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“These games will make us stronger,” says Doyle

After suffering a heavy defeat to Tipperary last Sunday the Westmeath senior hurlers will end up playing a relegation match against Laois to see who stays in Division 1 next year.

Cormac Dalton reflects on his athletic career, looks forward to new track at Mullingar...

This week we have a special feature on Mullingar athlete Cormac Dalton. Cormac, who will be 23 this September, has progressed through the ranks at Mullingar Harriers and deservedly gained senior international recognition last weekend.

Relegation battle against Cork awaits footballers

Westmeath are facing a serious battle to survive in Division 2 of the National Football League following last Sunday’s narrow defeat by Down, at TEG Cusack Park.

Mayo defeat means Westmeath will face relegation playoff

Westmeath manager Jack Cooney was effusive in his praise of his side’s display, following last Saturday’s National Football League (Division 2 North) encounter with Mayo at TEG Cusack Park.

Basic fundamental errors cost hurlers says O’Brien

Westmeath hurling manager Shane O’Brien was bitterly disappointed after his side slumped to a 33-point defeat to Cork in the Allianz League Division 1 game played in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Sunday afternoon.

Positive news as TEG sponsorship of Cusack Park continues

There was an enthusiastic welcome for the confirmation that TEG have renewed their sponsorship of Cusack Park for the next five years.

Goodwill factor shines in remarkable Movathon success

The Westmeath GAA Movathon has raised over €127,000 following a remarkable final push over the Easter weekend.

Keena looking forward to Celtic clash

Mullingar’s Aidan Keena is looking forward to this Saturday’s Scottish FA Cup game against Celtic. Keena, who has been playing as striker for Falkirk FC, in Scottish League One is hoping to lead the line against the Glasgow Giants in the Third Round of the Scottish Cup, at Celtic Park, this Saturday evening with kick off at 7.30pm.

The glory days: Seán Cleary recalls his great GAA playing career

There aren’t many All-Ireland senior football medal winners living in Westmeath, even fewer are living in Mullingar, but this week Topic caught up with one man who has been living in Mullingar for many years and has three All-Ireland senior football medals.

Westmeath refuse to support move to tackle cynicism in hurling

Westmeath has sensationally shot down a move to tackle cynicism in hurling, calling for greater consideration and more time to be given before rule changes are made.

Playing for Ireland was the pinnacle of a great sporting career for Michael ‘Spike’...

This week Topic met up with Michael ‘Spike’ Fagan and spoke to him about his memorable sporting career, at the height of which he was playing for his country against Australia, alongside one of the greatest midfielders in the game in Kerry’s Jack O’Shea.

Major fundraiser planned by Westmeath GAA

Westmeath are hoping to emulate Leitrim and raise over €100,000 by mobilising all supporters through the 47 clubs in the county for a series of 5k events during March.

Footballers League points end up in the bin

Westmeath manager Jack Cooney lamented a crucial call in the 50th minute of last Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division 2 North League game against Meath which saw his side reduced to 14 men, at Pairc Tailteann.

Major drive underway in Westmeath Movathon challenge

A renewed drive is being made with Westmeath GAA’s novel fundraising event, the Westmeath Movathon Challenge, which will run until Easter Monday, 5 April.

Caroline Carton receives Volunteer of the Year award from Camogie Association

Congratulations to Caroline Carton from St Oliver Plunkett’s Camogie Club and a member of the Westmeath Camogie Executive, who received a Volunteer of the Year award at the Camogie Association Awards, which were held last Saturday evening.

Vastly improved Westmeath hurlers push Waterford all the way

They say a week is a long time in politics, well it is even longer in terms of hurling.

“Leinster Football Championship a write off,” says Connellan

Westmeath footballer Ray Connellan thinks that Dublin’s dominance of the Leinster football championship has rendered the competition a ‘write off’ for the next five or ten years.

Stronger bench proves decisive as resurgent Meath deny Westmeath

Frustrating. Westmeath travelled to Pairc Tailteann, Navan last Sunday for the first round of the National Football League (Division 2 North) and had to settle for an agonising one-point defeat having looked likely winners when leading by 0-13 to 0-9 after 57 minutes.

Winning start for Westmeath after late McGrath scores

Westmeath made a winning start under new manager Darren McCormack as they denied Dublin’s Intermediate side, in Division 2 of the National Camogie League, at Lorcan O’Toole Park in Crumlin, Dublin last Saturday.

Report reveals Westmeath GAA’s coaching structures are outdated

A detailed report on the strength of clubs in Westmeath has revealed that the current coaching structures are not fit for purpose and the county will need to recruit more coaches if they are to close the gap with the bigger counties in Leinster.