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ACFL League Div 1

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Half way through and very interesting to see Intermediate side Tang top of the table with 5 from 5.
Rosemount also going well with 4 wins and a draw.
Obviously hard to know with county players missing up to now but I believe most are now back with their clubs.
I believe Athlone who are pointless have changed managers with Darren McGee allegedly now at the helm ?
Tyrrellspass struggling too and won't be helped with Jamie's injury.
Athlone play Tyrellspass next so you'd imagine whoever loses will be in trouble.
Championship football is a different story and we have a while to wait until July.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 700 - 15/04/2019 13:46:42    2178944

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If we are looking at Div1 it's very to see how Tang won't be playing senior next year

Moorehead (Westmeath) - Posts: 123 - 15/04/2019 18:00:56    2179009

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Clubs are struggling without there county players. So much for April supposed to be a club month. Our county is braking the rules and training away. players should be with their clubs it's scandalous.

nearlymadeit (Westmeath) - Posts: 81 - 15/04/2019 22:33:26    2179041

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Its only April, theres a lot of football to be played yet. However things look bleak for both Athlone and Tyrellspass. Shamrocks also looking like their suffering a hangover and could get dragged into a relegation battle.

Left Full (Westmeath) - Posts: 185 - 16/04/2019 08:22:30    2179061

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Final games in the regular league were played at the weekend.

After their great start Tang just miss out on the league final with 3 losses and a draw in their last 4 games. All of the losses were tight affairs and in the end even one more draw would have been enough to get through.

Loman's also lost 3 of their last 4, which dropped them to 5th despite being in 2nd before the last game. Had they managed to beat The Downs in the final game they would have gone through, regardless of any other results.

Those dropped points by Loman's and Tang in the final game meant that Garrycastle managed to sneak through to the final on score difference ahead of Tang and The Downs, with all three finishing on 11 points.

Rosemount kept their good form going throughout the regular season, losing only one game and drawing another. Confidence will be high heading to the final against a Garrycastle team that they already beat earlier in the year.

At the other end, Athlone and Tyrellspass never managed to get themselves out of trouble. Athlone had the chance to escape relegation but only managed a draw against Shandonagh at the weekend, when they needed a win.

I suppose the Shamrocks v Kinnegad abandoned game won't be re-fixed now, with neither team able to reach the final or be relegated.

Division 2 had an interesting finish last night. 5 teams were vying for the two final spots and 4 teams were potentially in trouble at the other end.

Castledaly, who were the leaders going in held their nerve against Caulry, with Milltown joining them in the final, having leapfrogged St Mary's, who lost last night.

Ballymore beat Ballinacargy in a winner takes all relegation game and The Downs fell to 9th having lost to Milltown.

anon (None) - Posts: 335 - 12/06/2019 12:38:33    2193896

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While league form is not always closely correlated with championship performance, it is still interesting to see how teams are going. It's a big deal for Rosemount to make the league final. They will surely make the knock out stages of championship this year. Also, not good for Athlone and Tyrrellspass to be down in div2 for 2020. Athlone can't use the excuse of missing county players either, as they only have 1.
Massive for Milltown to get up to div1. I'd say it's been a long long time since they were there. They are improving every year, and have 2 of the best county minors this year too.
Multy getting up to div2 is also an important step for them.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 266 - 12/06/2019 13:46:30    2193926

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Another interesting league in most divisions. Only gripe is non availability of county players for majority of league fixtures. Punishing clubs for developing county players. County players only available after league final which was a week later and yet they were unavailable from 1st May for clubs. Ger Egan played maximum twice for Tyrrellspass while Jamie gonoud was injured on county duty and Noel Mulligan barely featured for athlone. Gareth Carr didn't play for shandonagh last weekend and didn't feature for county. Players should be available for minimum five league matches. Tang benefited from settled side every week. Castledaly likewise in div 2.

Bellewest (Westmeath) - Posts: 150 - 12/06/2019 14:37:39    2193965

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Fantastic to see MIltown up in Div 1, a big step and statement from them, Intermediate very open. Will be interesting to see how the league final in Div 1 pans out. Provisionally fixed for Sunday June 30th, if Westmeath beat Limerick they will be out the following Saturday the day before the league final, u20's are out in the championship the following Wednesday, 3 days later. Rosemount have 3 with the seniors, 2 with the 20's. Garrycastle have 1 with the seniors, and 1 with the 20's. Would be very unfair for it to be played without the Co players. I am sure the row will rumble on. Similar issue last year with the Div 1 Hurling League Final from memory, was it Clonkill refused to play without there county lads...

winghalf10 (Westmeath) - Posts: 30 - 13/06/2019 09:07:09    2194253

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Big year for milltown this year getting to div1 and I think they will go a long way in intermediate champioship. It's between milltown and Tang this year for intermediate championship

Moorehead (Westmeath) - Posts: 123 - 13/06/2019 18:00:32    2194531

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I see the final of this is on tonight in Cusack park, no mention of it anywhere except the clubs social media

martyW (Westmeath) - Posts: 252 - 05/07/2019 10:40:15    2205791

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Poor crowd in attendance at league final and a disappointing end to a competitive league. Rosemount will be concerned with their championship opener in a week's time, 1-4 with the goal an injury time penalty is a reflection of their play in the final. Theo Watts the only rosemount player who got at least parity with his opposite number. Boidu was well kept in check and defensively they were in bother all game. Des Dolan and Alex Gardiner were major threats up front for Garrycastle who easily could have scored more than 2-16. Justin Barrett, Doran Harte, Andrew Monaghan, the McCallon brothers and Matthew Guiheen also excelled. Garrycastle looked a serious proposition and back to back league titles is a decent achievement.

