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GAA Discussion / Super 8 or Stupid 8
« on: February 23, 2017, 03:56:05 PM »
Do you want to see 8 extra games brought in that will delay the club championships in 4 counties or are you happy to commit to a new structure for three years, which will sideline the CPA and whatever proposals they bring to the table?

Note that the motion to bring the date of the All Ireland finals back to August is a completely separate motion and is in no way linked to this Super 8 motion.

GAA Discussion / NFL Division 4 2017
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:01:05 AM »
Outright Betting:
Westmeath 11/10
Wexford 5/2
Limerick 7/2
Carlow 14/1
Wicklow 16/1
Leitrim 16/1
Waterford 18/1
London 150/1

To be Promoted:
Westmeath 2/5
Wexford 4/5
Limerick 11/10
Carlow 4/1
Leitrim 5/1
Waterford 11/2
Wicklow 11/2
London 33/1

It'll be a travesty if we don't win this division, you'd imagine Banty will have Wexford fired up to give us competition for the title. History would dictate we'll be on the move again this year as since the current league format was introduced in 2008 we have only once competed in the same division in successive years.

2008 Div 2
2009 Div 1
2010 Div 2
2011 Div 3
2012 Div 2
2013 Div 2
2014 Div 1
2015 Div 2
2016 Div 3
2017 Div 4

So unless Kilkenny are opening up Div 5 we should be going up this year.

General discussion / Domestic Break Recommendation
« on: February 17, 2016, 11:33:52 AM »
Heading to Ennis in a couple of weekends, anyone recommend kid friendy hotel/self catering with access to a pool for a couple of young ones? Close enough to walk to the town but not sleeping over the nightclub, etc.

GAA Discussion / An Iarmhí v Fear Manach
« on: July 13, 2015, 05:31:47 PM »
Breffni Park, Saturday the 25th at 5pm. Westmeath are familiar enough having played Cavan away in the league this year and in the championship last year. Beaten both times though. Struggling to remember us winning at the venue, were beaten by Donegal there in the old division 2 semi finals in 2006. Garrycastle lost the AI club replay there as well.

Fermanagh have beaten us in the two encounters we have played to date in 2002 and 2013 so Westmeath have it all to do. Still, great chance to get the wagon back on the road.

GAA Discussion / An Iarmhí v Loch Garman
« on: June 12, 2015, 11:29:02 AM »
Westmeath team named for Sunday is:

                   Darren Quinn
Killian Daly, Kevin Maguire, Paddy Holloway
   Paul Sharry, John Gilligan, James Dolan
          Ger Egan (Capt), Daragh Daly
Ronan Foley, Ray Connellan, Denis Corroon
Kieran Martin, John Heslin, Shane Dempsey

Couple of surprises in there with Foley and Corroon starting. Corroon especially as he's only back from abroad 3 weeks ago. They must be going well in training. Lots of possibilities as to how that team could take to the pitch but if they line up like that there are too many changes from the game against Louth and a lot of that team wouldn't have league game time under their belt in their selected position.

Wexford are an unknown quantity this year. They got relegated, which is unusual under an incoming manager (who has a bit of pedigree, albeit at underage), and the dual players are concentrating on hurling this year. But they will have no fear of us after trouncing us in championship in Wexford Park in 2011 and they still have the likes of Ciarán Lyng, Ben Brosnan, Brian Malone, Shane Roche, Anthony Masterson and Adrian Flynn. We will miss Callum McCormack for this game no doubt but on the positive for Westmeath Kieran Gavin should be involved at some stage on Sunday and great news that Paul Greville is back involved on the panel. Overall optimistic about our chances but a lot will depend on what team takes to the pitch and more importantly the mentality of the group. We have to go back 7 years to 2008 to find two winning championship victories put back to back so all to do.

Iarmhí Abú.

GAA Discussion / An Lú v An Iarmhí
« on: May 14, 2015, 03:11:40 PM »
Can't believe a championship match is actually going to go ahead in Drogeda but how and ever. Westmeath team is:

                       Darren Quinn
      John Gilligan, Kevin Maguire, Killian Daly
   Paddy Holloway, Kieran Martin, James Dolan
                Darragh Daly, Ger Egan
    Paul Sharry, Ray Connellan, John Stapleton
Callum McCormack, John Heslin, Shane Dempsey.

