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Takes a braver man to tog in Ballycomoyle than it did to fight during the rising.

JohnyDuncan (UK) - Posts: 85 - 08/05/2019 20:19:10    2182593

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Replying To JohnyDuncan:  "Takes a braver man to tog in Ballycomoyle than it did to fight during the rising."
Fact

The_Biler (Westmeath) - Posts: 84 - 08/05/2019 22:34:06    2182609

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Ballycomoyle in Division 5? A boy can only dream

dakid (Australia) - Posts: 241 - 09/05/2019 16:36:56    2182780

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This thread is gone to the dogs!! A pity there isn't a decent Westmeath gaa forum. Offaly and Laois have very good active ones! Not on hoganstand I must add.

Matthew (None) - Posts: 916 - 09/05/2019 17:56:00    2182796

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Replying To Matthew:  "This thread is gone to the dogs!! A pity there isn't a decent Westmeath gaa forum. Offaly and Laois have very good active ones! Not on hoganstand I must add."
Speak your mind around here and you get ridiculed and accused of being negative.

The_Biler (Westmeath) - Posts: 84 - 09/05/2019 20:36:55    2182827

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I started this thread . It's gone off the subject as per usual . What's the point

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1198 - 10/05/2019 06:51:21    2182861

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Dead right Mick - all the posts and not one proposed team. Here's one for starters:

1 Eoin Carberry
2 Kevin Maguire
3 Ronan Wallace
4 Boidu Sayeh
5 Noel Mulligan or Cillian Daly
6 Frank Boyle
7 James Dolan
8 Sam Duncan
9 Denis Corroon
10 Callum McCormack
11 John Heslin
12 Luke Loughlin
13 Ronan O Toole
14 Kieran Martin
15 Ger Egan

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 659 - 10/05/2019 13:47:33    2182934

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Replying To The_Biler:  "Big difference between a training session and a game would you not think?? Why should a player who cannot get a game for the county, but still be on the panel be made go without a proper game until July? Not fair on players or clubs."
You have obviously never been on a Senior County panel then with that statement. I will say again, these guys will be playing full 15 a side games at most training's now. These are games with the best footballers in the County who are all competing for a starting place for the Championship. How is this not proper?? Do not confuse this with some club training session. These matches will be far far far higher standard than any Club match.

There is such a thing as being part of a panel also and the spirit that brings. Rules are there to ensure that is sustained within a panel. Every club knows this is the case and should support our County Management.

Meridian (Westmeath) - Posts: 483 - 10/05/2019 15:21:58    2182957

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Replying To Meridian:  "You have obviously never been on a Senior County panel then with that statement. I will say again, these guys will be playing full 15 a side games at most training's now. These are games with the best footballers in the County who are all competing for a starting place for the Championship. How is this not proper?? Do not confuse this with some club training session. These matches will be far far far higher standard than any Club match.

There is such a thing as being part of a panel also and the spirit that brings. Rules are there to ensure that is sustained within a panel. Every club knows this is the case and should support our County Management."
So the clubs who nurture these players should just put up and shut up and carry on without them? For what?, a county team that at best will make a provincial final to be annihilated by Dublin and go into round 4 of the qualifiers to be beaten by a team that has momentum built up, or at worst be gone out of the championship altogether by mid June. Let them play for the clubs I say.

The_Biler (Westmeath) - Posts: 84 - 10/05/2019 19:31:57    2183003

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Replying To BigSur:  "Dead right Mick - all the posts and not one proposed team. Here's one for starters:

1 Eoin Carberry
2 Kevin Maguire
3 Ronan Wallace
4 Boidu Sayeh
5 Noel Mulligan or Cillian Daly
6 Frank Boyle
7 James Dolan
8 Sam Duncan
9 Denis Corroon
10 Callum McCormack
11 John Heslin
12 Luke Loughlin
13 Ronan O Toole
14 Kieran Martin
15 Ger Egan"
Nice but....

1 Eoin Carberry
2 Killian Daly
3 Kevin Maguire
4 Boidu Sayeh
5 Noel Mulligan
6 Frank Boyle
7 James Dolan
8 Sam Duncan
9 John Heslin
10 Callum McCormack
11Denis Corroon
12 Ger Egan
13 Kieran Martin
14 Ronan O Toole
15 Luke Loughlin

ExiledCuCu (Cavan) - Posts: 172 - 10/05/2019 19:55:55    2183006

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Replying To ExiledCuCu:  "Nice but....

