# Offaly

This year
# Unhappy
'That's the integrity of the competition shot' - Offaly boss Kearns on O'Byrne Cup
Earlier this week, Louth opted not to play what would have been a dead rubber with Wexford.
Last year
Offaly GAA mourns death of double All-Ireland winner Kevin Kilmurray
Kilmurray was part of the Offaly All-Ireland winning teams of 1971 and 1972.
# commanding win
Westmeath shoot 3-22 as they dismiss Offaly to seal Tailteann Cup decider
The ran out nine-point winners over the Faithful in Croke Park.
# Blow
Offaly 'shattered' by Darby's serious knee injury
The long-serving Rhode defender suffered a suspected cruciate tear on Tuesday night at training.
All time
# Keep the Faith
Offaly boss: 'Winning an All-Ireland is something that will probably bring its own challenges'
Declan Kelly has called for patience with the Offaly U20s.
# Brave and Faithful
Offaly land All-Ireland U20 title after thrilling win over Roscommon
Declan Kelly’s side survived a late Roscommon fightback to seal their first title at the U20/U21 grade since 1988.
# Evergreen
Niall McNamee: 'You're trying to wring every last bit of ounce out of it, for as long as you can'
Kildare are next on the agenda for McNamee and Offaly after last weekend’s win over Louth.
# On the rise
Maughan: It's no longer 'slightly embarrassing' to play for Offaly
Yesterday’s win over Louth was only their third in Leinster since 2007.
# Keep the Faith
McNamee stars as Offaly enjoy thrilling extra-time win over Louth
John Maughan’s side will face Kildare next Sunday in the Leinster SFC quarter-final.
# division three
Derry cruise to victory over Offaly as over 2,000 fans watch on in Croke Park
The Ulster side were comfortable winners in today’s Division 3 National League final.
# Decider
Derry and Offaly to contest Division 3 final in Croke Park
The two teams will go head-to-head at GAA HQ on Saturday.
# joint-title
Maughan: Offaly would have gladly played Division 3 final next week
The Faithful take on Louth in a fortnight in the Leinster SFC round 1.
# faithful rising
Offaly footballers seal promotion to Division 2 with hard-fought defeat of 14-man Fermanagh
John Maughan has sealed promotion in his third year in charge.
# Keep the Faith
Dual star scored 4-13 for Offaly over the weekend in camogie and Ladies football
Grainne Egan hit 3-5 against Dublin and 1-8 versus Carlow.
# Fixtures
Leinster and Connacht GAA announce details of inter-county finals over Christmas and New Year
The games will take place on the weekend of 2-3 January.
# Tough week
'That man hasn't much sleep got and emotionally it was very tough on him' - O'Connor hails brave Flynn
Neil Flynn arrived off the bench to clip three vital scores against Offaly just a day after his father’s funeral.
# Lilywhites
Spirited Offaly fight to the end but Kildare advance to Leinster semi-final
Darragh Kirwan shone with a six-point haul on his championship debut.
# Shutdown
Doubts persist over inter-county season on sobering week for GAA
The GAA have informed clubs in Kildare, Offaly and Laois that outdoor facilities can re-open for training.
What impact will GAA shutdown have on Kildare, Laois and Offaly club schedules?
Action in the three counties was brought to a halt last Friday.
# Genius Week
‘One of the greatest privileges of my life was training with Matt Connor’
40 years ago this summer the Offaly legend gave one of the greatest individual displays ever witnessed in Croke Park.
# laid to rest
'I was at home before Paddy was in the graveyard' - paying respects to GAA heroes in era of Covid-19
Offaly legend Paddy Fenning was laid to rest in Tullamore this week, where strict social distancing measures took place.
# Legend
Two-time Offaly All-Ireland winner passes away after battle with illness
Paddy Fenning bagged a crucial goal against Kerry in the 1972 final replay.
Offaly GAA pay tribute after passing of coach who guided them to All-Ireland football final
Fr Tom Scully coached Offaly in the decider against Kerry in 1969.
# Blow
Offaly forward Farrell to miss lengthy spell with nasty foot injury suffered after Sigerson final
The Faithful drew with Longford today.
# Off the bench
Scoring subs prove key to help Cork defeat Offaly in football league opener
Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosted tonight’s game.
# Treatment Table
Fresh injury setback for Hurley adds to Cork's absent list for start of league
Cork start out in Division 3 of the football league against Offaly on Saturday.
# Sportswriting
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# Keeping The Faith
0-8 for Allen as Offaly defeat Westmeath to book place in O'Byrne Cup final
A five-point success for the home side in Tullamore today.
# challenger
Duignan set to battle under fire chairman Byrne for top role in Offaly
Two-time All-Ireland winner Michael Duignan is contesting the position at next month’s county convention.
# great debate
Maughan and Sugrue take opposing views on Tier 2 championship proposal
“I think it’s only a matter of time before it will be introduced,” said Offaly boss Maughan.
# Local Derby
Kingston brothers fire 0-10 as Laois gun down Offaly to move within one game of Super 8s
John Sugrue’s side had five points to spare over Offaly in O’Moore Park this evening.
# Qualifiers
McNamee on the double as Offaly power past Sligo
The Faithful were in fine form this afternoon.
# Backdoor
Wexford boss resigns after heavy Derry defeat while Antrim upset favourites Louth
Earlier today, Offaly and Leitrim booked their places in Monday’s round 2 draw.
# Faithful
Dublin county senior winner included in Offaly side to face Meath
Shane Horan will make his first championship for Offaly on Sunday.
# John Maughan
History maker - Offaly boss will have managed in all four provincial championships by next Sunday
John Maughan feels it is time for a two-tier All-Ireland football championship.
# Keep the Faith
Offaly forward pulls off masterclass in time-wasting at the death of relegation battle
Shane Tierney took one for the team yesterday by booting the Sligo goalkeeper’s ball off the tee.
# veteran
'He is just back' - Offaly boss Maughan confirms prolific forward's retirement U-turn
Rhode ace Niall McNamee has returned to the Offaly set-up.
# new man
Offaly bring Kilmacud Crokes forward on board through parentage rule
Shane Horan will line out with the Faithful County in 2019.
# players of the faithful
'Matt Connor was the best footballer I've ever seen, even now - he was just an absolute genius'
A documentary on Offaly’s famous All-Ireland victory over Kerry in 1982 airs tonight.
# Lilywhites
Maughan's Offaly reign begins in defeat as Kildare romp to 12-point win
U20 Footballer of the Year Jimmy Hyland scored 0-6 for the victors.