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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:20:52 PM »
O Conner Park, the best venue in Ireland bar none.
Nah, that has(d) to go to Clonmore Harps. Or Bracknagh. Was once at an Offaly minor match there, where the physio in the dugout couldn’t see the injured player at the other side of the field.
Or Mucklagh, where there’s a 10 foot difference in one end of the pitch to the other, in terms of a slope. Then again, Rahan is that bad that Shamrocks play in Mucklagh, such is the slope in it.

Other than that, we’ve great pitches throughout. The county with the best pitches, about the only title we’ll be winning. The kinda sad thing is that it probably carries more weight than a Christy Ring win.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ros away to Dublin 20th July 2019
« on: July 16, 2019, 10:51:25 PM »
Give the Rossies a break. FFS, it’s not like they’re asking for much, perhaps a bit of fairness.
Should be in O’Connor Park.

GAA Discussion / Re: Is there a future for small rural clubs?
« on: July 12, 2019, 02:36:47 PM »
I’ll let Bracknaghboy set the scene from There’s more to it than meets the eye, going back years.
“Ballyfore have been relying on lads to tog recently who backboned the team 20-25 years ago. They must be abstaining a lot there because they have produced almost no young lads at all to fill the boots. Also they used to pick up a few disillusioned Edenderry players but that seems to have dried up. Of course they had an intercounty player a couple of years back who choose to leave and seek glory with Edenderry and Clonmore Harps would have had two intercounty players had they not sought glory with Rhode as well (remember all that??).........when guys do that it has a really negative impact on the future of the small club.
I know folk from both Clonmore and Ballyfore and it'll be tough if these clubs go under as there are people at both clubs who have poured their heart and soul into it but things look bleak now for them.”

There’s a good few more going to go from talking to people from various clubs, including former Offaly players and all Ireland winners. Generally the clubs are on or near the periphery of the county.
Realistically in ten year’s time, we could be down 7 or 8 clubs. Unfortunately, that’s being realistic.

GAA Discussion / Is there a future for small rural clubs?
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:09:20 PM »
From a thread that I’ve started on

Just saw that Edenderry’s junior team received a walkover from Clonmore Harps, having got one from Ballyfore the week before, with neither side being able to field teams.
It’s a sad sight. I wouldn’t know too much about either, but I get the impression that mere existence is becoming challenging.
Unfortunately, things aren’t looking to positive into the future for small rural clubs. In a few years time, we realistically could be down 4 or 5 clubs in quick succession.
This is happening all over the country. Meanwhile, the GAA seem content with the Super 8s and don’t give a tuppenny about the grassroots.

Just my few thoughts. Feel free to throw in your own thoughts. I’m just vexed with the GAA, standing idly by as clubs are falling into the abyss of non existence, day by day

Apologies for initiating this amidst the super 8s, but I’m bloody well pissed off.

General discussion / Re: It Must be Marching Season
« on: July 11, 2019, 02:33:00 PM »
Where do they get the pallets anyway and who pays for them?  Pallets are £5+ a pop and they’re not tatty, broken ones getting thrown away by the look of it.  Some of these bonfires must have 1000 or more new pallets on them.

Could have used their savings that they’ve made as a result of their new wood chip burners.

General discussion / Re: It Must be Marching Season
« on: July 10, 2019, 09:51:13 AM »
Am I the only one who wonders how do they get the stacks of pallets so high? As in above the height that a tractor or teleporter could reach.

GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 09, 2019, 11:21:37 PM »
Dublin v Cork Dublin by 6
Roscommon v Tyrone Tyrone by 3
Kerry v Mayo A draw
Donegal v Meath Donegal by 12

Cork/Tipp Double in the hurling

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 09, 2019, 12:56:14 AM »
Sure Dublin finished ahead of Galway...
Relegate them then, better again. Maybe the Connacht championship might start up again.

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 08, 2019, 11:42:39 PM »
Well done on last weekend.

Relegate Dublin next year now.😉
Seriously though, I wasn’t completely surprised. Ye’ll put it up to the lot of them in Leinster next year.
Best of luck v Tipp. Can’t stand them at all.

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 08, 2019, 11:02:46 PM »
Well done on last weekend.

GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 06, 2019, 03:48:20 PM »
Someone close to Flynn told me the other day that he’s out.

GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:53:50 AM »

Laois / Re: 2019 All Ireland Football Qualifiers
« on: June 29, 2019, 11:25:08 PM »
Well done folks. Best of luck in the next round and tomorrow in the hurling. Thoroughly deserved. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t extremely disappointed.
Go n-éirí libh.

GAA Discussion / Re: Offaly v Leix Round 3 Qualifier
« on: June 28, 2019, 10:05:53 AM »
Offaly remain unchanged:.
1. Patrick Dunican (Shamrocks)
2. Declan Hogan (Tullamore)
3. Eoin Rigney (Rhode)
4. David Dempsey (Ballycommon)
5. Cian Donohue (St Brigid’s)
6. Johnny Moloney (Tullamore)
7. Niall Darby (Rhode)
8. Eoin Carroll (Cappincur)
9. Peter Cunningham (Bracknagh)
10. Shane Horan (Kilmacud Crokes)
11. Anton Sullivan (Rhode)
12. Cathal Mangan (Kilclonfert)
13. Bernard Allen (Tubber)
14. Niall McNamee (Rhode)
15. Ruairí McNamee (Rhode)

GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: June 26, 2019, 03:00:24 PM »
Kildare v Tyrone - Tyrone by 4
Westmeath v Klare - Klare by 2
Mayo v Armagh - Mayo by 4
Laois V Offaly - Offaly by 3

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