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Offaly team to play Longford in the Allianz National League Div. 4 final

posted by Offaly GAA

Pat Flanagan and his management team have made one change to the Offaly team that beat Antrim. Team captain Paul McConway will line out at full back having served a one match suspension.

The Offaly team will line out as follows: 

1. Alan Mulhall

2. Brian Darby

3. Paul McConway (Capt)

4. Daithi Brady

5. Niall Darby

6. Johnny Moloney

7. Joseph O’Connor

8. Graham Guilfoyle

9. Niall Smith

10. Eoin Carroll

11. Niall McNamee

12. Anton Sullivan

13. Bernard Allen

14. Nigel Dunne

15. William Mulhall

Minor Hurling Manager keeps faith with starting 15 that beat Carlow

posted by Offaly GAA

Offaly Minor Hurling manager Joe Errity names the same starting 15 to face Dublin that beat Carlow in the opening game of this year’s Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship.

Tomorrow’s game is in Parnell Park, Dublin @ 2.30pm and the starting 15 are:

 

1. William Malone, Coolderry
2. Cathal O'Brien, Shamrocks
3. Ben Conneely, St Rynagh's
4. Paddy Delaney, Kinnitty
5. Shaun Lowry, Kilcormac/Killoughey
6. Jack Fogarty, Durrow
7. Eimhin Kelly, Lusmagh
8. Michael Gilligan, Seir Kieran
9. Conor Molloy, Coolderry
10. Ciaran Cleary, Shinrone
11. JP Cleary, Shinrone
12. Oisin Kelly, Belmont
13. John Murray, Drumcullen
14. Eoghan Cahill (Captain), Birr
15. Liam Langton, Na Fianna

Offaly Minor Football announced

posted 15 Apr 2015, 04:42 by Offaly GAA

The Offaly Minor Football team to play Dublin in the first round of Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship in Parnell Park, Dublin on Saturday 18th April at 12.30pm has been announced. The starting 15 are:

1. Kevin Kinahan, Clodiagh Gaels

2. P.J. Daly, Cappincur

3. Clint Horan, Clodiagh Gaels

4. Ronan Hynes, Shannonbridge

5. David Dempsey, Ballycommon

6. Gavin Smyth, Gracefield

7. Adam Keyes, Shamrocks

8. Ciaran Maher, Clonbullogue

9. Cathal Mangan, Kilclonfert

10. Dylan Hyland, Raheen

11. Kyle Higgins, Ferbane

12. Ryan Heavin, Ferbane

13. Shane Tierney, Daingean

14. Shane O' Brien, Clonbullogue

15. Jack Walsh (Capt), Gracefield

Offaly Advance in Leinster Minor Hurling Championship

posted 11 Apr 2015, 15:14 by Offaly GAA

Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

Offaly    1-19

Carlow  0-10

Despite getting off to a poor start Offaly had a comfortable 12 point victory over Carlow in the first round of the Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship at O’Connor Pk on Saturday night.

Offaly had wind advantage in the first half, but trailed by 0-4 to 0-1 after nine minutes.  Gradually Offaly hauled their way back into the game and thanks to the accuracy of Conor Molloy from frees and Eoghan Cahill and Liam Langton in the full forward line went in leading by 0-12 to 0-5 at the break. 

On the resumption the first ten minutes of the half were evenly contested, but when Liam Langton and Eoghan Cahill combined to set up JP Cleary for the game’s only goal, there was only going to be one winner and Offaly eventually ran out 1-19 to 0-10 winners.  Offaly now play either Kilkenny or Dublin in the next round on April 25th.

Scorers:

Offaly: Conor Molloy 0-9 (all frees), JP Cleary 1-2, Eoghan Cahill 0-4, Liam Langton 0-3, John Murray 0-1

Carlow: Kevin McDonald 0-6 (all frees), Andrew Kane, Chris Nolan, Liam Galway, Niall Lynham 0-1 each

Offaly: William Malone (Coolderry), Cathal O’Brien (Shamrocks), Ben Conneely (St Rynagh’s), Paddy Delaney (Kinnitty), Shaun Lowry (Kilcormac/Killoughey), Jack Fogarty (Ballinamere/Durrow), Eimhin Kelly (Lusmagh), Michael Gilligan (Seir Kieran), Conor Molloy (Coolderry), Ciaran Cleary (Shinrone), JP Cleary (Shinrone), Oisin Kelly (Belmont), John Murray (Drumcullen), Eoghan Cahill (Birr), Liam Langton (Na Fianna) Subs: Jack Dooley (Tullamore) for C Cleary, Joe Maher (Ballinamere/Durrow) for Langton, David Buckley (Na Fianna) for Kelly, Cathal Curran (Na Fianna) for Delaney

