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by Lone Shark
Mon May 27, 2024 11:00 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 629
Views: 103579

Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

This problem began when it was decided to permit Nowlan Park to host the U20 final without knowing who would make the final. As soon as it became clear that Offaly would be in the final it should have been switched to either the Gaelic Grounds or Croke Park. Not pushing for an allocation of tickets...
by Lone Shark
Thu May 23, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024
Replies: 805
Views: 1555248

Re: Offaly Senior Hurlers 2024

From Laois' perspective, it's not different at all. No team would or should spend their time worrying about others, and last year Offaly had to fulfil a fixture against Carlow, this year Laois have to fulfil a fixture against Westmeath. Offaly weren't "choosing" to play Carlow in the final...
by Lone Shark
Thu May 23, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 629
Views: 103579

Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

Anonymous1 wrote: Thu May 23, 2024 12:50 pm I’d love to hear the rationale for a 7:15pm final on a Saturday.
I can only assume TV coverage?
by Lone Shark
Thu May 23, 2024 2:18 am
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 629
Views: 103579

Re: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024

Plus would Nowlan Park hold a capacity Offaly and Cork crowd? Just on this one point, Kilkenny looked for this game at the start of the year in recognition of the 100th anniversary of James Nowlan's death, and it was granted - it won't be rolled back now. This is the one possible pairing that would...
by Lone Shark
Mon May 20, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Offaly GAA
Topic: Offaly Under 20s hurling 2024
Replies: 629
Views: 103579

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: 805
Views: 1555248

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: 629
Views: 103579

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: 691
Views: 2018603

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: 629
Views: 103579

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: 629
Views: 103579

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: 691
Views: 2018603

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: 629
Views: 103579

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: 805
Views: 1555248

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: 691
Views: 2018603

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: 805
Views: 1555248

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....