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Lomans - Paddy Dowdall
Kinnegad -Pascal Kellaghan/Jack Cooney
Caulry - Pat Flanagan
The Downs  - John Murray
Tyrrellspass
Killucan
Tang
Moate - Liam McNeill
Athlone - Eoin Jordan
Shandonagh - Tommy Carr
St Malachys
Shamrocks

Garrycastle - Gary Dolan
Milltownpass - David Martin
Milltown
Ballymore - Mick Tumelty/James Galvin
Rosemount - Karl Dermody
Multy - Rigney/Corcoran
Maryland
Kilbeggan - Niall O Brien
Ballynacargy
Tubberclaire - Sammon/Connaughton
St Mary's - Eddie Bouabbse
Castledaly

the21yardline (Westmeath) - Posts: 178 - 07/12/2023 10:17:43    2515831

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Replying To BigSur:  "Very quiet from Springfield and the Tidy Towns village.
Come on Mick, what's the story ?
Thought Michael Ennis might step up but I see he is taking his home club Ballinagore which is great to see.
T'Pass and Shamrocks never shy to appoint big names so let's see !"
16th december closing date . apart from that no news

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1799 - 07/12/2023 10:36:05    2515834

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2024 NFL Fixtures
R1 Sunday, January 28: Glenisk O'Connor Park, Tullamore (2pm) Offaly v Westmeath
R2 Sunday, February 4: TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar (2pm) Westmeath v Clare
R3 Sunday, February 18: Echelon Park, Aughrim (2pm) Wicklow v Westmeath
R4 Sunday, February 25: TEG Cusack Park (2pm) Westmeath v Limerick
R5 Sunday, March 3: Corrigan Park, Belfast (2pm) Antrim v Westmeath
R6 Sunday, March 17: TEG Cusack Park (2pm) Westmeath v Down
R7 Sunday, March 24: Markievicz Park, Sligo (2pm) Sligo v Westmeath

Three games at home, four away. We need to be getting to 10 points for promotion.

A_Chairde (Westmeath) - Posts: 174 - 07/12/2023 17:14:29    2515893

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Any new additions to the westmeath panel or are the old bagrade all still there

Mooo (Westmeath) - Posts: 41 - 08/12/2023 07:03:54    2515938

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Replying To A_Chairde:  "2024 NFL Fixtures
R1 Sunday, January 28: Glenisk O'Connor Park, Tullamore (2pm) Offaly v Westmeath
R2 Sunday, February 4: TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar (2pm) Westmeath v Clare
R3 Sunday, February 18: Echelon Park, Aughrim (2pm) Wicklow v Westmeath
R4 Sunday, February 25: TEG Cusack Park (2pm) Westmeath v Limerick
R5 Sunday, March 3: Corrigan Park, Belfast (2pm) Antrim v Westmeath
R6 Sunday, March 17: TEG Cusack Park (2pm) Westmeath v Down
R7 Sunday, March 24: Markievicz Park, Sligo (2pm) Sligo v Westmeath

Three games at home, four away. We need to be getting to 10 points for promotion."
meeting the neighbours in round 1 interesting

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1799 - 08/12/2023 11:12:43    2515963

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Replying To Mooo:  "Any new additions to the westmeath panel or are the old bagrade all still there"
Whether it's the old bagrade or the new bagrade, we need to hit the ground running with a few good early results. What's a bagrade?

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 270 - 08/12/2023 11:39:45    2515975

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "meeting the neighbours in round 1 interesting"
Yes Mick last time we played them in Tullamore would have been 1st round 2019 when we made a brilliant comeback to win. We went on to win promotion, a good omen maybe

A_Chairde (Westmeath) - Posts: 174 - 08/12/2023 11:54:01    2515979

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Replying To Mooo:  "Any new additions to the westmeath panel or are the old bagrade all still there"
You'd hope that there'd be at least a few new additions to mix in with the experience lads. Division 3 looks competitive on paper so we will need everyone. The big question is who replaces Sam Duncan at midfield as a physical presence . could murtagh from milltown who was u20 midfielder be an option?

