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Offical Westmeath Gaa website page
SFC section A
FIXTURES RESULTS (all of which are listed below)
Under fixtures it clearly states
Serrasport county Board plugin notice
THERE ARE NO FIXTURES TO LOAD
Above is what i see when i go exploring the website
ITs clear other people are having issues regarding Fixture looking at Clareandblues responce to to my simple question

BarrRst (Westmeath) - Posts: 8 - 30/09/2023 21:25:43    2506409

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What's the verdict on the Junior and Intermediate Finals yesterday. As a neutral for all teams, I really enjoyed the day.
St Lomans were unlucky in the end but killbegan kept fighting away and got the goal in the last minute. Good to see sole junior club winning it.
The Intermediate final was exciting given the conditions. Malachys were probably generally the better team but MTP fought back to draw. I can't understand how the referee gave a free for the last kick of the game for a pick up off the ground. Very very puzzled. Can't understand how he saw through a group of players to come to that conclusion. I think even the Malachys players were surprised. and then to blow it up on the kickout. Not easy job.
Any way into today. I'm shouting Shamrocks and Kinnegad.

gti (Westmeath) - Posts: 239 - 01/10/2023 10:35:06    2506432

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Replying To BarrRst:  "Offical Westmeath Gaa website page
SFC section A
FIXTURES RESULTS (all of which are listed below)
Under fixtures it clearly states
Serrasport county Board plugin notice
THERE ARE NO FIXTURES TO LOAD
Above is what i see when i go exploring the website
ITs clear other people are having issues regarding Fixture looking at Clareandblues responce to to my simple question"
No need to click on group stages as they are finished. Just scroll down on main page to see fixtures.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1121 - 01/10/2023 13:53:04    2506449

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Minor game finished a draw and goes to a replay. 2 late goals from Shamrocks.
Sun is shining so I'm predicting a comfortable win for Lomans. I thought a wet day and heavy pitch would give CK a chance but don't think they have enough tight marking backs to keep Lomans forwards at bay. Is Foy still suspended ? Big loss off the bench.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1121 - 01/10/2023 14:05:52    2506450

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Replying To Captainfantastic:  "Kinnegad by 1
Intermediate a draw"
Should have been a draw how the reff seen a pick up off the ground is baffling with a wall of players around the ball poor decision on milltownpass

Mooo (Westmeath) - Posts: 37 - 01/10/2023 17:00:51    2506464

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As the season finishes with club championship football in Westmeath what a poor poor county senior final we got. It definitely wont live long in the memory, one of the worst i have witnessed but Lomans wont care. Kinnegad had chances but lacking firepower....Lomans didn't even look up for the game & still won it in 2nd or 3rd gear. Huge Kinnegad support, Lomans barely celebrated at final whistle.....i think they needed to be playing the downs to avenge last year to be more up for the game & that's no disrespect to Kinnegad who were there on merit. Kinnegad still have alot of work to do to win a senior championship.
The intermediate was as close as expected, tough call at the end & gavigan nailed the free as he did in the semi final, fair play to Malachys, they won all of their games this year in championship.
Junior was another tight affair, Lomans were probably the better team but got caught at the end. Good to see a junior club win it though.
Good luck to all in Leinster campaigns.
Hopefully the hurling senior final will be a bit better next week.

Left Full (Westmeath) - Posts: 238 - 01/10/2023 18:57:26    2506488

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Kinnegad lost a county final by 2 points. They competed extremely well with the favourites so how could they have a lot of work to do to win a championship. Surely minor tweaks needed

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1388 - 01/10/2023 19:18:00    2506494

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Kinnegad wait 25 years to get to a senior county final and then they put in a very lack lustre performance.,1 point in the first half and overall St.Lomans didnt have to get out of first gear to win a very poor final.But Kinnegad are a very young team and perhaps this season will stand to them going forward but they were very dissapointing today.

Bruno@1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 140 - 01/10/2023 20:00:13    2506499

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I don't think it was that their performance was lacklustre. Kinnegad had no shortage of intensity, work rate , etc. The problem was they had no idea how to get themselves in to scoring positions in the second half. Their gameplan worked defensively but they need to go to another level with it to beat a team like Lomans. They are young , almost all under 25, and have time.
Lomans will say that they are only now focusing on Leinster , but in reality that has been their aim all along. And especially when the draw , which is not had at all, was made.
Minor game was entertaining. Tubberclair will be kicking themselves not to close it out. Both teams have some very good footballers. Replay should be close again.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 439 - 01/10/2023 20:19:35    2506509

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Replying To jamsie:  "I don't think it was that their performance was lacklustre. Kinnegad had no shortage of intensity, work rate , etc. The problem was they had no idea how to get themselves in to scoring positions in the second half. Their gameplan worked defensively but they need to go to another level with it to beat a team like Lomans. They are young , almost all under 25, and have time.
Lomans will say that they are only now focusing on Leinster , but in reality that has been their aim all along. And especially when the draw , which is not had at all, was made.
Minor game was entertaining. Tubberclair will be kicking themselves not to close it out. Both teams have some very good footballers. Replay should be close again."
Today's match was very similar to the group game where Killucan defeated Kinnegad in Rochfortbridge and also won 0-9 to 0-7

IarmhiSupporter (Westmeath) - Posts: 3 - 01/10/2023 21:02:32    2506514

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Kinnegad lost a county final by 2 points. They competed extremely well with the favourites so how could they have a lot of work to do to win a championship. Surely minor tweaks needed"
Agree wholeheartedly
Neutral today in Cusack. Being a Caulry fan I did hope Coralstown Kinnegad would finish the job from the semi final. After 20minuites of the second half I was very optimistic that they would cause an upset.

