It’s a big weekend in the Westmeath Ladies Football Club Championship as the top four teams in both junior and intermediate codes battle it out for silverware. First up it’s the junior clash with Moate (2) taking on newly formed neighbours Caulry at 2pm in Páirc Chiaráin, Athlone . Then, on Sunday the 23rd September, Coralstown/Kinnegad will come up against Moate (1) at 3pm in Rochfortbridge.
The Junior decider is representative of history being made in Caulry ladies LGFA as 2018 is the first season that the club, formed in 2012, have entered an adult team in competitive fixtures. The success of the club is testament to the hard work of all to facilitate and inspire their players to reach such heights in few short years. Their final task as a group on Saturday is overcoming a strong Moate contingent for the sought after Junior title.
Moate ladies LGFA are well represented this weekend with two teams contesting the Junior and Intermediate finals respectively. In the year of their silver anniversary as a ladies club, Moate ladies represent the strides made in ladies football with the number on their panels and the quality of football they provide. It has been a long wait since 2001, the last time they have won a Junior title and so Moate (2) will be looking to make their own history on Saturday in Athlone against Caulry. There will have been much work put into both teams in this junior battle by the players and management teams since they last battled in the first round of the championship earlier this year. On this occasion, Moate came out trumps with a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-4 and both teams since this have shown great progress and improvement in results to achieve the coveted top 2. Saturdays clash is sure to be an enjoyable showcase for all present
In the intermediate clash on Sunday, it will be the third time both teams have come up against one another competitively in the 2018 season with both team on one win each.
The Moate charge, will have a lot to do to overcome an experienced Coralstown/Kinnegad side, who have contested the Intermediate final for the last three years running since being relegated from Senior in 2014. The latter will be looking to make up for past disappointments with the assistance of many young players from the 2017 All Ireland schools winning St Josephs Rochfortbridge panel. Coralstown/Kinnegad are a historically successful adult ladies club but will be seeking both silverware and promotion to senior status on Sunday to make up for the disappointments of falling short in years past.
The chance presents itself this weekend for four teams to achieve glory for themselves, their clubs and supporters. A tough and tight contest is in prospect for both games in which sparks should fly. The very best of luck to all players, management teams and officials involved.
Westmeath LGFA Junior Final, Sat 22nd Sept, 2pm
Caulry v Moate (2)
venue: Athlone GAA, ref: Des McHenry
Westmeath LGFA Intermediate Final, Sunday 23rd Sept, 3pm
Coralstown/Kinnegad v Moate (1)
venue: Rochfortbridge GAA, ref: Barry Nea
There are also five finals this weekend in the Westmeath LGFA U14 and U16 championship as follows; best of luck to all involved.
Sat 22nd Sept:
U14B Garrycastle v Ballycomoyle, 12pm in Athlone
U14C Mullingar Shamrocks v Kilbeggan/St Josephs, 11am in Garrycastle
U14D Delvin/St Pauls v Loughnavalley, 1:30pm in Shandonagh
U16C Clann Gaels v Miltown, 11:45am in Shandonagh
Sun 23rd Sept:
U14A Goldsmith Girls v St Lomans, 1:00pm Rochfortbridge