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Confirmed that Turins Frank Aughey will take the Clonkill Senior Hurlers for 2023. His first Management role since a brief spell with Balinacargy football team.

Onionbagger (Westmeath) - Posts: 67 - 19/12/2022 18:36:19    2450772

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Replying To Onionbagger:  "Confirmed that Turins Frank Aughey will take the Clonkill Senior Hurlers for 2023. His first Management role since a brief spell with Balinacargy football team."
He was with Balinamere in Offaly last year and Wesmeath Camogie ,had a stint in Clonkill before when they won three in a row.

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 193 - 20/12/2022 09:57:11    2450788

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Replying To Thechick:  "He was with Balinamere in Offaly last year and Wesmeath Camogie ,had a stint in Clonkill before when they won three in a row."
Don't think he has ever taken the full manager role though. He was a selector/coach with all those teams

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 467 - 20/12/2022 10:32:07    2450799

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Never been manager.
O toole in 20
OBrien in 18/19.
Best of luck to him regardless, its a massive job. Anything bar winning championship will be deemed a failure by some in clonkill

Onionbagger (Westmeath) - Posts: 67 - 20/12/2022 15:08:19    2450816

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Westmeath vs Galway in the Walsh Cup this sunday in Ballinasloe.
It'll be interesting to see the team, anyone hear of how the panel is looking ahead of the new season? I'd imagine Joe Fortune has left no stone unturned, I was very impressed with him last season.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 491 - 04/01/2023 11:27:40    2451053

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Replying To Dheen:  "Westmeath vs Galway in the Walsh Cup this sunday in Ballinasloe.
It'll be interesting to see the team, anyone hear of how the panel is looking ahead of the new season? I'd imagine Joe Fortune has left no stone unturned, I was very impressed with him last season."
He's a good manager.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 7331 - 04/01/2023 12:01:19    2451063

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What do we make of today?

Bunbros11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 67 - 08/01/2023 18:47:09    2451561

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Replying To Bunbros11:  "What do we make of today?"
The first half was very promising, second half the wheels came off the wagon altogether. A lot of young lads given debuts. Early days, a good few players to come back and possibly a couple of more young lads will be given debuts next weekend vs Antrim as well.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 491 - 08/01/2023 19:30:47    2451578

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Galway had a very experimental side out, possibly 2-3 recognisable names, Walsh Cup about blooding players, we're not going to win it obviously and it's much better preparation than the Kehoe Cup, Antrim match looks a possibility to win with 6-7 presumably of their players club tied. Laois and Offaly had decent displays today.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 934 - 08/01/2023 19:42:34    2451587

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Galway had a very experimental side out, possibly 2-3 recognisable names, Walsh Cup about blooding players, we're not going to win it obviously and it's much better preparation than the Kehoe Cup, Antrim match looks a possibility to win with 6-7 presumably of their players club tied. Laois and Offaly had decent displays today."
Mcinerney,Whelan,Tuohy and Niland are regulars and all of the others All Ireland minor medalists ,the likes of O Shea Cooney and Lawless multiple winners.Galways strength in depth is unmatched even by Limerick.What matters in 2023 for the hurlers is survival in division 1 a scalp in the championship and a big run for the under 20s.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1148 - 09/01/2023 09:40:02    2451656

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Replying To jobber:  "Mcinerney,Whelan,Tuohy and Niland are regulars and all of the others All Ireland minor medalists ,the likes of O Shea Cooney and Lawless multiple winners.Galways strength in depth is unmatched even by Limerick.What matters in 2023 for the hurlers is survival in division 1 a scalp in the championship and a big run for the under 20s."
Spot on Jobber. Important year for the u20s. A good few of the u20s played yesterday. Are Darragh McCormack and David O'Reilly apart of the senior panel for the Walsh Cup does anyone know? Two of the stronger u20 players.
No Delvin player played a part yesterday either I noticed. Darragh Clinton and Josh Coll surely involved?

