Club Focus: A proud hurling tradition in Lough Lene Gaels

One of the undoubted benefits of Gaelic games is its ability to instill a great sense of pride in a local community and no where is this more evident than in Collinstown, Co Westmeath, where the Lough Lene Gaels Hurling Club has been operating since 1969.

Club Focus: The future looks bright for progressive Shandonagh

There were the inevitable breaks and interludes that seem to have affected most rural GAA clubs, but Shandonagh, like a phoenix, rose to win that precious Junior title in ’79 and from there things developed as more and more dedicated people got involved.

Club Focus: Castletown-Geoghegan – a proud club with a great hurling tradition

For the past 109 years, Castletown-Geoghegan has had a proud association with the GAA and the game of hurling has flourished in that part of Westmeath, where many great memories have been made and numerous successes enjoyed.

Club Focus: Strong community spirit evident in The Downs

Tradition is a very popular word in the GAA world and the 47 clubs in Westmeath, plus the numerous others around the country pride themselves in their great history and how they have grown and developed to become pivotal parts of the parish they serve.

Club Focus: Desire to succeed has led Raharney to many memorable days

When one thinks of pride, passion and desire to succeed, one club that springs to mind is the Raharney Hurling Club, where people with an unquenchable desire to achieve the best have led a wonderful local organisation to many great occasions.

Club Focus: Clonkill hurling club has become the most successful in Westmeath

After some truly outstanding achievements over the course of their proud history, Clonkill have become the most successful hurling club in Westmeath and their victory in the 2019 Senior hurling final was their 16th in all.

Club Focus: Enduring spirit of St Loman’s is to be greatly admired

There was a time when the St Loman’s GAA Club, Mullingar was in danger of fading into the abyss, but the spirit and determination of hugely committed and determined volunteers ensured it survived. The rest, as they say, is history.

Club Focus: Mullingar Shamrocks’ outstanding record

Founded 1953, Mullingar Shamrocks have the longest unbroken stretch at senior level in Westmeath, which is a remarkable achievement.

Killian Doyle performance key to Westmeath hurlers’ victory

Killian Doyle produced a stunning performance last Sunday as Westmeath secured a 1-17 to 2-8 victory over Carlow to retain their Division One status for next year.

Patrick Doherty talks about his new role as Head of Operations of Westmeath GAA

In an in-depth interview, Topic talks to Patrick Doherty about his new role as Head of Operations of Westmeath GAA.

Dolan bows out after glittering career with Garrycastle

Last Sunday was the end of an era as Dessie Dolan played his final club game with Garrycastle.

“We will be ready for the replay” – Connaughton

Raharney manager Pauric Connaughton insists his side will be ready from the start for this Sunday’s All-Ireland Junior Camogie Club replay.

Defensive challenge for Westmeath ahead of Leinster Championship  

The absence of Jamie Gonoud for the upcoming Leinster Senior Football Championship against Laois is undoubtedly a significant blow for Westmeath manager, Jack Cooney,...

Joe Schmidt recalls his ‘Marvellous Mullingar Memories’

By Paul O’Donovan You could have heard a pin drop as Joe Schmidt got up on stage to speak, such is the honour and reverence...

Winning is a habit for Egan

By Paul O’Donovan When Westmeath footballers won the Allianz League Division 3 Cup in Croke Park last Saturday evening, it was the second trophy the...

Hurlers bidding to end long wait for promotion

Westmeath hurling manager Joe Quaid makes Kerry the favourites going into this weekend’s National Hurling League Division 2A final. By Paul O’Donovan The final will be...

Martin rues missed chances

By Paul O’Donovan Westmeath football captain Kieran Martin rued his side’s missed chances to claim victory against Down in Newry last Saturday. After the game...

Lake County’s team expenses head towards €1m mark

Westmeath GAA’s County Convention, which took place in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone last Sunday, was largely dominated by discussions on the financial challenges...

Intriguing Mullingar derby awaits

By Damien Maher The first ever all-Mullingar County Final will take place next Sunday and defending champions St Loman’s Mullingar are putt­ing their title on...

Westmeath ready to adapt as Cooney takes reins

by Paul O’Donovan New Westmeath senior football manager, Jack Cooney will not be focusing on a particular style of football and feels players have to...