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johnnycool

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Re: Ballinamere Durrow Offaly minor and the next generation
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2019, 12:26:22 PM »
4 points down at half time but it’s not about this match


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/fateful-day-dawns-for-the-faithful-county-hurlers-1.3819382%3fmode=amp

“When the college in Birr started to slip, we should have asked why.

We last appeared in a Leinster minor final in 2003 and under-21 in 2007/8. Because clubs like Birr and Killoughey and St Rynagh’s were doing so well, it masked underlying problems. It is easy to be wise in hindsight but Birr Community School began to fade in around the time Brother Denis [Minehane] * retired.

“There was no succession planning. And that is my fault and the fault of others in south Offaly clubs that we almost left it to Brother Denis and other teachers in Birr Community School to do what we should have been done. They were the providers of the majority of the players on teams. When that started to slip, so did Offaly hurling.”
Where was the funding to develop hurling in the midlands counties?
Being spent in Dublin

As much as you have a point but it has to be said the Dubs went to Croke Park with a plan. The Offaly's, Antrims of the world didn't so Croke Park didn't throw money at a non existent process.
Antrim go with a plan and get funding, that's how it works.
the problem is Offaly have put together about 5 plans for the county

And the lads that wrote the last one know the current incumbents in the CB haven't the ability to deliver it and have walked away.
CP would be mad to go in with a blank cheque, not that they would as Offaly don't put bums in Croke Park seats.

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Re: Ballinamere Durrow Offaly minor and the next generation
« Reply #46 on: June 26, 2019, 11:44:56 PM »
Great win for the u20s tonight. Every silver lining is important at this stage.

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Re: Ballinamere Durrow Offaly minor and the next generation
« Reply #47 on: June 27, 2019, 08:34:34 AM »
Great win for the u20s tonight. Every silver lining is important at this stage.

Beating Dublin is never easy at this level so that was a good result.

Are you in a semi-final now?


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Re: Ballinamere Durrow Offaly minor and the next generation
« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2019, 04:21:24 PM »
Offaly got to final of Tony Forristal at weekend, Tipp won it. Good to see positive story at end of tough year for Offaly hurlers.

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Re: Ballinamere Durrow Offaly minor and the next generation
« Reply #50 on: September 02, 2019, 09:45:40 PM »
Offaly got to final of Tony Forristal at weekend, Tipp won it. Good to see positive story at end of tough year for Offaly hurlers.

First time ever for Offaly.  Tipp B team won Sonny Walsh as well.

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Re: Ballinamere Durrow Offaly minor and the next generation
« Reply #51 on: September 03, 2019, 08:41:28 AM »
http://www.midlandtribune.ie/gaa/2019/05/15/gallery/offaly-1994-jubilee-all-ireland-hurling-celebrations-4507/

Christy Heffernan spoke about how he felt that Kilkenny got a bit of luck over Offaly in some of the games they played while also stating that while a lot of fun seems to be gone out of the game
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Re: Ballinamere Durrow Offaly minor and the next generation
« Reply #52 on: September 03, 2019, 11:30:26 AM »
Offaly got to final of Tony Forristal at weekend, Tipp won it. Good to see positive story at end of tough year for Offaly hurlers.

First time ever for Offaly.  Tipp B team won Sonny Walsh as well.

Did I read somewhere that Clare and Cork have stopped going to the Tony Forrestal as they believe it impairs development?