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A couple of huge games down for decision in Groups 1&2 of Senior Csp this weekend.Lomans/ Garrycastle very hard to call, I think loss to Shamrocks at weekend may have put doubt in their minds now,so I would opt for the Castle. A must win for Rosemount in group 2 and I think they will do it. At the bottom looks like Athlone and Tpass drop to 2 while the Bridge go in group 2

Baldy1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 55 - 14/08/2019 16:48:55    2225703

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Tubberclair go junior. Not long since they were senior.
St Mary's go intermediate

Mattyreilly (Westmeath) - Posts: 96 - 17/08/2019 21:40:25    2226854

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Comfortable win for Rosemount tonight. Shandonagh very disappointing on the night but can be very satisfied with their first season in senior with wins over Rochfortbridge, Killucan and Castledaly. Don't know what happened with the 'Bridge - I believe they had a lot of injuries.
All to play for in group 1 of the senior, amazing that all teams are still in contention for the knockout stages.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 660 - 17/08/2019 23:39:52    2226881

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Now that was an interesting weekend of games.
Senior quarters are:
Shamrocks v Kinnegad and the winners play Garycastle. Garycastle to beat Shamrocks in Semi.
The Downs V Rosemount and the winners to play St Lomans. St Lomans to beat Rosemount the Downs in the semi final.
I can see a Garycastle V Lomans final which will be very close.

Intermediate Quarter finals are:
Moate v Multy and the winners play Milltownpass in Semi final. Multy to beat Moate and Milltownpass to beat Multy.
Bunbrosna V Tang and the winners play Caulry in Semi Final. Tang to beat Bunbrosna and Tang to beat Caulry.
I can see a Milltownpass V Tang Final.

gti (Westmeath) - Posts: 179 - 19/08/2019 09:18:16    2227352

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Was in tubberclair last night, Caulry were very good they have a very very young team with I'd say kev McGuire the only player over 24 years of age but they look like serious contenders.
As in the Senior game Lomans just showed how good they can be when they turn it on. I'd say they only kicked about 4 wides in the whole game. They scored goals at crucial times just before half time and after half time and that was the difference. I can see these two teams meeting again in a serious county final.
On another note was anybody at the Miltown/Moate game? That result really surprised me as I had Miltown down as a serious contender.

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 44 - 19/08/2019 09:58:59    2227376

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The intermediate looked like it was Tang's for the taking with Miltown or Miltownpass their opponents in the final. However, someone forgot to tell Caulry and Moate both seemed to be heading for the second tier midway through the championship.
But I still Tang will have a big say in October. What's the betting on a Caulry and Moate final? Both clubs have invested a lot in their underage structure in recent years and it seems to be paying dividends.

I believe that in the Caulry V Maryland game the ref did not have to issue any cards. A credit to both teams.

Icehouse (Westmeath) - Posts: 32 - 19/08/2019 14:24:45    2227510

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Replying To Icehouse:  "The intermediate looked like it was Tang's for the taking with Miltown or Miltownpass their opponents in the final. However, someone forgot to tell Caulry and Moate both seemed to be heading for the second tier midway through the championship.
But I still Tang will have a big say in October. What's the betting on a Caulry and Moate final? Both clubs have invested a lot in their underage structure in recent years and it seems to be paying dividends.

I believe that in the Caulry V Maryland game the ref did not have to issue any cards. A credit to both teams."
Martin got a card early in the first half but didn't foul much after that, but as you say it certainly wasn't a dirty game. I agree with the other poster that Caulry seem to have quite a number of young players, keeping them together might be their biggest challenge.
Before the championship started I would have thought Tang were favourites, but it seems to be wide open now, although they're still definitely in the running. It'll be interesting to see what Bunbrosna and Multy can do coming from group 2.
In the senior Loman's looked very impressive, Cox was a livewire inside and Heslin kicked some lovely score from both left and right. Hard to tell who will win it out at the moment though, Shamrocks always seem to have their number. It's between these 2 and Garrycastle to win it out.
Rosemount looked good in the other group against Shandonagh, creating plenty of goal chances. Remains to be seen how they will fare against stronger opposition. I do think they will take The Downs in the quarter final though.

iarmhi_an_mhaith (Westmeath) - Posts: 230 - 19/08/2019 15:14:38    2227536

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The final round of championship games on Sunday was a great end to the intermediate championship group stages. All teams had a chance to qualify. I believe the championship is still wide open with any one of the teams capable of winning it. Does anyone know what happened Milltown Rathconrath? The word coming from them at the start of the championship was it was between them and Tang ?

