Westmeath - Westmeath Club Championship 2017

Folks as a outsider.
When is the Club championship starting for all Senior/Intermediate & Junior?

Westmeath GAA website is poor for Championship fixtures.

footie16 (Mayo) - Posts:138 - 10/05/2017 10:51:26   1985620

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july

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts:927 - 10/05/2017 11:09:25   1985625

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Replying To footie16:  "Folks as a outsider.
When is the Club championship starting for all Senior/Intermediate & Junior?

Westmeath GAA website is poor for Championship fixtures."
Hurling meant to be early July, football meant to be end July.

Left Full (Westmeath) - Posts:123 - 10/05/2017 11:25:14   1985629

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When the county teams are out

July

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts:1429 - 10/05/2017 16:55:07   1985741

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Co hurlers could be finished Sunday but hopefully not. Wonder will club hurling be brought forward if they go out,think theirs only one round left in Division 1 of the league and then a final.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts:308 - 10/05/2017 22:40:12   1985847

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not having any championship games in May or June is a strange one.
must be the only county not playing any club games during the best weather (its always good around the LC)
the only thing is, most clubs will still be playing round robin championship games at the end of August and into September

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts:1429 - 11/05/2017 09:12:26   1985879

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Replying To valley84:  "not having any championship games in May or June is a strange one.
must be the only county not playing any club games during the best weather (its always good around the LC)
the only thing is, most clubs will still be playing round robin championship games at the end of August and into September"
Speaking as a player, the way it is this year is much better. Playing two games in May (or one in April as it was last year) and then taking a massive break is a pain. You have to try and peak twice in the year. The league games are coming frequently now so there are loads of games. There are only 3 rounds left in the league. No more playing league games when you're out of the championship.

And regarding the weather, I think you're stretching it now. The difference between all months from May to September is negligible. We are in Ireland!

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts:187 - 11/05/2017 10:56:57   1985904

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Replying To jamsie:  "Speaking as a player, the way it is this year is much better. Playing two games in May (or one in April as it was last year) and then taking a massive break is a pain. You have to try and peak twice in the year. The league games are coming frequently now so there are loads of games. There are only 3 rounds left in the league. No more playing league games when you're out of the championship.

And regarding the weather, I think you're stretching it now. The difference between all months from May to September is negligible. We are in Ireland!"
Agree completely - much better to get the league games in 1st, a couple of challenges in June & July and then into championship. The only thing that could be changed is to start the leagues in March so that players don't have to be back training in January.

upyabhoy (Westmeath) - Posts:18 - 11/05/2017 11:06:34   1985908

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Completely agree with jamsie.
The new fixture layout is far better than in previous years.
The league is on course to be finished by June, giving us proper time to take a week's holidays & prepare for championship in July.
Well done Westmeath County Board.

ondeball (Westmeath) - Posts:85 - 11/05/2017 11:16:36   1985918

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Have to agree with Jamsie. There has been a lot of giving out on here about fixtures over the years but this is definitely a step forward, so finally some credit due to the fixtures committee. League games getting complete in the first part of the year when everyone is hungry, players knowing where they stand in terms of when to aim to peak, coaches able to better plan their training, no championship in exam season - all these are positives. If this can be continued year in year out ultimately I think it may allow a club player more of a life outside of the game instead of hanging round for 11 months of the year trying to maintain 100%.

culmor (Westmeath) - Posts:20 - 11/05/2017 11:17:34   1985919

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Replying To culmor:  "Have to agree with Jamsie. There has been a lot of giving out on here about fixtures over the years but this is definitely a step forward, so finally some credit due to the fixtures committee. League games getting complete in the first part of the year when everyone is hungry, players knowing where they stand in terms of when to aim to peak, coaches able to better plan their training, no championship in exam season - all these are positives. If this can be continued year in year out ultimately I think it may allow a club player more of a life outside of the game instead of hanging round for 11 months of the year trying to maintain 100%."
100% agree the decision to run the league early has been excellent

footiemad (Westmeath) - Posts:700 - 11/05/2017 12:06:35   1985933

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I'll reserve judgement until September or October

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts:1429 - 11/05/2017 20:02:26   1986053

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Replying To valley84:  "I'll reserve judgement until September or October"
I'm sure you'll find something else to moan about by then. If all leagues get finished before championship then thats a huge step forward in my opinion. That way when championship is over teams are done for the year instead of trying to keep fit for a few league games nobody has any interest in

martyW (Westmeath) - Posts:185 - 12/05/2017 10:29:03   1986129

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Replying To martyW:  "I'm sure you'll find something else to moan about by then. If all leagues get finished before championship then thats a huge step forward in my opinion. That way when championship is over teams are done for the year instead of trying to keep fit for a few league games nobody has any interest in"
Exactly Marty,nothing worse than playing a league game in late October or November against a team that has been in a county final,might as well be trying to go up Croagh Patrick in a canoe.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts:308 - 12/05/2017 13:58:10   1986238

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The only problem I can see is if a player pulls a hamstring or something he could miss 4/6 weeks and 2/3 championship games after training all year. credit where it's due to Co. board getting league played off, regular games for all club players every 2/3 weeks.

Wmeath2 (Westmeath) - Posts:62 - 13/05/2017 16:15:19   1986446

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