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Offaly vs Roscommon

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How are we shapin up for this one?Any predictions??

fredrickwood (Roscommon) - Posts: 2871 - 04/03/2010 11:28:20    578790

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It will possibly be a classic. Cant wait for the highlights program on sunday night.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2831 - 05/03/2010 11:41:55    579851

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Well done, fair play to ye. Dont know what to say about ourselves.

rossielassie (Roscommon) - Posts: 672 - 07/03/2010 19:06:56    581334

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Don't be too down beat lassie. From listening to the match, ye came back very strongly in the last 10 mins, but having said that, we collapsed, giving away a very easy goal at the end. Anyway, best of luck in the remainder of the league.

Goatsucker (Offaly) - Posts: 265 - 07/03/2010 19:53:10    581412

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A high scoring encounter by all accounts. The result did not get a mention on the 9 O Clock news.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2831 - 07/03/2010 21:22:45    581567

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No it didnt get mentioned, between that and the sunday game showing v little coverage of the league, it is very depressing!

rossielassie (Roscommon) - Posts: 672 - 08/03/2010 10:24:44    581714

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offaly were poor and roscommon were poorer...
wasnt a terrible game of football but theres a couple of offaly lads just not up to it. have backline was non existent. thought cribben was slow to make changes in the second half. coughlan played well but faded out of it. again the star man and the difference between the teams was nialler, fire it in on top of him and he'l likely win it. also did great tackling in the second half

Rhodejim (Offaly) - Posts: 2888 - 08/03/2010 10:42:31    581737

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Was at the game yesterday and firstly would like to metion the pathetic support we had again.

On the playing side, we played some good football at times, the first score of the match was football in its simplest form. McNamee worked harder than Iv seen him, as did the whole full forward line who put their markers under pressure coming out. Despite the good points, the last 10 mins showed worrying signs.
Too may players hiding on our own kickout and taking no responsibility. Our half-back line of Carroll, Dalton and Kiely is extremely weak and I would be suprised if any of these start come the championship.

On another note, can anybody remember the last time we beat a meaningful county away in the league? Even in Div 4 we lost to Clare and drew with leitrim and Antrim(before they improved). I do not expect it to change in Sligo

Dubred08 (Offaly) - Posts: 15 - 08/03/2010 11:55:50    581830

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Deserved win for Offaly yesterday.Offaly have a full-forward line and not much else.Roscommon have nothing full stop.
It is a joy to watch young McNamee in action.He is easily in the top ten forwards in the country for me,and deadly accurate as well.Where was the brother,is he finished or injured?Im afraid to say Ciaran McManus best days are well behind him tho.

fredrickwood (Roscommon) - Posts: 2871 - 08/03/2010 15:19:44    582113

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the brother was on the hill yesterday.kinda injured , id say dissilusioned if i knew how to spell it!!! yea mac is a classic act.davy egan did well too.

Rhodejim (Offaly) - Posts: 2888 - 08/03/2010 16:28:52    582233

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Lads will ye ever give up, coming on here complaing about our support, We know its crap what about it? its not gona get any better if we keep wingeing on about it, on hoganstand. it is what it is so shut up. I was at the game sunday and i have 2 say the second half performance was terrible. How can offaly nearly let a game slip away wen we were in full control and 8 points ahead at one stage. Hopefully ken casey an pj ward will be back soon we could do with them badly, Another thing anyone with half a brain can see that 2 players shouldn't be even on the pitch..alan lyman and conor carroll, their just not up too the standard of county level football in my opinion. i'd say will still be playing division 3 football next year with Antrim gettin promoted an maybe louth or wexford. anyway we cant get any worse than this time last year wen richie connor was manager, things can only get better under Cribben in which i think he could be a bit more vocal during a game i found him rather quiet maybe thats just his style of management.

OffalyRover (Offaly) - Posts: 90 - 08/03/2010 16:34:54    582245

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any reports on the U21s v Carlow?

Dessie15 (Westmeath) - Posts: 209 - 09/03/2010 09:14:21    582823

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was at the roscommon match... i thought niall mac and reynalds were excelent massive work rate and very little ball got out easy from the full forward line...

the back line on the other hand was extremely worrying all over the park nobody seamed confident to do anything no1 on their men poor comunication from mulhall in my opinion dosnt have it, now you can argue me but thats my opinion... ?? ( i would love to know what the defender was at for roscommons last goal in the second half extremely poor????? )

also no:10 lynam is it??? was cronick i would have had em off after 5 minutes was nowere near his man through the whole match in fairness dont think hes up to county level.......

and just wondering what the celebrations on the sideline after the match was all about.... they were nearly beaten by ROSCOMMON after being 8 points up 10 minutes before the end?????............

faithful4ever (Offaly) - Posts: 209 - 09/03/2010 18:33:25    583506

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any idea are any of the club league fixtures up on the web yet, or whats the story there, even the division layout for the league

burgandy1 (Offaly) - Posts: 213 - 09/03/2010 19:33:20    583571

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The reason Lynam was nowhere near his man was because he played the second half as a sweeper in front of sullivan and did collect some ball breaking from 50/50's. This is what he was asked to do and done pretty well.

Dubred08 (Offaly) - Posts: 15 - 10/03/2010 11:59:25    584004

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lynam did an excellent job in the 2nd half exactly what cribbon told him to do and he stood better than most so well done to young alan and deserves his chance in there more than some...

slyeye (Offaly) - Posts: 5 - 15/03/2010 15:04:22    588571

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