New Westmeath chairman Billy Foley has stressed that the county needs a centre of excellence.
The Brownstown clubman was elected as chairman at last weekend's convention, taking over from Sean Sheridan, who stepped down after his five year term was completed.
In his acceptance speech, Foley spoke of the need for a centre of excellence in the county and he pointed to the excellent facilities that neighbouring counties Meath and Offaly had.
"We need grass pitches with sufficient lighting," the Westmeath Independent reports Foley as stating and he added that it would not be fair to put the cost of such a project onto the clubs.
"I would be in favour of following the Offaly model with combined fundraising with grants from both the Leinster Council and Croke Park."