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CBS Mullingar vs Enniscorthy in the u14 Leinster hurling final this Thursday in Ratheniska Laois.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 381 - 09/05/2022 19:48:23    2416065

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Replying To Dheen:  "CBS Mullingar vs Enniscorthy in the u14 Leinster hurling final this Thursday in Ratheniska Laois."
Best of luck to them. Who has been responsible for the hurling program and coaching there etc? I'm very much out of the loop now after all these years. And would assume most of the lads play club hurling with Cullion, Plunkett's and Clonkill?
The win would be a great shot in the arm for hurling around Mullingar.

35OLT (USA) - Posts: 54 - 11/05/2022 14:12:45    2416514

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Replying To 35OLT:  "Best of luck to them. Who has been responsible for the hurling program and coaching there etc? I'm very much out of the loop now after all these years. And would assume most of the lads play club hurling with Cullion, Plunkett's and Clonkill?
The win would be a great shot in the arm for hurling around Mullingar."
They were also in the u15 Leinster Final vs a Kilkenny school this morning, unsure how it ended up. If they won that and win the u14 Leinster Final tomorrow vs Enniscorthy cbs, it'll be a massive boost to hurling in Mullingar and of course Westmeath.
We are seeing it bare fruit at County level particularly u14 and u15, where we defeated Offaly at the weekend.
CBS Mullingar have done fantastic work for the small ball in the county.
They have players from Oliver Plunketts, Clonkill, Turin and Cullion primarily.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 381 - 11/05/2022 15:18:07    2416535

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Replying To Dheen:  "They were also in the u15 Leinster Final vs a Kilkenny school this morning, unsure how it ended up. If they won that and win the u14 Leinster Final tomorrow vs Enniscorthy cbs, it'll be a massive boost to hurling in Mullingar and of course Westmeath.
We are seeing it bare fruit at County level particularly u14 and u15, where we defeated Offaly at the weekend.
CBS Mullingar have done fantastic work for the small ball in the county.
They have players from Oliver Plunketts, Clonkill, Turin and Cullion primarily."
Thanks for the updates Dheen.

35OLT (USA) - Posts: 54 - 11/05/2022 16:12:33    2416551

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Replying To Dheen:  "They were also in the u15 Leinster Final vs a Kilkenny school this morning, unsure how it ended up. If they won that and win the u14 Leinster Final tomorrow vs Enniscorthy cbs, it'll be a massive boost to hurling in Mullingar and of course Westmeath.
We are seeing it bare fruit at County level particularly u14 and u15, where we defeated Offaly at the weekend.
CBS Mullingar have done fantastic work for the small ball in the county.
They have players from Oliver Plunketts, Clonkill, Turin and Cullion primarily."
great reporting thanks for all the info.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1059 - 11/05/2022 16:36:43    2416561

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Replying To Dheen:  "They were also in the u15 Leinster Final vs a Kilkenny school this morning, unsure how it ended up. If they won that and win the u14 Leinster Final tomorrow vs Enniscorthy cbs, it'll be a massive boost to hurling in Mullingar and of course Westmeath.
We are seeing it bare fruit at County level particularly u14 and u15, where we defeated Offaly at the weekend.
CBS Mullingar have done fantastic work for the small ball in the county.
They have players from Oliver Plunketts, Clonkill, Turin and Cullion primarily."
Where do the Castletown Geoghegan players go to school?

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1853 - 12/05/2022 14:24:11    2416694

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Replying To Dheen:  "They were also in the u15 Leinster Final vs a Kilkenny school this morning, unsure how it ended up. If they won that and win the u14 Leinster Final tomorrow vs Enniscorthy cbs, it'll be a massive boost to hurling in Mullingar and of course Westmeath.
We are seeing it bare fruit at County level particularly u14 and u15, where we defeated Offaly at the weekend.
CBS Mullingar have done fantastic work for the small ball in the county.
They have players from Oliver Plunketts, Clonkill, Turin and Cullion primarily."
Just seen on Twitter that Enniscorthy cbs won by 5.18 to 4.19 after extra time. Contender for game of the year if the scoring is anything to go by.

