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Replying To Dheen:  "Well that's fair and good to get a proper insight from someone who has actually been close to the set up. It was never my intention to make a post that comes across as an attack, I think myself like others on this forum have just been concerned with how this season may pan out after years of excellent work and progress. Your post is very insightful and encouraging to hear."
A fair reply. We are all proud Westmeath men. Game today off I see. Pity for the new starters.

retiredsemi (Westmeath) - Posts: 3 - 07/01/2024 13:34:59    2518801

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Replying To retiredsemi:  "Really? I only signed up to this to explain how people's comments like this are untrue and how it can affect players especially on a personal level. You spoke to no one on that list this week because they are all involved on the panel that I named. That's a fact but let's see. I agree that the majority on here care about what's going on with genuine interest in Westmeath. Others are pushing an agenda and have done for a long time. I'm only giving a players perspective to you. Say and do what you want from now."
Great posts thanks for the information.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1456 - 07/01/2024 18:11:36    2518861

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Replying To retiredsemi:  "Really? I only signed up to this to explain how people's comments like this are untrue and how it can affect players especially on a personal level. You spoke to no one on that list this week because they are all involved on the panel that I named. That's a fact but let's see. I agree that the majority on here care about what's going on with genuine interest in Westmeath. Others are pushing an agenda and have done for a long time. I'm only giving a players perspective to you. Say and do what you want from now."
Just looked at pane on Westmeath official Facebook page and Joey and Cormac Boyle not on it.

Lies
Lies
And more lies... You'd be surprised who's past players.

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 07/01/2024 19:03:55    2518875

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Replying To Greenandgoldie:  "Just looked at pane on Westmeath official Facebook page and Joey and Cormac Boyle not on it.

Lies
Lies
And more lies... You'd be surprised who's past players."
That was the panel for the match, not the whole panel

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 782 - 07/01/2024 20:31:50    2518902

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Poor form dragging us down there to meet a frozen pitch that was never going to be playable.
This after refusing the request from earlier in the week to play the match in Dublin. Thanks lads.

Glensboy (Antrim) - Posts: 287 - 07/01/2024 21:32:50    2518919

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Replying To Glensboy:  "Poor form dragging us down there to meet a frozen pitch that was never going to be playable.
This after refusing the request from earlier in the week to play the match in Dublin. Thanks lads."
As far as I know, nobody on this forum made that decision!

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 782 - 07/01/2024 21:49:52    2518920

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Have to say the pitch inspection was carried out far too late, latest should have been 12.00 which would have allowed supporters know and save Antrim part of journey. An alternative venue surely could have been obtained.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1489 - 07/01/2024 21:53:14    2518921

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Replying To Glensboy:  "Poor form dragging us down there to meet a frozen pitch that was never going to be playable.
This after refusing the request from earlier in the week to play the match in Dublin. Thanks lads."
Why should Westmeath play a home game in Dublin?

DanGer966 (Westmeath) - Posts: 21 - 08/01/2024 01:09:56    2518937

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Sounds mad to leave it so late with Antrim travelling a fair distance. Is it about passing the buck to the ref to make the call who if course isn't at the venue until say an hour beforehand ? You'd imagine the 2 boards were in contact on Sunday morning before Antrim got on the road ?

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1130 - 08/01/2024 12:02:42    2518996

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Replying To BigSur:  "Sounds mad to leave it so late with Antrim travelling a fair distance. Is it about passing the buck to the ref to make the call who if course isn't at the venue until say an hour beforehand ? You'd imagine the 2 boards were in contact on Sunday morning before Antrim got on the road ?"
Alot of refs aren't even there an hour before a game. They aren't paid to be.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11842 - 08/01/2024 12:32:06    2519006

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Replying To Viking66:  "Alot of refs aren't even there an hour before a game. They aren't paid to be."
Of course my comment wasn't aimed at Westmeath fans., nor is it aimed at the ref.
There has to be a better way of doing things?
It was clear from early, taking into account the weather forecast, the pitch was not going to be playable. And of course playing games at this time of the year in our climate will have its issues. Lets see the GAA officialdom be proactive.
We, much like many other counties, have a fair few folk who follow their team. The sheer inconvenience of late decisions like this in terms of cost, time etc to management, players and supporters is not on really.

