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Westmeath 2004 compared to Westmeath 2015

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Looking to get some peoples views on this topic, was surprised that a lot of people I have spoken to out there are saying that this team is just as good as the 2004 team...... My take on it is the 2015 team are a bit off being as good as the 2004 team. While this summer has been great and huge lift to the county I think there is no comparison yet:

We beat Louth who are a division 4
We beat Wexford who were relegated from division 3 to division 4 this year
We beat a Meath team who are very average and nothing compared to the Meath teams we played in the early 2000's, the Meath teams back then were winning and competing in all Ireland finals and had household names such as Giles, McDermot, Geraghty, Murphy etc all with all Ireland medals.

I am interested in how people on here compare both teams?

johnC1975 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1 - 07/07/2015 16:48:10    1749394


the 2004 team was a special group of players . gary connaughton john keane and rory o connell and dessie dolan were all stars while dennis glennon
was an all star nominee and in my opinion should have been young footballer of the year . this team does not compare to the 04 team at all but tom cribben has turned them around

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1229 - 07/07/2015 19:34:27    1749495


pointless thread!

rojo (Westmeath) - Posts: 28 - 07/07/2015 20:09:04    1749512


Took a guess at what the team will be for Sunday and decided to compare it to the 2004 team.. I reckon about 5 of today's team would have gotten into the 2004 team , what does everyone else think?

2004 V 2015
1.G Connaughton V Quinn
2.J Keane V Gilligan
3.J Davitt V Maguire
4.D Healy V Gonoud
5.D Heavin V Holloway
6.D O'Donoghue V Sharry
7. M Ennis V Dolan
8.R O'Connell V R.Connellan
9.D O'Shaughnessy V Daly
10.B Morley V Martin
11.P Conway V Egan
12.F Wilson V Corroon
13.A Mangan V J.Connellan
14.D Glennon V Heslin
15.D. Dolan V S.Dempsey

sharpshooter23 (Westmeath) - Posts: 187 - 08/07/2015 15:41:31    1749963



When you put them side by side like that it makes this current team look very weak!!

Jack Daniels (Westmeath) - Posts: 152 - 09/07/2015 18:23:39    1750655


Forget about this thread. It has only relevance after 4pm on Sunday when WH2015 have put Dublin2015 to the sword just like WH2004 did to Dublin2004 back then.

Redslayer (Westmeath) - Posts: 100 - 09/07/2015 19:42:03    1750680


It's not really fair to the players to be making comparisons. They are both v good.

2004 team was full of quality and created history winning first leinster.

2015 team is full of talented players and have also created history beating Meath in croker. This is a young team and they will keep improving.

I think the biggest difference is the era. Our 04 team could put up a good challenge against any of the top teams.

Now the top 4 or 5 teams not only have top quality players but they also have huge funding behind them which has turned them into professionals.

borisdblade (Westmeath) - Posts: 134 - 19/07/2015 18:42:17    1755875