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Hopefully our policy will change under Joe Fortune

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 421 - 26/01/2022 12:46:03    2396536

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Hopefully our policy will change under Joe Fortune"
Extending the search beyond Galway and Dublin ?

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1366 - 26/01/2022 14:07:35    2396552

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Replying To carlovia:  "Extending the search beyond Galway and Dublin ?"
If them players went to Carlow looking to play, ye would jump at the opportunity to have them. We are bringing through more younger players than ye are having looked at your panel for Kehoe cup compared to ours. Sounds like your going to continue to harp on about Davy Glennon though.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 283 - 26/01/2022 14:27:27    2396557

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Replying To Dheen:  "If them players went to Carlow looking to play, ye would jump at the opportunity to have them. We are bringing through more younger players than ye are having looked at your panel for Kehoe cup compared to ours. Sounds like your going to continue to harp on about Davy Glennon though."
We only play Carlow players on the Carlow team.

Just wondering why Westmeath have to go looking for players from
other counties ?

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1366 - 26/01/2022 14:33:38    2396560

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Westmeath Carlow free admission on Sunday at 2 in Dr Cullen park.

Should be a decent game.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1366 - 27/01/2022 14:26:28    2396727

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Replying To Dheen:  "If them players went to Carlow looking to play, ye would jump at the opportunity to have them. We are bringing through more younger players than ye are having looked at your panel for Kehoe cup compared to ours. Sounds like your going to continue to harp on about Davy Glennon though."
This whole thing is a nonsense argument. We're not always bringing through younger players every year. For several years we've barely had a handful of new faces but more recently there's been much better work done with the U20s.

Carlow has a significantly smaller pool of players to pull from and very much punch above their weight based on this. Credit to them and the work they do in keeping the game alive. They'll give us a proper test and have had our number several times in the last 10 years.

gedupoutofit (Westmeath) - Posts: 128 - 27/01/2022 15:21:46    2396743

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Replying To gedupoutofit:  "This whole thing is a nonsense argument. We're not always bringing through younger players every year. For several years we've barely had a handful of new faces but more recently there's been much better work done with the U20s.

Carlow has a significantly smaller pool of players to pull from and very much punch above their weight based on this. Credit to them and the work they do in keeping the game alive. They'll give us a proper test and have had our number several times in the last 10 years."
Just a bit of pre season banter. Having strong Westmeath and Kerry teams is good for Carlow and vice versa. Not much point in us aiming for Division 1 hurling without a strong Division 2 to get past.

Carlow have a young team playing the Kehoe cup and so far the players have done well. Westmeath seem to have the same policy so it should be a good game.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1366 - 27/01/2022 17:17:13    2396761

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Replying To gedupoutofit:  "This whole thing is a nonsense argument. We're not always bringing through younger players every year. For several years we've barely had a handful of new faces but more recently there's been much better work done with the U20s.

Carlow has a significantly smaller pool of players to pull from and very much punch above their weight based on this. Credit to them and the work they do in keeping the game alive. They'll give us a proper test and have had our number several times in the last 10 years."
Carlow vs Westmeath is always a tough tight battle and the two upcoming games will be no different.Carlovia you are making a big deal that we have one player born outside the county on our panel (I doubt he will play Sunday) who came to Westmeath looking to join as his Mother is a native of the county and he has business in Athlone. There are no others on the panel and Fortune to give him credit has used a lot of young players in our two games and I would think quite a few will play Sunday. We admire Carlow who have even a smaller base than ourselves but have the advantage of playing Kilkenny league and instead of criticizing each other perhaps developing joint policies with Laois would be a better idea.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 977 - 27/01/2022 18:11:17    2396770

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Replying To gedupoutofit:  "This whole thing is a nonsense argument. We're not always bringing through younger players every year. For several years we've barely had a handful of new faces but more recently there's been much better work done with the U20s.

Carlow has a significantly smaller pool of players to pull from and very much punch above their weight based on this. Credit to them and the work they do in keeping the game alive. They'll give us a proper test and have had our number several times in the last 10 years."
I was just stating that in this Kehoe cup we've been using a lot of younger players from u20, and some fringe players getting a proper opportunity too so it's not like we are just looking outside the county for players like the Carlow poster was ridiculously stating. Its not nonsense from my part at all.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 283 - 27/01/2022 18:18:35    2396771

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Replying To jobber:  "Carlow vs Westmeath is always a tough tight battle and the two upcoming games will be no different.Carlovia you are making a big deal that we have one player born outside the county on our panel (I doubt he will play Sunday) who came to Westmeath looking to join as his Mother is a native of the county and he has business in Athlone. There are no others on the panel and Fortune to give him credit has used a lot of young players in our two games and I would think quite a few will play Sunday. We admire Carlow who have even a smaller base than ourselves but have the advantage of playing Kilkenny league and instead of criticizing each other perhaps developing joint policies with Laois would be a better idea."
Jobber, was having a little dig at the posters who were criticising Kerry. My own opinion is that players should have to play club in the county they are transferring to.

It's not a big deal and we admire Westmeath as a true dual county unlike others who only do the big ball.

Looking forward to the season ahead and wish your lads well in Leinster.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1366 - 27/01/2022 21:50:16    2396795

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