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.
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.
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.
“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.
At the final whistle last Sunday in Croke Park the Westmeath senior ladies football team sank to their knees in despair and disappointment.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Westmeath Hurling and Football Club in New York is a ‘home from home’ for the many Lake County Gaels living in the Big Apple.
“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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Good2Talk Westmeath are one of the very many local charities whose fundraising projects have been decimated by the ongoing Covid crisis.