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Replying To TheGaaMan77:  "Any word on potential managerial appointments yet ?"
Word on our forum that John Twaddle is taking over Mullingar Shamrocks.
He was in as trainer with us this year and we surprised everybody by making the Senior Final and only losing by a point.
He would be a big loss to us if true.

Frank74 (Longford) - Posts: 93 - 20/10/2023 11:44:42    2509394

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "back in tailteann so not much progress in first year . if we are not promoted next year he has to go"
Very harsh comment. League performances were mixed but very competitive in championship and could easily have won all 3 Group games against Div 1 opposition.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 819 - 20/10/2023 12:04:05    2509408

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Replying To TheGaaMan77:  "Any word on potential managerial appointments yet ?"
Lomans - Same Management
Kinnegad- Same
Caulry - Vacant
T Pass - Not sure?
Athlone - Same
Tang - Keith Higgins will be staying in I'd say
Kilcucan - not sure?
The Downs - Vacant
Shamrocks - Vacant
Shandonagh- Not sure?
Moate - Same
Malachys- Same I'd say

Garrycastle - Vacant
Tubberclair- Vacant

Some massive jobs available across the county. In senior The Downs, Caurly and Shamrocks are great opportunities as all 3 teams have a chance over the next 2 years to contend for championships. In intermediate Garrycastle and Tubberclair are the two big jobs that are vacant. Two of these clubs will want to get out of intermediate quick!!!

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 359 - 20/10/2023 12:45:59    2509424

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Replying To anotheralias:  "Very harsh comment. League performances were mixed but very competitive in championship and could easily have won all 3 Group games against Div 1 opposition."
nearly done what

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1759 - 20/10/2023 14:12:35    2509455

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Replying To Temple56:  "Lomans - Same Management
Kinnegad- Same
Caulry - Vacant
T Pass - Not sure?
Athlone - Same
Tang - Keith Higgins will be staying in I'd say
Kilcucan - not sure?
The Downs - Vacant
Shamrocks - Vacant
Shandonagh- Not sure?
Moate - Same
Malachys- Same I'd say

Garrycastle - Vacant
Tubberclair- Vacant

Some massive jobs available across the county. In senior The Downs, Caurly and Shamrocks are great opportunities as all 3 teams have a chance over the next 2 years to contend for championships. In intermediate Garrycastle and Tubberclair are the two big jobs that are vacant. Two of these clubs will want to get out of intermediate quick!!!"
From what I heard the Moate and Tang jobs are vacant too.

Westmeath fan (Westmeath) - Posts: 58 - 20/10/2023 15:53:55    2509490

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I was at the game in Cusack Park today , StLomans made hard work of it at times and I think the Wexford lads will be kicking themselves because they had plenty of opportunities
I didn't have a great view of the red card at the end but a lot of the talk at full time is that it was a very harsh red card, Shane Dempsey lomans best player on the day huge loss for them now.
Great weekend with our 3 teams winning their 1st round games hopefully atleast one of those will bring home Leinster silverware
Best of luck to the 3 clubs in their next round fixtures

TheGaaMan77 (Westmeath) - Posts: 26 - 22/10/2023 17:29:53    2509643

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Replying To TheGaaMan77:  "I was at the game in Cusack Park today , StLomans made hard work of it at times and I think the Wexford lads will be kicking themselves because they had plenty of opportunities
I didn't have a great view of the red card at the end but a lot of the talk at full time is that it was a very harsh red card, Shane Dempsey lomans best player on the day huge loss for them now.
Great weekend with our 3 teams winning their 1st round games hopefully atleast one of those will bring home Leinster silverware
Best of luck to the 3 clubs in their next round fixtures"
St Lomans were probably lucky to be ahead at half time, played out similarly to county final when Kinnegad wasted lots of chances but credit to the champions they dug deep after that to get the win. Shane Dempsey was sent off for a heavy challenge so hell be a loss for the quarter final against Luke Dempseys Killoe on Sunday week. Well done to Malachys ,Kilbeggan and Milltown ladies also.

A_Chairde (Westmeath) - Posts: 155 - 23/10/2023 11:17:19    2509776

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Are the minor and under 20 panels strong this year? I haven't heard much yet.

