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Tickets for All-Ireland Scór Final

posted by Offaly GAA

The All-Ireland Final of Scór takes place in City West Dublin on Saturday 25th April 2015 @ 3.00pm. This is an all ticket final and tickets cost €20 each or family pass of 2 adults and 2 children under 16 years €60.

If you wish to order tickets please contact Offaly Scór secretary Michelle Hogan on 087 4163056 on or before the 6th of April.

Offaly Representatives Advance to All-Ireland Scor Finals

posted 29 Mar 2015, 13:01 by Offaly GAA

Two Offaly representatives have qualified for the All-Ireland Scor finals which will take place at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Saturday, 25th April.

At the Leinster finals in Ballymore, Co Westmeath last Sunday afternoon, the well-established Clara Ballad Group performed brilliantly to progress to another final. The members of the group are Maura Fitzgerald, Colette Rabbitte, Aisling Cornally, Paul Scanlon and John Scanlon.

Brendan Minnock from the Shamrocks Club also qualified for the final with a Recitation he wrote himself titled, ‘Is Mise An Maor Uisce’.

The other Offaly participants in the Leinster finals were:

Figure Dancing – Shamrocks: Ciara Hickey, Charlene Minnock, Hazel Guinan, Aine Looby, Katie Looby, Aisling O’Connell, Emer O’Brien and Elaine Monahan.

Solo Singing – St Rynagh’s Hurling: Denise Clancy.

Instrumental Music – Shamrocks: Michael McConigley, Aisling O’Connell, Siobhan Godley, Grace Dunne and Deirdre Byrne.

Set Dancing - Shamrocks: Aisling O’Connell, Karen Monahan, Elaine Monahan, Emer O’Brien, Michael McConigley, Cormac McConigley, Noel Devery and Garrett Delaney.

 

Longford edge out 12 man Offaly

posted 29 Mar 2015, 12:58 by Offaly GAA

Under-21 star Ross McNerney came off the bench to help Longford gain promotion to Division 3 at the expense of Offaly, who finished the game with 12 men.

Offaly's Paul McConway received a straight red in the 27th minute and Graham Guilfoyle and Niall Smith both picked up second yellows in the second half.

Offaly started the game well but Longford worked hard to get back into it. Despite going a man down in that first half, Offaly held a one-point lead at the break with Bernard Allen being their main man. Minutes into the second half, however, they were reduced to 13 when Guilfoyle got a second yellow.

Longford wasted several scoring opportunities before they took the lead in the 62nd minute when McNerney pointed a free. He followed that up with an excellent point from play.

Kavanagh and McNerney hit over frees to give Longford a four-point lead with four minutes to play.

Smith then received a second yellow in the 69th minute. Offaly face Antrim on Sunday where a draw would see them join Longford in Division 3.

LONGFORD: P Collum; D Brady, B O’Farrell, P Foy; CP Smyth, D Masterson, E Williams; B Gilleran, K Diffley; M Quinn, P McKeon (0-4, 0-2 frees), R McEntire; B Kavanagh (0-3, frees), S McCormack (0-1) , F McGee (0-1). Subs: F Battrim (0-1) for O’Farrell (10), S Doyle for McEntire (BC 43), L Connerton for McCormack (53), R McNerney (0-3, 0-2 frees) for McKeon (61), P Gill for McGee (71) 

OFFALY: A Mulhall; B Darby, P McConway, J O’Connor; D Brady, J Maloney (0-1), N Darby; G Guilfoyle, N Smith; E Carroll (0-1), N McNamee (0-3, 0-1 free), A O’Sullivan; B Allen (0-5, 0-2 frees), N Dunne, W Mulhall . Subs: Ledwith for Dunne (32), N Bracken for Carroll (61), J J Evans for Allen (both 61), P Cunningham for O’Sullivan, N Geraghty for Mulhall (both 70), D Hogan for Brady (71), Referee: Brendan Cawley (Kildare)

Tipp prove too strong for Offaly

posted 29 Mar 2015, 12:55 by Offaly GAA

Offaly 0-13 Tipperary 1-16

Tipperary extended their run of league wins to five with a 1-16 to 0-13 victory over Offaly at O’Connor Park in Tullamore, but Eamonn O’Shea will be counting the cost of that triumph with injury and suspension issues.

Kieran Bergin was taken away from the venue in an ambulance after sustaining an injury, while Seamus Callanan is also likely to miss the league semi-final after receiving a straight red card for an off the ball strike.

Callanan’s goal helped Tipp' to a 1-14 to 0-4 half time lead after they played with the aid of a strong breeze, but his dismissal left Offaly with plenty of defensive cover throughout the second half, while Cathal Barrett also joined him on the line after receiving a second yellow card with six minutes to play. 

Offaly had their chances to set up a grandstand finish as fouls on Brian Carroll drew one penalty and one close range free late on, but Tipperary keeper Darragh Egan was in imperious form throughout this tie and he was able to deflect both of Shane Dooley’s strikes out to safety.

