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Any word of a county panel? Even a provisional one?

We had 5 last year but hard to know if we will have the same. Only Jogger got any real game time. Will McNicholas go back?

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 133 - 27/10/2019 14:46:52    2246112

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Replying To LockLeanGayl:  "Any word of a county panel? Even a provisional one?

We had 5 last year but hard to know if we will have the same. Only Jogger got any real game time. Will McNicholas go back?"
The county met last week and a large panel is in place I believe.
Not a lot of time off for some lads.

soreknee (Westmeath) - Posts: 135 - 30/10/2019 11:59:31    2246599

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There's certainly a large panel of backroom members, 17 according to recent interview with manager.

Bellewest (Westmeath) - Posts: 150 - 30/10/2019 14:26:19    2246627

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Replying To Bellewest:  "There's certainly a large panel of backroom members, 17 according to recent interview with manager."
17 backroom members. is there call for that many

Vemo (Westmeath) - Posts: 7 - 30/10/2019 15:12:09    2246631

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Replying To Vemo:  "17 backroom members. is there call for that many"
Depends what they are doing, and what expenses they are claiming.

Players should be on their S&C programs by now in preparation for division 1 league hurling

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1791 - 30/10/2019 15:57:22    2246636

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Replying To valley84:  "Depends what they are doing, and what expenses they are claiming.

Players should be on their S&C programs by now in preparation for division 1 league hurling"
17 wouldn't be unusual for a county back room team? When you include selectors, S&C, medical staff, kit guys etc?

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 133 - 31/10/2019 15:51:33    2246836

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Replying To valley84:  "Depends what they are doing, and what expenses they are claiming.

Players should be on their S&C programs by now in preparation for division 1 league hurling"
From what I've heard the new S&C coach was involved with Wexford the past year or two

gaamanmad (Westmeath) - Posts: 73 - 31/10/2019 18:57:17    2246874

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Decent performance from Clonkill yesterday although result never in doubt. Slightly worrying that Paddy Dowdall and Brendan Murtagh were again their best players. Shane O' Brien's first job as new manager is surely to persuade BM to commit as a player this year and not as a selector. He's been by a distance the best player in the county championship.

Bellewest (Westmeath) - Posts: 150 - 04/11/2019 17:11:37    2247712

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Replying To Bellewest:  "Decent performance from Clonkill yesterday although result never in doubt. Slightly worrying that Paddy Dowdall and Brendan Murtagh were again their best players. Shane O' Brien's first job as new manager is surely to persuade BM to commit as a player this year and not as a selector. He's been by a distance the best player in the county championship."
Big difference in playing club hurling compared to playing inter county Div 1. Murtagh has served his county very well for along time & i don't think it sends the right message to the rest of the panel to ask a man 37/38 years of age to come back.

Left Full (Westmeath) - Posts: 186 - 04/11/2019 18:24:55    2247725

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A 38 year old has just been named Footballer of the Year!!

Bellewest (Westmeath) - Posts: 150 - 04/11/2019 22:01:46    2247787

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Replying To Bellewest:  "A 38 year old has just been named Footballer of the Year!!"
A goalkeeper, who does not endure the same demands on his body as an outfield player.

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 146 - 04/11/2019 22:21:18    2247792

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Replying To The_Fonz:  "A goalkeeper, who does not endure the same demands on his body as an outfield player."
plays outfield for his club too

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1791 - 05/11/2019 13:55:22    2247908

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i think brendan has 20 minutes or a half a game in him . he is in tremendous shape and is playing as well as ever . i would have him as a selector with a playing role but at the start of games

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1258 - 05/11/2019 14:36:57    2247925

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Replying To valley84:  "plays outfield for his club too"
Cluxton? When??

The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 146 - 05/11/2019 17:41:59    2247952

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Had a look at our fixtures in Walsh Cup and League.

Carlow, Dublin, Laois, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Cork, Tipp.

3 of our 5 opponents in Division 1 have new managements. Which means players will be going flat out against us.

Relegation play off then against Laois or Carlow probably

Is there a chance we could reach round 1 of the Joe McDonagh (away to Antrim) without a win on the board?

Tough year ahead

LockLeanGayl (Westmeath) - Posts: 133 - 10/11/2019 13:43:01    2248862

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Would love to know how a junior b team haven't been ejected from the championship after playing with inelegible players in games.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1791 - 15/11/2019 19:31:34    2249789

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Replying To valley84:  "Would love to know how a junior b team haven't been ejected from the championship after playing with inelegible players in games."
Every club in Junior B breaks the rules,there would be no championship otherwise. What club are you on about and what did they do, play some of their named players? If they used named players,then the players in question and the club secretary should be suspended.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 431 - 16/11/2019 09:41:18    2249829

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Replying To stonemadbeany:  "Every club in Junior B breaks the rules,there would be no championship otherwise. What club are you on about and what did they do, play some of their named players? If they used named players,then the players in question and the club secretary should be suspended."
Every club does not break the rules.
One club played a number of players in an early round who were named.
The same club constantly gets favourable treatment from our county board.

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1791 - 17/11/2019 22:12:00    2250067

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Replying To valley84:  "Every club does not break the rules.
One club played a number of players in an early round who were named.
The same club constantly gets favourable treatment from our county board."
Every club should have the list of named players so its pretty easy to spot if a team is fielding ineligible players. Named players are publicly agreed on at the start of the year as you well know. If it actually happened that ineligible players were fielded, it would have been trivial to report it and the county board would have sanctioned the offending team accordingly. I'd say a fine and expulsion from the competition would be expected. To say a club is getting "favourable" treatment is simply nonsense. The county board is still running competitions that should be completed months ago. You won't probably say what team it was because it likely never happened. Were you even at this match in question?

However there are a number of teams bending the rules regarding the naming of players who are obviously retired for years or have emigrated. I believe this is what stonemadbeany was alluding to. I have some sympathy for smaller rural clubs here as they can struggle to get 13 togged out for their second team. Brownstown haven't entered a team for junior for a few years now and they were traditionally a hurling stronghold.

gedupoutofit (Westmeath) - Posts: 86 - 18/11/2019 08:55:21    2250089

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Replying To gedupoutofit:  "Every club should have the list of named players so its pretty easy to spot if a team is fielding ineligible players. Named players are publicly agreed on at the start of the year as you well know. If it actually happened that ineligible players were fielded, it would have been trivial to report it and the county board would have sanctioned the offending team accordingly. I'd say a fine and expulsion from the competition would be expected. To say a club is getting "favourable" treatment is simply nonsense. The county board is still running competitions that should be completed months ago. You won't probably say what team it was because it likely never happened. Were you even at this match in question?

However there are a number of teams bending the rules regarding the naming of players who are obviously retired for years or have emigrated. I believe this is what stonemadbeany was alluding to. I have some sympathy for smaller rural clubs here as they can struggle to get 13 togged out for their second team. Brownstown haven't entered a team for junior for a few years now and they were traditionally a hurling stronghold."
It's hardly fair when one club doesn't send in a list of players and then plays a few lads who should be on the list and then list is then changed to suit the club in question?

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1791 - 18/11/2019 12:35:48    2250125

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