Moorehead (Westmeath) - Posts: 107 - 20/08/2019 01:17:34    2227743

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Replying To Moorehead:  "The final round of championship games on Sunday was a great end to the intermediate championship group stages. All teams had a chance to qualify. I believe the championship is still wide open with any one of the teams capable of winning it. Does anyone know what happened Milltown Rathconrath? The word coming from them at the start of the championship was it was between them and Tang ?"
Ballynacargy flying junior although they had one minor blip against last night but what sort of team had they out, big shock with St. Paul's teaching semi final ahead of CFCW, ballycomoyle and joes came through the relatively easy group but you'd imagine the step up in 1/4 final standard of football will be to much, does anyone know anything about the senior 2nd teams?

westmeathgaa11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 22 - 20/08/2019 09:32:21    2227773

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Qtr finals at weekend
Think moate will beat multy.
Bunbrosna to shade it against tang.
The downs to take rosemount. Have being playing stronger teams in group stages.
Shamrocks to beat kinnegad.

Mattyreilly (Westmeath) - Posts: 96 - 04/09/2019 04:07:24    2232616

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Replying To Mattyreilly:  "Qtr finals at weekend
Think moate will beat multy.
Bunbrosna to shade it against tang.
The downs to take rosemount. Have being playing stronger teams in group stages.
Shamrocks to beat kinnegad."
Think Multy, Tang, Rosemount will win myself. Shamrocks the only cert this weekend really

martyW (Westmeath) - Posts: 245 - 04/09/2019 11:59:48    2232685

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Moate v Multy = Could see this being a draw or a point or two in it either side
Bun v Tang = Tang still favorites to win intermediate but this will be a massive test for them to see if they have the bottle to do it but I think they will come out on top
Rosemount v The Downs = Game of the weekend so hard to call I will go with the The Downs by 2
Shamrocks v Kinnegad = Shamrocks by 3

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 44 - 04/09/2019 12:43:33    2232709

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Moate v Multy: Should be very close but I fancy Moate by 1-2
Bun v Tang: Tang by 5-6, should be too strong for Bun's challenge
Rosemount v The Downs: Rosemount have had a good year but it will end here, Downs by 4-5
Shamrocks v Kinnegad: Huge grudge match here after the abandoned league encounter, could be close but Shams should shade it

Left Full (Westmeath) - Posts: 172 - 04/09/2019 13:33:16    2232734

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3 weeks since end of group stages, another 2 weeks after this weekend until semi-finals, meaning a FIVE week break for teams who got straight through to semis! Is there any incentive to finish in top 2 in Group 1 and qualify automatically for semi finals? 5 weeks is way too long of a break for these teams to be waiting around for next game, surely it could be played off quicker??

TheLineKing (Westmeath) - Posts: 11 - 04/09/2019 15:05:24    2232772

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Replying To TheLineKing:  "3 weeks since end of group stages, another 2 weeks after this weekend until semi-finals, meaning a FIVE week break for teams who got straight through to semis! Is there any incentive to finish in top 2 in Group 1 and qualify automatically for semi finals? 5 weeks is way too long of a break for these teams to be waiting around for next game, surely it could be played off quicker??"
Its difficult to do that with the amount of dual players in the county. I think last year in the hurling there was 6 week gap between last round of the group and semi final.

soreknee (Westmeath) - Posts: 117 - 04/09/2019 16:58:37    2232809

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Replying To soreknee:  "Its difficult to do that with the amount of dual players in the county. I think last year in the hurling there was 6 week gap between last round of the group and semi final."
Also they have to leave extra space at the end of the group stages due to the potential for play offs. They weren't needed this year, but if one result had been different (Athlone beating The Downs) then there would have been a 3 way play off for one 1/4 final spot.
For sure, it is an advantage to have the extra game - but you have to win it first!

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 245 - 04/09/2019 17:16:51    2232817

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At senior 1/4 final yesterday (Saturday). Very poor game of football. Rosemount could have stolen it after a very poor 2nd half by the Downs. Luke Laughlin has to be the best forward in the county but his ambitions to wear the county jersey full time must not the there.
We had supposedly the top officials doing the 1/4 and semi finals. I thought the referee done ok but the linesman the stand side in the first half bottled it as the Rosemount player should have got a red for stricking and he did see it as me made gestures to the Downs management after that it was an open hand to the face.

CHAMPS (Westmeath) - Posts: 36 - 08/09/2019 11:03:37    2233522

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Rosemount will be very dissappointed as they didnt do themselves justice, particularly in first half. Looked to me as The Downs had their homework done on kickouts and matchups. County keeper struggled to find his team mates. Surprised that Illunga was put on Loughlin who was on fire. The Downs should have been much further ahead at HT after playing all the football. Officials in my opinion missed alot on both sides. Amazing that Rosemount had an extra man for the guts of 40 mins - sometimes it can cause a team to take the foot of the gas. Lomans wont lose any sleep for the semi.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 660 - 08/09/2019 14:53:33    2233562

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Best forward in the county? Talented yes but have you seen John Heslin at club level since 2013? Consistently superb.

Bellewest (Westmeath) - Posts: 150 - 08/09/2019 16:08:15    2233575

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Replying To Bellewest:  "Best forward in the county? Talented yes but have you seen John Heslin at club level since 2013? Consistently superb."
I would put John as the best midfielder in the county !!!

CHAMPS (Westmeath) - Posts: 36 - 08/09/2019 18:14:57    2233602

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