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 491 - 09/01/2023 13:35:19    2451708

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How does Galway's strength in depth better Limerick? One All Ireland in 35 years versus 4 in 5 years and Limerick have rarely been able to field a full team, key men injured such as Peter Casey and Cian Lynch last year and they could introduce Conor Boylan and Mike Casey to their starting fifteen. All Ireland minor medalists is a fairly poor currency, virtually worthless as any Galway man could tell you.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 934 - 09/01/2023 15:59:41    2451743

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "How does Galway's strength in depth better Limerick? One All Ireland in 35 years versus 4 in 5 years and Limerick have rarely been able to field a full team, key men injured such as Peter Casey and Cian Lynch last year and they could introduce Conor Boylan and Mike Casey to their starting fifteen. All Ireland minor medalists is a fairly poor currency, virtually worthless as any Galway man could tell you."
Worthless to you maybe but not to the rest of us.I am talking about 2023 and believe Galway have serious strength in depth.Shefflin has the squad to win the All Ireland whether they achieve that only time will tell.If he played Neiland in my opinion they would have beaten Limerick in the semi final as the free taking cost them the game.
Are Jogger, Aonghus,Cormac Boyle and Glennon injured?

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1148 - 09/01/2023 17:48:56    2451768

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "How does Galway's strength in depth better Limerick? One All Ireland in 35 years versus 4 in 5 years and Limerick have rarely been able to field a full team, key men injured such as Peter Casey and Cian Lynch last year and they could introduce Conor Boylan and Mike Casey to their starting fifteen. All Ireland minor medalists is a fairly poor currency, virtually worthless as any Galway man could tell you."
Maybe worthless to some but success in adult GAA usually only comes after underage championship wins.Shefflin has a squad fit to win an All Ireland and would have beaten Limerick in last years semi final if he had Neiland on the frees.
Are Jogger,Aonghus,Cormac Boyle and Glennon injured?

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1148 - 09/01/2023 20:39:54    2451786

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Replying To jobber:  "Maybe worthless to some but success in adult GAA usually only comes after underage championship wins.Shefflin has a squad fit to win an All Ireland and would have beaten Limerick in last years semi final if he had Neiland on the frees.
Are Jogger,Aonghus,Cormac Boyle and Glennon injured?"
I believe Aonghus Clarke and Tommy Gallagher are both taking a year out. Glennon, Boyle, Jogger are coming back. Not sure about Robbie Greville Gary Greville, Ciaran Doyle and Darragh Clinton but I'm sure they are involved.
We've lots of young lads on the panel for the Walsh Cup so hopefully Joe Fortune finds a couple and holds on to them for the national league.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 491 - 10/01/2023 09:48:38    2451803

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Aonghus, Cormac Boyle, Liam Varley all gone travelling for a few months, with split season would think it makes it unlikely they'll be available for county, prob back for club action in August.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 934 - 10/01/2023 11:31:31    2451829

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Replying To Dheen:  "Spot on Jobber. Important year for the u20s. A good few of the u20s played yesterday. Are Darragh McCormack and David O'Reilly apart of the senior panel for the Walsh Cup does anyone know? Two of the stronger u20 players.
No Delvin player played a part yesterday either I noticed. Darragh Clinton and Josh Coll surely involved?"
Unfortunately Darragh McCormack is out for the year he had an operation on his knee he done his ACL from the Castletown Match last year. Big Loss for Club.

pollard123 (Westmeath) - Posts: 8 - 10/01/2023 14:46:48    2451889

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Replying To pollard123:  "Unfortunately Darragh McCormack is out for the year he had an operation on his knee he done his ACL from the Castletown Match last year. Big Loss for Club."
Huge loss, outstanding young talent.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 491 - 10/01/2023 15:21:34    2451902

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Replying To Dheen:  "Huge loss, outstanding young talent."
surely he will be able to hurl for Pollard in championship?That match was last august/sept?

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1148 - 11/01/2023 10:15:44    2451995

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Replying To jobber:  "surely he will be able to hurl for Pollard in championship?That match was last august/sept?"
It's a lengthy recovery time for such an injury, I wasn't aware he did his ACL. Hopefully he has a speedy recovery and we will see him back on the pitch in good health very soon.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 491 - 11/01/2023 11:09:06    2452006

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