about the 8,000 number, I understand. Do you mean there was only 8000 in total at the KK game last week - 5000 adults and 3000 u16’s????? I’d say in the re...
by Lone Shark
Mon May 20, 2024 2:08 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 589
Views: 1437079

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

Now that it is assured we are in the Joe Mac final, I was wondering about the all Ireland prelim quarter finals. I know we took a fair auld beating off Tipperary last year, but we were not in any form for playing after the heartbreak in last years Joe Mac final Last year, as we lost, we played the ...
by Lone Shark
Mon May 20, 2024 2:05 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 323
Views: 50142

Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

frankthetank wrote: Mon May 20, 2024 1:17 pm 8,000 paying customers PLUS all U16’s.
No, it was just under 5,000 paid in. It's harder to tell with U-16s so there was an element of guesswork about the 8,000 number, I understand.
by Lone Shark
Sun May 19, 2024 4:17 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024
Replies: 625
Views: 1886103

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024

i feel we have been getting rid of managers too fast over the last 20 years since paul o kelly really. are we too expectant of mangers? you cant be blaming managers for player non performance. our u20s dont seem to be progressing as we had hoped for .a lot due to injury and many due to physicality....
by Lone Shark
Thu May 16, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 323
Views: 50142

Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

faithfulfanatic wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 11:43 am I was thinking the exact same earlier in the week.
Ter Guinan might be the most 1980s hurler name of any modern hurler.
From the county that brought you Hubert, Basil, Neville, Marius and Clint, all in my time watching Offaly, it's great to have him on board.
by Lone Shark
Thu May 16, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 323
Views: 50142

Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

Well, that was just magical. In terms of the game itself, I don't have anything to add over and above what's been posted already (particularly yet another excellent contribution from Glendassaun), so I'll just say that I feel blessed to have been there, and to everyone involved, thank you. I do want...
by Lone Shark
Tue May 14, 2024 4:59 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024
Replies: 625
Views: 1886103

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024

I think that barring something very strange happens from here on in, this will in no way be seen as a successful season. Offaly would have to at the very least reach a Tailteann final before that would even be discussed, and to be honest would probably have to win it for it to be an unequivocal verd...
by Lone Shark
Tue May 14, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 323
Views: 50142

Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

Greatest 1st post in the history of Uibhfhaili.com. Up there with the best of them, absolutely. I remember Silken Thomas coming storming out of the blocks too (https://www.uibhfhaili.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?p=12485#p12485) but the uibhfhaili.com underage system seems to have thrown up a potential ...
by Lone Shark
Tue May 14, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 589
Views: 1437079

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

I know that, but I was referring to the Limerick contingent on the Kerry senior hurling panel, and the wider issue of non-native players being drafted into counties that are down the pecking order.
by Lone Shark
Tue May 14, 2024 1:31 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024
Replies: 625
Views: 1886103

Re: Offaly Senior Footballers 2024

I know that in my younger years I would have been baying for blood after a result like this, and there's still something deep down within me that's telling me that you can do all the nuanced analysis that you like, but you can't lose to London by 14 points and think that things are okay, clearly the...
by Lone Shark
Tue May 14, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 589
Views: 1437079

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

As you go down the pecking order, this gets more and more common. James Hardiman (Kinnitty) is hurling with Roscommon this year, who have about five or six Galway club men on the panel as well, and Conor Clancy (Rynagh's) is hurling in goal for Louth. I'm sure there are more, but those come to mind....
by Lone Shark
Fri May 03, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 589
Views: 1437079

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

Very disappointed but not surprised considering the manager with our team selection for the game tomorrow. Absolutely no need to start Cathal King, Donal Shirley and Dan Bourke with an U20 knockout game on Wednesday night. Particularly in the case of King and Bourke who have been exposed to a very ...
by Lone Shark
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: U20 footballers 2024
Replies: 95
Views: 29939

Re: U20 footballers 2024

Afraid so. Score Difference Leinster Championship In the event of teams finishing on equal points in the Group, the tie shall be decided by the following means and in the order specified below. Where two Teams only are involved – the outcome of the meeting of the two Teams in the previous game in th...
by Lone Shark
Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 589
Views: 1437079

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

2pm Saturdays. Where Inter County hurling went to die. This is a bit of a tangent to the main theme of the thread, but this is absolutely an issue. It's a dreadful time for a game, and one of the "controversies" you're sure to hear about every year is the weekend where the All-Ireland hur...
by Lone Shark
Tue Mar 12, 2024 11:46 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 589
Views: 1437079

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

Fair dues i admire your confidence. Id say at this point that westmeath are joe mc favourites, give their arguably better performances against a similar level of opposition that we’ve faced. Westmeath will be favourites for the Joe McDonagh, and Offaly have made significant progress this year. Thos...