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Replying To Tailteannchamps:  "A lot of the time no scorers mentioned, they never once mentioned subs who were brought on or who they came on for, very far behind a lot of counties on Twitter in regards to live updates, Antrim for example had clips of scores uploaded as the game went on"
Why don't go to the games then…

Matthew (None) - Posts: 1008 - 04/03/2024 17:40:09    2529796

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Replying To Tailteannchamps:  "A lot of the time no scorers mentioned, they never once mentioned subs who were brought on or who they came on for, very far behind a lot of counties on Twitter in regards to live updates, Antrim for example had clips of scores uploaded as the game went on"
Antrim had Denis O'Brian speak 2 weeks ago at business lunch with 35 tables all from business community and a big auction. They do this 3-4 times a year. I can't say for certain but many of the fundraising team work within PR and media.

I'm sure its not for want of trying within Westmeath - but the resources within other counties are on a different level. The Westmeath GAA site still does not have a basic favicon.

Maroon Heaven (Westmeath) - Posts: 34 - 04/03/2024 19:45:55    2529823

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Replying To Mattyreilly:  "Sign of the westmeath gaa page to be updated for club league results and tables"
Is this post not totally ironic?

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1520 - 04/03/2024 20:48:28    2529832

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Replying To Matthew:  "Why don't go to the games then…"
It's easier Matthew for these lads to curse the dark rather than light a candle.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1520 - 04/03/2024 20:50:06    2529833

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The old "go to the games" chestnut. That's grand I used to go to every Westmeath game from Pomeroy to Pairc Ui Rinn but I'm not in a position to do it right now. I would agree that many but not all other counties are covering the matches better online and it's something that can be learned from. It's nothing to be circling the wagons about.

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 1019 - 04/03/2024 22:20:45    2529850

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "It's easier Matthew for these lads to curse the dark rather than light a candle."
"If you see a lad picking baleing twine outta the ditch, the lads in Lomans necks will twitch."

"Should you kick your boots off the door, then the Billy goat will say no more."

"Red sky at night, foot the sods at first light."

Uttering inane figures of speech like a talking head from the government to respond to a simple suggestion for potential improvement of the social media accounts is the definition of wasting your own breath. Westmeath people are living all over the globe these days or some people simply don't always have time or money to be going and following the team to every single game around the country. That's a simple reality of modern life. Social media is the only other means to gain updates, bar tuning in to midlands 103 for an occasional update between the shared coverage with the other midlands counties.

Other counties can manage to assign someone as a social media manager to do regular updates of teams and scorers during games on their official twitter accounts. Sure it's not an absolute priority, but there's no harm in making a suggestion on how to improve the status quo. It's no slight on the fellah or lady from the county board whose probably doing their best to keep the thing going as is.

RadioactiveTan (UK) - Posts: 28 - 05/03/2024 10:39:24    2529901

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Replying To RadioactiveTan:  ""If you see a lad picking baleing twine outta the ditch, the lads in Lomans necks will twitch."

"Should you kick your boots off the door, then the Billy goat will say no more."

"Red sky at night, foot the sods at first light."

Uttering inane figures of speech like a talking head from the government to respond to a simple suggestion for potential improvement of the social media accounts is the definition of wasting your own breath. Westmeath people are living all over the globe these days or some people simply don't always have time or money to be going and following the team to every single game around the country. That's a simple reality of modern life. Social media is the only other means to gain updates, bar tuning in to midlands 103 for an occasional update between the shared coverage with the other midlands counties.

Other counties can manage to assign someone as a social media manager to do regular updates of teams and scorers during games on their official twitter accounts. Sure it's not an absolute priority, but there's no harm in making a suggestion on how to improve the status quo. It's no slight on the fellah or lady from the county board whose probably doing their best to keep the thing going as is."
Different counties use different methods to update their supporters. Westmeath GAA Facebook page seems to be their main media source and is fairly details. Every score and scorer detailed as the game goes on. I find it useful. I don't use Twitter. Also they have updated on the App" what's the scor" which isn't great. Once the season gets into full swing the Westmeath GAA website is great for club games.

Yellow&Green (Westmeath) - Posts: 44 - 05/03/2024 12:38:40    2529916

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would there be an appetite in westmeath for a dedicated westmeath gaa fans podcast , meath and cavan now have one called WEare Meath and We are Cavan, has anyone heard it? they do a matchday diary where fans give in voice notes before at half time and after the game. every week they do previews and reviews of club and county games with interviews etc. i think you need a fair fanatical fanbase to make it work though. where the county team is treated like an english soccer club almost.

dickie10 (UK) - Posts: 702 - 05/03/2024 12:46:53    2529919

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Replying To Yellow&Green:  "Different counties use different methods to update their supporters. Westmeath GAA Facebook page seems to be their main media source and is fairly details. Every score and scorer detailed as the game goes on. I find it useful. I don't use Twitter. Also they have updated on the App" what's the scor" which isn't great. Once the season gets into full swing the Westmeath GAA website is great for club games."
Get the "Score Beo" app covers all county games. Gives every score in the county as it happens. Also names teams and any changes made before throw in.

