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Now that the debacle of the O'Byrne cup final is behind us (temporarily), focus switches to the Derry game. Will Kelly continue to experiment or will he throw the more senior players straight back in from Lomans etc? A tough game away this weekend.

Chops (Westmeath) - Posts: 775 - 23/01/2018 08:54:50    2070019

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My team for Sunday:
Carberry
McCallon
Daly
Gonoud
Dolan
Stone
Mulligan
Egan
Corroon
Martin
Loughlin
Marshment
McCormack
Heslin
Leech

Left Full (Westmeath) - Posts: 168 - 23/01/2018 11:58:10    2070060

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Replying To Left Full:  "My team for Sunday:
Carberry
McCallon
Daly
Gonoud
Dolan
Stone
Mulligan
Egan
Corroon
Martin
Loughlin
Marshment
McCormack
Heslin
Leech"
not a bad selection left full . gonoud and heslin back in and i take it that is ger egan at midfield with
corroon thats a decent side but i would have john egan for marchment

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1162 - 23/01/2018 15:40:49    2070136

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Great to see Heslin back as captain with Egan and Gonoud also in contention.
I personally would be reluctant to start all 3 based on lack of game time, training etc and last weekend would have been an ideal opportunity to get them back up to match speed.
All 3 of course are key players and could slot back in but I'd be surprised if all 3 start. They certainly won't be named in advance but late changes before throw in.
Derry had one point wins over Down & Ulster University in the group stages of the McKenna Cup and lost by 5 to Armagh.
They will be missing the Slaughtneil lads obviously but will be a serious test.
At first glance we could be missing a bit of physically in the full back line - would Francis Boyle be an option @ 3 ?
Big step up for Carberry but to be fair he's done fine to date.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 626 - 23/01/2018 16:44:25    2070154

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Replying To BigSur:  "Great to see Heslin back as captain with Egan and Gonoud also in contention.
I personally would be reluctant to start all 3 based on lack of game time, training etc and last weekend would have been an ideal opportunity to get them back up to match speed.
All 3 of course are key players and could slot back in but I'd be surprised if all 3 start. They certainly won't be named in advance but late changes before throw in.
Derry had one point wins over Down & Ulster University in the group stages of the McKenna Cup and lost by 5 to Armagh.
They will be missing the Slaughtneil lads obviously but will be a serious test.
At first glance we could be missing a bit of physically in the full back line - would Francis Boyle be an option @ 3 ?
Big step up for Carberry but to be fair he's done fine to date."
That's a fair point to say its not the most physical full back line but in today's game I don't think its too big of a problem. I am not sure we will see too many high direct balls launched in. Its more important that they are quick, mobile and sticky backs who can also be comfortable starting attacks as full back line players regularly now become playmakers as whole teams sit in to defend. So not a bad full back line in that sense. I think Gonoud could have a good year.

culmor (Westmeath) - Posts: 25 - 23/01/2018 17:06:06    2070160

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Daithi Bryan
McCallon
Duncan for size
Gonoud
Dolan
Daly
Mulligan
Egan
Corroon
Stone work horse up the wing
Loughlin
Slevin
McCormack
Heslin
Martin

Our half forward line is sort a bit of quality unfortunately..

Paddyfla19 (Westmeath) - Posts: 107 - 24/01/2018 00:12:40    2070252

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Fagan
McCallon
Boyle
Boidu
Dolan
Gonoud
Mulligan
G Egan
Corroon
Martin
Loughlin
Stone
McCormack
Heslin
J Egan

Where is Paddy Holloway?

Croí na hÉirean (Westmeath) - Posts: 71 - 24/01/2018 16:00:58    2070369

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I think Gonoud had to have more surgery on his knee that will have him out for a few weeks.

I don't see too many changes. Heslin and Egan back in but everyone else probably deserves a chance.

Carberry
McCallon
Daly
Sayeh
Dolan
Duncan
Mulligan
Stone
Corroon
Martin
Loughlin
G Egan
McCormack
Heslin
J Egan

anon (None) - Posts: 322 - 24/01/2018 16:06:53    2070373

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Are we down all the following players from last year or is there more to return?
Quinn, Holloway, Maguire, Mccdaniels, Reilly, Sharry, Dempsey, Glennon, Corcoran

the21yardline (Westmeath) - Posts: 110 - 24/01/2018 16:10:39    2070374

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What about Alan Gaughan ?

