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See McHale is going to Athlone

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 847 - 03/12/2019 13:17:16    2252927

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Replying To Jack_Sparrow:  "See McHale is going to Athlone"
Good appointment. Was well liked by the Roscommon players when he was involved with Roscommon

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 270 - 03/12/2019 15:07:37    2252946

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Another high profile appointment. There's money in the Lake County !!
McHale has a decent reputation as a coach but Athlone will test his management skills.
Lots of decent players with some good young lads coming through but for some reason have not realised their potential so far.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 649 - 03/12/2019 17:23:13    2252980

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Replying To BigSur:  "Another high profile appointment. There's money in the Lake County !!
McHale has a decent reputation as a coach but Athlone will test his management skills.
Lots of decent players with some good young lads coming through but for some reason have not realised their potential so far."
They have too many egos in the dressing room that's the problem. They are well capable to be at the top table of Westmeath football with the other 3 town teams but McHale has a big task awaiting him

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 38 - 03/12/2019 17:27:52    2252982

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Serious scoops for Athlone and Rosemount. Puts serious pressure on these clubs to deliver next year.

the21yardline (Westmeath) - Posts: 115 - 04/12/2019 11:21:16    2253134

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puts pressure on lads to lay a lot of tarmac next year

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1694 - 04/12/2019 13:28:24    2253174

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even more pressure to get more cars repaired and punctures fixed

Westmeathgeal (Westmeath) - Posts: 37 - 04/12/2019 17:11:23    2253221

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I think its crazy by some clubs with these "big appointments". Athlone or Rosemount have a very little chance of winning a senior championship next year. I think 8 of the 12 senior clubs have outside managers. I guess that's the way its going and these clubs will end up spending lots of money

Left Full (Westmeath) - Posts: 169 - 05/12/2019 09:17:08    2253314

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Replying To Left Full:  "I think its crazy by some clubs with these "big appointments". Athlone or Rosemount have a very little chance of winning a senior championship next year. I think 8 of the 12 senior clubs have outside managers. I guess that's the way its going and these clubs will end up spending lots of money"
You're right, I don't know how they can justify the spend. Whatever about smaller clubs, who don't have the same number of members or potential internal candidates, there is no reason why Lomans or Athlone, or even The Downs should be going outside their own. If Shamrocks can manage to appoint within, then they can too. If Lomans put a blind monkey in charge they'd still be championship favourites next year.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 245 - 05/12/2019 09:35:49    2253318

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Replying To Left Full:  "I think its crazy by some clubs with these "big appointments". Athlone or Rosemount have a very little chance of winning a senior championship next year. I think 8 of the 12 senior clubs have outside managers. I guess that's the way its going and these clubs will end up spending lots of money"
100% agree... it takes a lot of time effort and fundraising to keep clubs a float these days and flithering away tens of thousands on a manager does not make sense. It seems like every few wks I get approached to buy something to support the club, getting sick of it.

Makes no sense for either Rosemount or Athlone to appoint Dolan and McHale. Rosemount need a few steady years at senior and hope to pick up a few more good players coming through to realistically have a chance of competing for a senior. While Athlone are in a much worse state, they need to stop the rot, their players are not good enough for a start and then they have ego/attitude/commitment issues.

Both clubs have plenty of room for improvement before they should even be thinking of a title. I'd say a lower profile steady manager can achieve that for probably a fraction of McHale or Dolan. Big names are for getting you over the line when you've been knocking at the door.

borisdblade (Westmeath) - Posts: 116 - 05/12/2019 11:02:27    2253338

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The foundation coaching course is free, award one is €50 and award two is €150. Clubs would be better off funding their own coaches to upskill rather than handing over fist fulls of cash to outside managers every year!!!

Wmeath2 (Westmeath) - Posts: 95 - 05/12/2019 18:29:51    2253441

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Replying To Wmeath2:  "The foundation coaching course is free, award one is €50 and award two is €150. Clubs would be better off funding their own coaches to upskill rather than handing over fist fulls of cash to outside managers every year!!!"
in other counties the foundation course is free.
figure that one out

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1694 - 05/12/2019 21:23:16    2253468

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Athlone: Liam McHale
Castledaly: Keith Begley
Caulry: ????
Coralstown/Kinnegad: Peter Brady
Garrycastle: Gary Dolan and John Keane
Killucan: Stephen Morley
Mullingar Shamrocks: Ned Moore
Rosemount: Frankie Dolan
Shandonagh: David Scahill
St. Lomans: Declan Kelly
The Downs: John O'Mahony
Tyrrellspass: Emmet McDonnell
From what I have heard these are mangers for 2020 some massive names here sets up are very interesting year in the senior championship.

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 38 - 10/12/2019 11:10:14    2254069

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Of the 11 clubs mentioned it's a pity that 6 of them have chosen managers from outside the county. David Scahill is a Roscommon man but he has settled in Shandonagh and his children play with the club. Not including him as an outside manager. Presumably it means that a lot of hard earned fundraising money will be spent on these imported managers. Money that clubs would surely be better investing in facilities and on underage players. The last two county champions were managed by men who were passionate club men. Surely there's a lesson there. Raharney, Clonkill, Shandonagh, Rochfortbridge and Ballynacargy have all enjoyed success recently with club men who were only interested in bringing success to their club with virtually no cost to their clubs.

Bellewest (Westmeath) - Posts: 124 - 10/12/2019 17:13:06    2254147

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Any update on the hurling?

Who have Clonkill and Raharney gone for?

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 38 - 14/12/2019 09:50:04    2254794

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I believe Clonkill have appointed Frank Aughey and Pat OToole in on a joint ticket.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 649 - 14/12/2019 19:24:42    2254856

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Replying To BigSur:  "I believe Clonkill have appointed Frank Aughey and Pat OToole in on a joint ticket."
Another Turin man roped in by Clonkill. Where are the hurlers playing on Sunday?

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 383 - 14/12/2019 20:43:41    2254868

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Replying To stonemadbeany:  "Another Turin man roped in by Clonkill. Where are the hurlers playing on Sunday?"
Well in fairness half the team is from Turin so who better than a Turin man to lead them

locklanegale (Wexford) - Posts: 20 - 15/12/2019 00:39:22    2254913

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Replying To stonemadbeany:  "Another Turin man roped in by Clonkill. Where are the hurlers playing on Sunday?"
Cusack Park. Haven't seen a team. Dublin going with a 'C' team by the looks of it

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 38 - 15/12/2019 10:59:26    2254936

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Ah lads don't be going off topic.
Looks like senior jobs are sorted:
Athlone: Liam McHale
Castledaly: Keith Begley
Caulry: assumed John Benton ?
Coralstown/Kinnegad: Peter Brady
Garrycastle: Gary Dolan and John Keane
Killucan: Stephen Morley
Mullingar Shamrocks: Ned Moore
Rosemount: Frankie Dolan
Shandonagh: David Scahill
St. Lomans: Declan Kelly
The Downs: John O'Mahony
Tyrrellspass: Emmet McDonnell

Any more updates - hurling or football.
Some teams back already.....

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 649 - 16/12/2019 13:53:40    2255143

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