Bellewest (Westmeath) - Posts: 150 - 05/07/2019 22:28:08    2206050

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1-6 from Dessie Dolan last night unbelievable performance he ran the show. Heard in the crowd last night that he turns 40 this year. I hope to get to all Garrycastle's games in the championship this year as he is still a treat to watch

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 73 - 06/07/2019 11:46:26    2206198

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Replying To martyW:  "I see the final of this is on tonight in Cusack park, no mention of it anywhere except the clubs social media"
Now, now, you cannot be negative around here

"Maybe you should put your name forward at the next convention..."

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1775 - 06/07/2019 20:36:26    2206450

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That's a serious reality check for Rosemount . I thought they might compete at this level but Lomans Shams and Garrycastle look a step above the rest

Baldy1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 55 - 06/07/2019 20:49:07    2206464

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Match of the year in the division 2 final this evening as milltown and castledaly finished all square, 4-11 to 3-14, an injury time goal by possibly Jarlath Boyce earning a deserved draw for milltown. Boyce scores at least two goals and along with Conor Dillon, Joe Halligan and the Kennys played extremely well. Milltown will certainly be a tough side to beat at intermediate level. Lorcan Dolan, Daniel heavin and Liam Fitzpatrick were good for castledaly but really football was the winner. The replay will probably not be until September at least with championship starting next weekend.

Bellewest (Westmeath) - Posts: 150 - 07/07/2019 00:37:48    2206713

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Replying To valley84:  "Now, now, you cannot be negative around here

"Maybe you should put your name forward at the next convention...""
No point in anyone else running for any position at the next convention, sure Valley84 is going to do it all from 2020. Valley 84 the saviour of Westmeath GAA. We will need a statue erected by the time he's finished.

Just a point of order, in fairness, over the last two years our social media/website has improved tenfold, we are now in line with other counties. There were some issues with fixtures on website but that seems to have been alleviated. I am all for constructive criticism but others on this insist of a campaign of negativity. It must be Napoleon Complex or perhaps you were traumatised by the county board at some point of your life.

Ferrett (Westmeath) - Posts: 51 - 07/07/2019 07:50:29    2206767

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Replying To Bellewest:  "Match of the year in the division 2 final this evening as milltown and castledaly finished all square, 4-11 to 3-14, an injury time goal by possibly Jarlath Boyce earning a deserved draw for milltown. Boyce scores at least two goals and along with Conor Dillon, Joe Halligan and the Kennys played extremely well. Milltown will certainly be a tough side to beat at intermediate level. Lorcan Dolan, Daniel heavin and Liam Fitzpatrick were good for castledaly but really football was the winner. The replay will probably not be until September at least with championship starting next weekend."
I was at the div2 final as well last night a great game , Millto
wn were the ones who looked like a senior team. After looking at them last night there's only 2 teams in the running for the intermediate that's Milltown and Tang

Moorehead (Westmeath) - Posts: 123 - 07/07/2019 09:54:56    2206805

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Replying To Bellewest:  "Match of the year in the division 2 final this evening as milltown and castledaly finished all square, 4-11 to 3-14, an injury time goal by possibly Jarlath Boyce earning a deserved draw for milltown. Boyce scores at least two goals and along with Conor Dillon, Joe Halligan and the Kennys played extremely well. Milltown will certainly be a tough side to beat at intermediate level. Lorcan Dolan, Daniel heavin and Liam Fitzpatrick were good for castledaly but really football was the winner. The replay will probably not be until September at least with championship starting next weekend."
I was at the div2 final as well last night a great game , Millto
wn were the ones who looked like a senior team. After looking at them last night there's only 2 teams in the running for the intermediate that's Milltown and Tang

Moorehead (Westmeath) - Posts: 123 - 07/07/2019 09:55:03    2206806

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Really thought the Div 1 Final would be a belter, it turns out the Div 2 and 4 finals were instead! Both going to extra time - huge scores being put up. Garrycastle seem to be hitting form, they brought an unbelievable intensity for 60 minutes, the key will be for them to keep it at this level for the next 3 and a half months. Rosemount on the other hand were just flattened, never got going and were never allowed to get going, Im sure they will bounce back and will. Milltown continue to impress, and will hope to have a say in the Intermediate.

winghalf10 (Westmeath) - Posts: 30 - 08/07/2019 09:07:50    2207583

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Fairly jingoistic report in the Garrycastle notes ...will probably be on the Rosemount dressing room wall for the rest of the season.

jfd (Westmeath) - Posts: 199 - 09/07/2019 17:50:39    2208572

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