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2002 Junior Final Player Profiles

Anthony Malone (26) (Captain)
Extremely hard working and dedicated footballer, Anthony has been a member with the Caulry first team for the past 9 years.  Has won honours at Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 level, and will be trying to follow in his fathers footsteps of captaining a Caulry side to Championship glory.

Noel Murray (20)
A great shot stopper, Noel has been Caulry's number one goalie for the past 4 years. Was captain of the victorious Minor team that won the A Championship in 1999. Has also won honours at Under 16 level.

Jody Maylnn (32)
One of the father figures of the team now, Jody has been having a consistently good year. Has won honours at Under 14, Under 16 and Minor level. Was also a member of the last Caulry team that won the Junior Championship in 1990.

Gary Flanagan (20)
Hasn't played much with Caulry in this years campaign, due to travel commitments. But he made a sterling comeback in the Semi-final against St. Paul's, and is sure to play a big part in the final. Was a member of the Leinster winning Westmeath Minor team in 1999, and with Caulry, has won Under 16 and has 3 Minor Championship winners medals.

Eddie Egan (19)
Notable golfer Eddie, has established himself as a regular in his second season as a Caulry first team player. Very versatile, but has been plying his trade in the corner back line for most of this year. Has won honours at Under 14, Under 16 and Minor level.

Mark Malone (21)
Brother of Anthony, and plays beside him on the half back line. Molly possess a hugh never say die attitude, and an engine like a Ferrari. Has winners medals at Under 16, and 2 at Minor level.

Mark Dolan (26)
Has made a inspirational comeback this year after numerous years out of the game. Completes the half-back line with the two Malone's, and his great traits are his hunger and competitiveness. Has represented Westmeath at all Underage levels.

Brian Mullarney (18)
Second year on the first team, Brian has made the corner back position his own. A cunning defender, with a never say die approach. Was on this years County Minor team, and has also won honours at Under 14, and Minor level with Caulry.

David Hatton (32)
Experienced campaigner, who has spent most of the year in the forward line, but recently was brought out to the midfield area. Has won honours at Under 14, Under 16 and Minor, and also represented Westmeath at underage and Senior level. David was also a member of the last Caulry team that won the Junior Championship in 1990.

Aidan Dunning (34)
Aidan has been having one of his best years in a long time, and with a deadly left foot and great vision, he has made the number nine jersey his own. Won the Intermediate Championship with Caulry in 1985, and was a member of the Junior team in 1990 which won the Championship. Also, has played Senior football for Westmeath.

Enda Murphy (32)
Hails from Wexford, but has been part of the Caulry set-up for 6 years. Extremely knowledgeable footballer, Enda is at home in either the midfield of half forward area.  Honours won include Minor and Junior A with Bunclody. Also played County Minor with Wexford.

Mark Rigney (21)
A Westmeath Minor in 1997, Mark is a very skilful and intelligent footballer, and also a renowned soccer player. Scored the winning goal in the semi-final. Marks honours include,  Under 14, Under 16 and Minor.

Alan Rigney (18)
Brother of Mark, and a very similar type of footballer, who also plays mainly in the half forward line. Athlone Town Youths player of the year, 2001, Alan also has winners medals at, Under 16 and Minor level with Caulry.

Alan Carroll (20)
Probably the most consistent scoring forward this year, this powerful corner forward is well used to getting a goal or two, and is the regular free taker on the right hand side of the field. Has won honours at Under 16 and Minor level.

Peter Smith (18)
Without doubt, the find of the year. Still a Minor, Peter has been in flying form throughout the year. Started the Semi-final at full forward, but really is at home anywhere in the forward line, and indeed has played the odd game at midfield. Has one Under 16 County medal to his name.

Leo Fallon (21)
This year has probably been Leo's best year on the Caulry team. A very talented free taker, he is also noted for his high fielding abilities, and his facility to lay the ball off to a player in a better position. Has won honours at Under 16, Minor, and has represented Westmeath at underage level.

Damien Dowd (27)
Probably Caulry's best player from last years final and final reply. Has a hugh amount of Championship experience. An extremely tough marking half-back, who is also comfortable attacking forward. Has won honours at Under 14, Under 16 and Minor level.

Colin Hatton (24)
Experienced defender who has been having a good year in the corner back position. Excelled last year in the Junior B Championship, and has continued his good form into this year. Has won honours at Under 12, Under 14. and Under 16 level.

Damien Keenan (17)
An outstanding underage talent, Damien is beginning to find his form at adult level. Like Alan Carroll, he posses a deadly left foot, and is always good for a goal or two. Has one Under 16 County medal to his name.
Willie Buckley (20)
Ernie's older brother and a lively half forward. Suffered a serious knee injury towards the end of last season and is beginning to get back into the good form he showed in the 2001 campaign. Has won honours at and Under 16, and Minor level.

Simon Keagan (17)
A young player with a hugh amount of ability. At only 17, he has burst onto the Caulry panel . Best position at left half back, but can easily play in the forwards as well. Has one Under 16 County medal to his name.

Ross Allen (20)
Another man who has excelled on the golfing scene, the ex Athlone Town player has definitely brought some of his soccer skills to the forward line. Deadly forward, with intercounty experience at underage level. Ross has won honours at Under 16 and Minor level.

John Smith (20)
Peter's older brother, and another young player who is experiencing adult football for the first time this year. Strong for his age, Johns a quality half forward who is well able to score as well. Has won honours at Under 16 and Minor level.

Gary Walker (17)
Nephew of one of Westmeath's great corner backs, Gerry Walker, and Gary himself is no slouch in that position. Even at the tender age of 17, he's performed well when called upon. Has won honours at Under 14 A, and Under 16 level.

Thomas Ledwith (17)
Another young lad to break into the Caulry first team set-up. A very versatile player who is both competent in both the forwards and backs. Has one Under 16 County medal to his name.

Ernie Buckley (17)
Similar type footballer to his brother Willie, committed and lively, will definitely be ready if called upon. Won Under 14 A, Under 16 honours.

John Francis Seery (23)
John was a first team regular a few years back, but lately he hasn't been able to commit fully to the team, due his studies.  However, if called upon, John will be eager to impress, probably in the half back line.