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Replying To Dheen:  "Some interesting games this weekend.

Senior B semi final Ringtown vs Crookedwood.
I'll go Ringtown by 3.
Senior B relegation decider Delvin vs Brownstown.
Delvin by 2.
Senior A semi final CTG vs Lough Lene Gaels.
Castletown by 2."
Ringtown to win by 2 or 3
Brownstown by 2
CTG by 6+

And then 2 intermediate semi finals
Clonkill and st.brigids both to win by 6+

Hurlingmad12 (Westmeath) - Posts: 26 - 18/09/2023 19:59:10    2504677

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Replying To Greenandgoldie:  "Two additions to Westmeath senior hurling management team were rumoured to be on cards.

John Shaw from Raharney and Kevin O'Brien from Clonkill are set to replace Casey and Greville.... O'Brien was part of Michael Fennellys management team in Offaly which could prove vital as westmeath will be contesting with Offaly to retain Division 1 status and will also compete in the Joe Mc Donagh. John Shaw who was involved with U20 and minor management over last number of years will have a good knowledge of the up and coming talent"
Any more on this?

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 850 - 20/09/2023 10:03:36    2504891

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Replying To Dheen:  "Any more on this?"
You can see why both these guys would be linked. One a 2 in a row winning club manager who also managed the county u20's with the added bonus of knowing offaly inside out and the other is one of the greatest we ever produced. But word out there is that it's just rumour.

Onionbagger (Westmeath) - Posts: 83 - 20/09/2023 14:06:17    2504946

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Very disappointing & strange on what ive heard about the ctg manager (and malachys gk). Credit to him he is a great servant to his club and county and this is out of character. I have heard he said something to a selector and then the linesman alerted the referee to it. Very harsh that he is missing both the hurling semi AND the football final

WestmeathFan (Westmeath) - Posts: 26 - 20/09/2023 14:19:42    2504950

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Replying To WestmeathFan:  "Very disappointing & strange on what ive heard about the ctg manager (and malachys gk). Credit to him he is a great servant to his club and county and this is out of character. I have heard he said something to a selector and then the linesman alerted the referee to it. Very harsh that he is missing both the hurling semi AND the football final"
It must have been pretty bad for that to happen. Derek Gallagher will most likely take over CTG for the semi final if so.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 850 - 20/09/2023 15:12:06    2504965

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What happened there

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 20/09/2023 15:13:10    2504966

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Alan Mangan suspended as a result of overheard comment at last Castletown match and suspension rules him out of Malachy's matches including Intermediate final, quite possibly his swan song after 26 years in Malachy's colours. Surprised he hasn't appealed this to further committees as he seems to have a strong case. He's also in the stand for semi final versus the Gaels on Sunday. Castletown's last match in his sideline absence was league final versus Castlepollard when they produced their worst display of the year.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1621 - 20/09/2023 16:46:53    2504990

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Alan Mangan suspended as a result of overheard comment at last Castletown match and suspension rules him out of Malachy's matches including Intermediate final, quite possibly his swan song after 26 years in Malachy's colours. Surprised he hasn't appealed this to further committees as he seems to have a strong case. He's also in the stand for semi final versus the Gaels on Sunday. Castletown's last match in his sideline absence was league final versus Castlepollard when they produced their worst display of the year."
He's appealing.

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 21/09/2023 13:48:35    2505058

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Weekends games;
Senior: CTG by 6
Senior B:
Ringtown by 6.
Delvin by 3
IHC
Brigids & Southern Gaels

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 557 - 22/09/2023 19:40:41    2505257

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LLG, ringtown delvin, clonkill brigids

westmeathgaa11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 239 - 23/09/2023 11:49:58    2505295

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Disappointing to see the sole intermediate clubs beaten today in semi finals, no offence to the senior clubs who competed well but a Southern Gaels vs St. Brigid's would have been a novel decider. Clonkill or Castletown replacing Brownstown in senior B next year.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1621 - 23/09/2023 19:32:10    2505349

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CTG and Clonkill into the intermediate final and Delvin beat Brownstown to stay up in Senior B

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 850 - 23/09/2023 19:32:16    2505350

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As a neutral i would of loved to see a southern gaels and st.brigids final, how come one semi was in cusack and not the other surely both semi finals should of been in the park or none at all, and was very suprised to see jimmy greville was reffing the castletown game considering all the controversy going on between the budda

Hurlingmad12 (Westmeath) - Posts: 26 - 24/09/2023 08:36:32    2505398

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Replying To Hurlingmad12:  "As a neutral i would of loved to see a southern gaels and st.brigids final, how come one semi was in cusack and not the other surely both semi finals should of been in the park or none at all, and was very suprised to see jimmy greville was reffing the castletown game considering all the controversy going on between the budda"
Castletown and Clonkill setting the standard once again. The sole clubs have to be able to defeat the second teams of the big clubs before progressing, otherwise the standard will drop across the board. It means Brigids and Southern Gaels will know they have to come back stronger next year to just make the final nevermind win it.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 850 - 24/09/2023 10:39:26    2505407

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It's a pity that neither Brigids or Southern Gaels made the final, Southern Gaels were poor in the 2nd half, conceded two poor goals, Clonkill's experienced men made the difference in the 2nd half, and Johnny Lynam had a good game, especially considering he hasn't hurled in few years and only went back this year after The Downs last game. Like a lot of people I thought Brigids would win the other one, and agree that both semi's should've been in the park, The Plunketts/Brigids relegation game last year was in The Downs, so why not the same for Delvin v Brownstown. I'd say if Raharney were in an IHC semi it would be in the park. If the rain that's forecast comes today then both semi finals will be a dog fights, it might suit The Wood more than Ringtown, and give the Gaels a fighting chance in the senior.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 557 - 24/09/2023 13:02:44    2505426

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Very one sided game just over in Cusack, Ringtown the better side but Crookedwood's indiscipline was costly, three sent off, think all straight reds, Ringtown also had a player sent off which means he misses final

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1621 - 24/09/2023 16:14:42    2505440

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Gaels got Castletown on the right day, with such poor conditions and it suited them. Making their first final since 2009!

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 850 - 24/09/2023 17:59:50    2505450

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Replying To stonemadbeany:  "It's a pity that neither Brigids or Southern Gaels made the final, Southern Gaels were poor in the 2nd half, conceded two poor goals, Clonkill's experienced men made the difference in the 2nd half, and Johnny Lynam had a good game, especially considering he hasn't hurled in few years and only went back this year after The Downs last game. Like a lot of people I thought Brigids would win the other one, and agree that both semi's should've been in the park, The Plunketts/Brigids relegation game last year was in The Downs, so why not the same for Delvin v Brownstown. I'd say if Raharney were in an IHC semi it would be in the park. If the rain that's forecast comes today then both semi finals will be a dog fights, it might suit The Wood more than Ringtown, and give the Gaels a fighting chance in the senior."
Correct call with LLG. I was not expecting that.

35OLT (USA) - Posts: 95 - 24/09/2023 18:01:38    2505451

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Good to see Gaels through to the final, first time since Plunkett's in 2013 that someone else from the big 3 has even got that far.

Bigjoe1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 45 - 24/09/2023 18:17:44    2505453

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A game where a lot of the younger players stood out in particular David Williams, Shane Williams, David O'Reilly and Peter Clarke.
Bodes well.
Its good for Westmeath hurling to see the Gaels male the final. Hopefully they give a good account of themselves against Raharney

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 850 - 24/09/2023 18:29:04    2505457

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