Glensboy (Antrim) - Posts: 287 - 08/01/2024 14:22:22    2519048

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Replying To Glensboy:  "Of course my comment wasn't aimed at Westmeath fans., nor is it aimed at the ref.
There has to be a better way of doing things?
It was clear from early, taking into account the weather forecast, the pitch was not going to be playable. And of course playing games at this time of the year in our climate will have its issues. Lets see the GAA officialdom be proactive.
We, much like many other counties, have a fair few folk who follow their team. The sheer inconvenience of late decisions like this in terms of cost, time etc to management, players and supporters is not on really."
It's happened to me before and I've every sympathy. While not just as far away as you from everywhere else Kilkenny is over an hours drive and everywhere else in the hurling world is even further away.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11842 - 08/01/2024 14:33:02    2519053

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Replying To Viking66:  "Alot of refs aren't even there an hour before a game. They aren't paid to be."
All referees at inter county level are in attendance at least an hour before throw in.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1489 - 08/01/2024 16:12:59    2519074

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "All referees at inter county level are in attendance at least an hour before throw in."
Ok. But still not long enough to call off a game before you leave for it that's 3 hours away.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11842 - 08/01/2024 18:03:27    2519096

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Replying To Glensboy:  "Of course my comment wasn't aimed at Westmeath fans., nor is it aimed at the ref.
There has to be a better way of doing things?
It was clear from early, taking into account the weather forecast, the pitch was not going to be playable. And of course playing games at this time of the year in our climate will have its issues. Lets see the GAA officialdom be proactive.
We, much like many other counties, have a fair few folk who follow their team. The sheer inconvenience of late decisions like this in terms of cost, time etc to management, players and supporters is not on really."
Its crazy what happened yesterday dragging Antrim all the way down and not even attempting to find an alternative venue.North Westmeath had plenty of sunshine from early morning and I have no doubt one of Pollard,Collinstown,Brownstown or Delvin could have hosted the game.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1456 - 08/01/2024 18:37:56    2519105

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Replying To Viking66:  "Ok. But still not long enough to call off a game before you leave for it that's 3 hours away."
Yes, agreed.
3 1/2 hours yesterday from the Glens.

Glensboy (Antrim) - Posts: 287 - 08/01/2024 20:30:59    2519126

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Replying To Glensboy:  "Yes, agreed.
3 1/2 hours yesterday from the Glens."
Took me 3 hours to get to Mullingar with 4 kids last year with stops.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11842 - 09/01/2024 07:30:09    2519157

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Any word on a refixture for the Antrim game? Bit of a debacle the way it went down at the weekend and the Antrim contingent that travelled are entitled to be annoyed. Will be very much up against it again judging by the performance against Dublin. Was looking at the squads announced for this years Fitzgibbon Cup competition, only 2 Westmeath players involved, is this a damning indicator of where we are at the moment in terms of quality coming through underage??

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 270 - 10/01/2024 18:11:27    2519465

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Replying To CleanShoulder:  "Any word on a refixture for the Antrim game? Bit of a debacle the way it went down at the weekend and the Antrim contingent that travelled are entitled to be annoyed. Will be very much up against it again judging by the performance against Dublin. Was looking at the squads announced for this years Fitzgibbon Cup competition, only 2 Westmeath players involved, is this a damning indicator of where we are at the moment in terms of quality coming through underage??"
I assume if Dublin beat Antrim then Westmeath/Antrim is void as only one team advances? If Antrim win, then it goes ahead?

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2554 - 10/01/2024 19:42:58    2519471

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "I assume if Dublin beat Antrim then Westmeath/Antrim is void as only one team advances? If Antrim win, then it goes ahead?"
I seriously hope that this isn't the case. Surely the match should go ahead regardless, the whole idea of the pre season competitions is to provide matches for the players, to give game time to developing players. Dublin will probably beat Antrim and potentially go on to play 4 games, and leave others with one game if there's no refixture, that's not right!

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 270 - 11/01/2024 14:43:40    2519629

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