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Replying To jobber:  "If you are going to criticize people trying to inform the forum give us the facts as you see them.Then we can all make our minds up.If not keep your powder dry."
No criticism, pull your horns in. I just noticed an inaccuracy, the previous poster probably just unaware of a few of the players clubs or what side of amalgamations players are from. I wouldn't have the knowledge or breakdown of every individual player to post a full list, but would have a fair insight, and thus know that there's inaccuracies there.
It was a valid point made that there's a good spread of talent and I would feel that it's particularly promising to see some of the smaller clubs so well represented, and recognition should be made to the time and effort being invested by these clubs.
Anything else to gripe about?

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 272 - 02/03/2024 14:44:45    2529226

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Replying To CleanShoulder:  "No criticism, pull your horns in. I just noticed an inaccuracy, the previous poster probably just unaware of a few of the players clubs or what side of amalgamations players are from. I wouldn't have the knowledge or breakdown of every individual player to post a full list, but would have a fair insight, and thus know that there's inaccuracies there.
It was a valid point made that there's a good spread of talent and I would feel that it's particularly promising to see some of the smaller clubs so well represented, and recognition should be made to the time and effort being invested by these clubs.
Anything else to gripe about?"
Not a thing except Dheen is an excellent poster who brings a lot of info to the forum and deserves encouragement rather than a simple statement telling us this is inaccurate full stop.
Like most people I would be delighted to hear about each of our development squads who seem to be making real progress.

So please when you have an "insight" share it with us And I assure you I and others will be delighted.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1483 - 02/03/2024 15:50:37    2529235

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Replying To Dheen:  "That's fair, All I heard was that Westmeath fielded two strong teams with plenty of subs on each side. Yellow&Green probably isn't too far off with the breakdown of clubs in fairness to him."
Yes big numbers and plenty of quality. Westmeath divided with one team stronger than the other while Laois seemed to stream their sides evenly, so it ended with a win each. The more players exposed to this level the better.

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 272 - 02/03/2024 17:03:03    2529247

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Replying To CleanShoulder:  "That is not an accurate breakdown"
There has been drop outs, some lads not training etc. and have been replaced in both codes. Very possible I mixed up some of the dual players clubs as they never stated it when they signed up. It is pretty close as I train them every week..

But to be fair to you I did leave out one Clonkill lad and added 1 too many NaPiarsaigh lad..

Yellow&Green (Westmeath) - Posts: 44 - 02/03/2024 17:56:29    2529254

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Replying To CleanShoulder:  "Yes big numbers and plenty of quality. Westmeath divided with one team stronger than the other while Laois seemed to stream their sides evenly, so it ended with a win each. The more players exposed to this level the better."
Absolutely, the lads not showing much at this age group could be the stand out players come minor or u20. Its now that they need the exposure. Niall Mitchell didn't start showing his promise until minor pretty much.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 822 - 02/03/2024 21:07:06    2529295

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Under 20s played Kildare in Kinnegad on Friday night, obviously missing lads like Gaffney, Williams, O' Reilly, Holding possibly seeing as he's not starting for seniors,

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1525 - 02/03/2024 21:58:05    2529313

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Under 20s played Kildare in Kinnegad on Friday night, obviously missing lads like Gaffney, Williams, O' Reilly, Holding possibly seeing as he's not starting for seniors,"
Peter Clarke

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 822 - 02/03/2024 22:03:26    2529314

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Under 20s played Kildare in Kinnegad on Friday night, obviously missing lads like Gaffney, Williams, O' Reilly, Holding possibly seeing as he's not starting for seniors,"
Did Darragh McCormack feature? Wonderful talent and if he didn't get that nasty ACL injury in 2022 he would be on the county senior team now along with the few other u20s.
Heard they are trying to get him up to full fitness.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 822 - 03/03/2024 09:15:49    2529361

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Possible that Aonghus Clarke, Davy Glennon and Killian Doyle feature vs Antrim on Saturday.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 822 - 07/03/2024 16:35:49    2530208

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Replying To Dheen:  "Possible that Aonghus Clarke, Davy Glennon and Killian Doyle feature vs Antrim on Saturday."
I would expect Doyle and Robbie Greville to start after coming on v Tipp and imagine that Glennon will make the 26.Clarke is only back 2 weeks and good and all as he is i dont think we will see him till Mcdonagh.Whats the story on Cormac Boyle?