Lakecounty94 (Westmeath) - Posts: 57 - 08/12/2023 13:12:05    2515999

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Replying To Lakecounty94:  "You'd hope that there'd be at least a few new additions to mix in with the experience lads. Division 3 looks competitive on paper so we will need everyone. The big question is who replaces Sam Duncan at midfield as a physical presence . could murtagh from milltown who was u20 midfielder be an option?"
Hes a good lad but big ask for a young fella to go straight into midfield in his first senior season

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 232 - 08/12/2023 13:38:53    2516014

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You'd imagine Lynam from The Downs will get a chance at midfield with lots of forwards available. 40 to 50 of a squad training in Lomans the other night so Dessie obviously looking to add a few faces.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1129 - 09/12/2023 13:25:04    2516111

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Replying To Thechick:  "Hes a good lad but big ask for a young fella to go straight into midfield in his first senior season"
Don't think Murtagh a county midfielder yet, mid field is going to be a big problem for Westmeath this year

coffey (Westmeath) - Posts: 10 - 11/12/2023 16:51:26    2516381

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Murtagh i believe is training with the seniors but yea big ask to throw him straight in as a replacement for Sam in 2024. Sams loss cant be underestimated, himself and Connellan cleaned out Armagh midfield in game we should have won. The likes of Eoin Mulvihill , Conor Mc Cormack and Brian Cooney ( still U20 ) youd imagine would be higher up in the pecking order to stake a claim for a starting spot. Nigel Harte will also be back to give us more options. Id like to see Sam Smyth get a shot at full back, Danny Mc Cartan and Matthew Whittaker were involved last year too so youd expect these lads to see some game time in new year.

A_Chairde (Westmeath) - Posts: 174 - 12/12/2023 11:29:04    2516463

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Any word on any friendlies played or new lads involved? I think the basis of a good team is there from last year with maybe 2 or 3 solid panel additions needed.

Noticeable that there's a few more lads involved in Sigerson football than in recent years. TUS Midlands being involved in it this year certainly helps, gets young lads exposed to quality football.

Lakecounty94 (Westmeath) - Posts: 57 - 12/12/2023 15:43:10    2516519

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That's a significant announcement from Shamrocks today on their land purchase. 20 acres adjacent to their existing grounds is an enormous expansion.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 443 - 15/12/2023 11:43:14    2516903

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Replying To jamsie:  "That's a significant announcement from Shamrocks today on their land purchase. 20 acres adjacent to their existing grounds is an enormous expansion."
The purchasing of land is one thing carrying out the development is another. Will take massive investments from people with plenty of money and a lot fundraising too. Power to them for taking on this big long term investment for the club.
I hear the county board are in on it some way or another too ?
By reading the Facebook it appears there putting in 2 astros and no grass pitches bar a training pitch bit strange that for me a good grass pitch beats any all weather pitch.

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 332 - 15/12/2023 12:18:52    2516911

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Replying To Westmeath213:  "The purchasing of land is one thing carrying out the development is another. Will take massive investments from people with plenty of money and a lot fundraising too. Power to them for taking on this big long term investment for the club.
I hear the county board are in on it some way or another too ?
By reading the Facebook it appears there putting in 2 astros and no grass pitches bar a training pitch bit strange that for me a good grass pitch beats any all weather pitch."
Fair play to them but yes it'll take a fair few Bob, especially the way construction costs are going. I actually thought they had a good set up as it is.

Bigjoe1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 38 - 15/12/2023 19:21:12    2516984

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Replying To Bigjoe1:  "Fair play to them but yes it'll take a fair few Bob, especially the way construction costs are going. I actually thought they had a good set up as it is."
They could do with maintaining their current grounds to a higher standard before looking to expand.

Midlandsman (Westmeath) - Posts: 20 - 16/12/2023 01:43:57    2517015

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Replying To jamsie:  "That's a significant announcement from Shamrocks today on their land purchase. 20 acres adjacent to their existing grounds is an enormous expansion."
Jesus does anybody learn, Castletown up to their necks in debt with the redevelopment. Do committees sit down and take random figures and project them to suit themselves. While redevelopment is great but bit by bit rather than one big swipe. I wish them well but money doesn't grow on trees.

2maroonjerseys (Galway) - Posts: 26 - 16/12/2023 11:24:36    2517034

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This redevelopment is in with county board one for centre of excellence, the board will be taking majority of debt, at least the county will have pitches for squads between this and the astro in Loman's

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1484 - 16/12/2023 15:12:23    2517060

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "This redevelopment is in with county board one for centre of excellence, the board will be taking majority of debt, at least the county will have pitches for squads between this and the astro in Loman's"
Thanks for that info.

2maroonjerseys (Galway) - Posts: 26 - 16/12/2023 17:33:19    2517074

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