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Westmeath Hurling 2018

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Replying To rogerdodger:  "How many of the new faces on the Westmeath team today will we see in the league, very few I'd imagine take the contingent playing in u21 final yesterday and other players not available before Christmas, it will be the same old story fringe players will get their "chance" and that will be as good as it gets the team should be competing in the Walsh Cup I don't buy into this more game's thing in the Kehoe Cup, we have won it and contested finals in it so many times over the years and it never did us any good we need serious competitive games to progress its just a quick fix for the new management to get some silverware (not garunteed) the manager has stated the league is not top priority but it should be we have to get to a higher standard of league hurling and promotion should be first on the agenda this McDonagh Cup is fine but both Offaly and Laois will take serious full attention from our lads in that we have listened to too many excuses the last few years about this lad and that not available or we were unlucky because of a mistake it was great to beat Offaly a couple of years ago but then we didn't follow it up when they blitzed us last year in cusak, gaels are fed up being patient and that needs to be corrected for them in the coming league there won't be too many in cusak today but if it was Walsh Cup hurling it would serve a better purpose all round"
How did the new lads from Brownstown get on? You know, the lads personally called up by the county chairman.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1580 - 09/12/2018 17:50:04    2153773

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Replying To valley84:  "How did the new lads from Brownstown get on? You know, the lads personally called up by the county chairman."
Agenda at play so valley84, didn't hear about this anymore info on it ?

rogerdodger (Westmeath) - Posts: 227 - 10/12/2018 12:37:39    2153862

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Replying To valley84:  "How did the new lads from Brownstown get on? You know, the lads personally called up by the county chairman."
Conor Shaw was the only Brownstown man playing? Kevin Regan did well for a Junior B hurler lol.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 362 - 10/12/2018 14:00:04    2153871

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Replying To rogerdodger:  "Agenda at play so valley84, didn't hear about this anymore info on it ?"
ask squealer

manfromdelmonte (UK) - Posts: 532 - 10/12/2018 14:47:28    2153878

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Replying To manfromdelmonte:  "ask squealer"
A lot of discussion about naming players for junior etc. I would say most/all clubs need to be honest on this especially the Intermediate/Junior clubs. The amount of skullduggery that goes on naming lads that are two years in OZ or the states etc has always gone on. Any lad who ever played in the Intermediate grade and also the junior for the last number of years would tell you that the two junior B finalist's this year have always been able to put out virtually the same teams in both grades for years without any issue. The reason one of them can do it is obvious and well known and the other club chance their arm every year with a list and throw a hissy fit citing trying to develop hurling on the outskirts of a town and are let go. There used to be rows about it but most other clubs in the grade just take it for granted now ,one of them clubs in particular just have to see who wants to play junior and tog them, naming a guy from a neighbouring football club who never played hurling instead, again they have slightly different rules.

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 34 - 19/12/2018 17:46:44    2154756

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Replying To Thechick:  "A lot of discussion about naming players for junior etc. I would say most/all clubs need to be honest on this especially the Intermediate/Junior clubs. The amount of skullduggery that goes on naming lads that are two years in OZ or the states etc has always gone on. Any lad who ever played in the Intermediate grade and also the junior for the last number of years would tell you that the two junior B finalist's this year have always been able to put out virtually the same teams in both grades for years without any issue. The reason one of them can do it is obvious and well known and the other club chance their arm every year with a list and throw a hissy fit citing trying to develop hurling on the outskirts of a town and are let go. There used to be rows about it but most other clubs in the grade just take it for granted now ,one of them clubs in particular just have to see who wants to play junior and tog them, naming a guy from a neighbouring football club who never played hurling instead, again they have slightly different rules."
It's a tricky balance between targeting those who are deliberately misleading and those who are struggling to field. One solution would be to review the named players to see how many played and at what level during the previous 12 months. If a club throws a bunch of names down who are not in the country or haven't played in years then it should be obvious

Darragh (Westmeath) - Posts: 269 - 20/12/2018 13:52:17    2154822

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I thought there was a rule that for a player to be named, he had to have played championship at the relevant grade in the previous season ?

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 608 - 20/12/2018 18:22:00    2154851

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Replying To BigSur:  "I thought there was a rule that for a player to be named, he had to have played championship at the relevant grade in the previous season ?"
Rules are for chumps

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1580 - 20/12/2018 22:35:49    2154866

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A reasonable start to 2019, an eleven point win over our neighbours who I thought were poor. Jogger was much better than last year and with the likes Clarke, McNicholas,Egerton Cormac Boyle, Varley and Paul Greville to come back competition for places should be good. Another final to look forward to next week

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 586 - 13/01/2019 18:40:37    2156918

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I think Jogger should be moved up the pitch.
he's wasted at full back

manfromdelmonte (UK) - Posts: 532 - 14/01/2019 11:36:23    2157028

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Another great win! This will surely go down as the greatest weekend of all time in Westmeath GAA history.

JohnyDuncan (UK) - Posts: 79 - 19/01/2019 16:40:14    2158237

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Replying To JohnyDuncan:  "Another great win! This will surely go down as the greatest weekend of all time in Westmeath GAA history."
Great weekend for winning trophies no doubt.Didnt make hurling today but supporters at match thought performance was mixed with improvement needed if division 1 is to be reached. Nevertheless a special weekend.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 586 - 19/01/2019 20:49:26    2158295

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Replying To jobber:  "Great weekend for winning trophies no doubt.Didnt make hurling today but supporters at match thought performance was mixed with improvement needed if division 1 is to be reached. Nevertheless a special weekend."
Was at the game and agree it was a mixed performance. Aenghus Clarke made a big difference when introduced at centre back, as we were struggling in the half back line. We got some great scores when on top in the game and should've score more goals, but Antrim exposed our defence at times also. However, the panel is stronger now than at the start of the year, unfortunately some lads that were training since November are gonna get the chop as stronger players come back.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 362 - 20/01/2019 18:38:07    2158479

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Replying To stonemadbeany:  "Was at the game and agree it was a mixed performance. Aenghus Clarke made a big difference when introduced at centre back, as we were struggling in the half back line. We got some great scores when on top in the game and should've score more goals, but Antrim exposed our defence at times also. However, the panel is stronger now than at the start of the year, unfortunately some lads that were training since November are gonna get the chop as stronger players come back."
We need to get off to a good winning start as the trip to Tralee will be dangerous after Kerrys big win over Antrim.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 586 - 26/01/2019 22:47:19    2159805

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