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Westmeath Hurling 2019

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Replying To The_Biler:  "For Turin bet Ringtown did they?"
Where did you find that result though?

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1608 - 18/04/2019 19:03:07    2179485

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Replying To valley84:  "Where did you find that result though?"
Sure twas on radio 3 there earlier. When Turin win its big news.

The_Biler (Westmeath) - Posts: 82 - 18/04/2019 19:35:44    2179489

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I think that's being very disingenuous to that club.
Every team and competition deserves to be covered.

manfromdelmonte (UK) - Posts: 538 - 18/04/2019 23:22:46    2179524

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Another game played on Thursday in the intermediate hurling championship and zero coverage given to the game. No fixture, no result.
Maybe I'll listen to radio 3 to find out the result

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1608 - 20/04/2019 09:45:30    2179640

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Replying To valley84:  "I see the intermediate hurling championship started last night.
Without even a mention on the county board facebook or Twitter and the game was not even listed on the official Westmeath website.
And the result is not even available on any of them either!"
Valley welcome back we haven't heard from you in a while but i suppose when everything was going well winning the Keogh Cup and then the NHL div 2 there wasn't the room for your brand of negativity. I wonder would you volunteer to help with the communications or get your club(do you have a club) to nominate you to the county board or something like that as you would clearly bring us to a better place

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 642 - 20/04/2019 23:49:30    2179698

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Replying To jobber:  "Valley welcome back we haven't heard from you in a while but i suppose when everything was going well winning the Keogh Cup and then the NHL div 2 there wasn't the room for your brand of negativity. I wonder would you volunteer to help with the communications or get your club(do you have a club) to nominate you to the county board or something like that as you would clearly bring us to a better place"
The only people being negative are those who don't bother carrying out their roles. A simple list of the fixtures on social media and county board website in advance of games isn't too hard.

Wait until the junior and intermediate football starts up and see the coverage!

On a beautiful weekend nobody knew that there were intermediate hurling games on, unless you buy the local papers. It's the only championship being rub during the 'club month' of April and zero promotion.
At the end of the year at convention I know there'll be a discussion about the gate receipts.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1608 - 21/04/2019 13:04:06    2179734

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Replying To manfromdelmonte:  "I think that's being very disingenuous to that club.
Every team and competition deserves to be covered."
How many other clubs would even compete never mind win an game if they were pulling from the same 18-20 players as Turing are every year,you right very disingenuous to that club

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 39 - 23/04/2019 21:36:44    2179993

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Full round of junior A and junior B championship games last night.
Not a mention anywhere.
Not even a fixture in advance on website, facebook or Twitter.

Oh, but i forgot the county U17 footballers were playing.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1608 - 24/04/2019 09:20:13    2180022

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Not being critical of the bunch of young lads but our recent U17 and Celtic challenge results show how far back underage hurling standards in the county have gone.
Added to that I heard that 2 senior hurling clubs were unable to field U14 teams in the recent feile competition.
There has been very little hurling development work done in the county in 10+ years.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1608 - 06/05/2019 12:34:49    2182098

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Replying To valley84:  "Not being critical of the bunch of young lads but our recent U17 and Celtic challenge results show how far back underage hurling standards in the county have gone.
Added to that I heard that 2 senior hurling clubs were unable to field U14 teams in the recent feile competition.
There has been very little hurling development work done in the county in 10+ years."
Likewise not criticizing this group or indeed the management but the underage development teams need to be looked at very quickly by the board.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 642 - 06/05/2019 17:36:22    2182164

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How are fixed for the Offaly game? Any word on injuries or lads returning to the panel?

gedupoutofit (Westmeath) - Posts: 60 - 16/05/2019 13:49:12    2184593

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Replying To gedupoutofit:  "How are fixed for the Offaly game? Any word on injuries or lads returning to the panel?"
Owen Price is back as far as I know. Tough game ahead, Offaly need to win, we can't start with a loss, we have to travel to Laois and Antrim I think so home wins are vital

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 371 - 17/05/2019 09:23:07    2184807

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Great win for Westmeath and I'm surprised by the margin. Losing the Laois game seems to have really affected Offaly.

Killian Doyle had a fantastic game and the backs were dominant throughout. Our shot selection needs to improve for the Kerry game.

gedupoutofit (Westmeath) - Posts: 60 - 18/05/2019 16:51:15    2185240

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Terrific display but Lets get our heads focused on Kerry

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 642 - 18/05/2019 19:15:11    2185284

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Replying To jobber:  "Terrific display but Lets get our heads focused on Kerry"
mighty performance . great win and fully deserved . they were far superior to offaly and were much fitter . aonghus clarke and niall mitchell were outstanding while killian doyle is a scoring machine . well done to all

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1140 - 18/05/2019 21:48:48    2185328

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Great win, but Offaly were poor.
Hopefully we get focussed on Kerry very quickly as they will be looking for revenge after the league

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1608 - 18/05/2019 22:07:20    2185331

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I hope theres a few good years on the way....Westmeath must surely be at their peak now at senior hurling or can they get better....I hope they make the most of it because the underage looks a bit worrying again with the minors etc...something like on a standard of 15 years ago. I didn't think id see Offaly as poor as 2016 all over again...Its a very competitive competion though..still tough games to come...

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 389 - 18/05/2019 23:38:06    2185364

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Replying To preddan:  "I hope theres a few good years on the way....Westmeath must surely be at their peak now at senior hurling or can they get better....I hope they make the most of it because the underage looks a bit worrying again with the minors etc...something like on a standard of 15 years ago. I didn't think id see Offaly as poor as 2016 all over again...Its a very competitive competion though..still tough games to come..."
Westmeath played very well today and the age profile of the team suggests even better days lie ahead.Only Derek Mcnicholas and Paul Greville are the wrong side of thirty with most of the rest 25 or under.I think we need to take this one game at a time as inexperience could cost.Nevertheless with the likes of Varley,Gallagher,Price,Shaw,Clinton,Power and Devine on the bench nobody is going to be cocky on the starting line up.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 642 - 19/05/2019 02:44:27    2185391

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There are good underage hurlers in the county though at club and school level.
Many of them at each group don't seem to be involved for whatever reason with county squads.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1608 - 19/05/2019 15:05:09    2185499

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Replying To valley84:  "There are good underage hurlers in the county though at club and school level.
Many of them at each group don't seem to be involved for whatever reason with county squads."
Great win today for minors. Showed great heart throughout.

midfield9 (Westmeath) - Posts: 16 - 19/05/2019 16:50:00    2185513

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