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Replying To A_Chairde:  "Strong Westmeath contingent on TUS Midlands panel for Trench Cup final v Dkit in Waterford this eve

Shane Allen, Kieran Colclough (Both Athlone), Matthew Whittaker (Tubberclair), Brandon Kelly (Milltownpass), Jamie Corcoran (Tyrrellspass), Brendan Killian (Shandonagh), Brían Cooney (Coralstown-Kinnegad), Devin Hill (Killucan), Jason Nugent (Garrycastle), James Bracken (Moate All Whites) & Ronan Wallace (Multyfarnham

They beat TUS Mid west yesterday and I notice that Wallace was not in team photo. To play three games in one week is a big ask for players so hopefully it's a case of player welfare and hes not injured

Also Baker should be playing for DCU in All Ireland Freshers A final tomorrow against Maynooth Unversity"
Wallace didn't play any of the games yet but is possibly involved for the final.

TigerWoods90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 143 - 15/02/2023 14:22:33    2458410

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Replying To Wmeath2:  "Can you explain how a league game is more important than an All Ireland final?"
national league v offaly or any game v offaly vitally important to me as a person who lives near the offaly border and works in tullamore . does that answer the question

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1831 - 15/02/2023 18:31:20    2458441

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Any idea how tonight's vote on age groups went?

TigerWoods90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 143 - 15/02/2023 20:35:49    2458449

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Replying To TigerWoods90:  "Any idea how tonight's vote on age groups went?"
U13, U,15, U17 stay for this year and then switch to U12, U14, U16, U18 in 2024 with U18 players unable to play senior

martyW (Westmeath) - Posts: 320 - 16/02/2023 11:35:49    2458487

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Replying To martyW:  "U13, U,15, U17 stay for this year and then switch to U12, U14, U16, U18 in 2024 with U18 players unable to play senior"
Playing Devils advocate , Clubs got consumed in change this year or next , the fact going forward that from next year NO 18 year old in any circumstance can play adult ,its not just senior ,its adult (in any division ) seems to have got in without clubs realising the full impact of that ,especially for the smaller clubs. Plus if 18 year old welfare is such a priority then why not change now when the opportunity is there????
It its a fixture/logistics is then how can Tyrone, Roscommon etc manage it "with immediate effect".
Its in 2025 the full effect of this will be seen ,some clubs got some lads 18 playing this year ,they will have no more for two years

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 233 - 16/02/2023 14:47:45    2458537

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[url=]https://www.westmeathexaminer.ie/2023/02/16/westmeath-clubs-decide-to-retain-current-age-grades/

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1133 - 16/02/2023 15:48:15    2458552

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Replying To Thechick:  "Playing Devils advocate , Clubs got consumed in change this year or next , the fact going forward that from next year NO 18 year old in any circumstance can play adult ,its not just senior ,its adult (in any division ) seems to have got in without clubs realising the full impact of that ,especially for the smaller clubs. Plus if 18 year old welfare is such a priority then why not change now when the opportunity is there????
It its a fixture/logistics is then how can Tyrone, Roscommon etc manage it "with immediate effect".
Its in 2025 the full effect of this will be seen ,some clubs got some lads 18 playing this year ,they will have no more for two years"
Exactly. The smaller rural clubs are really going to be the losers here. In fairness there were many of the these clubs objecting to this change now and before Christmas when it was brought up but there are a lot of clubs looking for change without even thinking of the ramifications it will have on them just for the sake of a nostalgic feeling of even age grades again. Have no doubt about this, it only suits the bigger urban teams and those surrounding the main towns.

mintyfresh (Westmeath) - Posts: 215 - 16/02/2023 16:20:32    2458559

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Replying To Thechick:  "Playing Devils advocate , Clubs got consumed in change this year or next , the fact going forward that from next year NO 18 year old in any circumstance can play adult ,its not just senior ,its adult (in any division ) seems to have got in without clubs realising the full impact of that ,especially for the smaller clubs. Plus if 18 year old welfare is such a priority then why not change now when the opportunity is there????
It its a fixture/logistics is then how can Tyrone, Roscommon etc manage it "with immediate effect".
Its in 2025 the full effect of this will be seen ,some clubs got some lads 18 playing this year ,they will have no more for two years"
Surely it's 2024 where the full effect is seen, as clubs won't see any 'new' players graduate from their 2023 u17s. In 2025 they'll at least have the 2006 born players coming in to their adult teams. Tyrone and Ros are not good comparisons as they do not really have duel considerations. However that doesn't mean the point isn't a a valid one.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 443 - 16/02/2023 16:28:10    2458562