BrooksKoepka_99 (Westmeath) - Posts: 2 - 23/10/2023 11:55:13    2509802

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Good to see all 3 teams winning Leinster club championship games over the weekend, showing the comparative strength of club football in Westmeath. Although you'd expect them to have won against opponents from Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford. It will be interesting to see how they progress over the next few weeks against stronger opposition.

Wmeath2 (Westmeath) - Posts: 174 - 23/10/2023 12:37:44    2509824

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So Loman's travel to Longford to play Luke Dempsey's Killoe on Sun 5th Nov.
See they are appealing Shane Dempsey's red card - relying on video evidence I presume.
Didn't see it so cannot comment.
A tricky fixture but you'd imagine Lomans will win despite Luke Dempsey's insights.
I see Foy is back and is guaranteed to come in soon after half time and Lomans do have a strong bench.

Malachy's are away to Johnny Doyle's Allenwood on Sat 4th and Kilbeggan are fixed to play Kildare's Ballymore in The Downs on the 4th also.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1121 - 25/10/2023 12:24:27    2510217

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Replying To BigSur:  "So Loman's travel to Longford to play Luke Dempsey's Killoe on Sun 5th Nov.
See they are appealing Shane Dempsey's red card - relying on video evidence I presume.
Didn't see it so cannot comment.
A tricky fixture but you'd imagine Lomans will win despite Luke Dempsey's insights.
I see Foy is back and is guaranteed to come in soon after half time and Lomans do have a strong bench.

Malachy's are away to Johnny Doyle's Allenwood on Sat 4th and Kilbeggan are fixed to play Kildare's Ballymore in The Downs on the 4th also."
It was never a red card for Dempsey. Its Ballymore from Longford that Kilbeggan are playing.

A_Chairde (Westmeath) - Posts: 155 - 25/10/2023 14:36:01    2510253

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Replying To A_Chairde:  "It was never a red card for Dempsey. Its Ballymore from Longford that Kilbeggan are playing."
Grand. Wasn't aware of a Ballymore club in Longford.
What was Dempsey's crime that allegedly warranted a red ?

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1121 - 25/10/2023 16:21:09    2510296

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I notice the regional games have kicked off in Meath where Junior and Intermediate club put forward players to join those from neighboring clubs to compete against each other. I think it started last year and was the brainchild of Colm O'Rourke to unearth some new talent from clubs outside the senior ranks.
Would such a concept work in Westmeath? Cant see why not?

Boarder_boy (Westmeath) - Posts: 1 - 25/10/2023 16:26:31    2510299

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Replying To BigSur:  "Grand. Wasn't aware of a Ballymore club in Longford.
What was Dempsey's crime that allegedly warranted a red ?"
It was a pull down that was a bit high but never should have been a red card. Maybe a black or a yellow, but everyone was shocked when he was shown red. It was a shame because he was the best player on the pitch from a neutral perspective. Will be a loss to Lomans

NeilH (Westmeath) - Posts: 8 - 25/10/2023 16:32:11    2510300

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Replying To NeilH:  "It was a pull down that was a bit high but never should have been a red card. Maybe a black or a yellow, but everyone was shocked when he was shown red. It was a shame because he was the best player on the pitch from a neutral perspective. Will be a loss to Lomans"
Surely it will be overturned on appeal if tv evidence available ?

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1121 - 25/10/2023 16:38:11    2510303

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Replying To BigSur:  "Grand. Wasn't aware of a Ballymore club in Longford.
What was Dempsey's crime that allegedly warranted a red ?"
Ballymore are the second club in Granard parish, around 3km outside the town of Granard.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 444 - 25/10/2023 17:07:44    2510308

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Dempsey's appeal to Leinster Council underway, decent video evidence, clear cut case of red being overturned.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1388 - 26/10/2023 09:34:15    2510360

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Any info on the U20 football management this year ?
Damien Gavin continues as manager but who has he in with him ?

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1121 - 26/10/2023 13:03:47    2510432

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Replying To BigSur:  "Grand. Wasn't aware of a Ballymore club in Longford.
What was Dempsey's crime that allegedly warranted a red ?"
Yea it was clumsy more than anything else but didnt warrant a red card.

A_Chairde (Westmeath) - Posts: 155 - 26/10/2023 13:35:21    2510447

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Replying To BigSur:  "Any info on the U20 football management this year ?
Damien Gavin continues as manager but who has he in with him ?"
I believe Barry Conroy from The Downs and Curley from Shamrocks are part of the set up

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 26/10/2023 14:05:09    2510457

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