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Replying To westmeathman99:  "Junior looks very interesting this year. Very little between Joes, Bun and Multy in my eyes. Bun v Multy will tell a good bit but with both teams through already, neither will want to show their hand too much. Can't see a winner from anywhere other than Joes, Bun or Multy although Garrycastle and the Down both going quite well on the other side."
What has happened Ballycomoyle? Should have had us bet and now look favourites for Junior B

Bunbros11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 48 - 18/08/2022 09:39:57    2437844

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Replying To westmeathman99:  "Junior looks very interesting this year. Very little between Joes, Bun and Multy in my eyes. Bun v Multy will tell a good bit but with both teams through already, neither will want to show their hand too much. Can't see a winner from anywhere other than Joes, Bun or Multy although Garrycastle and the Down both going quite well on the other side."
What has happened Ballycomoyle? Should have had us bet and now look favourites for Junior B

Bunbros11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 48 - 18/08/2022 11:36:06    2437866

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Virtually none of their hurling contingent have played championship and they would form the backbone of their side.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 700 - 18/08/2022 13:52:25    2437894

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Virtually none of their hurling contingent have played championship and they would form the backbone of their side."
I thought it was only Lomans that wont let lads play hurling ,god forbid its happening elsewhere, so its rampant after all.

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 156 - 18/08/2022 15:52:26    2437925

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You were the lad denying it was happening for weeks and months despite knowing full well the Loman's players were told to concentrate on the big ball. At least try and be honest in your posts. Other prominent clubs seem to manage like The Downs and Killucan. I've no idea why Ballycomoyle lads are not playing. their prominent hurlers aren't.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 700 - 18/08/2022 17:10:37    2437939

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I can't understand this from Ballycomoyle players, I saw them comprehensively beat a seriously strong Downs junior team in a quarter final last year in what was a game they weren't given a prayer for. Fast forward 12 months and they're letting other influences dictate that they can't play another sport, when this is a competition that they should be challenging to win. This is wrong on so many levels and affecting several clubs from what we're hearing. It's always the less prominent code in the area that suffers, ironically in some cases affecting their best chances of winning something

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 164 - 18/08/2022 17:47:51    2437945

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Anyone know the format for the U19 championship? Great to see it being played at this time of year in good weather and hard pitches.

Wmeath2 (Westmeath) - Posts: 133 - 18/08/2022 20:53:49    2437962

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "You were the lad denying it was happening for weeks and months despite knowing full well the Loman's players were told to concentrate on the big ball. At least try and be honest in your posts. Other prominent clubs seem to manage like The Downs and Killucan. I've no idea why Ballycomoyle lads are not playing. their prominent hurlers aren't."
Don't recall denying anything or knowing anything "full well" . As far as being honest ,posting pub talk and rumour in the guise of facts is hardly breaking news and obviously you are just an expert on Lomans when you dont know what the Ballycomoyle boys are doing

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 156 - 19/08/2022 07:29:30    2437967

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Ballycomoyle had everyone last year due to Covid and all the gaels lads playing and Derek Mc had just transferred from Finea to them. That was realistically there only chance at winning something because they played better than usual and had everyone.

Does anyone know what happened to the YouTube highlight reel Westmeath gaa had on YouTube ? It's not running this year and I enjoyed watching it.

Gaawestmeath (Westmeath) - Posts: 51 - 19/08/2022 10:00:09    2437981

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Replying To CleanShoulder:  "I can't understand this from Ballycomoyle players, I saw them comprehensively beat a seriously strong Downs junior team in a quarter final last year in what was a game they weren't given a prayer for. Fast forward 12 months and they're letting other influences dictate that they can't play another sport, when this is a competition that they should be challenging to win. This is wrong on so many levels and affecting several clubs from what we're hearing. It's always the less prominent code in the area that suffers, ironically in some cases affecting their best chances of winning something"
Did anyone ever consider that maybe lads in their early twenties decide that playing for two clubs and training for two codes is to much .Maybe they now don't want to be training/playing 4/5 nights every week . It isnt always the case that they were threatened down a dark alley late at night not to play another sport . Maybe some of these guys who most have college degrees actually can make up their own minds and say "im just gonna give 100% to one code "

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 156 - 19/08/2022 10:23:03    2437985

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Replying To Thechick:  "Did anyone ever consider that maybe lads in their early twenties decide that playing for two clubs and training for two codes is to much .Maybe they now don't want to be training/playing 4/5 nights every week . It isnt always the case that they were threatened down a dark alley late at night not to play another sport . Maybe some of these guys who most have college degrees actually can make up their own minds and say "im just gonna give 100% to one code ""
Hurling is the game of north Westmeath and long may it be so. Perhaps the condensing of the championship into a short period had forced lads to make a choice.

dbpcmi (Westmeath) - Posts: 59 - 19/08/2022 11:23:02    2437992

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You're the Loman's expert Chick, that's definitely the case and you know better than anyone that players were encouraged to focus on the big ball.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 700 - 19/08/2022 12:03:08    2438004

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Replying To dbpcmi:  "Hurling is the game of north Westmeath and long may it be so. Perhaps the condensing of the championship into a short period had forced lads to make a choice."
Good point

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 156 - 19/08/2022 12:51:26    2438014

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Replying To Thechick:  "Did anyone ever consider that maybe lads in their early twenties decide that playing for two clubs and training for two codes is to much .Maybe they now don't want to be training/playing 4/5 nights every week . It isnt always the case that they were threatened down a dark alley late at night not to play another sport . Maybe some of these guys who most have college degrees actually can make up their own minds and say "im just gonna give 100% to one code ""
Combination of a hectic fixture schedule and influences from other codes seem to be the issue

Bunbros11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 48 - 19/08/2022 15:27:10    2438047

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