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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Castletown had 10-11 players who'd be expected to start in a significant championship game. Missing Niall O' Brien, Shane Clavin, Liam Varley and Naoise McKenna who were major losses but to suggest it was nearly second string side is unfair to the Gaels. The Gaels were missing a couple themselves and Derek McNicholas was injured for 20 mins. It was a boost for the Collinstown men and Buddha and his selectors will be mildly concerned that their younger players struggled to step up."
No I didn't mean it was a second string Castletown team, and the Gaels were full value for their victory. They have some lovely hurlers and I actually think they'll be in the mix up come the end of the championship.
I just think Castletown will be a different animal come championship will a lot of players to come back and also some young lads to come back in as well after exams etc.
I'm hoping for a competitive championship, hopefully Cullion and Pollard can show up well also.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 384 - 24/06/2022 18:01:44    2427316

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Congratulations and commiserations to St.Oliver Plunketts who got to the national Feile Na Gael division 2 final getting through against Castletown(Laois), Kildalkey, Kevin Lynch's and Maynooth only to lose the final by a point to Cushendall.

We can look forward to a high quality under 15 championship in the county where the Mullingar boys wont have it easy. But well done to Plunketts its great to see the club on the up and having a strong Mullingar is only going to help Westmeath hurling.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1062 - 25/06/2022 17:56:35    2427440

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Replying To jobber:  "Congratulations and commiserations to St.Oliver Plunketts who got to the national Feile Na Gael division 2 final getting through against Castletown(Laois), Kildalkey, Kevin Lynch's and Maynooth only to lose the final by a point to Cushendall.

We can look forward to a high quality under 15 championship in the county where the Mullingar boys wont have it easy. But well done to Plunketts its great to see the club on the up and having a strong Mullingar is only going to help Westmeath hurling."
Good to see. Saw their panel listed after they won the Westmeath feile. Lots of familiar surnames.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 330 - 25/06/2022 18:37:22    2427447

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Replying To jobber:  "Congratulations and commiserations to St.Oliver Plunketts who got to the national Feile Na Gael division 2 final getting through against Castletown(Laois), Kildalkey, Kevin Lynch's and Maynooth only to lose the final by a point to Cushendall.

We can look forward to a high quality under 15 championship in the county where the Mullingar boys wont have it easy. But well done to Plunketts its great to see the club on the up and having a strong Mullingar is only going to help Westmeath hurling."
They performed very well throughout the tournament and unlucky to lose out by the single point in the final. The good news for Westmeath is that when you look at the u15 club championship, Clonkill, Na Piarsaigh, Castletown, Raharney, Clan Na Gael appear to be around the same level as Plunketts. It's showing in our development squads around those age groups at the moment. Other clubs are emerging too like Cullion, Southern Gaels and Fr Daltons.
The amalgamations are working wonders for the likes of Ringtown and Brownstown. As those clubs are also starting to produce a couple of talented players for our development squads too.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 384 - 25/06/2022 20:49:09    2427492

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Replying To Dheen:  "They performed very well throughout the tournament and unlucky to lose out by the single point in the final. The good news for Westmeath is that when you look at the u15 club championship, Clonkill, Na Piarsaigh, Castletown, Raharney, Clan Na Gael appear to be around the same level as Plunketts. It's showing in our development squads around those age groups at the moment. Other clubs are emerging too like Cullion, Southern Gaels and Fr Daltons.
The amalgamations are working wonders for the likes of Ringtown and Brownstown. As those clubs are also starting to produce a couple of talented players for our development squads too."
All good,but it is such a shame that people cant follow the underage Hurling and football on the Westmeath website which is a sad joke. A couple of yerars ago it was one of the best in the country but now a disorganised fixture list at adult level and underage doesnt exist. Not a word about any development squads nothing.Whose responsibility is it?

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1062 - 26/06/2022 08:29:47    2427522

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Replying To jobber:  "All good,but it is such a shame that people cant follow the underage Hurling and football on the Westmeath website which is a sad joke. A couple of yerars ago it was one of the best in the country but now a disorganised fixture list at adult level and underage doesnt exist. Not a word about any development squads nothing.Whose responsibility is it?"
Yeah spot on Jobber, it's very poor and difficult to follow. I don't want to name names as to who is responsible but it's pretty clear who is.
It's so important for the development of the game in the county to promote it properly on the county website. We should be able to have better organised fixture lists and information on development squads such as players and managements. They deserve to be credited for the work they are doing and also it will gain more interest from the supporters. The very same with the club championships as well. Its fair to say that any Westmeath supporter of our underage in particular has to find out information on social media via club's Twitter/Facebook accounts.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 384 - 26/06/2022 10:15:24    2427532

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Who's job is it so? Hardly expect County PRO to deal with updates on development squads?? She has enough to do. Why don't you or Jobber get involved Dheen?

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 615 - 26/06/2022 15:47:27    2427605

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Who's job is it so? Hardly expect County PRO to deal with updates on development squads?? She has enough to do. Why don't you or Jobber get involved Dheen?"
I wasn't putting anyone down as I know there is a lot of working going on in the background, but we should have a far better website than what's there at the moment. It was actually better awhile back.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 384 - 26/06/2022 17:40:27    2427658

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Who's job is it so? Hardly expect County PRO to deal with updates on development squads?? She has enough to do. Why don't you or Jobber get involved Dheen?"
I dont know who is PRO but yes it is his/her responsibility to get the info up by himself/herself or by delegation.Management is an art, manage by organizing the correct people to do a job.If you havent that ability support the team and help people who can do the job.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1062 - 26/06/2022 20:19:34    2427752

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