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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 - Enda Monaghan

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

the21yardline (Westmeath) - Posts: 178 - 20/12/2023 10:25:31    2517462

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Replying To BigSur:  "St Joseph's GAA are delighted to confirm our Senior team Management for 2024 with Eoin Carberry taking on the Managers position with Paddy Malynn and Alan Farrell coming in as Trainer and Selectors. Eoin takes over from Declan Mulally who guided the team to successive league titles and very impressive runs in the last two years in the Championship."
That's a good appointment for joes and a good appointment for Eoin to cut his teeth, youd imagine they'll be junior favourites ahead of finea and Ballycomoyle.
I see Mickey Dan Murtagh has left Ballycomoyle for the clonkill job, they must be disappointed with that after having a good year under him in 2023

westmeathgaa11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 215 - 20/12/2023 10:58:01    2517465

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You would think so but despite their best year in years the club decided on a change. Clonkill not long in snapping him up.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1473 - 20/12/2023 14:11:48    2517478

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Replying To BigSur:  "Good appointment but the letter that circulated regarding his previous job highlighted that there are no guarantees. Ambitious move by Caulry but has he the players to reach a final and then go on and win it within 2/3 years ? I'm not so sure. In terms of seedings, Lomans are obviously top dog with Kinnegad, The Downs and Caulry in close pursuit.
Any other positions getting filled ?"
Ambitious appointment from my own club. Will need to hit the ground running after huge progress made last few seasons. Some players travelling and some more unsure of plans

Pat has a great pedigree and wish him luck

Mountlin (Westmeath) - Posts: 52 - 20/12/2023 22:25:34    2517508

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Barry Conroy from the Downs is coach for Damien Gavins U20's also in is Shamrocks Miceal Donoghue. We got Dublin and Meath in our round Robin group of 3 with two teams to progress

Greenandgoldie (Westmeath) - Posts: 98 - 21/12/2023 07:46:23    2517518

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Who is micael Donaghue ? thats a tough draw for them nothing easy there.

PowellJohn3 (Westmeath) - Posts: 31 - 21/12/2023 11:39:44    2517547

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Replying To PowellJohn3:  "Who is micael Donaghue ? thats a tough draw for them nothing easy there."
Micheal Burke

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 232 - 21/12/2023 12:32:33    2517558

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Replying To Greenandgoldie:  "Barry Conroy from the Downs is coach for Damien Gavins U20's also in is Shamrocks Miceal Donoghue. We got Dublin and Meath in our round Robin group of 3 with two teams to progress"
Definitely can't see them getting out of that group.

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 332 - 21/12/2023 14:01:57    2517566

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Replying To westmeathgaa11:  "That's a good appointment for joes and a good appointment for Eoin to cut his teeth, youd imagine they'll be junior favourites ahead of finea and Ballycomoyle.
I see Mickey Dan Murtagh has left Ballycomoyle for the clonkill job, they must be disappointed with that after having a good year under him in 2023"
If Finea perform like they did in the intermediate championship this year they will win the junior, they ran Milltownpass and St Malachys close while missing a couple of regulars. Joseph's are a poor outfit.

coffey (Westmeath) - Posts: 10 - 21/12/2023 18:06:52    2517585

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Any updates on how challenge games going for westmeath. Is there many new players in and who is gone, loads of rumours about both. Sam Duncan definitely gone but after that am not sure. I saw the topics team of year, few questionable inclusions from what i saw but I wasn't at all the games. Anybody fancy picking the team to line out against offaly in 1st round of league

Upforthegame23 (Westmeath) - Posts: 80 - 22/12/2023 15:11:06    2517643

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Replying To Upforthegame23:  "Any updates on how challenge games going for westmeath. Is there many new players in and who is gone, loads of rumours about both. Sam Duncan definitely gone but after that am not sure. I saw the topics team of year, few questionable inclusions from what i saw but I wasn't at all the games. Anybody fancy picking the team to line out against offaly in 1st round of league"
Daly
Scahill Maguire Harte
Seery Wallace McCartan
Connellan McCormack
McCormack O'Toole baker
Loughlin Heslin Dolan

I'd expect something similar to this a few fresher faces alongside the veterans. Wouldn't be suprised if connellan and maybe Heslin didn't start also.