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 405 - 05/03/2024 12:51:17    2529920

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Anyone at the game? Who played well? How did scahill get on? Looked a good prospect with the 20's last year

Lakecounty94 (Westmeath) - Posts: 59 - 05/03/2024 15:03:00    2529941

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Replying To Lakecounty94:  "Anyone at the game? Who played well? How did scahill get on? Looked a good prospect with the 20's last year"
J lynam was very good, ray is having a brilliant season along with andy mcCormack. Both really stepping up with sam gone. J daly also going well. I thought scahill had a very good solid game, loads of pace, defended well and took a ball of the line when a goal looked certain. Danny mccartan is also taking his opportunity and scoring regularly. Whittaker was lively when he came on as were all subs. Wallace and drumm were going well but both came of injured which would be a concern at this time of year maybe. Gounde didn't start and was heavily strapped up with ice after initially been announced after warmup. Was great to see heslin running before game. Was also great to see westmeath supporters possibly outnumbering Antrim in Belfast. Definitely more vocal in support

Upforthegame23 (Westmeath) - Posts: 89 - 05/03/2024 17:57:10    2529975

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Westmeath gaa website, updated there now for 2024 club games

Mattyreilly (Westmeath) - Posts: 154 - 05/03/2024 23:40:31    2530018

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Replying To dickie10:  "would there be an appetite in westmeath for a dedicated westmeath gaa fans podcast , meath and cavan now have one called WEare Meath and We are Cavan, has anyone heard it? they do a matchday diary where fans give in voice notes before at half time and after the game. every week they do previews and reviews of club and county games with interviews etc. i think you need a fair fanatical fanbase to make it work though. where the county team is treated like an english soccer club almost."
I really enjoyed the County Championship Podcasts that were done last year. Thought the panellists were all great and gave their honest opinion and nobody had any agenda's. It was superb.

Meridian (Westmeath) - Posts: 602 - 06/03/2024 08:52:03    2530028

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Mullingar CBS bet the Marist on penalties in the North Leinster junior final today

Marún&bán (Westmeath) - Posts: 3 - 06/03/2024 17:39:02    2530112

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Replying To Marún&bán:  "Mullingar CBS bet the Marist on penalties in the North Leinster junior final today"
Can only bode well for the future. CBS play Naas CBS I think

A_Chairde (Westmeath) - Posts: 178 - 07/03/2024 13:03:33    2530188

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According to school they're playing Maynooth in semi with Naas already through to final.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1520 - 07/03/2024 14:08:31    2530194

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CBS Mullingar often seem to do well at u16. They won the all-Ireland in 2018 of course. Don't ever seem to go deep at senior level though, for whatever reason. Can't remember the last time they made it past a Leinster 1/4 final.
Marist had the teamsheets up on twitter. Lots of familiar surnames across both teams. Marist with a better spread of clubs, although of course not all Westmeath. More than half of the Mullingar panel were from 2 clubs (Lomans & Shamrocks)

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 443 - 07/03/2024 14:41:36    2530198

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Replying To jamsie:  "CBS Mullingar often seem to do well at u16. They won the all-Ireland in 2018 of course. Don't ever seem to go deep at senior level though, for whatever reason. Can't remember the last time they made it past a Leinster 1/4 final.
Marist had the teamsheets up on twitter. Lots of familiar surnames across both teams. Marist with a better spread of clubs, although of course not all Westmeath. More than half of the Mullingar panel were from 2 clubs (Lomans & Shamrocks)"
In relation to the junior team that won the all ireland in cbs, when they got to senior there was no competition due to covid. Marist are a great school and are pulling players from both sides of the shannon. Cbs have a number of clubs involved. From what I heard the game yesterday had everything including excitement, a large number of the county minors were on both teams, so that's a positive and hopefully will benefit the county minor team this year. It can only be good that two westmeath teams were competing in the final considerating the quality of the other schools in the competition. Well done to all involved. The future is bright

Upforthegame23 (Westmeath) - Posts: 89 - 07/03/2024 17:30:25    2530216

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Replying To jamsie:  "CBS Mullingar often seem to do well at u16. They won the all-Ireland in 2018 of course. Don't ever seem to go deep at senior level though, for whatever reason. Can't remember the last time they made it past a Leinster 1/4 final.
Marist had the teamsheets up on twitter. Lots of familiar surnames across both teams. Marist with a better spread of clubs, although of course not all Westmeath. More than half of the Mullingar panel were from 2 clubs (Lomans & Shamrocks)"
3 of the starting team and 3 of the subs were from The Downs. Not sure about Shandonagh. It's not just Shamrocks and Lomans players that make up CBS teams. There are other clubs too!

JoxerDaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 22 - 08/03/2024 17:16:35    2530353

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Replying To JoxerDaly:  "3 of the starting team and 3 of the subs were from The Downs. Not sure about Shandonagh. It's not just Shamrocks and Lomans players that make up CBS teams. There are other clubs too!"
The three town clubs lomans shamrocks and shandonagh would surely supply the vast majority of players to the cbs.Anything west of shandonagh is kilbeggan and beyond. So there is no need for people to give out about the amount of players supplied. The biggest problem is with the amount of players they're getting how many are they loosing before they even supply the schools teams.

2maroonjerseys (Galway) - Posts: 39 - 08/03/2024 17:40:17    2530358

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