Hard to know how that team will line out, endless possibilities. Louth will be ready for us as they always are. This game could go any direction and the rain will turn the pitch back into February. We weren't too bad in February actually, here's hoping.

GAA Discussion / The Connaught Thread
« on: February 17, 2015, 10:28:58 AM »

GAA Discussion / NFL Division 2 2015
« on: January 22, 2015, 02:51:22 PM »
Might as well start a Div 2 thread as well. Very competitive this year, most counties could be promoted or relegated and all within a short spin of each other. Well apart from Galway and Down. Kildare would be my favourites for the title but not a whole lot of daylight between them and any of the others.

Galway v Meath
Pearse Stadium
Roscommon v Cavan
Westmeath v Laois
Cusack Park

Kildare v Down

GAA Discussion / Cavan Vs Westmeath
« on: June 25, 2014, 05:10:06 PM »
Be afraid Cavan, be very afraid...

Westmeath manager Paul Bealin is in an upbeat mood ahead of his side's All-Ireland qualifier against Cavan at Breffni Park on Saturday afternoon.

Despite suffering relegation in the league and a defeat to Louth in the opening round of the Leinster SFC, Bealin is adamant that Westmeath will come out all guns blazing against Cavan this weekend.

"I'm naturally a positive and confident person and I want to win every game, just like our players," Bealin told the Westmeath Examiner.

"And we can all relate to any level of disappointment in the ranks among supporters. At the end of the day, we all want to see a very good Westmeath side and one which wins as often as it loses.

"But I also think people need to be realistic about what our largely young and inexperienced panel faced this year. I don't think any manager in the country, past or present, could have done much more for Westmeath in this year's league."

GAA Discussion / 2014 Allianz NFL fixture list
« on: October 16, 2013, 01:13:07 PM »
Saturday, February 1st (7pm)

Division 1: Derry v Tyrone; Dublin v Kerry
Division 2: Down v Monaghan
Division 3: Cavan v Fermanagh

Sunday, February 2nd (2pm)

Division 1: Cork v Westmeath; Kildare v Mayo
Division 2: Laois v Donegal; Louth v Armagh; Meath v Galway
Division 3: Longford v Roscommon; Sligo v Limerick; Wexford v Offaly
Division 4: Carlow v Tipperary; Leitrim v Antrim; Waterford v Clare; Wicklow v London

Friday, February 7th (8pm)

Division 2: Armagh v Down

Saturday, February 8th (7pm)

Division 3: Fermanagh v Sligo

Sunday, February 9th (2pm)

Division 1: Cork v Kildare; Kerry v Derry; Tyrone v Mayo; Westmeath v Dublin
Division 2: Galway v Donegal; Louth v Laois; Monaghan v Meath
Division 3: Limerick v Longford; Offaly v Cavan; Roscommon v Wexford
Division 4: Antrim v Wicklow; Clare v Leitrim; London v Carlow; Tipperary v Waterford

Sunday, February 16th (2pm)

Division 4: London v Clare

Saturday, March 1st (7pm)

Division 1: Dublin v Cork
Division 2: Down v Louth; Laois v Galway; Meath v Armagh

Sunday, March 2nd (2pm)

Division 1: Derry v Westmeath; Kildare v Tyrone; Mayo v Kerry
Division 2: Donegal v Monaghan
Division 3: Longford v Fermanagh; Roscommon v Limerick; Sligo v Offaly; Wexford v Cavan
Division 4: Antrim v Waterford; Clare v Wicklow; Leitrim v Carlow; London v Tipperary

Friday, March 7th (8pm)

Division 1: Dublin v Kildare

Saturday, March 8th (7pm)

Division 1: Armagh v Laois
Division 3: Cavan v Sligo

Sunday, March 9th (2pm)

Division 1: Cork v Derry; Kerry v Tyrone; Westmeath v Mayo
Division 2: Donegal v Meath; Galway v Down; Monaghan v Louth
Division 3: Fermanagh v Roscommon; Limerick v Wexford; Offaly v Longford
Division 4: Carlow v Antrim; Tipperary v Clare; Waterford v London; Wicklow v Leitrim

Saturday, March 15th (7pm)

Division 2: Armagh v Monaghan; Laois v Meath

Sunday, March 16th (2pm)