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 846 - 24/01/2018 16:14:27    2070376

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Replying To the21yardline:  "Are we down all the following players from last year or is there more to return?
Quinn, Holloway, Maguire, Mccdaniels, Reilly, Sharry, Dempsey, Glennon, Corcoran"
All not part of the panel this year. Holloway recovering from the knee injury.Gaughen at the rubgy at the minute

Mattyreilly (Westmeath) - Posts: 93 - 24/01/2018 22:01:51    2070462

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Replying To Mattyreilly:  "All not part of the panel this year. Holloway recovering from the knee injury.Gaughen at the rubgy at the minute"
It would be a big boost if Sharry and Holloway are back soon. Pity that McDaniel's can't commit as he did well last year anytime he got game time. It's good that Kelly is trying out different options in goals this year as this position has been a problem area the last few years.

Surprising if Dempsey is not back, from reading the below article I did expect to see him back with Westmeath in 2018.

http://www.gaa.ie/football/news/shane-dempsey-brilliant-time/

Matthew (None) - Posts: 897 - 24/01/2018 22:47:03    2070474

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Replying To Mattyreilly:  "All not part of the panel this year. Holloway recovering from the knee injury.Gaughen at the rubgy at the minute"
He played Sigerson this week, so he is playing football alright.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 243 - 25/01/2018 09:38:03    2070508

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Replying To the21yardline:  "Are we down all the following players from last year or is there more to return?
Quinn, Holloway, Maguire, Mccdaniels, Reilly, Sharry, Dempsey, Glennon, Corcoran"
Quinn probably not good enough to be fair so no harm to try someone new
, Holloway, class act but always injured
Maguire, not playing this year,suspect his intercounty career is over
Mccdaniels,not playing this year,quality player though
Reilly,not playing this year
Sharry,taking time out,possibly not playing this year
Dempsey, not playing this year
Glennon, retired
Corcoran...unsure what is going on here,possibly not intercounty standard

footiemad (Westmeath) - Posts: 733 - 25/01/2018 12:24:36    2070561

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Replying To footiemad:  "Quinn probably not good enough to be fair so no harm to try someone new
, Holloway, class act but always injured
Maguire, not playing this year,suspect his intercounty career is over
Mccdaniels,not playing this year,quality player though
Reilly,not playing this year
Sharry,taking time out,possibly not playing this year
Dempsey, not playing this year
Glennon, retired
Corcoran...unsure what is going on here,possibly not intercounty standard"
The style of play that c kelly is seems to be trying to play is defend deep and when turn over and attack at pace by players either kicking into forwards or numbers carrying at pace. While the commitment given by each of the above players over the years not be questioned this style would suit them better than what they were used to over the years. All fowards above Mcdaniels, Sharry. Dempsey or Glennon i don't remember the last time when they played for westmeath got a fast ball in fowards. yes while glennons age is against him this style if we play would suit mc Daniels and dempsey

madbull (Westmeath) - Posts: 191 - 25/01/2018 15:32:20    2070602

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Left John Connellan out of that list too

the21yardline (Westmeath) - Posts: 110 - 25/01/2018 15:59:22    2070607

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Well lads, ye weren't too far out.
Westmeath (Allianz FL v Derry): Eoin Carberry; Mark McCallon, Killian Daly, Boidu Sayeh; Noel Mulligan, Sam Duncan, James Dolan; Alan Stone, Denis Corroon; Kieran Martin, John Heslin, Ger Egan; Callum McCormack, Luke Loughlin, John Egan.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 626 - 26/01/2018 19:35:19    2070880

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mighty win for the footballers today . this sets us up for a good league campaign . that was our hardest away game
well done to all involved

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1162 - 28/01/2018 17:14:53    2071413

