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If there's ever a final between Bun and Multy they will have to fight for the ESB poles for the flags .

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 909 - 23/11/2021 17:17:25    2390488

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Good to see the woman's team chlann gaels going well for both parishes.

PowellJohn (Westmeath) - Posts: 58 - 24/11/2021 21:45:45    2390704

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Replying To PowellJohn:  "Good to see the woman's team chlann gaels going well for both parishes."
Well done to ctfcw. Good to beat Dublin champions

Mattyreilly (Westmeath) - Posts: 118 - 04/12/2021 21:50:58    2391685

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Well done to ctfcw, Seems like someone is stirring Bun and Multy.

Leftboothaey (Westmeath) - Posts: 24 - 07/12/2021 07:56:32    2391932

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Good win for Finea. Who are they up against next?

mintyfresh (Westmeath) - Posts: 112 - 07/12/2021 13:26:13    2391987

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Replying To mintyfresh:  "Good win for Finea. Who are they up against next?"
Home to Kilcullen of Kildare on Sat 18th Dec.
OLoughlin Gaels v Clonbullogue in other semi.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 864 - 07/12/2021 14:37:26    2391996

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Replying To BigSur:  "Home to Kilcullen of Kildare on Sat 18th Dec.
OLoughlin Gaels v Clonbullogue in other semi."
Thanks. Good luck to them. Im sure no easy game left. Would I be right in saying O Loughlin Gaels are Kilkenny Senior champions and Clonbullogue are Offaly Intermediate champions?

mintyfresh (Westmeath) - Posts: 112 - 07/12/2021 16:07:01    2392005

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Both Intermediate winners in their own counties. Offaly has Senior and Senior B so Intermediate is the 3rd grade I guess.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 864 - 07/12/2021 17:17:17    2392019

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Replying To BigSur:  "Both Intermediate winners in their own counties. Offaly has Senior and Senior B so Intermediate is the 3rd grade I guess."
Kilcullen will be tough. Kildare junior championship very high standard.

FaithfulRover (Kildare) - Posts: 5 - 09/12/2021 21:04:31    2392250

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Cfcw the last Westmeath team standing.

JohnyDuncan (UK) - Posts: 111 - 13/12/2021 10:49:02    2392649

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I watched the game on Iarmhí tv. Highlights how poor westmeath club football is when CFCW won westmeath at a canter without being tested and kilcullen swept them aside with great ease

westmeathgaa11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 127 - 21/12/2021 12:39:47    2393394

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How can an opinion on the state of westmeath club football be based on a Leinster Junior match? Mind boggling? Have Westmeath clubs not performed admirably in Leinster club championship in recent years? Loman's, Garrycastle, Moate, St Mary's have all done really well in Leinster. At club level we're definitely superior to Longford, Offaly, Wicklow, Carlow, Wexford and Louth and certainly on an equal level with Meath, Kildare and Laois. There are results to back this assertion up. Anyone attending club matches in Offaly and Westmeath would be certain that our standard at senior level is higher.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 413 - 22/12/2021 13:58:49    2393485

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "How can an opinion on the state of westmeath club football be based on a Leinster Junior match? Mind boggling? Have Westmeath clubs not performed admirably in Leinster club championship in recent years? Loman's, Garrycastle, Moate, St Mary's have all done really well in Leinster. At club level we're definitely superior to Longford, Offaly, Wicklow, Carlow, Wexford and Louth and certainly on an equal level with Meath, Kildare and Laois. There are results to back this assertion up. Anyone attending club matches in Offaly and Westmeath would be certain that our standard at senior level is higher."
Not so sure about Westmeath club football stronger than Offaly. Tullamore, Rhode, Ferbane all at least on par with top Senior clubs in Westmeath. Not to mention that Clara and Clonbullogue will likely do an Intermediate/Junior Leinster double..