1 Eoin Carberry
2 Killian Daly
3 Kevin Maguire
4 Boidu Sayeh
5 Noel Mulligan
6 Frank Boyle
7 James Dolan
8 Sam Duncan
9 John Heslin
10 Callum McCormack
11Denis Corroon
12 Ger Egan
13 Kieran Martin
14 Ronan O Toole
15 Luke Loughlin"
sorry exiled but ronan wallace has to start

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1198 - 11/05/2019 09:23:18    2183059

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Carbery
Boidiu
Maguire
Wallace
Daly
Boyle
Dolan
Duncan
Corroon
O toole
Loughlin
Egan
McDaniels
Heslin
Martin

Iarmhi04 (Westmeath) - Posts: 27 - 11/05/2019 12:28:45    2183084

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Eoin car berry 2 cillian daly 3 Kevin maguire 4 boidu sayeh .5 ronan Wallace 6 Frank boyle 7 james Dolan 8 sam Duncan 9 Dennis corroon 10 paddy Fagan /David lynch 11 John Heslin 12 luke loughlin 13 ronan o toole 14 Kieran Martin 15 ger egan . That team will beat laois . I'm not sure between Fagan and lynch

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1198 - 11/05/2019 16:03:12    2183111

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Replying To The_Biler:  "So the clubs who nurture these players should just put up and shut up and carry on without them? For what?, a county team that at best will make a provincial final to be annihilated by Dublin and go into round 4 of the qualifiers to be beaten by a team that has momentum built up, or at worst be gone out of the championship altogether by mid June. Let them play for the clubs I say."
Sure why have a county team at all then....

Meridian (Westmeath) - Posts: 483 - 13/05/2019 10:25:38    2183532

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "sorry exiled but ronan wallace has to start"
Don't get me wrong Mick, Wallace hasn't had a bad league and I think he's a great footballer. I just have a concern if he's dragged out the field now that the ground is getting harder. My view is no different for Frank Boyle, but Frank has the experience and know-how on how to cover the ground and space now that the legs are not as young as they used to be. The Laois selection may say something about how they line out.

ExiledCuCu (Cavan) - Posts: 172 - 16/05/2019 18:51:02    2184690

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Replying To ExiledCuCu:  "Don't get me wrong Mick, Wallace hasn't had a bad league and I think he's a great footballer. I just have a concern if he's dragged out the field now that the ground is getting harder. My view is no different for Frank Boyle, but Frank has the experience and know-how on how to cover the ground and space now that the legs are not as young as they used to be. The Laois selection may say something about how they line out."
Wallace has played a lot of his club football further outfield, and is far better conditioned in my view to adapt to that Scenario if that happened in the heat of championship. I'm with Mick on that 1. Good team otherwise

Paddyfla19 (Westmeath) - Posts: 110 - 17/05/2019 00:11:14    2184772

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Replying To Paddyfla19:  "Wallace has played a lot of his club football further outfield, and is far better conditioned in my view to adapt to that Scenario if that happened in the heat of championship. I'm with Mick on that 1. Good team otherwise"
Fair point and will go with your view then. If the space between the 45's is managed properly then there wont be an issue at the back anyway.

ExiledCuCu (Cavan) - Posts: 172 - 17/05/2019 17:46:09    2185015

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so we start every game at a snails pace and expect to win . well not today . not at the pace of the game at all
championship is what counts ans as before we are out in round one . laois dominated the game and deserved to win . we enter the qualifier tomorrow and i hope we avoid mayo

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1198 - 26/05/2019 16:44:31    2187671

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Game was certainly lost in the first half. Looked like we were still in a warmup. Pedestrian in possession once we worked it to halfway, allowed Laois set up their defence every time so we struggled to get in behind them. Some poor decision making and unforced errors also.

I think we played in to their hands second half. They were wasting lots of time playing around with the ball to protect their lead and Westmeath players just stood off them. Their main threat was O'Carroll inside and felt we allowed Laois too much space to work it closer so they could feed O'Carroll inside. We should have been pressing them much further up the pitch.

Poor match overall. Laois weren't great either tbh and will struggle massively against Meath if they don't up their game. Decent showing from some of the Westmeath backs who looked hungry for work. Some of the bigger names went missing however.

lady_gaagaa (Westmeath) - Posts: 74 - 26/05/2019 17:38:57    2187696

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "so we start every game at a snails pace and expect to win . well not today . not at the pace of the game at all
championship is what counts ans as before we are out in round one . laois dominated the game and deserved to win . we enter the qualifier tomorrow and i hope we avoid mayo"
Mayo not in 1st draw tomorrow

RAHKILL (Westmeath) - Posts: 395 - 26/05/2019 18:39:13    2187724

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