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Surely the place to vent feelings on this was at last night's county board meeting? The vote in favour of odd this year and even next year was extremely one sided according to reports. Club delegates attended based on what their clubs wanted. That's the essence of GAA democracy.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1563 - 16/02/2023 17:38:26    2458571

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Replying To mintyfresh:  "Exactly. The smaller rural clubs are really going to be the losers here. In fairness there were many of the these clubs objecting to this change now and before Christmas when it was brought up but there are a lot of clubs looking for change without even thinking of the ramifications it will have on them just for the sake of a nostalgic feeling of even age grades again. Have no doubt about this, it only suits the bigger urban teams and those surrounding the main towns."
The fixture congestion issue has unfortunately been bought by naive club committees, u18 league/championship had been every second Monday over the last few years. At no stage did this clash with junior b, junior, intermediate or senior.

Clubs have to fight for the decoupling at u18 as opposed to u17. It's actually ridiculous that an 18 year old cannot play adult football. All it would take is clear communication from the underage secretary that no u18 game will be changed in the event of a club trying to mind u18s for their adult team.

We've been fed the welfare issue when in fact it's clearly county boards not wanting an overlap on fixtures. Nonsense. It was the norm for 30+ years and worked just fine.

TigerWoods90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 143 - 16/02/2023 19:47:29    2458588

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Replying To TigerWoods90:  "The fixture congestion issue has unfortunately been bought by naive club committees, u18 league/championship had been every second Monday over the last few years. At no stage did this clash with junior b, junior, intermediate or senior.

Clubs have to fight for the decoupling at u18 as opposed to u17. It's actually ridiculous that an 18 year old cannot play adult football. All it would take is clear communication from the underage secretary that no u18 game will be changed in the event of a club trying to mind u18s for their adult team.

We've been fed the welfare issue when in fact it's clearly county boards not wanting an overlap on fixtures. Nonsense. It was the norm for 30+ years and worked just fine."
Having minors whether that be under 17 or 18 as the minor age group and able to play adult football is a logistical nightmare and shouldnt happen.

jiminycricket (Offaly) - Posts: 16 - 17/02/2023 15:08:42    2458694

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U20 team looks strong on paper and missing baker and scahill today. Will updates be given anywhere on game

Upforthegame23 (Westmeath) - Posts: 92 - 18/02/2023 11:01:11    2458792

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Good to shake it up a bit but still a decent side. Some decent subs there too.
Baker and Scahill obviously starting tomorrow.
Should be updates on Twitter from the 2 official accounts.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1133 - 18/02/2023 11:51:52    2458802

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Replying To BigSur:  "Good to shake it up a bit but still a decent side. Some decent subs there too.
Baker and Scahill obviously starting tomorrow.
Should be updates on Twitter from the 2 official accounts."
senior team picked both scahill and baker start

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1831 - 18/02/2023 14:16:10    2458844

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Replying To BigSur:  "Good to shake it up a bit but still a decent side. Some decent subs there too.
Baker and Scahill obviously starting tomorrow.
Should be updates on Twitter from the 2 official accounts."
No updates on social media that I can find, very hard to promote the game or build up any interest in westmeath without some social media activity. Most of the surrounding counties do it

Upforthegame23 (Westmeath) - Posts: 92 - 18/02/2023 15:54:25    2458867

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Updates on Monaghan GAA twitter feed. Not a word on any Westmeath platforms that I can see.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1133 - 18/02/2023 16:18:46    2458872

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Lost 3-13 to 0-16. Monaghan always ahead but late goals made it look comfortable enough it seems.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1133 - 18/02/2023 16:53:35    2458876

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Big game for Westmeath. Will dessie go with named team or make the few normal changes, jack Smith could be back. A win today and westmeath right back in the promotion race

Upforthegame23 (Westmeath) - Posts: 92 - 19/02/2023 12:07:14    2458998

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Hard earned win today. Much along the lines of the longford game. Sluggish in parts of first half but a powerful 2nd half. great crowd in the park today

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1831 - 19/02/2023 16:15:52    2459042

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Ronan Wallace injured ?

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 1020 - 19/02/2023 16:30:49    2459051

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