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Replying To TheGaaMan77:  "Our county ground is an eyesore the money raised for the improvements on facilities haven't done much… all the moss is a hazard it's only a matter of time before someone slips and hurts themselves behind the goals and the terrace are a joke the toilets are a joke … county board forever raising money but never seem to put it where it's needed"
I was in the stand so can't vouch for conditions around the rest of Cusack Park. It seems the timber seats are being replaced and the place has got a lick of paint including the dressing rooms. But it's more than a lick of paint that's needed. Not sure what the plan is but no doubt funds dictate.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1129 - 06/02/2024 13:41:14    2524747

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Replying To TheGaaMan77:  "Our county ground is an eyesore the money raised for the improvements on facilities haven't done much… all the moss is a hazard it's only a matter of time before someone slips and hurts themselves behind the goals and the terrace are a joke the toilets are a joke … county board forever raising money but never seem to put it where it's needed"
When was the last county board fundraiser before the quid games one last Sept? Money was raised for the county footballers to go on Tailteann holiday. Other county boards have annual fundraisers

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1478 - 06/02/2024 16:15:36    2524796

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "When was the last county board fundraiser before the quid games one last Sept? Money was raised for the county footballers to go on Tailteann holiday. Other county boards have annual fundraisers"
The walkathon was only the year before that and a lot of money was raised for that if I remember rightly.

Croke Park gave €50,000 towards team holiday which should have been quite sufficient for them to go away somewhere a lot closer and cheaper than Mexico where they ended up going.

mintyfresh (Westmeath) - Posts: 211 - 06/02/2024 20:56:36    2524836

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Replying To mintyfresh:  "The walkathon was only the year before that and a lot of money was raised for that if I remember rightly.

Croke Park gave €50,000 towards team holiday which should have been quite sufficient for them to go away somewhere a lot closer and cheaper than Mexico where they ended up going."
The walkathon was going terribly until The Moore's in New York donated 10 grand to give it momentum. Quid Games pales in comparison to the likes of fundraisers done by Clare & Roscommon recently. Can't keep going to the clubs with the begging bowl to raise money on their behalf.

Wmeath2 (Westmeath) - Posts: 176 - 06/02/2024 22:14:04    2524846

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It's not a big job to sweep areas clean it doesn't cost much to buy a sweeping brush … it's the little effort made from the county board is what I refer too … and wasn't there a big fundraiser for the enhancement works in cusack park … 100,000 to be exact. Toilet facilities are a disgrace

TheGaaMan77 (Westmeath) - Posts: 26 - 07/02/2024 23:21:20    2525044

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Replying To TheGaaMan77:  "It's not a big job to sweep areas clean it doesn't cost much to buy a sweeping brush … it's the little effort made from the county board is what I refer too … and wasn't there a big fundraiser for the enhancement works in cusack park … 100,000 to be exact. Toilet facilities are a disgrace"
Majority of GAA clubs have 1 or 2 part time workers on FAS scheme to help maintain and clean the pitches and facilities, are there any based in Cusack park?

martyW (Westmeath) - Posts: 319 - 08/02/2024 09:36:05    2525059

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Great to see so many Westmeath GAA players in action for their Universities this evening in the Sigerson Cup Semifinals.

UCD v UL @SETU Carlow

UCD:
9 Jonathan Lynam (The Downs)
27 Charlie Drumm (The Downs)


Maynooth v Ulster University @Inniskeen

Maynooth:
7 Daniel Scahill (Shandonagh)
10 Kevin O'Sullivan (The Downs)
12 Sean Leech (Killucan)
30 Ciaran Daly (Coralstown-Kinnegad)


https://www.youtube.com/live/H0tr3D6B6RU?app=desktop&feature=shared

JoxerDaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 22 - 08/02/2024 19:19:41    2525152

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Replying To TheGaaMan77:  "It's not a big job to sweep areas clean it doesn't cost much to buy a sweeping brush … it's the little effort made from the county board is what I refer too … and wasn't there a big fundraiser for the enhancement works in cusack park … 100,000 to be exact. Toilet facilities are a disgrace"
100% agree. No running water in the taps on the terrace side of the ground for most games I was at last summer.

the21yardline (Westmeath) - Posts: 178 - 08/02/2024 20:00:56    2525156

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "we got out of jail simple as . we were dragged over the line by the usual reliables . 1jamie gonoud who swept up any loose ball that came near him 2 luke loughlin apart from a couple of wayward kicks his work rate and hunger for work was phenomenal 3 kieran martin . there isnt much more i can say about the bear . still our go to man off the bench . some of our vaunted forwards could learn a lot from him . 4 ronan o toole . the heart of the team holding possesion great passing and the winning score .5 and the best untill last . what a wonderful footballer athlete ray connelan is . my throat is raw this morning from my shouts of praise to him during the game . one word describes this man outstanding . we sneaked a win but made hard work of it . onwards to wicklow now"
Check the trousers there Mick, getting a bit excited.

