Westmeath football championship groups are down for decision

Clubs in Westmeath have been given the option of choosing a similar football championship to 2019, with two groups of six and five championship games guaranteed.

Ciaran Murphy claims his first success as a trainer

Mullingar horse trainer Ciaran Murphy notched up his first success in the training ranks as Enjoy D’Allen landed the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Novice chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

New Handball Club formed in Clonkill

A new handball club has been formed in Westmeath. The new handball club is situated in Clonkill GAA grounds and two of the Clonkill and Westmeath handballers - Eoin Price and Niall Mitchell - have been behind the formation of the new club.

Pamela Greville reflects on a glittering career

After decades of playing the game she loves so much, camogie star Pamela Greville has decided to retire.

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.

Club Focus: Flying the Westmeath flag in the Big Apple

Westmeath Hurling and Football Club in New York is a ‘home from home’ for the many Lake County Gaels living in the Big Apple.

Westmeath duo say it was a privilege to wear Westmeath jersey

“It was just brilliant. The teams I played against and the players I played with and against, it has just been a privilege to wear the Westmeath jersey,” said Brendan Murtagh as he reflected on over 20 years playing with Westmeath.

Westmeath ladies hold off Roscommon challenge to reach All-Ireland Intermediate final

The Westmeath ladies senior football team held off a late rally by Roscommon in last Sunday’s semi-final to clinch a place in this year’s All-Ireland Intermediate final where they will play Meath in Croke Park.

Loughlin’s goal steers Westmeath to first win in this year’s Joe McDonagh Cup

It may have come too late for Westmeath to make any progress in the Joe McDonagh Cup but Shane O’Brien’s side secured their first win in this year’s competition when they defeated fourteen man Meath by four points in Pairc Tailteann, Navan, last Saturday afternoon.

Connellan calls for level playing field in Leinster Football

John Connellan has seen the good days and the bad days in his football career with the Westmeath footballers. Many of the bad days have come at the hands of the Dublin footballers, but...

Shock as Foley steps down as GAA Chairman

There was widespread shock across the GAA community in Westmeath when it was learned this week that Billy Foley is to step down as County Board Chairman at the upcoming County Convention.

Westmeath ladies overcome Louth to reach All-Ireland Intermediate semi-final

Two goals in the opening five minutes of the second half were the crucial scores as Westmeath ladies senior football team overcame Louth to book their place in the All-Ireland Intermediate Football Championship semi-final.

Mullingar Celtic FC launch fundraiser in aid of Good2Talk Westmeath

Good2Talk Westmeath are one of the very many local charities whose fundraising projects have been decimated by the ongoing Covid crisis.