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Another crucial weekend in the Westmeath SFC awaits with six interesting matches scheduled. Group 1 table toppers St Lomans and Tyrrellspass collide in an eagerly anticipated encounter on Saturday evening, while the first part of that double header promises to be interesting too.
Holders St Loman’s, aiming for a four in a row of titles, proved too strong for The Downs on Sunday evening emerging 3-17 to 0-17 victors. TJ Cox, Ken Casey, and Paddy Dowdall all blasted goals for Luke Dempsey’s charges, who made an assured opening. The Downs, trailing by 0-12 to 0-6 at the interval, showed some improvement in the third quarter with Luke Loughlin a threat, but Loman’s responded with three goals.
An interesting Connacht Senior Football Championship Final beckons between Roscommon and Galway at Dr Hyde Park on Sunday, throw-in 4pm.
In 1893, a Bohermore hurling club was affiliated to the County Board. There was a strong nationalist tradition in the area and so the club evolved into Bohermore 98’s in honour of the centenary of the 1798 rebellion. The guiding lights of the club were Jim Tonery, Paddy ‘Ham’ Ruffle, and John Crowe. The club forfeited a County Championship in 1903 when one of their players was sent off. The team protested at the injustice of the decision and walked off the pitch. Their clubhouse was in Bohermore on a site that was later occupied by “Monto’s Shop” and is today covered with townhouses.
Tom Cribbin has stepped down as Westmeath football manager following three years in charge.
The clubs in Mayo were informed of their ticket allocations for the up coming All Ireland final at last nights County Board meeting in MacHale Park. Outlining how the distribution of the tickets will work, Mayo GAA secretary Vincent Neary opened his remarks by telling the club delegates present that Mayo’s allocation will be “significantly” down on the allocation from 2013.
Mayo hope to have a new senior manager in place by the third week in November, it was revealed this week. Speaking at the October meeting of the Mayo GAA county board, chairman Mike Connelly said the board had now opened up nominations for the position and the nominations process would close on Sunday November 1.