Saturday, June 15, 2024


Last chance saloon for Westmeath

This Saturday evening in Páirc Esler, Newry is the last chance saloon for the Westmeath footballers as they take on Derry in their final group game in this year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship series.

Jason Keelan: The People’s Front of Westmeath need to down Messiah Mickey

Before I get into things, it would be remiss of me not to give a mention to now former Westmeath hurling bainisteoir, Joe Fortune. T

Westmeath hurling manager Joe Fortune resigns

On Friday last at lunchtime news broke that Westmeath senior hurling manager Joe Fortune had stepped down from his position as manager.

Jason Keelan: Agony on the halfway line but one last shot for success

“If you look closely, you can pinpoint the exact moment his heart breaks in two.”

Walsh goal breaks Westmeath’s hearts, but all to play for against Derry

This could be described as ‘the one that got away’.

Armagh’s second half surge overcomes Westmeath’s brave effort

Four points by Armagh in the first six minutes of the second half were the crucial scores as Armagh overcame Westmeath by five points in this All-Ireland Senior Football Championship match.

Westmeath’s young guns Downed in Raharney rain

A fine 1-2 from Róisín Connaughton was not enough as Westmeath succumbed to a more physical Down side in the pouring rain.

Westmeath end McDonagh Cup campaign with improved performance

Eleven different scorers helped Westmeath to comfortably dispatch of a mid-strength Laois team.

Jason Keelan: ‘Turbulent at times but maybe it’s better than the usual plain sailing?’

As someone who has been very fortunate to have travelled to over 100 of the countries of the world, it is surprising to some when people hear I have been to two different psychologists and the Aer Lingus ‘Fear of Flying’ seminar to try and help deal with the often-crippling anxiety that overcomes many. 

Raharney turn on the style to clinch Minor League title

Raharney produced a powerful display of hurling to defeat Na Piarsaigh by 12-points and win this Westmeath Minor Hurling Division 1 League final.

Peter Leung is inaugural Westmeath Seniors Snooker Champion 2024

The final of the 2024 Westmeath Seniors Snooker Championship, sponsored by Direct TV ( took place on Thursday 9th May at St Mary’s Snooker Club rooms in Bishopgate Street, Mullingar.

Heartache for Westmeath following mammoth performance 

The Westmeath ladies suffered unbelievable heartache on Sunday evening, losing out in the Leinster Intermediate Football final by a single point.

Gavin proud despite All-Ireland Final defeat

A dramatic final quarter saw Down take the All-Ireland U20 B title against a determined, well-managed, but ultimately second-best Westmeath in breezy Pairc Tailteann in Navan on Saturday afternoon.

‘Chipper’s’ great goal keeps Town’s hopes of League title success alive

A brilliant goal by Jamie ‘Chipper’ Loran, just seven minutes from the finish, kept Mullingar Town’s hopes of winning the CCFL Senior Division title alive.

Lake County too strong for brave Carlow

Westmeath booked their place in the quarter final proper of the Minor C Championship with this emphatic and facile drubbing of Carlow in Rochfortbridge on Saturday afternoon. 

Mullingar Town lose out to St Peter’s 

Mullingar Town failed to lift the Paddy Cotter Cup for the first time since 2017 when they were beaten in this year’s final by St Peter’s from Athlone at Leah Victoria Park in Tullamore on Sunday afternoon last.

Job done as Westmeath retain McDonagh place

A strong second-half display ensured that Joe Fortune’s Westmeath side maintain their Joe McDonagh status for 2025

Jason Keelan: ‘Picking apples in the Orchard’

Repressed memories are hidden in the hope you don’t ever have a need to see them again, visually or otherwise

Jason Keelan: “Paying to see through a brick wall”

I remember when I watched hurling properly for the first time on television as a kid of five or six that my biggest issue was getting my uncle to explain how Clare were winning

Impressive second half performance sees Westmeath  Under 20 side reach All-Ireland B final

Westmeath produced a sterling second half performance to overcome Limerick by seven points in this All-Ireland Under 20 B Football semi-final