Division 1: Derry v Dublin; Kildare v Kerry; Mayo v Cork; Tyrone v Westmeath
Division 2: Down v Donegal; Louth v Galway
Division 3: Limerick v Fermanagh; Longford v Cavan; Roscommon v Offaly; Wexford v Sligo
Division 4: Carlow v Wicklow; Tipperary v Antrim; Waterford v Leitrim

Saturday, March 29th (7pm)

Division 1: Dublin v Mayo
Division 2: Meath v Down
Division 3: Cavan v Roscommon

Sunday, March 30th (2pm)

Division 1: Cork v Tyrone; Derry v Kildare; Westmeath v Kerry
Division 2: Donegal v Louth; Galway v Armagh; Monaghan v Laois
Division 3: Fermanagh v Wexford; Offaly v Limerick; Sligo v Longford
Division 4: Antrim v London; Clare v Carlow; Leitrim v Tipperary; Wicklow v Waterford

Sunday, April 6th (3pm)

Division 1: Kerry v Cork; Kildare v Westmeath; Mayo v Derry; Tyrone v Dublin
Division 2: Armagh v Donegal; Laois v Down; Louth v Meath; Monaghan v Galway
Division 3: Fermanagh v Offaly; Limerick v Cavan; Roscommon v Sligo; Wexford v Longford

Division 4: Antrim v Clare; London v Leitrim; Tipperary v Wicklow; Waterford v Carlow

Must be a Longford man who makes out these fixtures. By this time next year Westmeath will have had four away games in 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009, and 2008. That's 5 seasons out of a possible 7 (since the current format has been in operation that we have 4 league games away from home. A tough task just got even tougher.  >:(

GAA Discussion / Westmeath Vs Dublin - Croke Park
« on: May 29, 2013, 09:19:21 AM »
As expected, same team as the last day:

              Gary Connaughton
Mark McCallon, Kieran Gavin, Kevin Maguire
    Doron Harte, Paul Sharry, John Gaffey
            David Duffy, John Heslin
Kieran Martin, Callum McCormack, James Dolan
    Ger Egan, Denis Glennon, Dessie Dolan

Needless to say have to hit the ground running Saturday evening as Jim Gavin will look to hurt us early as he did in the U21 match last year. In that match Dublin had 1-3 on the board before we knew the game was under way. A similar start for us will be fatal.

That said there is no pressure on us whatsoever. Dublin have every possible advantage going in to this and the bookies have the spread at 7 points so no excuse for not putting in a performance. Looking forward to it, been a good few years since we were really competitive in Leinster.

GAA Discussion / Westmeath Vs Carlow - Mullingar
« on: May 15, 2013, 09:19:44 AM »
G Connaughton;
M McCallon, K Gavin, K Maguire;
D Harte, P Sharry, J Gaffey;
D Duffy, J Heslin;
K Martin, C McCormack, J Dolan;
G Egan, D Glennon, D Dolan

Good team, few positional changes from the league so will be interesting to see how they get on. Gaffey's good form sees him rewarded in a new position at wing back, will be interesting to see how he gets on. Coroon and Curley can consider themselves unfortunate but I feel it is imperative to have Dessie there from the start.

Great to have a Leinster game back in the Park, will be a good few days, Up Westmeath.

GAA Discussion / NFL Div 2 2013
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:41:47 PM »
Westmeath team for Sunday against Louth

Gary Connaughton; Mark McCallon, Kieran Gavin, Kevin McGuire; Michael Curley, Paul Sharry, Doron Harte; Paul Bannon, John Heslin; Ger Egan, Callum McCormack, Kieran Martin; Ronan Foley, James Dolan, Denis Glennon.

Not bad, wouldn't expect them to line out like that. Dessie out injured, time we beat this shower in the league.

Hurling Discussion / Allianz Leagues Predictions - Hurling
« on: February 28, 2012, 09:28:27 AM »
Seeing as there's a football one up and running might as well do the same with the hurling. It's a week in so if you have aspirations of winning the car you would want to have filled out last week.

The league is called 'gaaboard - hurling' and the code is UK6j1woQYR6n.

Again, a warning, your name and club shows up so if you want to remain anonymous use your board name.

General discussion / Knuckle
« on: February 20, 2012, 12:14:55 PM »
Was there any need for the subtitles?

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