“Let’s Draw A Line In The Sand And Take This Plan Forward” Offaly Hurling Review Chairman

Written 3 years ago by Midlands Sport


The chairman of the Offaly Hurling Review Committee, Liam Hogan, will present their findings to tonight’s County Board meeting, 13-months after handing them to the County Board.

A 40-page document, ‘Offaly Hurling Pathway: Building A Founding For Future Success’, was circulated to the local media late last week by a whistleblower in a bid to revive the root and branch review and blueprint for hurling development in the Faithful County.

Midlands 103 submitted a list of questions to Offaly County Board through their PRO last week, but answers on why the review’s findings had not been circulated to clubs or implemented are still awaited – despite assurances that they would originally be delivered after the Carlow game on Saturday and then last night.

A management meeting was convened by Offaly County Board last night to discuss the status of the hurling review as Midlands 103, The Mirror and The Midland Tribune prepared their stories on the issue.

Shortly after that meeting, Liam Hogan received a call from Offaly County Board chairman Padraig Boland to offer him the chance to make a powerpoint presentation at this evening’s full board meeting.

Hogan had been waiting for that call for some five months since meeting with Mr Boland after Christmas.

Clubs were swiftly emailed the document and the review findings were added to tonight’s agenda at the 11th hour – it hadn’t been down for discussion prior to last night.

Liam Hogan had sat down with Midlands 103’s head of sport just hours before he was invited to finally make the presentation, more than a year after the report on hurling in the Faithful County had been mothballed.

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