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Replying To BigSur:  "Didnt see the game but why do you consider them unlucky. Heslin doesn't help himself but generally gets dogs abuse from club players and supporters, the same people who lord him when playing with county. Lomans v Kinnegad will be interesting. If weather continues to be wet I'm leaning towards Shamrocks tomorrow."
He's not the first county player to get "dogs abuse" from players and supporters, and he won't be the last. But he should be well used to it at this stage and maybe he ought to be able to handle it better.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 339 - 16/10/2021 19:50:54    2385865

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Caulry made a strong statement yesterday, that they are well able to mix it with the best.
Two players who stud out in particular were their no. 2 Sean Fox and no 11 Conor Mc Cormac.

In today's game one would expect Garrycastle to advance . However Mullingar Shamrock's may over turn them. As Caulry have shown that group B teams are to be reckoned with.

Icehouse (Westmeath) - Posts: 53 - 17/10/2021 13:47:55    2385901

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I'm not sure if it was Shamrocks were very poor or Garrycastle were v good.

Bettyboo22 (Westmeath) - Posts: 70 - 17/10/2021 17:33:56    2385926

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Bit of both I think. Shamrocks looked satisfied with qualifying for quarter final and their fitness levels were nowhere near the required standard. Definitely Garrycastle's best performance of the season, a confidence booster for them considering they had only one win out of five before today. They have lost two championship matches in the past 12 months to The Downs, both by the minimum margin so revenge will be on their minds. The Downs will be very wary, Garrycastle have no hurling distractions obviously while The Downs have at least five starters whose focus this week will be on Clonkill's semi final vs Castletown.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 421 - 17/10/2021 19:49:17    2385957

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Replying To Bettyboo22:  "Gutted for Caulry they deserved that Win today so unlucky . heslin very disrespectful at the end Goading the Caulry Supporters kevin Maguire kept heslin quite all day long suppose that's why he was annoyed"
If a player is being booed when taking a free, and scores, in my opinions he's entitled to reply to the goading crowd, be it John Heslin, Ger Egan or any other free taker! If your going to dish it out from the stand suck it up if they put it back to you! Before I'm accused of being biased in the group game between Lomans and Garrycastle Alex Gardiner was booed whilst kicking a free, it's completely disrespectful!

Lomansabu (Westmeath) - Posts: 22 - 17/10/2021 20:29:18    2385961

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Garrycastle looked very good but Shamrocks were woeful. Just 2 scorers I think in Moore and Corroon,5 points from play and 8 in total (4 in each half). They will be happy to have got into group 1 and stay senior for another 2 years after having a very close call v Shandonagh. Had very little on the bench to bring on and Fagan's substitution looked strange as he was one of the few having a go. Such a poor display will leave a sour taste, will be interesting to see if Sheedy stays on.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 872 - 17/10/2021 20:38:51    2385963

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Bit of both I think. Shamrocks looked satisfied with qualifying for quarter final and their fitness levels were nowhere near the required standard. Definitely Garrycastle's best performance of the season, a confidence booster for them considering they had only one win out of five before today. They have lost two championship matches in the past 12 months to The Downs, both by the minimum margin so revenge will be on their minds. The Downs will be very wary, Garrycastle have no hurling distractions obviously while The Downs have at least five starters whose focus this week will be on Clonkill's semi final vs Castletown."
ye Garrycastle will be fired up for it tbh they hadn't been playing great up until today I would of thought The Downs would beat them but after today it's hard to kno as u said no hurling distraction.

Bettyboo22 (Westmeath) - Posts: 70 - 17/10/2021 21:43:27    2385979

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It's all to play for now wonder will we have a new Winner this year

Bettyboo22 (Westmeath) - Posts: 70 - 17/10/2021 21:44:58    2385980

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Replying To jfd:  "not the first time that gentleman goaded opposition players/supporters."
Were you at the game ,i was sitting beside the Caulry subs. Every Lomans free ,kickout etc was met with "how long" ,"throw it up ". Once a Lomans player recieved the ball and started to move forward "steps steps" was shouted. When it stopped the manager flapped his arms at the standing encouraging them to be more vocal. Having said that to be fair to them there was no bad languague or abusive stuff , just everything to put Lomans off