Midlandsman (Westmeath) - Posts: 20 - 22/12/2023 22:17:59    2517673

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Replying To coffey:  "If Finea perform like they did in the intermediate championship this year they will win the junior, they ran Milltownpass and St Malachys close while missing a couple of regulars. Joseph's are a poor outfit."
Happy Christmas coffey. Best of luck in the intermediate championship, will be tough to stay up in that

Darragh (Westmeath) - Posts: 301 - 23/12/2023 11:42:37    2517696

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Replying To Midlandsman:  "Daly
Scahill Maguire Harte
Seery Wallace McCartan
Connellan McCormack
McCormack O'Toole baker
Loughlin Heslin Dolan

I'd expect something similar to this a few fresher faces alongside the veterans. Wouldn't be suprised if connellan and maybe Heslin didn't start also."
Conor McCormack going to play on 2 positions?

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 332 - 23/12/2023 12:58:14    2517700

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Replying To Westmeath213:  "Conor McCormack going to play on 2 positions?"
I'd say he means Andrew McCormack and Conor McCormack.

jiminycricket (Offaly) - Posts: 16 - 23/12/2023 15:38:28    2517706

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Replying To jiminycricket:  "I'd say he means Andrew McCormack and Conor McCormack."
Fair point !
We're stuck enough though if playing Andy mcc there he's far from a midfielder.I'd rather drumm from the downs out there

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 332 - 23/12/2023 19:58:57    2517716

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Replying To Westmeath213:  "Fair point !
We're stuck enough though if playing Andy mcc there he's far from a midfielder.I'd rather drumm from the downs out there"
Andy McCormack was one of Westmeath's best performers last year and done well around the middle against quality opposition

TheGaaMan77 (Westmeath) - Posts: 26 - 23/12/2023 21:29:05    2517723

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All very quiet here at the moment. Any county panel updates or club manager appointments ?
Happy New Year all.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1129 - 29/12/2023 13:27:19    2517820

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Tommy Browne from Maryland in charge of St. Malachy's, Buddah staying on with Castletown, think only Clonkill with Michael Murtagh and Castlepollard with Andrew Dermody in charge have changed managers of the senior hurling clubs, no idea about Killucan manager, Peter Ballesty and Seanie Loughlin with Milltown and Anthony Maher with Ballynacargy, presume Eoin Jordan with Athlone, think Keith Higgins gone from Tang, his assistant Darren Rigney part of Multy management.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1473 - 29/12/2023 21:43:52    2517845

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Will the O'Byrne cup be a disaster like it was the last few years, it used to be a great competition to blood players and when the colleges were involved it made for very interesting contests i thought some big scalps taking over the years. Countys seem to just ignore it now and play loads of challenge games each week. Should the O Byrne cup become an U-22/23 competition or does that add more fixtures clashing with sigerson?? Thoughts

PowellJohn3 (Westmeath) - Posts: 31 - 02/01/2024 11:40:20    2518047

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Replying To PowellJohn3:  "Will the O'Byrne cup be a disaster like it was the last few years, it used to be a great competition to blood players and when the colleges were involved it made for very interesting contests i thought some big scalps taking over the years. Countys seem to just ignore it now and play loads of challenge games each week. Should the O Byrne cup become an U-22/23 competition or does that add more fixtures clashing with sigerson?? Thoughts"
A lot of new players in training with the squad at the moment so the O'Byrne cup is an ideal competition to test them in competitive games.No point in playing established players in this competition-give new lads and squad players a chance to see if there up to the challange to go ahead and compete later in the season.Id imagine most teams do likewise

Bruno@1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 163 - 02/01/2024 13:22:04    2518056

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