HurlingBuzz (Wexford) - Posts: 351 - 12/05/2022 14:55:01    2416706

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Replying To valley84:  "Where do the Castletown Geoghegan players go to school?"
Mercy Kilbeggan

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 381 - 12/05/2022 15:40:12    2416724

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Fantastic advert for second level hurling. Colaiste Mhuire had 8 clubs represented on starting fifteen with three more clubs among the subs according to programme. Physically strong side too and deserved to win. Ahead by 6 points with time virtually up but Enniscorthy levelled in injury time. Pretty certain it ended 5-18 to 4-20. Lad from Longford hurlers in charge of Mullingar school. Tough one to lose.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 604 - 12/05/2022 16:10:43    2416734

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Fantastic advert for second level hurling. Colaiste Mhuire had 8 clubs represented on starting fifteen with three more clubs among the subs according to programme. Physically strong side too and deserved to win. Ahead by 6 points with time virtually up but Enniscorthy levelled in injury time. Pretty certain it ended 5-18 to 4-20. Lad from Longford hurlers in charge of Mullingar school. Tough one to lose."
Enniscorthy CBS have had alot of good hurlers down the years. Oisin Pepper is still a pupil there and Kevin Foley a teacher.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5224 - 12/05/2022 16:35:39    2416738

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Hurling seems to be flying in Colaiste Mhuire Mullingar at various age groups. Plunketts also seem to be getting their act together at underage. Some of Castletown Geoghegan's players do go to school in Mullingar.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 917 - 12/05/2022 16:45:54    2416740

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No Castletown player on Colaiste Mhuire squad today and they had a very large number togged out, easily 35 players, possibly some Castletown players on their older squads but very few, almost every Castletown player attends Kilbeggan. Over ten years ago Aonghus Clarke, Neil Kirby and others left Kilbeggan after inter cert to go to Colaiste Mhuire.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 604 - 12/05/2022 16:59:18    2416746

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5-18-4-20, a one point loss having been leading by 6 pts in the closing minutes of normal time. A tough one to take, but there's obviously lots of talent there coming through. Keen to keep an eye on the county u14s, I'd imagine they have entered the Tony Forristal this year.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 381 - 12/05/2022 18:00:00    2416767

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Huge shot in the arm to have a schools team so competitive at this level, credit to all involved

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 151 - 12/05/2022 18:03:40    2416770

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Our minor hurlers were annihilated by Carlow last week in a competitive fixture. 26 points is a serious beating at any level. Any hurling county with ambitions wouldn't let this happen."
Second string minor team in fairness,go easy on them.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 442 - 13/05/2022 09:16:40    2416792

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Replying To stonemadbeany:  "Second string minor team in fairness,go easy on them."
I had mentioned this previously. It was a second string, our minor team should have beaten a Laois team that are now in the Leinster Final. As was mentioned by Preddan on here previously, we need that bit of luck to go our way at minor and u20 level, with our u14s and u15s looking promising now and also plenty of talent on the u16 team, I'd be hopeful that bit of luck might come down the line for us.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 381 - 13/05/2022 09:59:26    2416799

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Wexford by 15-20 points on Saturday evening, a few pictures with the Joe Dolan statue afterwards.

hurlorhurley (Wexford) - Posts: 1497 - 13/05/2022 10:49:23    2416819

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Replying To Dheen:  "I had mentioned this previously. It was a second string, our minor team should have beaten a Laois team that are now in the Leinster Final. As was mentioned by Preddan on here previously, we need that bit of luck to go our way at minor and u20 level, with our u14s and u15s looking promising now and also plenty of talent on the u16 team, I'd be hopeful that bit of luck might come down the line for us."
Westmeath teams always seem to need a bit of luck.
Its a poor mentality to have in the county

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1853 - 13/05/2022 11:09:56    2416830

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Replying To hurlorhurley:  "Wexford by 15-20 points on Saturday evening, a few pictures with the Joe Dolan statue afterwards."
It depends on which Wexford team shows up. Westmeath will be happy enough to keep it under 10 points and the full back line should keep the goal count low.
Have a pint in Casey's right after you pay your tributes to auld Joe Dolan on the square. It's a classic Mullingar spot.

35OLT (USA) - Posts: 54 - 13/05/2022 17:52:48    2416918

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Replying To 35OLT:  "It depends on which Wexford team shows up. Westmeath will be happy enough to keep it under 10 points and the full back line should keep the goal count low.
Have a pint in Casey's right after you pay your tributes to auld Joe Dolan on the square. It's a classic Mullingar spot."
It surely does. And there's no point holding anything back for the week after.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5224 - 14/05/2022 09:34:08    2416943

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