Wednesday, December 8, 2021

SPORT

St Loman’s put their title on the line against old foes

Next Sunday the attention turns very definitely to football as St Loman’s Mullingar and Garrycastle lock horns for an eagerly-awaited Senior Football Championship final and opinion is divided as to where the Flanagan Cup will reside for the winter.

Superior Plunkett’s crowned Intermediate Hurling Champions after wonderful display

St Oliver Plunkett’s are on the way back. That was the clear message last Saturday afternoon in TEG Cusack Park, as the Mullingar side outclassed Ringtown to claim the Westmeath Intermediate Hurling Championship title in style.

Castletown Geoghegan deny Clonkill in thriller to reach senior hurling decider

Displaying attacking flair at key moments and defensive brawn when necessary, Castletown Geoghegan produced an impressive all-round performance to end Clonkill’s four-in-a-row bid and win a compelling Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship semi-final, at TEG Cusack Park last Sunday.

Final quarter surge sees Raharney reach senior county hurling final

Raharney manager Brendan McKeogh is warning his players to be prepared for the Clonkill backlash should the sides meet again in the senior hurling final in four weeks’ time.

Drama as Mullingar Shamrocks and Caulry secure quarter-final places  

On a hugely dramatic final day in the Westmeath Senior Football Championship last Sunday, Mullingar Shamrocks eked out a narrow victory over Shandonagh to qualify for the quarter-finals. In the process they relegated Shandonagh to the intermediate grade for 2022.

Surprise as Wexford’s Fortune appointed as new hurling boss

In what is viewed as a surprise move, Westmeath GAA have appointed a rookie manager in Wexford’s Joe Fortune to lead the county’s senior hurlers in the wake of Shane O’Brien’s departure.

Crucial derby between Mullingar Shamrocks and Shandonagh looming

Mullingar Shamrocks will desperately be seeking a victory over Shandonagh when the sides meet in the final round of Group 2 of the Senior Football Championship, following their defeat by Caulry at Rosemount last Saturday.

Raharney remaining focused following fantastic victory

In the highlight of round three of the Westmeath Senior Hurling Championship last weekend, Raharney overcame Lough Lene Gaels in a pulsating encounter at TEG Cusack Park on Sunday evening.

2021 Champions: Superb team performance captures All Ireland glory for Westmeath Ladies

“I am so proud of all these players,” said a beaming Fiona Claffey as she emerged from the dressing rooms in Croke Park last Sunday afternoon.

“We can produce the goods when it is absolutely necessary”- Ciara Blundell

Ciara Blundell has scored many goals for Westmeath since making her debut back in 2011, but perhaps none were as important as the late goal against Sligo this year.

Brownstown finish strongly to defeat Delvin in thriller

Brownstown were crowned Westmeath Division 2 Camogie league champions when a series of late scores from Louise O’Connor helped the Archerstown Blues overcome a competitive Delvin team in Collinstown GAA grounds, last Sunday morning.

Powerful Raharney deservedly crowned Division 1 Camogie League Champions

Raharney were deservedly crowned Westmeath Camogie Division 1 League champions when they withstood a whole hearted effort by Drumraney to emerge eleven point winners in this keenly contested final played on a mild Sunday morning last in Clonkill.

Brave effort by Lough Lene Gaels pushes Clonkill all the way

Once again it was a case of so near and yet so far for Lough Lene Gaels. The Collinstown men pushed champions Clonkill all the way in this Westmeath Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship game played in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, last Sunday evening, but at the final whistle it was Clonkill who emerged narrow two point winners.

Goals prove crucial as Raharney overcome battling Castlepollard

Raharney gained revenge for last year’s surprise result against Castlepollard when they defeated them by eleven points in this Westmeath Senior Hurling A Championship game played in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, last Saturday evening.

Castletown cruise past depleted Crookedwood in one sided affair

Castletown-Geoghegan swept past the meek challenge of a depleted Crookedwood sided in this very one side Senior A Hurling Championship game played in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, last Saturday afternoon.

Coyne’s late goal secures unlikely draw for St Brigid’s against wasteful Cullion

St Brigid’s ability to stay in this game for long periods paid dividends when Finbar Coyne fired home a late goal for a share of the points in this Senior B Hurling Championship game played in TEG Cusack Park last Sunday afternoon, but really the main talking point was how wasteful Cullion were.

Early Brownstown goals seal comfortable victory over Fr. Dalton’s

Brownstown had six points to spare over Fr. Dalton’s at Robinstown last Sunday afternoon in this Westmeath Senior B Hurling Championship clash, but the winners were always in control after a dominant opening quarter at the end of which they led by 1-3 to 0-2 while playing into the dressing-rooms end.

Castletown finish strongly to overcome Clonkill

A goal by Andy Conway in the 55th minute was the vital score as Castletown-Geoghegan finished strongly to defeat Clonkill in this lively Intermediate Hurling Championship Section A game played in Joristown, Raharney, last Sunday morning.

Goal-den girls: Westmeath power their way to All-Ireland final

An opportunistic goal from Anna Jones propelled Westmeath ladies into the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Football final on 5 September as the Lake County overcame a stringent test from Kildare, at Parnell Park, Dublin last Sunday.

Champions beaten by The Downs in first round of championship

It wasn’t a shock of major proportions but nonetheless a few eyebrows were raised when reigning champions St Loman’s Mullingar were beaten by The Downs in the first round of this year’s senior football championship at the weekend.