However Lomans showed their experience and class to see out the game and on the whole deserved the win

Structurally Westmeath should be proud to have a club like Lomans represent us in Leinster. I would say the same if it had have been Kinnegad, Tyrrellspass or Caulry.

All four clubs and move (including Mullingar Shamrocks/Tubberclaie etc) are doing great work at underage from Under 6 right up to adult

Well done to everyone involved in all clubs in 2023. The GAA is a great organisation and we must always remember that no matter our circumstances

Looking forward to 2024 for all our county teams and club teams

Mountlin (Westmeath) - Posts: 52 - 02/10/2023 03:12:10    2506538

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One of the worst county finals I have seen in long time. Maybe the occasion got to them. But dire stuff.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 19392 - 02/10/2023 08:28:45    2506544

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Lomans deserved winners yesterday. Very tame celebrations from them yesterday I think they knew after The Downs were knocked out that no one was going to stop them this year. I fancy them to beat both Wexford and then Longford champions in Leinster which will set up a SF with Kildare champions.

If Kinnegad want to make that next step they will have to changed up their game plan. Playing defensive football only gets you so far. They have some nice young footballers but management have to let them play football and allow them to kick the ball.

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 359 - 02/10/2023 10:00:36    2506555

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Kinnegad only scoring 4 pts from play is a very poor return in a county final.This team have some vety good attacking young players but their defencesive set up is hampering them and also dont forget Killucan were well deserving of their win against them and Caulry outscored them in the second half of their semi final -no doubting they have talent and great prospects moving forward but they have a bit to do yet to get to a St.Lomans level.Lomans won yesterday without Heslin or O'Toole scoring from play-actually O Toole didnt score at all-who would have thought that!-but other players stood up-they have scorers all over the park

Bruno@1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 140 - 02/10/2023 11:28:48    2506584

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Kinnegad lost a county final by 2 points. They competed extremely well with the favourites so how could they have a lot of work to do to win a championship. Surely minor tweaks needed"
Kinnegad went out to defend from the get go. Lomans didn't even try to get out of 1st gear and didn't need to. Extremely poor and disappointing game. Kinnegad have some young players who if let express themselves would cause more problems for teams. The likes of Cruise was good for 2-3 points a game a couple of years ago and wasn't brought on until the last minute yesterday. They are a young team but unless they are let play they won't be winning a county title soon.

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 213 - 02/10/2023 11:31:14    2506586

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St Lomans defend the same way. At different stages in second half they had all 15 players in their own half or one up top. I thought Kinnegad defended brilliantly against an inter County standard forward line. I mean Heslin, Tooler and Danny Mc were anonymous yesterday but yet they still won. Kinnegad just lacked composure in front of goals and it cost them dearly because they were arguably the better team for large periods of the game. Not much scoring but it was enjoyable final. Liam Daly is an outstanding prospect for Kinnegad and Sam Mc was excellent for Lomans. Respect to Jack Cooney after passing of his dad Dermot (RIP ) during the week.

A_Chairde (Westmeath) - Posts: 155 - 02/10/2023 12:33:51    2506601

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Lot of anti Kinnegad sentiment here, one poster criticised them for scoring 4 points from play only, Loman's only managed 5 with a stellar forward line. Kinnegad have made progress, first final in 25 years, bit to go yet but young side

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1388 - 02/10/2023 13:33:52    2506624

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Lot of anti Kinnegad sentiment here, one poster criticised them for scoring 4 points from play only, Loman's only managed 5 with a stellar forward line. Kinnegad have made progress, first final in 25 years, bit to go yet but young side"
Totally agree, what a shock Kinnegad set up to try and counter act St.Loman's danger players and it nearly worked.. They were never going to win a straight shoot out. Do people honestly expect them to throw their game plan that got them to the final out the window against the best team in the county. Jack Cooney went out to win the game and not to entertain the armchair pundits.

Yellow&Green (Westmeath) - Posts: 33 - 02/10/2023 14:48:41    2506644

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Replying To Yellow&Green:  "Totally agree, what a shock Kinnegad set up to try and counter act St.Loman's danger players and it nearly worked.. They were never going to win a straight shoot out. Do people honestly expect them to throw their game plan that got them to the final out the window against the best team in the county. Jack Cooney went out to win the game and not to entertain the armchair pundits."
It was terrible to watch kinnegad were never going to out score lomans with that set up

royal1967 (Meath) - Posts: 255 - 02/10/2023 15:42:57    2506656

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Kinnegad knew yesterday they had to keep Lomans scores to as minimum as possible and not concede a goal if they were going to give themselves a fighting chance of winning the game. They did all of that. It ended up then as a real 50/50 game and Lomans emerged victorious. Kinnegad got tactics spot on really.

Westmeathgael98 (Westmeath) - Posts: 50 - 02/10/2023 16:06:50    2506665

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