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Shamrocks v Lomans in the next round is a mouth watering contest. A lot of interesting battles Lomans very strong forwards but shamrocks back line is also quite strong. the shamrocks full forward line of smyth and curley has the potential to cause the lomans full back line problems. very hard to call point in it eihter way but im going to give shamrocks the nod

larry3.16 (Westmeath) - Posts: 3 - 23/07/2014 15:41:07    1624844

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they could half fill Cusack Park for that game if they bothered to promote it properly.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1655 - 23/07/2014 17:08:26    1624901

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Very true Valley, but there won't be much of a crowd at it at all I'll bet. Shamrocks never seem to have a big following. Well certainly not a vocal one anyway. Whatever about the quality of football, which could go either way, there will certainly be a bit of bite to the games. Their 2 semi finals in 2012 were very entertaining.

Andy_Capp (Westmeath) - Posts: 255 - 23/07/2014 17:19:13    1624910

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Mick what is the story with tpass gk is Quinn not playing or what's everyone going on about ?Still Mick it is hard to see anyone beating them shamrocks are gone back too imo

iarmhi919 (Westmeath) - Posts: 216 - 23/07/2014 19:25:55    1624995

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Not sure what truth is in it but from what I hear Quinn was playing full back in the first round

iarmhi_an_mhaith (Westmeath) - Posts: 217 - 24/07/2014 11:10:58    1625159

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darren quinn was in goals against bun and will be for remainder of championship

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1158 - 24/07/2014 11:54:21    1625199

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Lads i see powers have a kgead,cdaly,mals treble 7/2 worth 20 quid i reckon!

iarmhi919 (Westmeath) - Posts: 216 - 24/07/2014 15:41:04    1625418

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I can see a lot of teams finishing on level pts on section B. What is the criteria for positioning? Head to head, pts difference?? 2 tie or. 3 tie??

Redslayer (Westmeath) - Posts: 100 - 24/07/2014 20:23:50    1625581

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If 3rd and 4th are level on points it goes to a qualifier round not too sure with 1st/2nd 2nd/3rd but in the leagues it's point difference so probably that I would imagine

iarmhi919 (Westmeath) - Posts: 216 - 25/07/2014 11:01:36    1625713

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Think section A will be sorted pretty much this weekend. Lomans and Shamrocks will decide the winner and the winners of Martland and the Downs will grab third place imo. Id predict wins for Lomans, Maryland and Castledaly.

Section B is less clear cut with a massive game between Garrycastle and T'pass. I reckon this could end in a draw. Kinnegad and Malachys with comfortable wins in the other 2 games.

martyW (Westmeath) - Posts: 241 - 25/07/2014 11:43:38    1625744

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was at both games last night ..... I really think kinnegad arnt as good as people think and will be found out ..... tpass had a good win some good performences but if im being honest garrycastle arnt near the team they were

sniper07 (Westmeath) - Posts: 13 - 27/07/2014 10:43:52    1626383

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Good win for The Downs this evening over a poor Maryland side FT 1-12,1-6.
St. Loman's walloped Mullingar Shamrocks 2-12 to 0-4 in a game that was over before half time.
Killucan defeated Castledaly by a point 1-6,0-8.

Section B results:
Coralstown-Kinnegad 1-9, 0-6 Bunbrosna
Garrycastle G.A.A. Club 1-8, 1-12 Tyrrellspass
Athlone 2-6, 2-13 St Malachy's

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 621 - 27/07/2014 21:55:18    1626928

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oklads where do we stand now . lomans are in the semi final and looking good. shamrocks are struggling and unless
greatly improve they wont go much further .the downs should reach the quarter final.
group b is interesting , malachys and kinnegad will reach the knockout stages but i think the pass will be in the semi final
i saythis because i think garrycastle will beat kinnegad and we will beat malachys
any views

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1158 - 28/07/2014 15:37:18    1627378

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group b is close mick, but I think I agree with you. Tpass played much better against Gcastle than they did against Kinnegad. They seem to be improving. Dessie is a huge loss to Gcastle, but in general they have gone back. Kinnegad have great heart. Malachys are the dark horses.

jfd (Westmeath) - Posts: 179 - 28/07/2014 16:58:00    1627429

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Watched both games in the park yesterday.
Game 1 - Impressive enough performance from The Downs yesterday, particularly in defence. Full back in particular looked pretty good. The Downs should be good value for a Quarter Final spot. Maryland look pretty limited, Martin aside who was a cut above the rest.

Game 2 - Lomans certainly laid down a marker for the rest of the championship, and now appear to be strong favourites. This game was over after 10 minutes. Marked difference between both teams in terms of intensity, speed and fitness. I dare say Shamrocks look poorly coached. They were pretty clueless yesterday particularly in attack. Lomans got great joy from running hard at the Shamrocks defence, and worked as a cohesive unit. Shamrocks sole tactic seemed to be using Smyth as a target man. The problem was he was quickly closed down when he did obtain possession and got little support from the other Shamrocks forwards. Some big name players from Shamrocks failed to perform yet finished the game, some baffling switches and substitutions by Shamrocks management. There will be some soul searching required or they will not make it past the quarter final.

lady_gaagaa (Westmeath) - Posts: 74 - 28/07/2014 17:12:50    1627450

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Agree with lady Gagaa. Shamrocks were bet both off the pitch and the sideline; management looked helpless with no adequate response to what was unfolding in the first 10 mins. Lomans looked outstanding across the 15 players, to each man. Looking at both senior and intermediate recent shamrock performances it does not look good. Shamrocks have the players, it may need some more experienced management and coaching to get back to the level they should be competing at.

Rossieruan (Westmeath) - Posts: 73 - 28/07/2014 19:05:32    1627556

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So, after yesterday's games we have Kinnegad in the semi final, with Tyrrellspass and Malachy's in quarters. Garrycastle out, despite winning. Athlone and Bun to play each other to see who avoids playing Castledaly in the relegation playoff. Castledaly actually weren't that bad yesterday, and they fought hard. I think they will stay up no matter if they play Athlone or Bun. Lomans should seal their semi final place today, but the Killucan v Maryland game is harder to call. Shamrocks got back on track somewhat, despite playing for so long with 14 men after a bizarre sending off. Kieran Gavin's injury will be a massive concern for them.

Andy_Capp (Westmeath) - Posts: 255 - 10/08/2014 11:58:50    1634190

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Lads, are Garrycastle technically out? If it goes on the head to head they are as they have lost to both Tyrrellspass and Malachys. Does the rule that you can't be knocked out on a head to head still apply? What happens if Garrycastle win and end up level with on points with either Malachys or Tyrrellspass? Does it go to a playoff?

ondeball (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 10/08/2014 17:47:33    1634406

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Definitely out. If they tie on 6 points with either Tpass or Mals then they lose on head to head. It's only a play off if 3 teams finish on the same points, like last year. Kinnegad were knocked out in 2012 in similar circumstances after getting 6 points.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 242 - 10/08/2014 20:21:05    1634566

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Yes, but last year the rules were changed by Croke Park stating that no team could be knocked out by head to head. Are the same rules in effect this year or are they changed back? Similar situation in intermediate with potentially Caulry, Shandonagh and Tubberclair all finishing on level points. Can anybody for definite clarify what the rule is?

ondeball (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 10/08/2014 21:46:27    1634667

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