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 119 - 18/10/2021 07:57:20    2385989

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Replying To BigSur:  "Garrycastle looked very good but Shamrocks were woeful. Just 2 scorers I think in Moore and Corroon,5 points from play and 8 in total (4 in each half). They will be happy to have got into group 1 and stay senior for another 2 years after having a very close call v Shandonagh. Had very little on the bench to bring on and Fagan's substitution looked strange as he was one of the few having a go. Such a poor display will leave a sour taste, will be interesting to see if Sheedy stays on."
Very hard to say if Garrycastle were very good but they did what they had to do and finished Shamrocks with ease. Shamrocks are lucky they got out of the group as it keeps them out of a relegation battle next year.

Will be a massive battle between The Downs and Garrycastle the next day. Experience vs Youth

If kinnegad can play like Caurly did on Saturday they have a massive chance against St Lomans the next day

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 129 - 18/10/2021 09:33:50    2386002

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Shamrocks looked poor yesterday and found it difficult to kick basic points. I see they were easily beaten by Moate and Caulry so in reality they were not top 2 in D2. Mid table standard. Moate and Caulry were the 2 best teams there and Moate should of qualified before Shamrocks as they beat them.

Captainfantastic (Westmeath) - Posts: 17 - 18/10/2021 09:51:01    2386006

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Lomans Garycastle final.

JohnyDuncan (UK) - Posts: 112 - 18/10/2021 11:06:43    2386029

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Yes Shamrocks very poor yesterday. Fitness was clearly lacking, the second half was all Garrycastle. Shamrocks need an injection of young legs and the addition of a scoring forward or two. Not worth bringing in an outside manager when an internal rebuilding job is required in my opinion.

Baldy1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 69 - 18/10/2021 13:51:10    2386078

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Yes Lomans Garrycastle final….I think Garrycastle can do it this year as Lomans not firing .

Baldy1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 69 - 18/10/2021 13:53:39    2386079

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So ye are ruling out The Downs who beat Garrycastle last year in quarter final and this year in group stage ? How about Downs Kinnegad final ? Now that would be interesting but unlikely I accept.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 872 - 18/10/2021 19:13:00    2386152

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Replying To Baldy1:  "Yes Lomans Garrycastle final….I think Garrycastle can do it this year as Lomans not firing ."
it is Lovely to see Clubs like Caulry , the Downs and Kinnegad that their players have played from underage all the way up to Senior doing well .

Bettyboo22 (Westmeath) - Posts: 70 - 18/10/2021 20:03:00    2386159

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Replying To Captainfantastic:  "Shamrocks looked poor yesterday and found it difficult to kick basic points. I see they were easily beaten by Moate and Caulry so in reality they were not top 2 in D2. Mid table standard. Moate and Caulry were the 2 best teams there and Moate should of qualified before Shamrocks as they beat them."
Not really how it works im afraid. Killucan beat Moate yet were hammered by Shamrocks. Shamrocks were there on merit but wont last long in the top tier.

soreknee (Westmeath) - Posts: 154 - 18/10/2021 21:25:58    2386171

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are The 2 semi finals are on the Saturday cos Halloween on the Sunday

Bettyboo22 (Westmeath) - Posts: 70 - 19/10/2021 15:12:46    2386271

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while dissapointed with our year we have to regroup in tyrrellspass and come back stronger next year . as for the semi finals i think the downs have more in them and will beat garrycastle . lomans will beat kinnegad so lomans v the downs

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1399 - 19/10/2021 15:47:58    2386284

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Replying To Bettyboo22:  "it is Lovely to see Clubs like Caulry , the Downs and Kinnegad that their players have played from underage all the way up to Senior doing well ."
Yes, it's nice to see, Bettyboo, but this is not at all unusual. For instance, since 2001 Garrycastle won six of their eight county titles with completely home-grown panels, as well as their Leinster title in 2011. I may be mistaken, but I think Tyrrellspass, The Downs and maybe others have also won senior championships this century with completely home-grown panels.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 339 - 19/10/2021 15:58:41    2386290

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