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Battle for change in GAA age grades looming in Westmeath

The debate about age grades in Westmeath GAA is set to rear its head again and may be the first real challenge for new County Board Chairman, Frank Mescall as plans are put in place for 2021 competitions.

End of an era as camogie legend Pamela Greville announces retirement

“Thanks for the memories,” said Pamela Greville as the Westmeath and Raharney camogie star announced her retirement from the game on Friday of last week. But really it is those of us who were privileged enough to have watched the talented Greville in action over the past 20 years that should be thanking Greville for the memories.

Plenty of positives for Westmeath ladies despite All-Ireland defeat

At the final whistle last Sunday in Croke Park the Westmeath senior ladies football team sank to their knees in despair and disappointment.

Westmeath overpowered in the second half by superior Offaly side

Westmeath’s minor hurlers’ brave run in this year’s Leinster Minor Hurling Championship came to its expected conclusion at TEG Cusack Park last Sunday where Offaly proved the superior side to book their place in the Leinster final against Kilkenny.

County Board manage to turn a surplus after forgettable year

A very trying year on the financial front was recalled at last Thursday’s County Convention, with Westmeath County Board Treasurer James Savage quick to acknowledge the great support received from government, which helped Westmeath GAA return a surplus of just under €10,000 (€9,800).

Captain Claffey leads by example with a commitment to Westmeath cause

On Sunday afternoon, Fiona Claffey from Kilbeggan will lead her side out onto the Croke Park pitch against Meath, trying to win her second All-Ireland Intermediate title, nine years after her first.

“This Sunday will be very different from 2011,” says Carol Finch

Westmeath manager Sean Finnegan is delighted to have two experienced coaches on board as Westmeath head into this Sunday’s All-Ireland Intermediate Final against Meath.

Lucy McCartan wins double with Peamount United ladies

Mullingar’s Lucy McCartan capped off a very successful season with Peamount United ladies when they won the Women’s FAI Senior Cup by defeating Cork City 6-0 in last Saturday’s final which was played in Tallaght Stadium, Dublin.
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