Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Raharney remaining focused following fantastic victory

In the highlight of round three of the Westmeath Senior Hurling Championship last weekend, Raharney overcame Lough Lene Gaels in a pulsating encounter at TEG Cusack Park on Sunday evening.

2021 Champions: Superb team performance captures All Ireland glory for Westmeath Ladies

“I am so proud of all these players,” said a beaming Fiona Claffey as she emerged from the dressing rooms in Croke Park last Sunday afternoon.

“We can produce the goods when it is absolutely necessary”- Ciara Blundell

Ciara Blundell has scored many goals for Westmeath since making her debut back in 2011, but perhaps none were as important as the late goal against Sligo this year.

Brownstown finish strongly to defeat Delvin in thriller

Brownstown were crowned Westmeath Division 2 Camogie league champions when a series of late scores from Louise O’Connor helped the Archerstown Blues overcome a competitive Delvin team in Collinstown GAA grounds, last Sunday morning.

Powerful Raharney deservedly crowned Division 1 Camogie League Champions

Raharney were deservedly crowned Westmeath Camogie Division 1 League champions when they withstood a whole hearted effort by Drumraney to emerge eleven point winners in this keenly contested final played on a mild Sunday morning last in Clonkill.

Brave effort by Lough Lene Gaels pushes Clonkill all the way

Once again it was a case of so near and yet so far for Lough Lene Gaels. The Collinstown men pushed champions Clonkill all the way in this Westmeath Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship game played in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, last Sunday evening, but at the final whistle it was Clonkill who emerged narrow two point winners.

Goals prove crucial as Raharney overcome battling Castlepollard

Raharney gained revenge for last year’s surprise result against Castlepollard when they defeated them by eleven points in this Westmeath Senior Hurling A Championship game played in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, last Saturday evening.

Castletown cruise past depleted Crookedwood in one sided affair

Castletown-Geoghegan swept past the meek challenge of a depleted Crookedwood sided in this very one side Senior A Hurling Championship game played in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, last Saturday afternoon.

Coyne’s late goal secures unlikely draw for St Brigid’s against wasteful Cullion

St Brigid’s ability to stay in this game for long periods paid dividends when Finbar Coyne fired home a late goal for a share of the points in this Senior B Hurling Championship game played in TEG Cusack Park last Sunday afternoon, but really the main talking point was how wasteful Cullion were.

Early Brownstown goals seal comfortable victory over Fr. Dalton’s

Brownstown had six points to spare over Fr. Dalton’s at Robinstown last Sunday afternoon in this Westmeath Senior B Hurling Championship clash, but the winners were always in control after a dominant opening quarter at the end of which they led by 1-3 to 0-2 while playing into the dressing-rooms end.

Castletown finish strongly to overcome Clonkill

A goal by Andy Conway in the 55th minute was the vital score as Castletown-Geoghegan finished strongly to defeat Clonkill in this lively Intermediate Hurling Championship Section A game played in Joristown, Raharney, last Sunday morning.

Goal-den girls: Westmeath power their way to All-Ireland final

An opportunistic goal from Anna Jones propelled Westmeath ladies into the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Football final on 5 September as the Lake County overcame a stringent test from Kildare, at Parnell Park, Dublin last Sunday.

Champions beaten by The Downs in first round of championship

It wasn’t a shock of major proportions but nonetheless a few eyebrows were raised when reigning champions St Loman’s Mullingar were beaten by The Downs in the first round of this year’s senior football championship at the weekend.

Shane O’Brien stands down as hurling manager

The search is underway for a new Westmeath senior hurling manager following the decision of Shane O’Brien to step down last Wednesday.

An iconic figure passes

Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann. Former Westmeath GAA County Board Chairman, Séamus Ó Faoláin, who led the county from 1986 to 2007, passed to his eternal reward on Monday, 2 August.

A long way from here to Clare: Westmeath ladies produce a remarkable recovery

The Westmeath ladies footballers have produced a remarkable recovery to finish top of their group in the All-Ireland Intermediate Championship and will face Clare in the quarter-finals on Sunday week.

Ben’s on fire and Ciaran gets in on scoring act too as Celtic rock

Mullingar Celtic are certainly making huge strides in their first ever season. The newly formed club dumped highly ranked BBC United out of the CCFL Westmeath Cup last Sunday morning in Grange, Mullingar.

‘Westmeath players were immense all year,’ says O’Brien

Even though bitterly disappointed at losing the match and suffering relegation from Division 1A to Division 2 of next year’s Allianz League, Westmeath senior hurling manager Shane O’Brien was full of praise for his players.

Silver lining: McDonagh Cup finally residing in Westmeath

It was perhaps inevitable that one day this would happen, but there was still a sense of unbridled joy as the Joe McDonagh Cup was presented to Westmeath captain, Cormac Boyle, at Croke Park last Saturday evening.

Spirited display by Westmeath girls against top class Galway side

Galway: 3-16 Westmeath: 1-5 By Paul O'Donovan Despite the large gap on the scoreboard at the end of this game, the Westmeath senior camogie team turned in a very spirited display against last year’s All...