FaithfulRover (Kildare) - Posts: 5 - 03/01/2022 21:03:33    2393506

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "How can an opinion on the state of westmeath club football be based on a Leinster Junior match? Mind boggling? Have Westmeath clubs not performed admirably in Leinster club championship in recent years? Loman's, Garrycastle, Moate, St Mary's have all done really well in Leinster. At club level we're definitely superior to Longford, Offaly, Wicklow, Carlow, Wexford and Louth and certainly on an equal level with Meath, Kildare and Laois. There are results to back this assertion up. Anyone attending club matches in Offaly and Westmeath would be certain that our standard at senior level is higher."
Tubberclair, Rosemount and Athlone have all played in Leinster intermediate finals recently.

Wmeath2 (Westmeath) - Posts: 118 - 03/01/2022 21:42:26    2393508

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Replying To FaithfulRover:  "Not so sure about Westmeath club football stronger than Offaly. Tullamore, Rhode, Ferbane all at least on par with top Senior clubs in Westmeath. Not to mention that Clara and Clonbullogue will likely do an Intermediate/Junior Leinster double.."
Intermediate/Junior is not any way to gauge it. There are fewer senior teams in Offaly. Clara won the "Senior B" rather than Intermediate , didn't they? If the Dublin Senior B champions (Cuala) were in Leinster they would win it at a canter.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 316 - 04/01/2022 07:51:33    2393510

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Replying To Wmeath2:  "Tubberclair, Rosemount and Athlone have all played in Leinster intermediate finals recently."
And Multy got to the All Ireland Junior Final

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 909 - 04/01/2022 10:06:50    2393523

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Replying To jamsie:  "Intermediate/Junior is not any way to gauge it. There are fewer senior teams in Offaly. Clara won the "Senior B" rather than Intermediate , didn't they? If the Dublin Senior B champions (Cuala) were in Leinster they would win it at a canter."
Fair point. When Offaly introduced a Senior B Championship it reduced the Senior A Championship to 8 teams. That seems about right. Senior B and Intermediate then competed in the Intermediate and Junior club respectively, and were the more competitive for it. Westmeath, I think have 12 Senior teams? But probably half of those are out of their depth I'd say. The point remains however, Offaly top clubs can compete with anyone in Leinster, save for Dublin maybe.

FaithfulRover (Kildare) - Posts: 5 - 04/01/2022 12:59:36    2393542

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Replying To FaithfulRover:  "Fair point. When Offaly introduced a Senior B Championship it reduced the Senior A Championship to 8 teams. That seems about right. Senior B and Intermediate then competed in the Intermediate and Junior club respectively, and were the more competitive for it. Westmeath, I think have 12 Senior teams? But probably half of those are out of their depth I'd say. The point remains however, Offaly top clubs can compete with anyone in Leinster, save for Dublin maybe."
It's simply not true to say that half of them are out of their depth. Half of them may have no realistic chance of actually winning the championship, but there is almost nothing between the teams from 4th to 12th. Caulry were very close to beating Lomans in the quarter final last year, for example. It's a well balanced championship and does not need tweaking. Nobody here cares what Offaly are at with their championships. If 8 teams suits them, then fine. Good luck to them.
Also, "Senior B" is just Intermediate. We have the same nonsense here with our hurling championship. If you're not in a position to compete for the Senior championship, then it's not Senior you're playing!

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 316 - 04/01/2022 14:10:09    2393551

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Replying To FaithfulRover:  "Fair point. When Offaly introduced a Senior B Championship it reduced the Senior A Championship to 8 teams. That seems about right. Senior B and Intermediate then competed in the Intermediate and Junior club respectively, and were the more competitive for it. Westmeath, I think have 12 Senior teams? But probably half of those are out of their depth I'd say. The point remains however, Offaly top clubs can compete with anyone in Leinster, save for Dublin maybe."
Wmeath system probably gives an average club a better chance of an intermediate or junior cship. Good discussion though.

jfd (Westmeath) - Posts: 213 - 04/01/2022 15:08:02    2393563

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