Is anyone else getting a bit fed up with the way we are hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons? From players taking to twitter and Facebook to give out about unpaid expenses to hurling teams being forced into 2 championship games in 48 hours and underage county teams accused of stealing jerseys it's embarrassing to say the least. The important issues are getting lost behind this soap opera that's constantly going on.
From what I am hearing the county chairman is to release a statement About the robbery of items from the fermanagh ladies dressing room. The county board have to either name the lads that were involved Or be accused of hiding them. Certainly the lads that were not involved Should not be branded as theives they went to represent there county And because of that they will be judged as same as the lads thT did the robbing, and That is exactly what it was those ladies bags and belongings were ransacked It was not a few jerseys out of a bag by all accounts it was personell things Also. I have a feeling the ones who did the harm wont ever be given A county jersey again and rightly so.
Chops - you are right. There going ons with the various county teams show there is general chaos and mild anarchy at play in westmeath county teams. This chaos is growing out of a lack of LEADERSHIP in the county board. Time for a serious review and overhaul.
Should have all been handled internaly and kept quiet until it was sorted. Then the culprits would have been punished. The minor hurlers would be playing tomorrow. The county wouldn't look silly. There's been far too many episodes
I said the culprits should have been punished. They should have been dropped off the panel quietly and the rest of the players allowed to get on with representing the county. Instead the story has gone national and a bunch of lads don't get to play their semi final and have all been smeared as possibly being one of the players responsible.
Seemed reasonable enough to me mick, I think you might have read it wrong. Valley was still saying that the offenders would be punished in fairness. I find the use of the word disgraceful a bit much myself but I am not going to lift you out of it for that. We are all in this together lads!
"due to a disciplinary issue following the game, it was decided to pull the team from their semi final against Meath which was due to be held on Saturday 16th August in Trim. It was a pity that that this had to happen but Westmeath teams are expected to represent our County in the best possible way at all times so hopefully this painful lesson will stand to the members of the squad in the future."
So the whole panel was disciplined for the actions of a few? Are the county board trying to hide who actually committed this action? and put the blame on the whole group. A lot of these young lads will probably not represent Westmeath in the future, and now will probably not want to due to how they have been hung out to dry by a county board who should be there to support them, not vilify them.