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Replying To mul:  "If we were to draw the rossies . Where would the neutral venue be? Hard one to figure out."
Longford I'd say

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1133 - 29/04/2024 11:51:50    2541434

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Also do Louth currently not have a home venue so they essentially give up home advantage.

podge15 (Westmeath) - Posts: 3 - 29/04/2024 11:54:33    2541435

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Replying To mul:  "If we were to draw the rossies . Where would the neutral venue be? Hard one to figure out."
Pearse Park in Longford can hold 10k a sell out there would great for both teams if we both had something to play for.

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 417 - 29/04/2024 12:06:37    2541444

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Replying To mul:  "If we were to draw the rossies . Where would the neutral venue be? Hard one to figure out."
Longford? I remember garrycastle playing brigids there's in all Ireland semi final despite the clubs being a 10 minute drive from one another

Tailteannchamps (Westmeath) - Posts: 23 - 29/04/2024 12:35:43    2541454

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Replying To mul:  "If we were to draw the rossies . Where would the neutral venue be? Hard one to figure out."
Tullamore was the neutral venue for Roscommon v Kildare last summer.

A_Chairde (Westmeath) - Posts: 178 - 29/04/2024 14:28:54    2541508

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Replying To Tailteannchamps:  "Longford? I remember garrycastle playing brigids there's in all Ireland semi final despite the clubs being a 10 minute drive from one another"
What was the alternative? Pairc Chiarain would have been a good local option but Brigids could hardly have been expected to agree to a Westmeath venue.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 559 - 29/04/2024 15:35:43    2541537

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Replying To midlands:  "What was the alternative? Pairc Chiarain would have been a good local option but Brigids could hardly have been expected to agree to a Westmeath venue."
I was just pointing out that the last neutral venue between a Westmeath and Roscommon side was Longford despite the proximity of both teams just to help answer the original post, nothing else

Tailteannchamps (Westmeath) - Posts: 23 - 29/04/2024 16:20:48    2541558

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Roscommon v westmeath would be a great draw for supporters around athlone, a huge local Derby. 10k would probably be two small, espically if something to play for.
Personally I'd like the winners of connaught, clare/louth, and monaghan. A terrible draw would be dublin, losers of ulster and derry. But brilliant to be sitting at the top table again this year. Congratulations to dessie and the panel, promotion in league and in all ireland series.

Upforthegame23 (Westmeath) - Posts: 92 - 29/04/2024 18:00:23    2541591

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Best of luck to Damien Gavin and his u20s squad who play Longford tonight in the final in Mullingar.Good group of lads and would love to see them win.

Bruno@1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 181 - 30/04/2024 10:10:53    2541703

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Reading other County pages, most teams want westmeath in draw today, love to see some eating humble pie later in year

Upforthegame23 (Westmeath) - Posts: 92 - 30/04/2024 11:35:52    2541734

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Replying To Upforthegame23:  "Reading other County pages, most teams want westmeath in draw today, love to see some eating humble pie later in year"
when you cant beat wicklow any decent team will beat them but they could surprise me

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1831 - 30/04/2024 11:50:01    2541743

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Very hard draw for Westmeath unfortunately!

Seed 1 - winner of Galway/Mayo (Home)
Seed 2 - Loser of Donegal/Armagh (Away)
Seed 3 - Derry ( Neutral)


Hopefully Mayo win this weekend atleast we will have a great crowd in Cusack as they always travel in great numbers!

I can see us getting close to Armagh again if we get to play them. Unfortunately I can't see us getting near Derry!!

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 417 - 30/04/2024 15:27:19    2541861

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Well that's not nice

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 274 - 30/04/2024 15:36:50    2541874

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Tough group but a great draw-in my opinion.We are not going to win an all Ireland but we have 3 great matches to look forward.You want to be playing the best.Season has been a success with all with all boxes ticked-promotion-divisional title and all Ireland series gained.We put up a good showing last year in group games so why not again this year.

Bruno@1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 181 - 30/04/2024 16:39:29    2541961

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it will be great to see players like ryan o donoghue and tommy conroy of mayo or damien comer and shane walshe of galway in mullingar . but thats the only positive from the draw

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1831 - 01/05/2024 09:19:09    2542149

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Very well done to Damien Gavin and the U20s, winning the Andrew Corden Cup last night. Longford should have been beaten out of sight after all the goal chances missed. I believe its Limerick next for the lads in an All Ireland semi final on 11th May. Nothing easy for the seniors but competing in the Sam Maguire is where you want to be, making continuous progression and the more games against higher ranked opposition the better. Looking forward to the games coming up

A_Chairde (Westmeath) - Posts: 178 - 01/05/2024 10:13:21    2542168

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "when you cant beat wicklow any decent team will beat them but they could surprise me"
Id say Micheál with your prediction record we will top the group
Welcome back by the way thought you had sailed away.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1505 - 01/05/2024 11:30:19    2542191

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "it will be great to see players like ryan o donoghue and tommy conroy of mayo or damien comer and shane walshe of galway in mullingar . but thats the only positive from the draw"
We will have one home, one away and one neutral game same as last year. Why would we be seeing Shane Walshe and Damien Comer in Mullingar? Didn't we play them at home last year?? Surely either away or neutral venue? Also the last time we met Mayo in 2016 qualifiers was at home?

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 214 - 06/05/2024 12:23:33    2543312

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Replying To The_Fonz:  "We will have one home, one away and one neutral game same as last year. Why would we be seeing Shane Walshe and Damien Comer in Mullingar? Didn't we play them at home last year?? Surely either away or neutral venue? Also the last time we met Mayo in 2016 qualifiers was at home?"
It's already been decided. We are home to Galway, away to Ulster runners up. Derry neutral pitch

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 1020 - 06/05/2024 16:34:15    2543344

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Credit where its due to this group of players two years back to back of top summer football against countries top sides. I was in the Athletic grounds last year what an atmosphere. Didnt make Cusack park unfourtanetly but I wont miss the Tribe coming this year. With that said I do expect the team to struggle against each opposition. We really are punching way above weight at the moment. Our "academy" is not very competitive at all with the u17s failing to win a game in last 2 years and u20s are in a very dissapointing B All -Ireland. The Games Development officers are thin at the line and Darren Magee's role really has to be questioned? I really do worry we will bottom out like longford/Laois in years to come.But i want this to be a positive post best of luck to the lads in 3 games ahead. Des has done a great job to date and im sure some of the hurling folk will have to switch forums soon giving their recent form.

ear2ground (Westmeath) - Posts: 113 - 06/05/2024 18:55:13    2543374

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