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Westmeath Hurling 2019

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Replying To soreknee:  "They wont be worrying too much. They will still qualify and have all the lads back from the US.
Still a 3 horse race as always."
Young Aherne from Raharney was excellent. Straight into senior team? Badly need someone to take scoring pressure off Killian Doyle

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 11 - 31/07/2019 00:04:04    2218958

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Replying To LockLeanGayl:  "Young Aherne from Raharney was excellent. Straight into senior team? Badly need someone to take scoring pressure off Killian Doyle"
Thought Hickey from Raharney, Coll from Delvin and Cuneen from Brownstown are players with a future.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 679 - 31/07/2019 15:59:06    2219150

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Replying To Bellewest:  "Couldn't agree more. Four or possibly five limerick men in charge today and at one stage one of them on the sideline was on his phone texting. Imagine a Kilkenny or limerick background team member using his phone during a challenge match, let alone a championship match. Tactically we were beyond bad today, yet we persisted until half time. Definition of madness doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. This was our puckout strategy. Seeing what Laois have done under a serious, ambitious manager versus our lack of progress under our management team highlights the fact that we need a change of management. Worryingly, two of our most prominent players today are in the final stages of their careers at this level. Replacing Eoin price and Paul Greville over the next couple of years will be difficult."
It's interesting that apparently we were so tactically poor... But that the head coach is going back in on the new management team. Doesn't responsibility for that stop with him?

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 11 - 05/08/2019 22:42:35    2221364

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Huge result for the Gaels last night.
Clonkill now have to beat Pollard to qualify. Pollard rattled Raharney Tuesday night and will no doubt fancy their chances of knocking out Clonkill.

soreknee (Westmeath) - Posts: 108 - 08/08/2019 11:12:27    2222618

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Replying To soreknee:  "Huge result for the Gaels last night.
Clonkill now have to beat Pollard to qualify. Pollard rattled Raharney Tuesday night and will no doubt fancy their chances of knocking out Clonkill."
Clonkill will beat Pollard a point a man. Getting men back at the right time, timing their run as the system allows.
Pollard are poor they took advantage of Raharney minus a third of their 1st team and already qualified Tuesday night but will be no match for Clonkill or the Gaels.

Dote (Westmeath) - Posts: 208 - 08/08/2019 16:31:35    2222740

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Replying To Dote:  "Clonkill will beat Pollard a point a man. Getting men back at the right time, timing their run as the system allows.
Pollard are poor they took advantage of Raharney minus a third of their 1st team and already qualified Tuesday night but will be no match for Clonkill or the Gaels."
that might be true, however something is clearly not right in Clonkill at the moment with both teams going badly

manfromdelmonte (UK) - Posts: 541 - 08/08/2019 18:25:58    2222768

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Replying To manfromdelmonte:  "that might be true, however something is clearly not right in Clonkill at the moment with both teams going badly"
Their current manager is a clever guy he knows their championship starts in 6 weeks and they'll be nice and fresh coming into it

Dote (Westmeath) - Posts: 208 - 09/08/2019 07:06:07    2222908

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Replying To LockLeanGayl:  "It's interesting that apparently we were so tactically poor... But that the head coach is going back in on the new management team. Doesn't responsibility for that stop with him?"
you are right tactics clearly are at least partly responsibility of the head coach.Are you sure he is going back in they only put the committee together last week

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 679 - 09/08/2019 09:52:38    2222934

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Replying To jobber:  "you are right tactics clearly are at least partly responsibility of the head coach.Are you sure he is going back in they only put the committee together last week"
A felah in the club told me he was but looks like pub talk now if the newspaper reports are true...

Would Michael Walsh a good or bad move? Few of the boys would tell ya they really liked him but it's back to last years set up then again... hard to know

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 11 - 09/08/2019 22:54:36    2223238

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Any update on the management and back room team for the coming year?

Westmeathk (Westmeath) - Posts: 6 - 17/08/2019 17:27:40    2226794

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Standard of refereeing in Park yesterday evening was poor to say the least. Are they answerable to anyone at county board level - is there an assessor in stands for senior championship games ?

puglerdaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 51 - 25/08/2019 12:45:11    2229144

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Replying To puglerdaly:  "Standard of refereeing in Park yesterday evening was poor to say the least. Are they answerable to anyone at county board level - is there an assessor in stands for senior championship games ?"
I didn't see anything wrong with the refereeing in the two games the standard of hurling was very poor . Can you point out where the refereeing was not up to standard expected

nearlymadeit (Westmeath) - Posts: 71 - 25/08/2019 13:20:06    2229153

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All entitled to own views but for me the 1st game particularly was dreadful at times. Just some of decisions were - Seen one player get dangerous shoulder to head as he was going down for ball and free given other way. Use of advantage rule was very inconsistent. Second yellow given to Delvin player was a shocking decision. In second game there was two blatant and dangerous pulls from each side across a player with hurl and no free even though ref was right beside both incidents. My question is primarily are they assessed during game days because to me standard overall has been poor all year. And no I've no interest in reffing myself !

puglerdaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 51 - 25/08/2019 14:00:24    2229162

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And yes the standard of hurling was poor !

puglerdaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 51 - 25/08/2019 14:02:27    2229165

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Replying To puglerdaly:  "And yes the standard of hurling was poor !"
Standard in first game Last night was very good. The Gael s played their best match in years but even so Collins in goal was man of the match. Joggers point at the end was sheer class.Castletown although they Could have won are short of forwards O Brien and the two Deegans are big losses.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 679 - 26/08/2019 08:12:46    2229285

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What happens if there is a 3 way tie / which can still happen for 1st place in Div 1 and for 2nd place in Div 2 of senior hurling ? Does it then go to score difference ?

puglerdaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 51 - 26/08/2019 10:02:43    2229310

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Replying To puglerdaly:  "What happens if there is a 3 way tie / which can still happen for 1st place in Div 1 and for 2nd place in Div 2 of senior hurling ? Does it then go to score difference ?"
Placings in Div 1 (for the top 3) will be decided by scoring difference, as there won't be a team knocked out of the championship, in Div 2 however a playoff or playoffs will be required as a team or teams cannot be knocked out on scoring difference or head to head. Also, if Pollard beat The Gaels, then Clonkill and Pollard will have to play off for 4th spot. Open to correction on this.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 375 - 26/08/2019 10:29:04    2229324

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When the league section of the SHC and IHC is played, can someone explain how this will impact on the new structure for next year?

I know there is going to be Senior B and the IHC finalists are being promoted but unsure of how it is to end up.

gedupoutofit (Westmeath) - Posts: 62 - 26/08/2019 17:09:06    2229483

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Replying To gedupoutofit:  "When the league section of the SHC and IHC is played, can someone explain how this will impact on the new structure for next year?

I know there is going to be Senior B and the IHC finalists are being promoted but unsure of how it is to end up."
Two groups will have 6 teams . Nobody will be demoted and one team will go from senior group 2 . Two intermediate finalist will go into senior B. Both groups will be separate competitions and will go into semis after the groups . I don't agree with the change because it leaves teams like delvin a couple of years ago having a good year and nearly beating a top team in a semi ever having that chance. Senior B is essentially intermediate again.

Gaawestmeath (Westmeath) - Posts: 34 - 26/08/2019 17:44:09    2229495

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Do bottom team in division 1 not play 2nd team in div 2 for last spot ?

puglerdaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 51 - 26/08/2019 23:50:45    2229615

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