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Replying To Claretandblue:  "County champions comprehensively beaten in Leinster club, minors beaten by Meath in minor championship, county championship dominated by three clubs, our schools not competitive even in B competition, we're competing in Division 2 and the Kehoe Cup, where's the basis for this optimism?"
I've seen comprehensive wins in u14,u15 and u16 county development squads in the last couple of weeks so there is obviously good work going on there. In relation to the minor losing to Meath, I see that as a bit of a freak result because that age group has some very talented players, and were also missing a few of their best players for that game, that age group has some great prospects, McCormack, Hogan, Maloney, Clarke, O'Reilly etc. Again I've seen recent good results in the schools also, cbs mullingar beating Birr in u14 most notably. We have clearly entered the Kehoe cup to blood the young players in, otherwise Fortune wouldn't have a 50 man panel. You have to try look for the positives Claretandblue because there are many. We have plenty to work with if we are smart. Player retention after u17 is the important thing for a county like ourselves, I think the current u19 competition should be played earlier in the year with more games as well. Final is this week Castletown vs Clonkill

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 279 - 03/12/2021 10:40:44    2391521

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Replying To Dheen:  "I've seen comprehensive wins in u14,u15 and u16 county development squads in the last couple of weeks so there is obviously good work going on there. In relation to the minor losing to Meath, I see that as a bit of a freak result because that age group has some very talented players, and were also missing a few of their best players for that game, that age group has some great prospects, McCormack, Hogan, Maloney, Clarke, O'Reilly etc. Again I've seen recent good results in the schools also, cbs mullingar beating Birr in u14 most notably. We have clearly entered the Kehoe cup to blood the young players in, otherwise Fortune wouldn't have a 50 man panel. You have to try look for the positives Claretandblue because there are many. We have plenty to work with if we are smart. Player retention after u17 is the important thing for a county like ourselves, I think the current u19 competition should be played earlier in the year with more games as well. Final is this week Castletown vs Clonkill"
lets be fair organizing under 19 matches is a nightmare.Talent we have but we deaperately need to broaden our base.The amalgamation teams Na Piarsaigh,Clann Na Gael and St Vincents plus Plunketts,Southern Gaels and Daltons need the coaching committee to help with people on the ground and Brigids need to wake up

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 974 - 05/12/2021 21:04:01    2391796

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I recently seen Tyrellspass GAA facilities development plans. The facilities will be very impressive once complete. I noticed that a hurling wall is included within the plans. Is this an unusual facility for a football club to have?

runner90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 2 - 06/12/2021 12:39:28    2391838

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Great win for Castletown in the u19 final, to add their minor championship win earlier in the year. Plenty coming through and will hope to get a lot of these young guys through to the senior team.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 279 - 06/12/2021 14:36:48    2391868

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Replying To runner90:  "I recently seen Tyrellspass GAA facilities development plans. The facilities will be very impressive once complete. I noticed that a hurling wall is included within the plans. Is this an unusual facility for a football club to have?"
Typically now known as a skills wall, can be easily used for football as well as hurling. Wouldn't St. Brigid's hurling club have an association with Tyrellspass?

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 3961 - 06/12/2021 14:41:14    2391869

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Yes, Brigids have a strong historic link with Tyrrellspass .... however there is a big hurling club loitering close by.

jfd (Westmeath) - Posts: 213 - 06/12/2021 16:20:03    2391882

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Replying To keeper7:  "Typically now known as a skills wall, can be easily used for football as well as hurling. Wouldn't St. Brigid's hurling club have an association with Tyrellspass?"
Yes a number of Tyrellspass footballers would also play hurling with St. Brigid's. Although I don't they think would ever use the Tyrellspass facilities for training.

runner90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 2 - 06/12/2021 16:35:04    2391886

