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All-Ireland poc fada champion Cillian Kelly, left, with his brother and 2019 Leinster champion Cathal Kelly and their parents Mary and Seamus Kiely at the launch of this year’s competition at Croke Park. Photograph. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Offaly hurling defender Cillian Kiely has called on officials to search for a non-native, “no bullshit” new manager to drag the county from the doldru(...)

Offaly manager Kevin Martin with his team at Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, Tullamore,  earlier this year. Martin has handled all of the adversity visited on the team with admirable poise. Photograph: James Crombie/©INPHO

The levee broke at the weekend for Kevin Martin. Losing by 13 points to Westmeath in Mullingar in the McDonagh Cup was fairly depressing, even if losi(...)

 Kevin Martin: his  term as Offaly manager  began  positively with a big win over Dublin in Croke Park at the start of the 2018 hurling league,  but deteriorated from then. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Offaly have replaced Kevin Martin as the county’s senior hurling manager. The county management committee on Monday night took the decision to appoint(...)

Offaly line up for the Allianz  League clash against Laois in O’Moore Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Should it have come to this? The All-Ireland hurling championship has rarely been more open or egalitarian so there is a bitter irony that Offaly, th(...)

Laois’ Willie Dunphy scores the second goal of the game in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B match against Offaly at  O’Moore Park in  Portlaoise. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Laois 3-17 Offaly 2-16 Laois heaped further misery on Offaly at O’Moore Park on Saturday night as a first-half blitz set them up for a crucial win in(...)

Limerick’s Colin Ryan scores the winning free in last year’s 1B final. Photograph:  Inpho/Oisín Keniry. All photos by Inpho

Carlow   Carlow’s James Doyle scores a goal Manager: Colm Bonnar (3rd season) Selectors: Adrian Corcoran, Conor Phelan and Mar(...)

Brendan Maher of Tipperary:  “I wouldn’t like to use it as an excuse  . . .It was poor decision-making; it wasn’t a physical thing that was the poor part of our game [against Waterford]. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One issue to have emerged prominently from the new round-robin format in the provincial hurling championships is the three-week rule. Because of the(...)

Players pile up in the Dublin goal during the Leinster SHC clash with Offaly. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin 2-24 Offaly 0-13 Dublin duly administered the last rites to Offaly at Parnell Park on Sunday to consign the Midlanders to next year’s Joe McDo(...)

Current Offaly manager Kevin Martin in action against Kilkenny’s DJ Carey during the 2000 All-Ireland final – Offaly’s last appearance on hurling’s biggest stage. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

It didn’t take Nostradamus to work out that Sunday’s Leinster hurling meeting of Dublin and Offaly at Parnell Park would be arguably the most importan(...)

Semple Stadium last Sunday for the clash between Tipperary and Cork. Attendances are well on the way to proving a bonanza for the respective provincial councils. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It may be that the operatic grandeur of Waterford’s woes in Cusack Park last Sunday has obscured the bigger picture but there have been a couple of wa(...)

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