Below are recent stories by Kieran Galvin
Published: 29 Aug 2012 17:31
The Drum/Clonown U13 futsal team struck gold as the sun shone in Athlone IT..
Published: 16 Aug 2012 09:31
Four weeks after the Westmeath men's team exited the All-Ireland senior championship at the hands of Kerry, the same fate befell the Lake County's ladies at Nenagh last Saturday.
Published: 8 Aug 2012 17:30
In a corridor close to the Roscommon dressing-room at Croke Park, a lone figure stands.
Published: 25 Jul 2012 17:31
Tyrrellspass captain Darren Quinn hailed the character of his team after they fought back from seven points down to edge out Castledaly..
Published: 11 Jul 2012 17:40
As Westmeath struggled against a 13-man Louth side in last Saturday week's All-Ireland qualifier, one home supporter was heard to say: "Even if we win this, we won't be able to celebrate it."
Published: 4 Jul 2012 09:30
Meath 2-7 Westmeath 0-8 Despite a highly spirited display, the Westmeath ladies lost out to Meath in this entertaining Leinster senior championship semi-final..
Published: 2 Jul 2012 09:35
Both Westmeath and Roscommon have been handed daunting tasks in the second round of the All-Ireland Qualifiers - with the Lake County facing Kerry and the Rossies drawn against Tyrone.
Published: 28 Jun 2012 09:00
Darren Quinn has been named in the Westmeath team in place of regular goalkeeper Gary Connaughton for this Saturday's All-Ireland first round qualifier against Louth.
Published: 18 Apr 2012 17:30
Westmeath manager Tom Carr didn't shy away from the most glaring aspect of his side's defeat to Louth in the opening round of the Leinster MFC last Saturday.
Published: 11 Apr 2012 17:30
Before a ball was kicked in Division 2 of this year's Allianz FL, Westmeath were widely tipped as relegation candidates.
Published: 6 Apr 2012 11:00
Gary Connaughton, Kieran Gavin and Michael Ennis have all returned to the Westmeath team for Sunday's crunch Allianz FL Division 2 clash with Derry.
Published: 6 Apr 2012 10:59
Scott Oates has been drafted into the Roscommon U21 team for Saturday's Connacht final against Sligo at Dr Hyde Park (6pm).
Published: 28 Mar 2012 17:30
Saba Meunargia has become the second Athlone-based student to represent the Ireland elite schools rugby team.
Published: 21 Mar 2012 17:32
Garrycastle manager Anthony Cunningham believes his charges will learn a great deal from last Saturday's thrilling All-Ireland final draw against Crossmaglen Rangers.
Published: 21 Mar 2012 13:01
Castledaly's Alan Stone has been drafted into the Westmeath team for tonight's Cadbury Leinster U21 FC semi-final against Dublin in Portlaoise (Wednesday, 7.30pm).
Published: 14 Mar 2012 15:30
As Garrycastle prepare for their date with destiny, opponents Crossmaglen Rangers look set to be without team captain Stephen Kernan in Saturday's All-Ireland club final at Croke Park (throw-in 3.45pm).
Published: 7 Mar 2012 17:30
Crossmaglen Rangers have launched a second appeal of Stephen Kernan's red card.
Published: 2 Mar 2012 18:05
John Heslin has been drafted straight into the Westmeath team for Sunday's Allianz Football League Division 2 clash against Galway at Cusack Park (throw-in: 2.30pm).
Published: 16 Feb 2012 10:00
In terms of local interest, Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final showdown at Pearse Park (2pm) could be billed as a 'game for the ages'. There are so many strands to it that it's difficult to know where to start.
Published: 4 Feb 2012 15:00
Niall Daly of Padraig Pearses will make his Allianz Football League debut for Roscommon in this Sunday's clash against Tipperary in Kiltoom (throw-on 2.30pm).
Published: 1 Feb 2012 20:30
Moate Community School, Athlone Community College and Colaiste Mhuire, Mullingar have been kept apart in the Leinster Colleges SF 'A' quarter-final draw.
Published: 1 Feb 2012 17:30
Speaking in Athlone last week, Ireland U20 rugby coach Mike Ruddock claimed that players with experience from last year's squad would play a key role in the 2012 Six Nations championship. One of the players who falls into that category is Athlone's Daniel Qualter.
Published: 18 Jan 2012 17:30
For Athlone CC, this victory was achieved in the sweetest fashion imaginable.
Published: 11 Jan 2012 17:32
The legendary Fr Michael Cremin has been chosen for the Hall of Fame award in the 2011 Westmeath Independent/Hodson Bay Hotel Sports Awards.
Published: 21 Dec 2011 14:30
Back in 2005, this writer was in attendance at a Leinster Minor Football League match between Westmeath and Offaly.
Published: 21 Dec 2011 14:30
In his stellar football career, Dessie Dolan has enjoyed considerable success and many memorable moments
Published: 14 Dec 2011 17:36
Over the last few years, Garrycastle players have probably grown accustomed to people talking about their 'last chance' to land a Leinster title.
Published: 14 Dec 2011 17:30
Plans for a GAA Centre of Excellence at Multyfarnham are "postponed temporarily",
Published: 7 Dec 2011 15:30
St Brigid's star Frankie Dolan has warned that his side will have to improve significantly if they are to reach another All-Ireland final in the new year.
Published: 7 Dec 2011 09:30
This across-channel banana skin was safely negotiated by St Brigid's as they defeated London champions Fulham Irish in Ruislip last Sunday.