Thursday, March 23, 2023


‘We must do everything we can to maintain our Division 1 status’ – Fortune

Despite some heavy beatings in the group stages of the league, many of which could have been expected, Westmeath hurling manager Joe Fortune and his players will put all those results behind them when they take to the field in Semple Stadium, Thurles, for their vital relegation clash against Laois this Saturday.

Superior Armagh prove too hot for Westmeath

Westmeath senior ladies football team just didn’t have enough in the tank to overcome Division Two’s strongest side, as they fell to a 15-point defeat away to Armagh at the Box-It Athletic Grounds on Sunday afternoon last.

Westmeath secure Division 2 status with victory over Laois

It was a case of - win and stay up - for Westmeath as 1-1 from midfielder Aoife Doherty contributed to a comfortable 8-point victory over a developing Laois side in the Very National League Division 2A Round 4 meeting, played in Joristown, Raharney, last Saturday afternoon.

Below par performance disappoints Dolan

Disappointment was the word used most often around the Westmeath dressing room area in St Joseph’s Park, Ederney, in Fermanagh last Saturday afternoon.

Town close in on leaders after emphatic win

Mullingar Town closed to within two points of league leaders Monks­land United following this facile 7-1 win over Willow Park in D’Alton Park on Sunday morning last.

St Joseph’s GAA Club celebrate a memorable 2022

St Joseph’s GAA Club celebrated a very successful year for their club when they held their dinner dance in the Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar on Saturday night last.

Galway are next but Laois game is crucial for hurlers

“They are like a machine,” said Joe Fortune as he described Limerick, possibly the best hurling team to ever play in TEG Cusack Park, when he spoke to the media on Sunday last.

Six of the best from Athletic’s young guns

Mullingar Athletic’s Under 19 team marched into the Leinster FA Under 19 Cup semi final after a resounding 6-1 victory over Skerries Town in Gainstown last Saturday afternoon.

Shane Hopkins crowned European Under 18 Pool Champion

Congratulations to Mullingar pool player Shane Hopkins who was crowned European Under 18 Pool champion following his success in Malta recently at the European Pool Championships.

Westmeath show ruthless side as poor Saffrons are despatched

Regardless of the quality of the opposition the Westmeath senior footballers turned in one of their best displays ever as they comprehensively beat Antrim by 31 points in their Allianz League Division 3 game played in TEG Cusack Park last Sunday afternoon.

Bitter disappointment for Coláiste Mhuire as St. Pat’s Navan advance

At the end of this Post Primary Schools North Leinster Junior Football ‘A’ Championship semi-final the Coláiste Mhuire players fell to their knees in despair, having lost this semi-final by four points. In truth it was a game that could have gone either way, with the stronger, more physical St Pat’s side scoring their second goal with the last kick of the game to seal victory and a place in the final.

Ringtown Hurling Club celebrate a very successful 2022

Ringtown Hurling Club celebrated a very successful 2022 when they held their Dinner Dance in the Mullingar Park Hotel on Saturday last, 4 March, 2023.

Mullingar Athletic B take major step towards league title

The Mullingar Athletic B team took a major step towards possibly winning the CCFL Division 3B title when they overcame title rivals Kinnegad Juniors 4-2 in Gainstown last Sunday morning.

Mullingar Athletic U19s take away vital league point from Monksland

Mullingar Athletic took a major step towards claiming the CCFL Under 19 honours when they took home a vital point from title rivals Monksland United in Cushla Park, Athlone, last Saturday afternoon.

Westmeath camogie side given the Royal treatment

It is very much a case of working towards the championship for Westmeath camogie as a much-changed side succumbed to a 10-point defeat against an Aoife Minogue inspired Meath in Trim last Saturday afternoon.

Westmeath push mighty Rebels all the way

Albeit they never actually looked like causing one of the greatest small ball upsets in recent years by overturning their hosts, Westmeath’s senior hurlers still emerged from a resplendent Páirc Uí Chaoimh with many new admirers last Sunday afternoon, the understrength visitors losing to Cork by a mere two goals in what was an entertaining contest played in front of quite a small crowd.

Delvin Camogie celebrate a hugely successful 2022

Delvin Camogie Club celebrated a hugely successful 2022 when they held their Dinner Dance in the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar, on Saturday night last.

Derry sink Westmeath with strong second half finish

Five points from Megan Dowdall was not enough as Westmeath camogie team succumbed to a more resurgent second-half Derry in breezy conditions last Saturday afternoon.

Dillon excels but Westmeath ladies just come up short

It may be seen by many in maroon as a missed opportunity but Tyrone went north with the spoils courtesy of six superb scores from Aoife McGahan in this Ladies Division 2 League game played in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar on Sunday last.

Mullingar’s Shane Hopkins is European Under 18 Pool champion

Congratulations to Mullingar Pool player Shane Hopkins who this week was crowned European Under 18 Pool champion for 2023 following his victory in Malta.