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Well done Westmeath. Congratulations.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1506 - 03/04/2022 13:13:44    2409187

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Well done Westmeath. Congratulations."
Thank you as Preddan says 3 years out of 4 will be a record for us.The team can and must do better they are still not reaching their potential.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1059 - 03/04/2022 17:55:12    2409307

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Anyone at the u20 game, couldn't make it. Who stood out? We were comfortable winners

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 381 - 03/04/2022 19:41:45    2409346

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Congratulations to Westmeath. Now drive on. Down have raised their stock also this year.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2090 - 03/04/2022 19:42:51    2409348

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Replying To Dheen:  "Anyone at the u20 game, couldn't make it. Who stood out? We were comfortable winners"
They were impressive all round. McCormack and David Williams were excellent up front. No weak spots on the day. The younger lads will have learnt a lot from the game.

midfield9 (Westmeath) - Posts: 94 - 03/04/2022 20:59:30    2409386

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Well done Westmeath!! Hope it is the beginning of a decent run in Leinster and Division 1 next year.

tarfboy (Dublin) - Posts: 22 - 04/04/2022 12:11:40    2409488

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Following the victory away to Carlow, our u20s now face Wexford at home this Saturday at half 5 in Mullingar. This will be a big learning curve for our very young team. Hoping to see David O'Reilly of CTG play this weekend, missed out due to injury against Carlow I believe. Very talented forward who should feature for Castletown seniors this year.
Great to see Shane Williams throwing his lot in with the u20s, he has plenty of time to play senior.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 381 - 04/04/2022 13:07:16    2409504

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Its good to see people from other counties appreciating our hurlers.Re the under 20s they are very good but very young. Against a team of 20 year olds that Wexford will have I would worry.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1059 - 04/04/2022 13:14:17    2409509

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Replying To Dheen:  "Anyone at the u20 game, couldn't make it. Who stood out? We were comfortable winners"
Hopefully you wont be as sharp next time out next Saturday in Mullingar at u20! Joking aside it's great to see hurling on the up in Westmeath. Division 1 league hurling would have to help your hurlers at an individual level as they play directly against better opponents week in and week out. Obviously there will be the odd bad day/hammering but there are always positives in these too. Hopefully our Joe will have you well prepared for a crack at the Round Robin this year I'm sure he will hes a top manager.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5224 - 04/04/2022 13:58:15    2409526

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CBS Mullingar u14 hurlers beat CBC Cork in the Rice Cup this morning 4-10-2-05 to reach the quarter final where they'll play Thurles. Great win.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 381 - 04/04/2022 15:37:27    2409566

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Replying To Dheen:  "CBS Mullingar u14 hurlers beat CBC Cork in the Rice Cup this morning 4-10-2-05 to reach the quarter final where they'll play Thurles. Great win."
The auld Alma Mater.
Unfortunately there was no hurling team there when I was attending and more's the pity since there were some great hurlers from local-ish clubs at the time - Cullion, Clonkill, Plunkett's and castlepollard.
Always a decent football team however.

Great to see it.

35OLT (USA) - Posts: 54 - 04/04/2022 17:01:14    2409609

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Replying To 35OLT:  "The auld Alma Mater.
Unfortunately there was no hurling team there when I was attending and more's the pity since there were some great hurlers from local-ish clubs at the time - Cullion, Clonkill, Plunkett's and castlepollard.
Always a decent football team however.

Great to see it."
Yes, that is following comprehensive wins against St Brendans Birr, Ard Scoil Ris of Limerick and a Kilkenny school, the latter 2 being "A" colleges along with CBC Cork.
Great work being done in underage in the county, and in cbs Mullingar who deserve credit for what they are doing for hurling.
Nice week for Westmeath hurling, hopefully it continues.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 381 - 05/04/2022 20:59:50    2409872

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Replying To Dheen:  "Yes, that is following comprehensive wins against St Brendans Birr, Ard Scoil Ris of Limerick and a Kilkenny school, the latter 2 being "A" colleges along with CBC Cork.
Great work being done in underage in the county, and in cbs Mullingar who deserve credit for what they are doing for hurling.
Nice week for Westmeath hurling, hopefully it continues."
I see the first years lost out to Thurles but put up a good display but the second years won the Leinster final vs Mountrath after beating Naas in the semi final.Great to see CBS reaching their hurling potential.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1059 - 08/04/2022 09:30:44    2410211

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Replying To jobber:  "I see the first years lost out to Thurles but put up a good display but the second years won the Leinster final vs Mountrath after beating Naas in the semi final.Great to see CBS reaching their hurling potential."
And Thurles would be a very strong "A" school, provide a lot of players to Tipp.
It is great to see the work being done in Mullingar cbs and in underage in the county in general at the moment.
Hopefully our u20s can give a good account of themselves tomorrow against Wexford. I haven't got high expectations given how young of a panel we have, but after comprehensively beating Carlow I'd take a solid performance tomorrow and it'll stand to these young lads next year at this grade.
Best of luck to them and to the minors who are facing Derry.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 381 - 08/04/2022 11:44:57    2410228

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Looking at the Westmeath underage hurling fixtures one sees a number of amalgamations the last several years. What's the opinion on the success or not of that particular policy which was apparently encouraged by Paudie Butler?

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 08/04/2022 16:03:19    2410284

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Replying To keeper7:  "Looking at the Westmeath underage hurling fixtures one sees a number of amalgamations the last several years. What's the opinion on the success or not of that particular policy which was apparently encouraged by Paudie Butler?"
The underage hurling landscape in d county has changed over time, clubs that were v strong underage one time now have to amalgamte due to numbers. Reality is the big 3 clubs are at a different level in underage, eg, Castletown easily beat a decent amalgamation in last year's minor final. Like them or not Amalgamations are going to be the only solution for the foreseeable, to allow the rest compete.

Bigjoe1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 10 - 08/04/2022 21:58:36    2410321

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€15 into an u20 hurling game is an absolute disgrace

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 236 - 09/04/2022 16:16:59    2410382

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Replying To Westmeath213:  "€15 into an u20 hurling game is an absolute disgrace"
Must be a while since you went to a match

Tiger1 (Wexford) - Posts: 128 - 09/04/2022 16:52:38    2410386

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Na Piarsaigh underage amalgamation has been outstanding success. They've done it in the right manner, different jerseys, both clubs buying in. The only cloud for Turin would be some of their top players are also excellent at football and that could limit their hurling commitments. They had three starters with county under 20 footballers this week and those lads would have been on county under 20 hurling squad. Sean Leech arguably best under 20 hurler in county. Clann Na Gael making progress too. It's the only option with limited playing numbers.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 604 - 09/04/2022 16:53:49    2410387

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Replying To Westmeath213:  "€15 into an u20 hurling game is an absolute disgrace"
You're 100 % right

HurlingBuzz (Wexford) - Posts: 351 - 09/04/2022 17:56:26    2410392

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