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Not much surprise in any of the games over the weekend.
CTG very weak in the intermediate and Cullion/Ringtown was always going to be close.
The Senior quarter finals highlight the gap between both Senior groups.

soreknee (Westmeath) - Posts: 108 - 16/09/2019 11:22:23    2236002

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Replying To soreknee:  "Not much surprise in any of the games over the weekend.
CTG very weak in the intermediate and Cullion/Ringtown was always going to be close.
The Senior quarter finals highlight the gap between both Senior groups."
Any sign of a new manager in the crowd yesterday? Is it fair to say he's picking from the four senior semi-finalists and not much else?

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 11 - 16/09/2019 11:54:10    2236020

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Replying To soreknee:  "Not much surprise in any of the games over the weekend.
CTG very weak in the intermediate and Cullion/Ringtown was always going to be close.
The Senior quarter finals highlight the gap between both Senior groups."
CTG were very poor. Have they lost players since the first few rounds of the Intermediate?

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1636 - 16/09/2019 15:17:06    2236146

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Replying To valley84:  "CTG were very poor. Have they lost players since the first few rounds of the Intermediate?"
They lost Ciaran Glennon who would have been a big loss. Not sure about anyone else.

soreknee (Westmeath) - Posts: 108 - 16/09/2019 16:23:03    2236194

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Replying To LockLeanGayl:  "Any sign of a new manager in the crowd yesterday? Is it fair to say he's picking from the four senior semi-finalists and not much else?"
Didnt see Johhny Greville anyway. There are Good players outside semi finalists. You shouldnt feel too cocky its been a long time since the Gaels won.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 679 - 16/09/2019 16:54:03    2236210

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Replying To LockLeanGayl:  "Any sign of a new manager in the crowd yesterday? Is it fair to say he's picking from the four senior semi-finalists and not much else?"
Didn't see any manager, but was told by a representative that Shane O'Brien and someone else was supposedly at all games over the weekend intermediate semis and senior quarters. At least there looking at more than just the top 3 (clonkill,raharney,ctg).

Hurlingtothecore (Westmeath) - Posts: 1 - 16/09/2019 20:27:04    2236333

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Replying To Hurlingtothecore:  "Didn't see any manager, but was told by a representative that Shane O'Brien and someone else was supposedly at all games over the weekend intermediate semis and senior quarters. At least there looking at more than just the top 3 (clonkill,raharney,ctg)."
Waste of 15 euro. He might back out yet

Dote (Westmeath) - Posts: 208 - 16/09/2019 21:55:02    2236380

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Replying To jobber:  "Didnt see Johhny Greville anyway. There are Good players outside semi finalists. You shouldnt feel too cocky its been a long time since the Gaels won."
Not being cocky at all just wondering if it will be the four semi finalists who will make up the new panel again... Doesn't seem to be much talent around outside of those

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 11 - 16/09/2019 23:18:46    2236417

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Replying To LockLeanGayl:  "Not being cocky at all just wondering if it will be the four semi finalists who will make up the new panel again... Doesn't seem to be much talent around outside of those"
Only slagging but come on do you not want David Higgins,Alan Devine,Dará O Reilly John McCarthy,Conor Shaw,Emmet Cuneen Dará Clinton,Kilian Murphy,Jack Galvin,Young Gillen,Shane Mcgovern etc on your panel.Heard tonight John Meyler was in Mullingar Sunday evening.Anyone else hear that?

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 679 - 17/09/2019 00:35:20    2236435

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What will now happen with promotion of 2 intermediate teams to Senior B given that Cullion and Raharney are in the final? Will Cullion and Ringtown be offered chance to play Senior B as presumably Raharney cannot go up or will only Cullion be promoted if they win?

loosewomen (Westmeath) - Posts: 3 - 17/09/2019 01:40:17    2236442

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I heard Raharney and Cullion both go up. Would imagine it would only be a problem if Raharney were to win the senior B and then couldn't go to the A. Again only heard that, nothing official

As for the county panel, the gaels only have Tommy Doyle and Derek McNicholas to offer of any value from what I see.

Inspired (Westmeath) - Posts: 48 - 17/09/2019 09:13:28    2236488

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Why wouldn't Raharney go up?

The intermediate has been of poor quality this year and CTG showed how poor if they were able to reach a semi final.
you would have expected the relegated team from the senior last year to at least make the knockout stage of intermediate

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1636 - 17/09/2019 10:29:33    2236525

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Replying To valley84:  "Why wouldn't Raharney go up?

The intermediate has been of poor quality this year and CTG showed how poor if they were able to reach a semi final.
you would have expected the relegated team from the senior last year to at least make the knockout stage of intermediate"
Well it depends what the purpose was for creating the Senior B competition. If it was to allow the weaker senior teams to play in a competitive championship with 2 intermediate clubs with silverware up for grabs then it seems not right that second senior clubs should be included. I know the argument that if intermediate teams can't beat the second senior clubs what chance do they have but in reality the stronger senior clubs will be in Senior A and the Senior B teams are of a similar standard. Do we want the stronger clubs getting stronger at the expense of weaker clubs and the development of the game?

loosewomen (Westmeath) - Posts: 3 - 17/09/2019 19:47:30    2236792

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Replying To loosewomen:  "Well it depends what the purpose was for creating the Senior B competition. If it was to allow the weaker senior teams to play in a competitive championship with 2 intermediate clubs with silverware up for grabs then it seems not right that second senior clubs should be included. I know the argument that if intermediate teams can't beat the second senior clubs what chance do they have but in reality the stronger senior clubs will be in Senior A and the Senior B teams are of a similar standard. Do we want the stronger clubs getting stronger at the expense of weaker clubs and the development of the game?"
That seems to be the strategy of the county board over the past 10 years.

Soon it will just be the top 3/4 clubs playing each other repeatedly, in every competition

Even underage competitions have gone from having A, B and C grades to having A and just about a B competition.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1636 - 17/09/2019 21:16:38    2236846

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