Some eyebrows were raised when the Faithful County elected to play into the strong breeze after winning the toss, but their decision seemed correct when they opened with far more physicality and intensity than their opponents, setting up several decent chances.

The sides were level at 0-01 each after seven minutes of play, but Tipperary then found their scoring rhythm and opened up for the next quarter of an hour, tacking on six points and the game’s only goal, a stunning strike from Seamus Callanan from a tight angle close to the left corner end line.

Shane Dooley broke Offaly’s drought with a free, but Tipperary continued to pile on the pressure and with Kieran Bergin (midfield) and Brendan Maher (centre forward) both in control of their key diamond position battles, they accumulated a healthy thirteen point half-time lead.

Both players posted three points from play in the tie, which will make Tipperary supporters all the more hopeful regarding Bergin’s injury, sustained early in the second half.

Just two minutes of the second half had elapsed when Callanan was sent-off by referee John Keenan on the advice of his umpire and that appeared to raise the intensity of the game another notch, as the tackles started to fly in with greater vim and vigour.

Ronan Maher appeared to give the visitors a huge lift when he struck an inspirational score from 50 metres out in the 40th minute, the equivalent of 90 metres on a calm day, but that was to be their second last score of the afternoon as the Offaly backs took control of the tie and used their extra man to great effect.

Tipperary too remained in control on the defensive side of the ball and they maintained their double figure lead up until the 58th minute, when points from Stephen Quirke and Shane Dooley inside sixty seconds gave Offaly a little bit of momentum.

The Faithful County badly needed a goal to really put Tipp under any pressure; however, and while they created a couple of good chances from placed balls, they found Darragh Egan too good in the Tipp goal, even when Barrett’s dismissal left them with two extra men for the last six minutes of action.

Brian Carroll had a final opportunity with the last action of the tie, but his close-range strike flew inches over the crossbar, denying him the opportunity to become just the third Offaly player to score a goal in this league campaign.

Offaly: J Dempsey; D King, D Shortt, S Wynne; C Parlon, C Egan, P Camon; S Ryan, B Carroll (0-02); C Kiely, J Bergin (0-02), E Nolan; S Dooley (0-07, 0-03 frees, 0-01 ’65), D Currams, S Quirke (0-02).

Subs: T Carroll for Ryan (31), C Mulrooney for Currams (44)

Tipperary: D Egan; P Stapleton, C O’Mahony, C Barrett; M Breen, Pádraic Maher, R Maher (0-01); J Woodlock, K Bergin (0-03); J Forde (0-01), B Maher (0-03), Patrick Maher; N McGrath (0-01), S Callanan (1-06, 0-04 frees), N O’Meara (0-01). 

Subs: S McGrath for Bergin (44), S Bourke for O’Meara (57), C Kenny for Forde (61), Sean Maher for Patrick Maher (69)

Referee: John Keenan (Wicklow).

6 Offaly representatives seeking Leinster titles at Scór Finals tomorrow

posted 28 Mar 2015, 05:45 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 28 Mar 2015, 05:45 ]

Offaly will be well represented in the Leinster Finals of Scór tomorrow in Ballymore Community Centre, Co. Westmeath @ 3.00pm.

The six Offaly representatives are:

Figure Dancing – Shamrocks: Ciara Hickey, Charlene Minnock, Hazel Guinan, Aine Looby, Katie Looby, Aisling O’Connell, Emer O’Brien and Elaine Monahan.

Solo Singing – St Rynagh’s Hurling: Denise Clancy.

Recitation - Shamrocks: Brendan Minnock.

Instrumental Music – Shamrocks: Michael McConigley, Aisling O’Connell, Siobhan Godley, Grace Dunne and Deirdre Byrne. 

Ballad Group – Clara: Maura Fitzgerald, Colette Rabbitte, Aisling Cornally, Paul Scanlon and John Scanlon. 

Set Dancing - Shamrocks: Aisling O’Connell, Karen Monahan, Elaine Monahan, Emer O’Brien, Michael McConigley, Cormac McConigley, Noel Devery and Garrett Delaney.

Best of luck to all six acts and hopefully we will have six Leinster champions by tomorrow night.

Offaly teams to play Tipperay and Longford announced

posted 27 Mar 2015, 14:22 by Offaly GAA

Offaly SH team to play Tipperary in Q/F of the Allianz Hurling League

1. James Dempsey

2. Niall Wynne

3. Dermot Short

4. David King

5. Cathal Parlon

6. Colin Egan

7. Eanna Murphy

8. Sean Ryan

9. Pat Camon

10.Brian Carroll

11.Joe Bergin

12.Emmet Nolan

13.Stephen Quirke

14.Dan Currams (Capt)

15.Shane Dooley

Offaly SF team to play Longford in the Allianz National Football League

1. Alan Mulhall (Capt)

2. Brian Darby

3. Eoin Rigney

4. Joseph O’Connor

5. Declan Hogan

6. Johnny Moloney

7. Niall Darby

8. Graham Guilfoyle

9. Niall Smith

10. Eoin Carroll

11. Niall McNamee

12. Keith Mullally

13. Bernard Allen

14. Nigel Dunne

15. William Mulhall

Offaly GAA Annual Golf Classic

posted 27 Mar 2015, 09:55 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 27 Mar 2015, 09:55 ]

A date for your diary.


