All Ireland Hurling Championship 2017


#602

There’s a difference between weak a realism


#603

Quagmire realism, bounded realism, chained and unfree realism. No faith no hope realism. I think we’ve had enough of that kind of realism Mike.


#604

It will be

Offaly v Cork.
Dublin v Tipperary
Limerick v Kilkenny
Laois v an other.


#605

#606

They’ll put it up to ye MBB.


#607

They will, no doubt. I wouldn’t be in any way confident tbh, but we tend to be catastrophically bad in qualifiers outside O’Moore Park so this is a big deal. We got Willie Dunphy off his disgraceful red card from the Wexford game, only for him to go and break a hand in training. Ross King meanwhile went off with a hand injury against Ballacolla the other night, so a bit of work to do before this one.


#608

Brian Whelehan to be inducted into the Leinster GAA Hall of Fame. His roll of honour isn’t half bad.


#609

2 Offaly u-14 “A” FC Medals :grinning:


#610

5 Man of the match awards in All Irelands between club and county. Epitome of a big game player


#611

5 U-16 medals??


#612

Dont forget the bronze Community Games medal.

I thiink Beano has 5 or 6 U12 medals.


#613

That was football. An Offaly team getting that far in Community Games football is an achievement in itself.


#614

The same year the county beat the greatest ever gaelic football team in history, to win an All Ireland?


#615

It was established late last night that the win against Kerry was down to the ref giving Offaly 3 very soft frees in the 2nd half to try and beat Kerry. The win will forever have an * beside it


#616

This is indeed true. But the fact stands, nonetheless.


#617

What fact?


#618

That they won an All Ireland in the year that you mocked them in the same code.


#619

Correct, one of 3 All Irelands they won in 130 years.


#620

3 in a row winners in Leinster at the time and contesting their 2nd All Ireland Final in a row at the time to boot.


#621

That’s an incredible stat.