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Courtesy of Irish Times:
Derry 2-14 Westmeath 2-17
Two early goals were the crucial scores as Westmeath got their league campaign off to a winning start over Derry at Celtic Park. John Heslin starred in the Lake County's attack with 1-7, but he found able support from the impressive Callum McCormack, who helped himself to 1-4 from play. An injury-time penalty save by Eoin Carberry from Enda Lynn confirmed the win. The visitors threw down an early gauntlet, and in some style, with goals from McCormack and Heslin (penalty) opening up a six point lead after just six minutes. Derry, with a strong breeze in their favour, fought back through points from Michael Bateson and James Kielt before skipper Enda Lynn palmed home a goal for Derry in the 12th minute. But again Westmeath responded with star man Heslin at the heart of their scoring, ending the first half with 1-4. Injury-time points from Peter Hagan and a second from the bullish Bateson reduced Derry's deficit, but they still trailed 2-7 to 1-7 at the break. A feisty encounter continued well into the second half with both sides reduced to 14 men after the dismissals of James Dolan and Kielt. Westmeath, however, managed to keep their necks just ahead throughout but had Lynn converted that last minute penalty it would have earned his side a share of the spoils. He didn't, and Westmeath, deservedly, prevailed.
DERRY: B McKinless; N Keenan, K Johnston, R Mooney; M Bateson (0-2), L McGoldrick, M McEvoy; C McAtamney, E Bradley (0-2, both frees); E Lynn (1-0), P Hagan (0-1), C McFaul (0-2); D Tallon (0-2), J Kielt (0-3, two frees), N Toner 1-0.
Subs: C Doherty for M McEvoy (49 mins), M Lynch (0-2, both frees) for D Tallon (49).
WESTMEATH: E Carberry; M McCallon, K Daly, B Sayeh; N Mulligan, S Duncan, J Dolan; A Stone, R O'Toole (0-1); K Martin (0-1), J Heslin (1-7, five frees), G Egan (0-2); C McCormack (1-4), L Loughlin (0-2), J Egan.
Subs: F Boyle for K Daly (33 mins), D Whelan for R O'Toole (69)
Referee: J Molloy (Galway)


Massive result on the road for the lads fair play. Some last 10 mins or so, we went 7 up and then conceded 1-1 and young Carbery saved an injury time penalty, fair play to him. It would have been a travesty to have drawn this game so well done to all. No substitute for class with Heslin flying. No rest for the wicked with Armagh coming to town next week who thumped Sligo 2-17 to 0-9 today.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 626 - 28/01/2018 20:22:51    2071584

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Replying To BigSur:  "Courtesy of Irish Times:
Derry 2-14 Westmeath 2-17
Two early goals were the crucial scores as Westmeath got their league campaign off to a winning start over Derry at Celtic Park. John Heslin starred in the Lake County's attack with 1-7, but he found able support from the impressive Callum McCormack, who helped himself to 1-4 from play. An injury-time penalty save by Eoin Carberry from Enda Lynn confirmed the win. The visitors threw down an early gauntlet, and in some style, with goals from McCormack and Heslin (penalty) opening up a six point lead after just six minutes. Derry, with a strong breeze in their favour, fought back through points from Michael Bateson and James Kielt before skipper Enda Lynn palmed home a goal for Derry in the 12th minute. But again Westmeath responded with star man Heslin at the heart of their scoring, ending the first half with 1-4. Injury-time points from Peter Hagan and a second from the bullish Bateson reduced Derry's deficit, but they still trailed 2-7 to 1-7 at the break. A feisty encounter continued well into the second half with both sides reduced to 14 men after the dismissals of James Dolan and Kielt. Westmeath, however, managed to keep their necks just ahead throughout but had Lynn converted that last minute penalty it would have earned his side a share of the spoils. He didn't, and Westmeath, deservedly, prevailed.
DERRY: B McKinless; N Keenan, K Johnston, R Mooney; M Bateson (0-2), L McGoldrick, M McEvoy; C McAtamney, E Bradley (0-2, both frees); E Lynn (1-0), P Hagan (0-1), C McFaul (0-2); D Tallon (0-2), J Kielt (0-3, two frees), N Toner 1-0.
Subs: C Doherty for M McEvoy (49 mins), M Lynch (0-2, both frees) for D Tallon (49).
WESTMEATH: E Carberry; M McCallon, K Daly, B Sayeh; N Mulligan, S Duncan, J Dolan; A Stone, R O'Toole (0-1); K Martin (0-1), J Heslin (1-7, five frees), G Egan (0-2); C McCormack (1-4), L Loughlin (0-2), J Egan.
Subs: F Boyle for K Daly (33 mins), D Whelan for R O'Toole (69)
Referee: J Molloy (Galway)


Massive result on the road for the lads fair play. Some last 10 mins or so, we went 7 up and then conceded 1-1 and young Carbery saved an injury time penalty, fair play to him. It would have been a travesty to have drawn this game so well done to all. No substitute for class with Heslin flying. No rest for the wicked with Armagh coming to town next week who thumped Sligo 2-17 to 0-9 today."
I think you will find it was Callum mc Cormack that was flying. 1:04 from PLAY.. great performance, Egan back did will well. Anyone know why Corroon didn't play has been excellent to date?

Paddyfla19 (Westmeath) - Posts: 107 - 28/01/2018 20:48:33    2071611

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