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1483 - 07/03/2024 21:08:20    2530231

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Replying To jobber:  "I would expect Doyle and Robbie Greville to start after coming on v Tipp and imagine that Glennon will make the 26.Clarke is only back 2 weeks and good and all as he is i dont think we will see him till Mcdonagh.Whats the story on Cormac Boyle?"
I think he is still injured. I would be leaving David Williams on set pieces despite Killian Doyle being back.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 822 - 08/03/2024 10:06:44    2530275

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Replying To Dheen:  "I think he is still injured. I would be leaving David Williams on set pieces despite Killian Doyle being back."
Corners yes but maybe not throw ins

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 272 - 08/03/2024 10:52:12    2530284

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Replying To Dheen:  "Possible that Aonghus Clarke, Davy Glennon and Killian Doyle feature vs Antrim on Saturday."
Getting back close to full strength at just the right time, achievable results coming up.

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 272 - 08/03/2024 10:53:34    2530286

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Replying To Yellow&Green:  "There has been drop outs, some lads not training etc. and have been replaced in both codes. Very possible I mixed up some of the dual players clubs as they never stated it when they signed up. It is pretty close as I train them every week..

But to be fair to you I did leave out one Clonkill lad and added 1 too many NaPiarsaigh lad.."
Good group you have there, lots to work with. Notable though how many are also in the football development squad, mid twenties I think? Will be interesting to see what code the dual players stick with by minor and beyond, what's your thoughts?

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 272 - 08/03/2024 11:00:33    2530287

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Replying To CleanShoulder:  "Good group you have there, lots to work with. Notable though how many are also in the football development squad, mid twenties I think? Will be interesting to see what code the dual players stick with by minor and beyond, what's your thoughts?"
You'll have the usual, they'll play both at minor and then at u20 you'll see where their stronger interests are.
They have a good few years playing both to decide that.
At least there's a lot of quality regardless.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 822 - 08/03/2024 11:25:02    2530292

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Replying To CleanShoulder:  "Corners yes but maybe not throw ins"
Haha! Well you'd probably bring Killian out to hit the 65s with his long range striking ability, and leave the closer in frees to Williams. He's proving very accurate.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 822 - 08/03/2024 11:26:55    2530294

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Interesting question. Westmeath seems to have more than it's fair share of players talented in many sports, William Scahill, Conor Raleigh, Eoin Conlon, other counties might not face this issue

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1525 - 08/03/2024 11:35:11    2530295

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Replying To CleanShoulder:  "Good group you have there, lots to work with. Notable though how many are also in the football development squad, mid twenties I think? Will be interesting to see what code the dual players stick with by minor and beyond, what's your thoughts?"
Giving an honest opinion and from watching a lot of the football as well. The top players in both squads are non-Dual players plenty of which could have maybe both squads but choose one or other already.
For the 22 dual you can already gauge where main focus is for these lads either football or hurling, mainly along the traditional lines, if they play for a stong football team that is there priority and visa versa.
The county are trying there best to accommodate duel players with both squads together for gym work and alternating weeks so lads don't have to pick one over the other.
Looking at the rugby squad playing this Sunday for Mullingar at the same age group it is the majority the same lads.

Yellow&Green (Westmeath) - Posts: 44 - 08/03/2024 19:21:45    2530367

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Replying To Dheen:  "I think he is still injured. I would be leaving David Williams on set pieces despite Killian Doyle being back."
i would use Williams inside the 65 and Doyle further out.We seem to be getting most players fit now.I still think its very important to win tomorrow for morale.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1483 - 08/03/2024 20:00:50    2530372

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Replying To jobber:  "i would use Williams inside the 65 and Doyle further out.We seem to be getting most players fit now.I still think its very important to win tomorrow for morale."
Good to see David O'Reilly start at corner forward, promising young attacker, good in the air and well able to take his scores. David Williams at centre forward and Killian Doyle at corner forward. Mitchell out at half forward you'd imagine Conaty will rain ball down on top of him.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 822 - 08/03/2024 22:22:03    2530386

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