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# Westmeath

Last year
2022
# emotion
Westmeath's goalscoring hero 'lost a good friend last week'
Kieran Martin bagged a late goal in the Tailteann Cup final just days after Eoinie Farrell passed away.
# Tier 2
Westmeath crowned inaugural Tailteann Cup champions after late flurry against Cavan
Kieran Martin struck a late goal to lead the Lake County to victory.
# commanding win
Westmeath shoot 3-22 as they dismiss Offaly to seal Tailteann Cup decider
The ran out nine-point winners over the Faithful in Croke Park.
# great days
'I was blessed to be in with Paidí and that team of 2004. That was magical'
Jack Cooney’s Westmeath face Offaly in Sunday’s Tailteann Cup semi-final at Croke Park.
# Last Four
Kildare advance to Leinster final and send Westmeath into Tailteann Cup
The Lilywhites will play the winners of Dublin and Meath in the decider.
All time
# special congress
'Need for change', 'dated provincial system' and more games - Westmeath backing Proposal B
Lake County chairman Frank Mescall says the players and county board are behind the league-based championship.
# Lilywhites
Flynn on fire as Kildare seal return to first Leinster final since 2017
10 second-half wides badly cost Westmeath.
# Team news
Kildare and Westmeath stick ahead of Croke Park semi-final date
The sides meet in the Leinster SFC semi-finals on Sunday (2pm).
# Boost
Donegal begin Division 1 campaign with 9-point win over Westmeath
Niamh McLaughlin scored early and late goals for her side.
# banner boss
Clare All-Ireland winner appointed as manager of Offaly's Birr
Brendan Bugler takes over Birr, while former Dublin ladies S&C coach Ken Robinson has been added to the Westmeath football set-up.
# Champions
Third time lucky as Meath triumph in All-Ireland intermediate final thriller
Seven Emma Duggan points helped them to glory against Westmeath.
# Open letter
'Leinster football is, to all intents and purposes, dead. It’s not dying' - a call for change
Former Westmeath player John Connellan writes on the perilous state of football in the province.
# leinster opener
Kilkenny's five-point haul helps Dublin beat Westmeath by double scores
Dublin successfully opened up the defence of their Leinster and All-Ireland crowns in Portlaoise.
AS IT HAPPENED
Dublin v Westmeath, Leinster SFC quarter-final
The All-Ireland champions opened their six-in-a-row bid in Portlaoise.
# lockdown three
Westmeath clubs told that coaches from lockdown counties should stay away
‘We reminded our clubs on Saturday morning that individuals had personal responsibility towards where they are and where they live.’
# Play-off
Doyle hits 1-14 for Westmeath as Carlow relegated from Division 1
Colm Bonnar’s side suffered a six-point defeat to bring their losing streak to 13 games.
# around the grounds
Cavan strike late for first league win and Laois come good to defeat Armagh
In Division 4 there was success earlier today for Wexford over Carlow.
# the banner
Kelly hits 0-12 in victory for Lohan's hurlers as Clare sides have mixed day
The Clare footballers lost out to Westmeath today.
# Keeping The Faith
0-8 for Allen as Offaly defeat Westmeath to book place in O'Byrne Cup final
A five-point success for the home side in Tullamore today.
# marching on
Leonard hits 1-4 as Galway book place in All-Ireland quarter-finals
Victory over Westmeath assures Galway of a place in the last eight with a group game to spare.
# Scoring Star
O'Carroll hits 0-8 as Laois see off Westmeath to book Leinster semi-final with Meath
A two-point win for John Sugrue’s side today.
# The Learning Game
'He’d a great sense of people, a very passionate man and it was great to be around him'
Páidí Ó Sé was one of those figures that Westmeath boss Jack Cooney learned plenty from.
# Glory Days
'We were on our team holiday and Páidí called me to the bar to inform me about the All-Star'
Westmeath legend John Keane reflects on his career and their famous Leinster title victory in 2004.
# Racism
'People were saying they don't want non-Irish people playing their sport'
Westmeath player Boidu Sayeh says he was taken aback by recent online comments.
# Winning
'Two trophies in the one year - I'm 10 years' playing and this is only my third trophy'
Westmeath star Ger Egan is enjoying life under new manager Jack Cooney.
# Support
Laois boss Sugrue backs goalkeeper Brody after costly error in Division 3 final
Graham Brody was a long way from his goals when he kicked away possession, leading to Ger Egan’s goal.
# League champions
Egan bags 1-7 in Westmeath's Division 3 final victory against Laois
Jack Cooney’s side had three points to spare over Laois.
# On the rise
'Before there was absolutely no continuity' - Dolan praise for Westmeath's first native manager in 26 years
Dessie Dolan believes Jack Cooney is laying the foundations for future success in the Lake County.
# GAA
0-5 for Thompson and McGonagle nets as Donegal come from behind to beat Meath
Elsewhere today Carlow and Westmeath drew while Louth defeated Laois.
# Leader
Boost for Westmeath as key defender returns while experienced forward named captain
Kieran Martin replaces John Heslin as skipper.
# On the rise
Preparing for Offaly, new manager's attention to detail and the enjoyment factor
Westmeath’s Kieran Martin is in an optimistic mood ahead of their league opener this weekend.
# Good start
Westmeath boss Cooney undaunted by rise in expectations 'as long as we're making progress'
Jack Cooney led his charges past Dubln in the O’Byrne Cup final on Friday night.
# Life Down Under
'It's a pretty dark experience to have to go through when you're so far away from home'
After being released by St Kilda, a new Australian Rules adventure begins for Westmeath native Ray Connellan.
# Winning
Ger Egan hits 1-5 as Westmeath defeat Dublin for first O'Byrne Cup title since 1988
It’s a good start for the Lake County under new manager Jack Cooney.
# January Joy
Westmeath storm into O'Byrne Cup final with 12-point win as Longford fail to score from play
The final will take place next weekend.
# progression
Westmeath defeat 14-man Kildare by six points to book O'Byrne Cup semi-final
Ger Egan scored 0-6 for the winners, who will take on Longford in the last four.
# Boost
Westmeath now optimistic of star forward's return for league campaign
John Heslin is expected to rejoin the county squad after he completes his PhD studies.
# Ratified
Westmeath announce appointment of new football and hurling managers
Jack Cooney and Joe Quaid were ratified at a county board meeting tonight.
# Moving On
Westmeath's Connellan's time with AFL club St Kilda comes to an end
The Athlone native has not been offered a new contract.
# Keep the Faith
Offaly advance to Leinster U20 semi-final with seven-point win over Westmeath
Jack Darcy’s goal helped the hosts to a comfortable win.