Lilies enigma raises same old doubts
Published 25/05/2009 | 00:00
When it comes to exhibition football there is no better team than Kildare to produce the goods. We got a great example of this in the first half against Offaly in Portlaoise yesterday when Kildare simply blew the opposition out of the water with a devastating opening quarter that gave them a 1-7 to 0-1 lead after 20 minutes.
This was textbook football as the Kildare wing forwards tore the Offaly defence to shreds. And with full-forward Ronan Sweeney dispatched far outfield, the two inside men, Alan Smith and John Doyle, caused mayhem in a stuttering Offaly backline who hardly managed to lay a finger on these dancing predators numbered 10 to 15.
Changed times indeed in a game between Offaly and Kildare but then, as far as Offaly football is concerned, we do live in strange times.