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I see new year same old website,no updates on the leagues /fixtures.I believe the dates were announced several weeks ago ,is it that hard to update the website?

footiemad (Westmeath) - 01/02/2017 16:06:34    1950943

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PRO accepts the website needs a rev up and is looking for help as per this week's notes.
The clubs haven't yet received fixtures bar the minor football which kicks off this Sunday.
With regard to the website, the bare minimum will suffice - fixtures and results please !

BigSur (Westmeath) - 01/02/2017 17:38:03    1950986

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Is there not a Communications sub committee of the county board?

There are at least 4/5 website companies around Mullingar and Athlone. Ask one to help out in exchange for free advertising
A fully functional website is a must for players and support nowadays.

valley84 (Westmeath) - 01/02/2017 19:24:18    1951019

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Every school and club in the country has a decent website. Hard to see why Westmeath County Board can't have one.

GozoGael (Westmeath) - 01/02/2017 20:18:29    1951043

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No communications committee as far as I know. PRO + IT Officer, that's it.
But I guess this week's cry for help may lead to one.
Honestly though are accurate fixtures along with updated tables and results too much to ask ? That'd keep me happy.
I don't know where we'd be without Midlands 103 and the clubs themselves.

BigSur (Westmeath) - 01/02/2017 21:50:49    1951064

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Get in 4 or 5 good club PROs and a few people with tech know-how

Find a few students doing journalism or media courses and get them to assist

Nobody should be left to do everything in this day and age

valley84 (Westmeath) - 02/02/2017 16:20:05    1951284

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Club PRO's have enough to be doing in their own clubs.

I know finances are always an issue but is a paid part-time administrator something that could / should be considered?

10 / 15 hours per week would make a massive difference, e.g. upkeep of website & results, communicating fixtures and improving a social media presence.

Say at €10 per hour this would cost €5,200 to €7,800 per annum plus PRSI costs. Considering what was spent on county player meals last year, this would definitely be worth it.

ondeball (Westmeath) - 02/02/2017 17:39:13    1951303

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Replying To ondeball:  "Club PRO's have enough to be doing in their own clubs.

I know finances are always an issue but is a paid part-time administrator something that could / should be considered?

10 / 15 hours per week would make a massive difference, e.g. upkeep of website & results, communicating fixtures and improving a social media presence.

Say at €10 per hour this would cost €5,200 to €7,800 per annum plus PRSI costs. Considering what was spent on county player meals last year, this would definitely be worth it."
There is funding available from Croke park towards a full time position

valley84 (Westmeath) - 02/02/2017 18:29:45    1951316

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Minor league first round on Sunday. The minor leagues haven't been updated from last May/June on website. Laughable really.

Wmeath2 (Westmeath) - 04/02/2017 14:44:33    1951811

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Minor league first round on Sunday. The minor leagues haven't been updated from last May/June on website. Laughable really.

Wmeath2 (Westmeath) - 04/02/2017 21:46:16    1951928

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Just looking at league fixtures. How come bal got relagated to division 3 instead of malacys ?

Mattyreilly (Westmeath) - 06/02/2017 01:22:50    1952515

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Why are the fixtures up as a word document attachment instead of just adding them to the Fixtures section?

martyW (Westmeath) - 06/02/2017 08:56:21    1952539

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Have the county board stopped using the sportsmanager web provider?

valley84 (Westmeath) - 06/02/2017 17:02:15    1952876

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Now that the website is functioning I see that a number of clubs are fixed to play in the top divisions at 11:30 and then in the lower divisions at 3:30 on Sunday. This might be fine for bigger clubs with 30+ players but what about the smaller clubs struggling with numbers? Are there not enough weekends between february and october to prevent players having to play two games in the same code, at the same level in the space of 5 hours? New year same old ludicrous planning (or lack of) as ever.

LakemenAbu (Westmeath) - 09/02/2017 22:41:23    1954225

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Replying To LakemenAbu:  "Now that the website is functioning I see that a number of clubs are fixed to play in the top divisions at 11:30 and then in the lower divisions at 3:30 on Sunday. This might be fine for bigger clubs with 30+ players but what about the smaller clubs struggling with numbers? Are there not enough weekends between february and october to prevent players having to play two games in the same code, at the same level in the space of 5 hours? New year same old ludicrous planning (or lack of) as ever."
Totally agree playing two different divisions on the same day is pure madness

footiemad (Westmeath) - 10/02/2017 13:49:26    1954380

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Replying To footiemad:  "Totally agree playing two different divisions on the same day is pure madness"
Its not only a problem for smaller clubs. Some clubs with 3 teams forced to play three times over the weekend!! If you take out county seniors and u 21 footballers plus county hurlers out of your first team , then you have to get your second team players to step up and play. Our club are down 16 first team players because of county/work commitments and yet have to play Div 1 and Div 3 on consecutive days meaning that most of the second team will have to play in both matches. Its very easily solved by fixing Div 1 and Div 4,5,6 for one weekend and Div 2 & 3 for following weekend.Like wise if you have a team in Divs 2,3 and 5 then play 2 and 5 one weekend and Div 2 the following. . A little bit of planning might solve this problem. Unfortunately our county board dont have the foresight to see this !!!!

smithers123 (Westmeath) - 10/02/2017 16:05:07    1954440

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Luckily every club has been training since November in preparation for these league games that they got notice about, on Monday! Ha!

valley84 (Westmeath) - 10/02/2017 17:18:37    1954468

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Would county players be asked to play two games like that in quick succession? I doubt it. The CPA can't get up and running soon enough.

iarmhi_an_mhaith (Westmeath) - 11/02/2017 10:40:49    1954641

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Clubs fixed to play at 3:30 on a Saturday is a joke too. Do they not realise most lads work on Saturdays now? 11 delegates spoke against Saturday fixtures, completely ignored!

Wmeath2 (Westmeath) - 11/02/2017 13:01:18    1954698

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Delegates don't count anymore.
Top table dictates. It's like Trump and his executive orders

valley84 (Westmeath) - 11/02/2017 17:41:22    1954794

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