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Plunketts very impressive in Senior B final, and were unbeaten throughout the campaign. Deserving winners and back in Senior A hurling for 2024

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 680 - 07/10/2023 17:21:53    2507263

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Hard to know how Plunketts will fare next year in Senior. Totally dominated game today, seventeen point winners and Pat Burke's heroics prevented another 2-3 goals, Greg Gavin rolled back the years, Paddy Lynam, Cathal Craig dominated the middle sector and young Ormsby, Davy Gavin and Colm O' Leary posed lots of problems for the Ringtown rearguard. Luke Moore was excellent for Ringtown along with Pat Burke but they played their worst game of the year in the final.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1382 - 07/10/2023 19:28:18    2507281

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Hard to know how Plunketts will fare next year in Senior. Totally dominated game today, seventeen point winners and Pat Burke's heroics prevented another 2-3 goals, Greg Gavin rolled back the years, Paddy Lynam, Cathal Craig dominated the middle sector and young Ormsby, Davy Gavin and Colm O' Leary posed lots of problems for the Ringtown rearguard. Luke Moore was excellent for Ringtown along with Pat Burke but they played their worst game of the year in the final.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1382 - 07/10/2023 19:48:43    2507283

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Hard to know how Plunketts will fare next year in Senior. Totally dominated game today, seventeen point winners and Pat Burke's heroics prevented another 2-3 goals, Greg Gavin rolled back the years, Paddy Lynam, Cathal Craig dominated the middle sector and young Ormsby, Davy Gavin and Colm O' Leary posed lots of problems for the Ringtown rearguard. Luke Moore was excellent for Ringtown along with Pat Burke but they played their worst game of the year in the final."
Its important for the county to have a serious team in Mullingar.They have probably arrived a year or two earlier than expected but it gives the club a massive boost

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1351 - 07/10/2023 21:24:32    2507296

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I'm a neutral but you'd have to feel sorry for the Gaels, they were the better team throughout and just undone by a goal at the very last minute of the game. They played the better hurling and can feel very unlucky.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 680 - 08/10/2023 16:54:29    2507353

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Replying To Dheen:  "I'm a neutral but you'd have to feel sorry for the Gaels, they were the better team throughout and just undone by a goal at the very last minute of the game. They played the better hurling and can feel very unlucky."
Likewise but i think this is a team who can win a championship.Raharney have a lot of good players who as a team have won the championship not playing to the level they could with better teamwork.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1351 - 08/10/2023 17:31:15    2507363

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A cracking game of hurling in great conditions. Both teams got great scores, but some of the Gaels points were outrageous. Easy for me to say it but if Jogger could've got back into the full back line before the last Raharney free, the way he was playing he would've caught that ball and drove it up the field. The u-17 game was very entertaining too, a great days hurling in Cusack.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 532 - 08/10/2023 17:59:45    2507373

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Fantastic county final, best in years, Gaels seemed more likely winners for long spells but Killian Doyle's late goal was a brave and superb score, Brian McGrath's introduction was crucial, scored a brilliant goal, both sides missed chances and Eoin Daly, Jogger, Dan Higgins, Robbie Greville, Eoin Keyes, Killian Doyle and Brian McGrath were best on show. Huge crowd too.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1382 - 08/10/2023 18:01:58    2507375

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Clonkill looking likely to get the clean sweep in Division 1 underage with the Under 15 and under 17 wrapped up and favourites for the under 13s.
Fair play to them they are doing great work at underage.

Yellow&Green (Westmeath) - Posts: 31 - 08/10/2023 18:06:40    2507379

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Fantastic county final, best in years, Gaels seemed more likely winners for long spells but Killian Doyle's late goal was a brave and superb score, Brian McGrath's introduction was crucial, scored a brilliant goal, both sides missed chances and Eoin Daly, Jogger, Dan Higgins, Robbie Greville, Eoin Keyes, Killian Doyle and Brian McGrath were best on show. Huge crowd too."
Yeah agree super final with a great crowd.
Eoin Keyes was quiet for me, Shane Williams and David Williams also had great games.
Brian McGrath introduction helped Raharney and I previously said he's a good prospect.
The Gaels looked to have had it won when the minute injury time went up on the board. Heartbreaking for them but to me they definitely seemed to be on the way to breaking the monopoly Raharney Castletown and Clonkill have had on the championship!

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 680 - 08/10/2023 18:07:40    2507381

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Eoin Daly was absolutely outstanding, best forward on show I felt. Joe Fortune would have liked what he saw from the stands.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 680 - 08/10/2023 18:11:10    2507383

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Great final Gaels will feel they left it behind them. They missed a few easier frees and chances from play at crucial stages. Thought jogger should have used his experience to hold on at end instead of throwing it out to young Kennedy but the free against Gael's then seemed harsh. Hard to think many others would have went for goal though at that stage it was some finish. Well done to both teams a savage final.

puglerdaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 125 - 08/10/2023 18:13:07    2507384

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Great game, very much enjoyed it, I hope the gaels come back next year and get the job done, v unlucky to lose, then again raharney missed alot of chances too overall a draw would have been fairest result. Derek mcnicolls goal where he turned with his back to goal and placed in top corner was class, some great scores by both sides. With kilmacud gone out of Dublin championship maybe raharney could do something in leinster afterall,

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 715 - 08/10/2023 19:06:33    2507399

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One of the best finals in years. The Gaels showed that they belong in top 3. Really hope they push on. Doyles goal was just pure class at the end. Joe Canningesque...

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 08/10/2023 20:30:46    2507419

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I think Raharney deserved a draw. They missed a lot. Lough Lene Gaels were absolutely excellent and played with great pride. Incredibly tough way for them to lose. Killian Doyle's goal was superb. Great courage to go for a goal as 90% would have gone for a point.

Westmeathgael98 (Westmeath) - Posts: 50 - 08/10/2023 20:58:07    2507430

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Very entertaining game in fairness, could have went either way, gutted for the Gaels, Mcnicholas showed that age is only a number, probably his last chance gone tho.

Bigjoe1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 35 - 08/10/2023 21:01:21    2507432

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Eoin Keyes played a big role in third quarter when Raharney were clinging on. The Gaels got on top in key areas and could have surged 5-6 clear, Eoin Keyes was the Raharney outlet on puckouts, won vital possession, carried the ball well and notched three points. He and Robbie Greville were outstanding at that stage, Greville played a captain's role, the Gaels brought huge support and showed why Joe Williams is a sought after coach. Daire Daly was a loss to the Gaels, overall a great county final.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1382 - 08/10/2023 23:20:51    2507453

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Watching on iarmhi tv, feel a lot of the big decisions went against the gaels from a refereeing standpoint, surely the jogger was fouled for very scoreable free and the decision went the other way

westmeathgaa11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 205 - 09/10/2023 08:30:19    2507474

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Replying To Yellow&Green:  "Clonkill looking likely to get the clean sweep in Division 1 underage with the Under 15 and under 17 wrapped up and favourites for the under 13s.
Fair play to them they are doing great work at underage."
You're hardly from Clonkill?? From what I hear Clann na Gael are stronger at under 13 and will win it.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 532 - 09/10/2023 09:16:45    2507480

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Replying To stonemadbeany:  "You're hardly from Clonkill?? From what I hear Clann na Gael are stronger at under 13 and will win it."
Also heard Clann Na Gael are the team to beat in u13

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 680 - 09/10/2023 09:49:48    2507483

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