Carlow: Thomas Dowling, Sean Brennan, Paddy Shanahan, Andrew Casey, John  Murphy, Eoin Redmond, Pauric Coughlan, Owen Roberts, Aaron Amond, Chris Nolan, Kevin McDonald, Andrew Kane, Niall Lynham, Laim Galway, Dean Grennan Subs: Shane O’Neill for Galway, Alan Whelan for Lynham, Ross McEvoy for Kane, Alan Hosey for Grennan, Garry Lawlor for Amond

Ref: Michael Murtagh (Westmeath)

Offaly Minor Hurling Team to play Carlow

posted 9 Apr 2015, 01:37 by Offaly GAA

Offaly Minor Hurling Team to play Carlow in the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship in O’Connor Park on Saturday 11th April @ 6pm

1. William Malone, Coolderry

2. Cathal O'Brien, Shamrocks

3. Ben Conneely, St Rynagh's

4. Paddy Delaney, Kinnitty

5. Shaun Lowry, Kilcormac/Killoughey

6.  Jack Fogarty, Durrow

7. Eimhin Kelly, Lusmagh

8. Michael Gilligan, Seir Kieran

9. Conor Molloy, Coolderry

10. Ciaran Cleary, Shinrone

11. JP Cleary, Shinrone

12. Oisin Kelly,  Belmont

13. John Murray, Drumcullen

14. Eoghan Cahill (Captain), Birr

15. Liam Langton, Na Fianna

Offaly Secure Promotion And Place in League Final

posted 6 Apr 2015, 04:00 by Offaly GAA

Offaly 1-13 Antrim 1-7

Offaly secured promotion to Division Three when a professional and hard-working performance saw them win with six points to spare over Antrim, in front of a crowd of 987 at O’Connor Park yesterday.

It was a strange type of game. While the winning margin was a fair reflection of Offaly’s superiority, it was anything but plain sailing and the winners had reason to be grateful to goalkeeper Alan Mulhall who pulled off some incredible saves.

Antrim found the going tough and they could only manage 1-2 from play while Offaly’s win was fashioned with their star forwards, Niall McNamee and Anton Sullivan, not getting on the score sheet.

The home side started off well but were shocked when a breakaway goal from CJ McCourty gave Antrim a 1-0 to 0-2 lead after six minutes.

Nigel Dunne hit back immediately with a goal and Offaly deservedly led by 1-5 to 1-2 at half-time.

In the second half, Offaly always looked like winning but Antrim hung on gamely for a long time. They were only a point behind, 1-7 to 1-6, with 19 minutes left but Offaly put the boot down after this. They got six clear with eight minutes left and this gave them the cushion they needed, though Mulhall kept their advantage intact with two great late saves.

OFFALY: A Mulhall; B Darby, J Ledwith, D Brady; N Darby, J Moloney, J O’Connor;G Guilfoyle (0-2), N Smith; E Carroll, N McNamee, A Sullivan; B Allen (0-6, three frees)N Dunne 1-2 ( one 45)W Mulhall 0-3 (one free).

Subs: E Rigney for Ledwith (27 mins), P Cunningam for W Mulhall (67mins), J Evans for Dunne (68mins), N Bracken for Allen (69 mins).

ANTRIM: C Kerr; J Laverty, C Burke, D Lynch; R Johnston, J Crozier (0-1), T Scullion; B Hasson, O Gallagher; C McGuinness, C Murray, M Fitzpatrick; CJ McCourty (1-4, four frees)M Pollock (0-2, one free), R Murray.

Subs: P McBride for Lynch (27 mins), D McAleese for R Murray (half-time), N McKeever for Fitzpatrick (44 mins), R McGregor for Gallagher (59 mins), J Carron for Hasson (68 mins), M Kane for McBride (black card, 70 mins).

Ref eree: L Devenney (Mayo).

Offaly Football team to play Antrim on Easter Sunday

posted 3 Apr 2015, 12:53 by Offaly GAA

The Offaly Football team to play Antrim in the crucial promotion battle in on O’Connor Park on Easter Sunday @2pm is

 1. Alan Mulhall (Capt)

2. Brian Darby

3. John Ledwith

4. Daithi Brady

5. Niall Darby

6. Johnny Moloney

7. Joseph O’Connor

8. Graham Guilfoyle

9. Niall Smith

10. Eoin Carroll

11. Niall McNamee

12. Anton Sullivan

13. Bernard Allen

14. Nigel Dunne

15. William Mulhall

Tickets for All-Ireland Scór Final

posted 30 Mar 2015, 02:19 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   [ updated 31 Mar 2015, 09:46 ]

Three 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’.

Ferbane Quiz team had qualified for the All-Ireland final earlier.

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)

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