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Replying To jobber:  "lets be fair organizing under 19 matches is a nightmare.Talent we have but we deaperately need to broaden our base.The amalgamation teams Na Piarsaigh,Clann Na Gael and St Vincents plus Plunketts,Southern Gaels and Daltons need the coaching committee to help with people on the ground and Brigids need to wake up"
U19 is impossible to schedule. Na Piarsaigh would have been fancied to win it but had to play CTG without Jack Geoghegan (lomans) and Shane Williams (away with county hurlers). Only a puck of a ball between CTG, Raharney,Clonkill and Na Piarsaigh at U19. No other team even close to them.

midfield9 (Westmeath) - Posts: 86 - 06/12/2021 19:43:13    2391923

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Replying To runner90:  "Yes a number of Tyrellspass footballers would also play hurling with St. Brigid's. Although I don't they think would ever use the Tyrellspass facilities for training."
That's what I was thinking.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 3961 - 06/12/2021 20:47:17    2391926

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Congrats to our lads who made mc Donagh team of the year. A special well done to jogger Doyle player of the year. Great to have 7 lads honoured. Would love yo see one of them push on and get an all star next year.... So long since we had one

Onionbagger (Westmeath) - Posts: 52 - 07/12/2021 09:09:28    2391935

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Replying To Danup:  "On my point about the young lads going onto senior it was a shame to see Clonkill man Kevin O'Brien join Michael Fennellys backroom team in offaly as announced yesterday . He did a serious job last year. Had over 50 pads with panel. A huge loss Imo. Shrewd bit of work by Offaly to get him in all the same. Can only wish him the best of luck. Hopefully he will be back"
Where was this reported? Couldn't be for real? Is he not the U20 manager again?

CaddyParroll (Westmeath) - Posts: 44 - 08/12/2021 09:21:17    2392045

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Replying To CaddyParroll:  "Where was this reported? Couldn't be for real? Is he not the U20 manager again?"
Hes not part of the Offaly backroom team

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 119 - 08/12/2021 10:17:33    2392053

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Replying To Thechick:  "Hes not part of the Offaly backroom team"
Did a bit of asking around, turns out he is… gone in as a coach with Johnny Kelly…

He's gone from U20s

Who is the U20 manager now?

CaddyParroll (Westmeath) - Posts: 44 - 08/12/2021 12:44:38    2392080

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Replying To CaddyParroll:  "Did a bit of asking around, turns out he is… gone in as a coach with Johnny Kelly…

He's gone from U20s

Who is the U20 manager now?"
Most definitely is. Fennelly said it on midlands radio 3 the other day. He said one to one coaching was his role.

Danup (Westmeath) - Posts: 23 - 08/12/2021 13:26:05    2392086

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Replying To CaddyParroll:  "Did a bit of asking around, turns out he is… gone in as a coach with Johnny Kelly…

He's gone from U20s

Who is the U20 manager now?"
John Shaw was mentioned as U20 manager

Danup (Westmeath) - Posts: 23 - 08/12/2021 13:27:07    2392088

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Replying To Danup:  "John Shaw was mentioned as U20 manager"
Good appointment if true, he was involved with u20s last year along with O'Brien

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 279 - 08/12/2021 14:19:29    2392095

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Gone quiet on here, any news on the panel ahead of the Kehoe cup?
Happy new year to all

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 279 - 04/01/2022 08:50:05    2393511

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What age is young McCormack from castlepollard, is he Darren's son I've heard big things about him, is he the next big prospect for westmeath hurling in the future if he sticks at it

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 575 - 04/01/2022 11:44:25    2393531

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Replying To preddan:  "What age is young McCormack from castlepollard, is he Darren's son I've heard big things about him, is he the next big prospect for westmeath hurling in the future if he sticks at it"
Yeah he is Darren's son, he's an outstanding prospect and will be a big addition to Pollard this year for sure. He's 17/18

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 279 - 04/01/2022 12:04:56    2393536

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Young McCormack I think has underage contract with Leinster rugby so don't know how that'll work hurling wise. Any word on how Fortune is doing with seniors?

puglerdaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 111 - 04/01/2022 20:58:54    2393615

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