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Funeral Arrangements for Dermot Hogan

posted 26 Jul 2014 02:53 by Offaly GAA

Dermot Hogan, The  Heath, Roscrea. following an accident.

Deepley regretted by his loving wife Marie, daughters Lisa, Rachel and Ciara his father Kieran, mother Margaret, brothers Kevin and Eugene, sister in law, niece and nephews, relatives and friends R.I.P.

Reposing at his residence Saturday  from 4pm to 8pm. House private on Sunday morning please. Removal on Sunday morning from his residence at 12.30pm to arrive at St. Ita's Church, Coolderry for Funeral Mass at 1pm. Burial after Mass in Dungar Cemetary. 

 

GAA President Pays Tribute to Dermot Hogan

posted 25 Jul 2014 10:26 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 25 Jul 2014 10:29 ]

GAA President Liam O'Neill, this afternoon paid tribute to Dermot Hogan who died last evening


Offaly Mourns Death of Dermot Hogan

posted 24 Jul 2014 05:05 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 25 Jul 2014 01:27 ]

Offaly GAA was plunged into mourning last evening with the news of the untimely death of U21 Hurling Manager Dermot Hogan (Age 45) from Coolderry, following an accident while working at his home.  Offaly County Chairperson, Padraig Boland in offering his heartfelt sympathy to Dermot’s wife and family, said that “Dermot’s positivity towards Offaly hurling was infectious, and remarked how following his first year in charge of the Offaly U21’s (2014) Dermot had learned a lot and was really looking forward to the Challenge ahead in 2015”.  He went on to say that “while Dermot’s loss to Coolderry and Offaly hurling will be huge, it pale’s into insignificance when compared to the loss that will be felt by his wife Marie and family and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this extremely sad time”

Dermot Hogan was appointed Manager of Offaly U21 hurlers in 2014 following an impressive record with his club Coolderry, having managed them to Minor success in 2008 while also steering the Coolderry men to the Offaly U21 title in 2010.  Hogan was also a selector with the Offaly Minor hurling team in 2013.

Dermot is survived by his wife Marie, daughters Lisa, Rachel and Ciara, parents Kieran and Margaret, brothers Kevin and Eugene and a large circle of relatives and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.

Leinster Club Senior Football Draw

posted 18 Jul 2014 04:29 by Offaly GAA

 

 

AIB CLUB SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

 

 

 

1.           UIBH FHAILI           v           LU

 

2.                       1               v           AN MHI

 

3.           CILL MHANTAIN      v          CEATHARLOCH

 

4.                       3               v           CILL DARA

 

5.           LOCH GARMAN       v           LAOIS                   

 

6.                       5               v          ATH CLIATH

 

7.           IARMHI                  v          LONGPHORT

 

8.                          2            v            4

 

9.                          6            v            7

 

FINAL:                   8            v            9                   

 

 

 

 

DATES

 

 

Round 1 (Games 1,3,5)   ..   ..   26.10.2014

 

Round 2 (Games 2, 4, 6, 7)  ..     9.11.2014

 

Semi Finals (Games 8, 9)     ..    23.11.2014

 

Final     ..   ..   ..   ..   ..   ..   ..     7.12.2014

  

 

First named team has HOME VENUE in all games except FINAL, which shall be played at a Neutral Venue

Leinster Club Senior Hurling Draw

posted 18 Jul 2014 04:29 by Offaly GAA

C O M H A I R L E   L A I G H E A N   C.L.G.

 

 

AIB CLUB SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2014

 

 

 

1.        ATH CLIATH                      v        LAOIS

 

2.        CILL CHAINNIGH  A  BYE

 

3.        IARMHI                             v       CEATHARLOCH   

 

4.        LOCH GARMAN                  v       UIBH FHAILI

 

5.                             1                 v                2

 

6.                             3                 v                4

 

 

Final:                        5                 v                6

 

 

 

 

DATES

 

 

Round 1 (Games 1,3,4)   ..   ..     2.11.2014

 

Semi Finals (Games 5,6)  ..   ..   16.11.2014

 

Final     ..   ..   ..   ..   ..   ..   ..   30.11.2014

  

 

First named team has HOME VENUE in all games except FINAL, which shall be played at a Neutral Venue

Offaly Senior Hurling Team to play Tipperary named.

posted 10 Jul 2014 15:05 by Offaly GAA

The Offaly team to play Tipperary in Saturday’s All-Ireland Qualifier shows one change from the side that beat Antrim in the last round with Emmet Nolan getting his first championship start for Offaly at the expense of Ger Healion. Emmet came on as a sub in the Antrim game.

 The Team is 

1

James Dempsey

Kinnitty

2

Niall Wynne

St Rynagh’s

3

Rory Hanniffy

Birr

4

Chris McDonald

Brosna Gaels

5

Emmett Nolan

Birr

6

Kevin Brady

Coolderry

7

Cathal Parlon

Coolderry

8

Sean Ryan

Birr

9

Dan Currams

Kilcormac/Killoughey

10

Joe Bergin Capt

Seir Kieran                           

11

Conor Mahon

Kilcormac/Killoughey

12

Colin Egan

Belmont

13

Brian Carroll

Coolderry

14

David Kenny

Belmont

15

Shane Dooley

Tullamore

Offaly Minor Football Team to play Dublin

posted 9 Jul 2014 15:06 by Offaly GAA

The Offaly Minor Football Team to play Dublin in the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship Semi Final is:  

