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Westmeath Hurling 2020

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Lot of negativity on the 2019 thread.

So time to draw a line under that.

What's the team for the Carlow match?

Any new faces ye'd like to see included?

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 27 - 28/11/2019 18:40:47    2252014

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Just saw the 2020 league fixtures. Scary.
26th Jan: away to Galway
2nd Feb: home to Waterford
16th Feb: home to Cork
23rd Feb: away to Tipp
1st March: away to Limerick

Walsh Cup
8th Dec: home to Carlow
15th Dec: home to Dublin
5th Jan: away to Laois

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 635 - 28/11/2019 20:39:50    2252026

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Galway are always vulnerable in the first game. They've gone way back. Throw everything at it and see can we get a result.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1683 - 28/11/2019 22:54:41    2252040

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No handy games is there. Suppose it will go one of two ways. Steel them for the task in hand come championship time or leave them picking their morale off the floor and vulnerable.

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 27 - 29/11/2019 15:20:54    2252118

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Galway gone way back ? I doubt it. New manager too so should bring a bounce.
I hear our lads are working hard and going well under our own new manager.
They are there on merit and it will be a great barometer of where they are at.
No easy games in Walsh Cup either.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 635 - 29/11/2019 16:04:56    2252122

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Considering that Galway were eliminated from Leinster hurling championship last year because they only beat Carlow by 6-7 points and ultimately lost out on score difference and as they have an excellent new manager whom they will surely be out to impress I'd imagine they will be keen to beat us by a considerable margin. They're still one of the top sides in the country and All Ireland contenders.

Bellewest (Westmeath) - Posts: 114 - 29/11/2019 17:30:20    2252137

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Replying To BigSur:  "Galway gone way back ? I doubt it. New manager too so should bring a bounce.
I hear our lads are working hard and going well under our own new manager.
They are there on merit and it will be a great barometer of where they are at.
No easy games in Walsh Cup either."
I couldn't agree more. This is what everyone wants, to be competing against the best sides. I doubt the lads involved will be fearful, and if they are they shouldn't be involved. There might be a beating or two taken but I would hope the team can step up the the necessary level. All the best looking forward.

35OLT (USA) - Posts: 24 - 02/12/2019 15:10:13    2252722

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