Offaly GAA Annual Golf Classic is on the 21st and 22nd May in Esker Hills Golf Club. More details to follow later.

Whelahan keeps faith with the same 15 that started against Limerick last weekend.

posted 19 Mar 2015, 13:59 by Offaly GAA

Offaly Senior Hurling Manager Brian Whelahan keeps faith with the same 15 that started against Limerick last weekend.

1. James Dempsey

2. Stephen Wynne

3. Dermot Shortt

4. David King

5.Cathal Parlon

6. Colin Egan

7. Eanna Murphy

8. Sean Ryan

9. Pat Camon

10. Emmet Nolan

11. James Mulrooney

12. Shane Kinsella

13. Brian Carroll

14. Dan Currams (Capt)

15.  Shane Dooley

Offaly on course for quarter-final spot

posted 15 Mar 2015, 05:47 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 15 Mar 2015, 05:47 ]

Allianz National Hurling League Div 1b

 

Offaly 1-21 Limerick 0-21 

 

Offaly boosted their chances of gaining a quarter-final spot in this years Allianz National Hurling league with a deserved three point victory over Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday night. 

 

Despite having Shane Dowling sent-off in the second minute, Limerick built a 0-12 to 1-07 half-time lead with Emmet Nolan netting for the visitors and Shane Dooley hitting six points.


Limerick had the first four points of the game, before two frees and a '65' from Shane Dooley had Offaly up and running.


Only a point separated them after 27 minutes when Emmet Nolan scored a great after taking a pass from substitute Joe Bergin. Another Dooley free tied it up at 1-05 to 0-08.

Limerick finished the first half the stronger leaving Offaly two behind at the break.

Nolan and Dooley had the first two points on the resumption and after 52 minutes TJ Ryan's hosts still led by 0-18 to 1-12. However, in the final quarter Offaly outscored Limerick 0-9 to 0-3, with scores from Stephen Quirke, Cillian Kiely, Dan Currams, Bergin and Dooley.

Limerick: Nickie Quaid; Stephen Walsh, Richie McCarthy, Seamus Hickey; Conor Allis, Declan Hannon (0-01, 0-01f), Dan Morrissey; James Ryan (0-01), Paul Browne (0-04); David Breen (0-01), Donal O'Grady (0-02), Cian Lynch (0-01); John Fitzgibbon, Shane Dowling, Sean Tobin (0-09, 0-06f).

Subs used: Seanie O'Brien (0-01) for Hickey (46 mins), David Reidy (0-01, 0-01f) for Fitzgibbon (48), Adrian Breen for O'Grady (66), Tom Morrissey for Tobin (68).

Offaly: James Dempsey; Stephen Wynne, Dermot Shortt, David King; Cathal Parlon, Colin Egan, Eanna Murphy, Pat Camon, Sean Ryan; Emmet Nolan (1-02), James Mulrooney, Shane Kinsella 0-1, Brian Carroll, Dan Currams (0-01), Shane Dooley (0-10, 0-06f, 0-01 '65')

 

Subs: Joe Bergin (0-03) for Mulrooney (24 mins), Stephen Quirke (0-02) for Carroll (32), Cillian Kiely (0-02) for Murphy (48), Sean Kinsella for Cleary (64).

Referee: Sean Cleere (Kilkenny)

 

Senior Hurling & Football Teams announced for this weekends Allinaz National Leagues

posted 13 Mar 2015, 13:11 by Offaly GAA

Offaly Senior Hurling Team to play Limerick

1.James Dempsey

2.Stephen Wynne

3.Dermot Shortt

4.David King

5.Cathal Parlon

6.Eanna Murphy

7.Dermot Mooney

8.Emmet Nolan

9.Sean Ryan

10.James Mulrooney

11.Dan Currams (Capt)

12.Sean Cleary

13.Joe Bergin

14.Shane Dooley

15.Brian Carroll

Offaly Senior Football Team to play Carlow

1. Alan Mulhall

2. Brian Darby

3. Eoin Rigney

4. Joseph O’Connor

5. Declan Hogan

6. Johnny Moloney

7. Niall Darby

8. Graham Guilfoyle

9. Niall Smith

10.Eoin Carroll

11.Niall McNamee

12.Keith Mullally

13.Bernard Allen

14.Nigel Dunne

15.William Mulhall

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