Cain Brereton, Edenderry

Aaron Whelan, Gracefield

James Lalor, Raheen

Clint Horan, Killeigh

Jack Egan, Ferbane

Adam Mahon, Edenderry

Colm Doyle, Clara

Cathal Mangan, Kilclonfert

David Maloney, Edenderry

Ryan Heavin, Ferbane

Patrick Dunican, Shamrocks

Jack Walshe, Gracefield

Dylan Hyland, Raheen

Ruairi McNamee (C), Rhode

Shane Tierney, Daingean

Manager: Pascal Kellaghan

Selectors: John Kenny, John Murray and David Connolly

The Late Joe Dooley (St Rynagh's & Offaly)

posted 1 Jul 2014 06:06 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 1 Jul 2014 06:37 ]

Hurling followers throughout Offaly were saddened to hear of the untimely death, last weekend, of Joe Dooley former stalwart of the 1960’s and 70’s.  Joe was a native of Killavilla, but played all his club hurling with St Rynagh’s.  He was a teak tough defender, who played most of his hurling in the full back line, and won a staggering 12 Offaly senior hurling championship medals, between 1965 and 1982.  He also won three Leinster Club Championship medals with St Rynagh’s in 1970, 72 and 1982.

Joe made his Senior Inter County hurling debut for Offaly, against Waterford, in the National Hurling League in November 1966.  He went on to become a regular on the Offaly senior hurling team, until he retired from inter county hurling, following his last championship game against Wexford, in July 1975.

Despite being domiciled in Dublin, for a long number of years, he maintained a keen interest in the fortunes of Offaly GAA and was a regular attendee at club and county games.

To his wife Agnes, sons Damian and Crónan, daughter Bríd, brothers, sisters, extended family and a large circle of friends goes our deepest sympathy

Ar dheis Dé go raimh a ainm dilis. 

Removal from Cunningham's Funeral Home, Lucan on Tuesday July 1st arriving at St. Mary's Church, Lucan at 6pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday July 2nd at 10am burial immediately afterwards to Esker Cemetery, Co. Dublin.


Offaly Hurling Team to play Antrim in All-Ireland Qualifier

posted 26 Jun 2014 13:30 by Offaly GAA

The Offaly team to play Antrim in Sunday’s All-Ireland Qualifier shows five changes from the side that lost to Kilkenny in the Leinster Championship, Chris McDonald, Kevin Brady, Ger Healion, David Kenny and Colin Egan replace James Rigney (injured), Barry Harding, Derek Morkan, Peter Geraghty and Kevin Connolly.

 The Team is 

1

James Dempsey

Kinnitty

2

Niall Wynne

St Rynagh’s

3

Rory Hanniffy

Birr

4

Chris McDonald

Brosna Gaels

5

Kevin Brady

Coolderry

6

Ger Healion

Kilcormac/Killoughey

7

Cathal Parlon

Coolderry

8

Conor Mahon

Kilcormac/Killoughey

9

Sean Ryan

Birr

10

Shane Dooley

Tullamore

11

David Kenny

Belmont

12

Colin Egan

Belmont

13

Brian Carroll

Coolderry

14

Dan Currams

Kilcormac/Killoughey

15

Joe Bergin Capt

Seir Kieran

Traffic Management Plan for Galway V Kilkenny (Replay) in O'Connor Park, Tullamore this Saturday evening issued by An Garda Síochána

posted 26 Jun 2014 05:51 by Offaly GAA   [ updated 26 Jun 2014 05:52 ]

 

A crowd of approximately 13000 to 15,000 is expected to attend these fixtures.  A Traffic management plan is necessary to deal with the influx of extra vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the day.

A Traffic Management Plan will be activated to monitor, control and regulate the movement and parking of vehicular traffic attending the event, preventing obstructions and promoting the easy access of traffic and pedestrians through the town and the event site.

The majority of traffic will converge on Tullamore via the Kilbeggan Road (Galway Traffic) and the Portlaoise Road (Kilkenny Traffic). 

Road

No Through Traffic will be allowed between Kilbeggan Bridge and the Entrance to Arden View from 4pm  to 7.15pm and 8pm to 9.30pm, on the day of the event, save for local residents.

EMERGENCY VEHICLES WILL HAVE ACCESS VIA KILLBEGGAN BRIDGE EACH WAY AT ALL TIMES.

1. Traffic approaching from North, East or South direction can utilise the Tullamore Bypass to avoid travelling through the centre of town. Parking will be available along these routes and sign posting will be available.

2. Patrons traveling from a Westerly direction can use Collins Lane as their access route. Parking and signage will be available.

Rail and Public Transport

Tullamore Train and Bus Depot are located at Kilcruttin Tullamore. This is approx 1 1/2 km from O’Connor Park. There is no shuttle bus service provided and patrons will travel to the event by foot.

Parking

Parking is provided to cater for patrons travelling to events. The provision of parking is dependant on the category of event being staged. Parking facilities are available at:

Sacred Heart School                                                                                                        

Tullamore College

Ball Alley Car Park                                                                            

Market Square

Kilbride Plaza                                                                                    

Texas Car Park

Tullamore Town Centre       

Official and Disabled parking is available at O'Brien Park. 

Vehicular Access 

Galway/Westmeath Traffic 

The main volume of Galway Traffic will approach via Kilbeggan.   Parking can be availed of at car parks on the Arden Road. 

Kilkenny/Wexford Traffic 

This traffic will approach via Portlaoise.  Parking for this traffic will be available throughout the town

Parking Restrictions  

Parking within the immediate area of O’Connor Park is limited in public areas.  

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