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I believe Mickey Dan Murtagh is taking Clonkill - is that his first hurling gig as a lead ?
I know he has done bits before and was over the Ballycomoyle footballers in 2023.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1129 - 19/12/2023 09:34:56    2517370

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Replying To BigSur:  "I believe Mickey Dan Murtagh is taking Clonkill - is that his first hurling gig as a lead ?
I know he has done bits before and was over the Ballycomoyle footballers in 2023."
He could potentially knock the Gaels outa the championship for a second year running.

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 270 - 19/12/2023 18:26:16    2517421

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Replying To CleanShoulder:  "He could potentially knock the Gaels outa the championship for a second year running."
I see what ya did there !

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1129 - 20/12/2023 00:16:22    2517440

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Heard through the grapevine that Darren McCormack is taking Castlepollard.

pollard123 (Westmeath) - Posts: 16 - 20/12/2023 18:10:51    2517498

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Replying To pollard123:  "Heard through the grapevine that Darren McCormack is taking Castlepollard."
Be a great appointment

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 20/12/2023 20:47:23    2517502

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Replying To BigSur:  "I believe Mickey Dan Murtagh is taking Clonkill - is that his first hurling gig as a lead ?
I know he has done bits before and was over the Ballycomoyle footballers in 2023."
He is going in at the right time. Clonkill had there worst year since 98. Couldn't be a better time for a rookie manager to cut his teeth

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 21/12/2023 18:37:38    2517588

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I'd argue it's a difficult gig for any manager in Clonkill. Hard to see them contending for senior championship in next 2 years minimum, will the Clonkill executive give a novice manager 3 years? Very doubtful based on track record within the club. They need a goalkeeper, centre back and free taker and 5-6 players are playing senior last 15-16 years or more in some cases. Decent minor team in 2023 but at least 2 years before those lads are seniors

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1484 - 21/12/2023 23:29:26    2517602

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "I'd argue it's a difficult gig for any manager in Clonkill. Hard to see them contending for senior championship in next 2 years minimum, will the Clonkill executive give a novice manager 3 years? Very doubtful based on track record within the club. They need a goalkeeper, centre back and free taker and 5-6 players are playing senior last 15-16 years or more in some cases. Decent minor team in 2023 but at least 2 years before those lads are seniors"
That was said after Clonkill lost in 16 and 17 too..
Went on to win next three championships. If he gets top 3 it's an improvement. Last year was a disaster in senior and intermediate. It's a good time for him to go in.

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 22/12/2023 16:16:56    2517645

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Clonkill won three in a row from 18-20!!! News to most hurling followers I'd imagine. Making the top three in Westmeath hardly ground breaking, there's only 4-5 senior sides competitive, if Clonkill don't make a senior final by 2025 there's no chance they won't change manager.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1484 - 23/12/2023 11:11:39    2517693

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Apologies Green and Gold. Misread post. Your lads did win three in a row.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1484 - 23/12/2023 12:44:37    2517699

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Apologies Green and Gold. Misread post. Your lads did win three in a row."
No problem, it's a win win for Dan Murtagh. No big expectation

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 23/12/2023 16:50:06    2517710

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Parnell Park wont be an easy start for a very young panel Next thursday. I hear we may have 1 or 2 of our stalwarts back later in the month and training going well except for one or two suffering from golfers elbow

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1450 - 29/12/2023 21:44:58    2517847

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Replying To jobber:  "Parnell Park wont be an easy start for a very young panel Next thursday. I hear we may have 1 or 2 of our stalwarts back later in the month and training going well except for one or two suffering from golfers elbow"
What two stalwarts?

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 775 - 30/12/2023 12:02:43    2517857

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u20s going well also, they start their Leinster campaign in a group with Antrim and Meath.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 775 - 31/12/2023 10:04:35    2517921

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Replying To Dheen:  "What two stalwarts?"
The two grevilles

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 02/01/2024 20:24:34    2518099

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Replying To Greenandgoldie:  "The two grevilles"
That'd be great, we will still have those two, Niall Mitchell, the Doyles, Jogger, Egerton, Clinton, Keyes etc among the younger players. Is Davy Glennon committing for another year?

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 775 - 02/01/2024 21:36:32    2518107

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Replying To Dheen:  "That'd be great, we will still have those two, Niall Mitchell, the Doyles, Jogger, Egerton, Clinton, Keyes etc among the younger players. Is Davy Glennon committing for another year?"
I think we should move away from bringing Galway lads to play for westmeath.

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 03/01/2024 12:23:26    2518165

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Replying To Greenandgoldie:  "I think we should move away from bringing Galway lads to play for westmeath."
Agreed

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 270 - 03/01/2024 14:22:33    2518203

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Replying To Greenandgoldie:  "I think we should move away from bringing Galway lads to play for westmeath."
Yeah I think the same but in fairness to Glennon he's done well for us since coming up. Should be some team news this evening

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 775 - 03/01/2024 15:07:16    2518216

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Glennon has done more good than bad for westmeath hurling, one of his parents is from westmeath and he does seem genuinely interested in pushing and helping westmeath forward. I can think of loads and loads of players from stronger hurling counties that threw their lot in with weaker counties around the country and ran off then after a couple of months for one reason or another. He's committed to the cause

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 734 - 03/01/2024 15:29:43    2518222

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