Offaly v Carlow Leinster Football – Click for live score commentary

Carlow Starting Team

Robbie Molloy; Josh Moore, Shane Redmond, Conor Lawler; Eoghan Ruth, Mark Furey, Mikey Brandbrick; Sean Gannon (C)  Darragh Foley; Darragh O’Brien Ross Dunphy, Jodon Morrissey; Paul Broderick, Chris Blake, Jamie Clarke;

Offaly Starting Team;

Paddy Dunican; Declan Hogan, Eoin Rigney, Niall Darby; Eoin Caroll, Johnny Moloney, Colm Doyle; Aaron Leavy, Jordon Hayes;  Shane Horan, Ruairi McNamee, Anton Sullivan; Nial McNamee, Peter Cunningham, Bernard Allen

 

Offaly v Carlow Leinster Football – Click for live score commentary, Sunday 1st November throw in 13:30 Bord Na Mona O Connor Park.

Offaly vs Carlow is an interesting one in the Leinster Championship on Sunday. Offaly stayed safe in Division 3 despite losing to Tipperary and Derry in their last two games. In contrast, Carlow claimed four points from their last two league games. However, they only got one game under their belts as London conceded in round 7.

As a result, it is hard to gauge how the sides match up heading into this one. Last year, Meath defeated both sides in Leinster. Carlow didn’t survive in the qualifies but Offaly claimed a couple of scalps before being eliminated.

But, there is no such second chance this year so these two sides will be up for this one. It is a great chance for both teams to advance provincially. The winner on Sunday earns a shot at Kildare.

After 50 minutes, Offaly only had 1-03 on the scoreboard against Derry. They did creep back towards the end but the damage was done. In the Championship, they won’t be allowed such time to settle in.

Carlow netted twice in their one game against Sligo. Goals win games and Carlow will be looking to attack Offaly in a similar way.

Paddy Power have Offaly the favourites at 4/9 as opposed to Carlow at 9/4. A draw is 15/2.

The game is live on GAA GO.

Prediction: Draw.

Leinster Senior Football Championship Round 1: Offaly vs Carlow, Sunday, November 1st, 13:30 (Bord na Mona, O’Connor Park).

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Offaly vs Derry Division 3 – Click for live score commentary

Offaly v Derry, Tullamore, Sunday 25th 2pm in Division 3, we have live score commentary and team news

Offaly’s loss to Tipperary leaves them on the threshold of relegation to Division 4. Another defeat could condemn them to the bottom tier if Leitrim overcome Tiperrary. On the other hand, Derry earned themselves a slim shot at promotion by beating Longford. Two points from round 7 could leave them second if Down are shocked by Louth. Offaly vs Derry is at 2pm on Sunday.

The rust was evident in Offaly as they returned to action last weekend. They never played to their potential against Tipperary and were left chasing the game for much of the 7 minutes.

Yet, only a goal separated the teams. John Maughan will be disappointed with the result. But, there were encouraging signs in the performance and if he can get the best out of his team this weekend they will be safe.

On the other hand, Derry hit the ground running. They were patient and precise against a defensive Longford. Two goals went a long way towards the win. The first was a demonstration of good patient play before choosing when to strike.

Furthermore, Conor Glass came off the bench for Rory Gallagher’s side after returning from the AFL. Even if they fail to get promoted, Derry have reason to be optimistic about the Championship.

Team News

This year the championship is a straight knock-out format. Therefore, Maughan’s task in Leinster is an incomparable one. So, he may not reserve any of his strongest options for the game against Carlow on November 1st. Instead, remaining in Division 3 could be given priority and he’ll throw everything at this game.

Somewhat similarly, Derry open their Championship the week after this game. Despite having a strong Armagh side as their opponents, Gallagher will be hopeful about his team’s chances. As a result, he may opt to experiment against Offaly while he still can.

Offaly (Derry): Paddy Dunican; Declan Hogan, Eoin Rigney, Niall Darby; Eoin Carroll, John Moloney, Joseph O’Connor; Aaron Leavy, Jordan Hayes; Shane Horan, Ruairi McNamee, Cathal Mangan; Cian Farrell, Peter Cunningham, Bernard Allen.

Derry (Offaly): Odhran Lynch; Paul McNeill, Brendan Rogers, Conor McCluskey; Ethan Doherty, Christopher McKaigue, Padraig McGrogan; Ciaran McFaul, Conor Glass; Danny Tallon, Enda Lynn, Padraig Cassidy; Paul Cassidy, Shane McGuigan, Niall Loughlin.

Subs: Conlann Bradley, Conor Doherty, Carlus McWilliams, Oisin McWilliams, Michael McEvoy, Gavin O’Neill, Patrick Kearney, Emmett Bradley, Shea Downey, Niall Toner, Ben McCarron.

Prediction: Offaly. This will be a dogfight and despite the lack of fans, Offaly have the home advantage. They had a rude awakening against Tipperary that they will be keen to put right. Whereas Derry already have one eye on the Championship.

Offaly vs Derry: Division 3, Sunday October 25th, 2pm (O’Connor Park). 

 

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Offaly vs Down Division 3 Football

Last updated on Apr 3rd, 2020 at 17:02

 

 

 

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Offaly vs Longford Division 3 Football

Last updated on Oct 21st, 2020 at 21:27

Offaly – P Dunican; D Dempsey, E Rigney, C Doyle; E Carroll, D Hogan, N Darby (0-1); C Mangan, M Brazil; S Horan, R McNamee (0-2), J Hayes; B Allen (0-4), A Sullivan (0-3), C Johnson. Subs: C McNamee for C Johnson, C Donoghue for J Hayes, C Donnelly for A Sullivan.

Longford – P Collum; P Fox, A Farrell, B O’Farrell; I O’Sullivan, G Rogers, CP Smyth; D Gallagher (0-5), K Diffley; M Quinn, D McElligott, D Reynolds (0-2); D Mimnagh, R Brady (0-1), O Kenny (0-2). Subs: J Hagen for D McElligott, D Doherty for O Kenny, L Connerton for I O’Sullivan.

Referee – L Devenney.

 

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