PowellJohn3 (Westmeath) - Posts: 33 - 12/02/2024 16:47:57    2525709

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Will there me a reaction (positive or negative) from wicklow this weekend with the manager suspended. Sometimes these incidents work for a group, a type of, us v them, mentality. Still expecting a win from westmeath but aughrim always a hard spot to pick up points. Any word on injuries update, heslin was with the team against clare and maguire was tagged out.

Upforthegame23 (Westmeath) - Posts: 81 - 12/02/2024 20:22:03    2525747

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Replying To Upforthegame23:  "Will there me a reaction (positive or negative) from wicklow this weekend with the manager suspended. Sometimes these incidents work for a group, a type of, us v them, mentality. Still expecting a win from westmeath but aughrim always a hard spot to pick up points. Any word on injuries update, heslin was with the team against clare and maguire was tagged out."
As far as I know Maguire's reason for being out was an eye injury sustained in training.
Also heslin was away for a while but I think he's also injured.

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 332 - 12/02/2024 21:19:26    2525757

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Replying To PowellJohn3:  "Check the trousers there Mick, getting a bit excited."
what

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1799 - 13/02/2024 10:57:57    2525817

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Tricky game in Aughrim. I would like to see Scahill, Harte and Mccormack not been frozen out from the team and leave the obvious older few in the back line coming from the bench. Loughlin injury is a concern hope fully he will be available for latter stages.

ear2ground (Westmeath) - Posts: 109 - 13/02/2024 15:45:41    2525880

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Replying To Upforthegame23:  "Will there me a reaction (positive or negative) from wicklow this weekend with the manager suspended. Sometimes these incidents work for a group, a type of, us v them, mentality. Still expecting a win from westmeath but aughrim always a hard spot to pick up points. Any word on injuries update, heslin was with the team against clare and maguire was tagged out."
The Aughrim saying has been going around for decades. There is no basis for it. If you actually look at Wicklow's home results over any length of time , it's one of the easiest away fixtures there is.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 443 - 13/02/2024 16:15:13    2525884

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Replying To ear2ground:  "Tricky game in Aughrim. I would like to see Scahill, Harte and Mccormack not been frozen out from the team and leave the obvious older few in the back line coming from the bench. Loughlin injury is a concern hope fully he will be available for latter stages."
What is wrong with loughlin ? Big blow if true down 2 out of your 3 marquee forwards in loughlin and heslin.
I think Conor McCormack is injured too?

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 332 - 13/02/2024 17:54:38    2525905

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What time is Westmeath game at is it 1pm or 2pm ? What's the story aswel in terms of injuries , whos unavailable ? What's aughrim like in terms of parking aswel

philbrown (Westmeath) - Posts: 228 - 13/02/2024 18:43:04    2525909

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Replying To ear2ground:  "Tricky game in Aughrim. I would like to see Scahill, Harte and Mccormack not been frozen out from the team and leave the obvious older few in the back line coming from the bench. Loughlin injury is a concern hope fully he will be available for latter stages."
How are they frozen out? We've won both matches in league, difficult to make changes with the exception of John Hes, great to have calibre of those lads you mentioned on the bench, think Conor Mc was injured for Clare match, likes of Forde and Martin were influential off the bench last day, wing backs the last day scored 1-2 so hard to see who Nigel and Daniel would replace.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1478 - 13/02/2024 18:56:04    2525912

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Replying To JoxerDaly:  "Great to see so many Westmeath GAA players in action for their Universities this evening in the Sigerson Cup Semifinals.

UCD v UL @SETU Carlow

UCD:
9 Jonathan Lynam (The Downs)
27 Charlie Drumm (The Downs)


Maynooth v Ulster University @Inniskeen

Maynooth:
7 Daniel Scahill (Shandonagh)
10 Kevin O'Sullivan (The Downs)
12 Sean Leech (Killucan)
30 Ciaran Daly (Coralstown-Kinnegad)


https://www.youtube.com/live/H0tr3D6B6RU?app=desktop&feature=shared"
Sigerson Cup Final 2024:

UCD v Ulster University

Wednesday 14th February at 7:30pm in Austin Stack Park, Tralee.

The game will be live on @SportTG4 on YouTube

Best of luck to Jonathan Lynam and Charlie Drumm from The Downs

JoxerDaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 22 - 14/02/2024 09:44:18    2525981

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Replying To ear2ground:  "Tricky game in Aughrim. I would like to see Scahill, Harte and Mccormack not been frozen out from the team and leave the obvious older few in the back line coming from the bench. Loughlin injury is a concern hope fully he will be available for latter stages."
Who do you want them to replace?

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 383 - 14/02/2024 10:13:08    2525989

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Replying To philbrown:  "What time is Westmeath game at is it 1pm or 2pm ? What's the story aswel in terms of injuries , whos unavailable ? What's aughrim like in terms of parking aswel"
Throw in 1.00 pm and yes there is plenty of parking inside the grounds.

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 989 - 14/02/2024 11:13:30    2526004

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