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Friday 22 September 2017

Offaly's three wins in 11

Offaly footballers last won a Leinster championship game when they beat Carlow in the 2007 quarter-final before losing the semi-final to Dublin. Since then, they've lost four first-round games by an average of 9.75 pts. They've fared better in qualifiers, winning three of seven games.

Leinster

2011: Wexford 2-16 Offaly 0-8

2010: Meath 1-20 Offaly 2-7

2009: Kildare 1-16 Offaly 1-10

2008: Westmeath 2-11 Offaly 1-8

Qualifiers

2011: Offaly 1-18 Monaghan 1-10; Limerick 3-13 Offaly 0-15

2010: Offaly 2-18 Clare 1-18 (after extra-time); Offaly 0-15 Waterford 0-10; Down 1-12 Offaly 1-10

2009: Wexford 2-11 Offaly 0-16

2008: Down 5-19 Offaly 2-10

OFFALY: NINE MANAGERS IN 10 YEARS

Offaly enjoyed two big successes (1997 Leinster title; 1998 NFL title) during Tommy Lyons' four seasons in charge (1997-2000) but since then there have been huge changes on the managerial merry-go-round. Paul O'Kelly and Gerry Fahy were each in charge for only one year, while there have been two early-season departures (Richie Connor in 2009 and Gerry Cooney last April)

2001-02: Padraig Nolan

2003: Paul O'Kelly

2004: Gerry Fahy

2005-06: Kevin Kilmurray

2007-08: Pat Roe

2009 (Jan-Feb): Richie Connor

2009-2011: Tom Cribbin

2012 (Jan-Apr): Gerry Cooney

2012 (April): Tom Coffey (interim)

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