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Club Focus: St Oliver Plunkett’s keeping alive a great tradition of hurling

Hurling has been alive and well in Mullingar since the early 1900s but the present St Oliver Plunkett’s Hurling Club was formed as recently as 1976, following the demise of the previous stand bearers, Pearses.

Club Focus: Athlone will be bidding to add to their impressive tally of titles

Over the years, many may have laid claim to the title of the most successful football club in Westmeath, but there is absolutely no arguing that it belongs to the Athlone GAA Club, who have won a record 20 Senior Football Championships in their time.

Club Focus: Enduring spirit of Castlepollard Hurling Club is to be admired

Certainly, one of the most outstanding GAA clubs in Westmeath over the decades has been the Castlepollard Hurling Club and they have a long and proud tradition, dating back to their formation in 1899.

Club Focus: Cullion still pushing hard for that elusive senior hurling breakthrough

The Cullion Hurling Club, located on the outskirts of Mullingar, has a proud tradition dating back to the late 1940s and the community it serves benefits greatly from a strong, passionate organisation.

Club Focus: Tyrrellspass proud to retain its place among the top clubs in the county

The growth and development of the GAA in rural Westmeath is a truly fantastic story and nowhere is it more evident than in Tyrrellspass, where Gaelic games were recorded in the early part of the 20th century.

Club Focus: Coralstown/Kinnegad are a club building for the future

GAA clubs are the heartbeat of the local community and this is very evident in Kinnegad where the Coralstown/Kinnegad GAA Club have been carrying the torch, so to speak, for over a century.

Club Focus: A proud hurling tradition in Lough Lene Gaels

One of the undoubted benefits of Gaelic games is its ability to instill a great sense of pride in a local community and no where is this more evident than in Collinstown, Co Westmeath, where the Lough Lene Gaels Hurling Club has been operating since 1969.

Club Focus: The future looks bright for progressive Shandonagh

There were the inevitable breaks and interludes that seem to have affected most rural GAA clubs, but Shandonagh, like a phoenix, rose to win that precious Junior title in ’79 and from there things developed as more and more dedicated people got involved.

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