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2006 Junior Final Player Profiles

Peter Smith (21) (Captain)
Peter is a fantastic example of a young Captain, with his leadership skills both on and off the field being exemplary. Generally plays in the forward line, but because of his high skill level, can easily fit into any line on the field if need be. Honour’s include Junior (2002), Junior B (2003) and Under 16.










Eddie Egan (23)
Eddie has been out for most of the year through injury, but has slotted nicely into goals over the last few months. A dependable keeper, Eddie is also well capable of playing in the forward line if required. Honour’s include Junior (2002), Junior B (2003), Under 21 (2002), Minor (1999), Under 16 (1999) and Under 14 (1997).
 
Brian Mullarney (22)
As an 18 year old, Brian was one of the stars of the Caulry team that one the Junior Championship in 2002. A cunning defender, with a never say die approach. Honour’s include Junior (2002), Junior B (2003), Under 21 (2002), Minor (1998 and 1999), Under 16 (1999 and 2000) and Under 14 (1997), and has also has represented Westmeath at all Underage level.
 
Johnny Buckley (20)
Even at the tender ago of 20, Johnny is a tough defender and has made the full-back position his own. Honour’s include Junior B (2003) and has also represented Westmeath at Underage level.
 
Damien Dolan (18)
One of Caulry’s most consistent performers all year. The tougher the opposition, the more Damien seems to enjoy the battle, and revels in high pressure situations. Like Brian Mullarney, Damien is a cunning and intelligent defender, and a fantastic reader of a game.
 
Ernie Buckley(21)
The youngest of the Buckley brothers, Ernie is a committed and lively footballer. Is at home in either the half-back or half-forward lines. Honour’s include Junior (2002), Junior B (2003), Under 16, Under 14, and won an All-Ireland colleges title with Mount Bellew. 
 
Jody Maylnn (35)
The father figure of the team now, Jody has been having one of his best years in a while. Put in an outstanding display in the first semi-final against St. Paul’s. Has won honours at Under 14, Under 16 and Minor level. Was also a member Caulry teams that won the Junior Championship in 1990 and 2002.
 
Anthony Malone (30)
Extremely hard working and dedicated footballer, Anthony has been a member with the Caulry first team for the past 13 years.  Has won honours at Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 level, and was captain of the last Caulry team that won the Junior Championship in 2002.
 
Gary Flanagan (24)
Hasn't played much with Caulry in this year’s 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 captained the Westmeath Under 21 team in 2003.
 
Mark Malone (25)
Brother of Anthony, this year “Molly” has converted his skills from the half-back to half-forward line. Possess a huge never say die attitude, and an engine like a Ferrari. Honour’s include Junior (2002), Junior B (2003), Under 21, Minor, Under 16 and Under 14. 
 
Mark Fitzpatrick (18)
Was captain of the Athlone Community College which won the All-Ireland Junior Colleges Final in 2004. Mark is a big strong footballer and has got some important scores for Caulry through-out this years championship. Put in a Man-of the match performance in the semi-final and has also represented Westmeath at underage level.
 
Anslem Fitzgerald (28)
Anslem has been a regular on the Caulry first team since 1995. Traditional always known as an inside forward, but in the last few years, Anslem has moved out to the half forward line, where his visionary skills and precise long range passing are being used to full effect. Honour’s won include, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Minor, and has represented Westmeath at underage level.
 
Johnny Dolan (19)
The “Gouch Cooper” of the team, Johnny has been having a cracking year at corner forward. As fast as a bullet, Johnny loves to roam around and intertwine with his fellow forwards. Has a deadly talent of making a slip on his marker a finding the back of the net, and is always good for a few points in a every game.
 
Cormac Fox (19)
Cormac was a member of last years Westmeath Minor team, and has been having a great run in the Junior Championship. Has a great turn of pace, and loves to wander out the field to support the half forward line. Put in a great display in the second semi-final against St. Paul’s, and capped of this performance with the wining point.
 
Nicky Killane (20)
Missed the semi-final replay due to sickness, Nicky is generally used in the midfield area, where he can use his strength and high fielding skills to full effect. Was a member of the Caulry Junior “B” team that won the championship in 2003.
 
Mark Rigney (26)
A Westmeath Minor in 1997, Mark is a very skilful and intelligent footballer, and also a renowned soccer player. Put in a brilliant display in the Junior Final of 2002, and will be hoping to bring his experience to the day. Honour’s include Junior (2002, Under 14, Under 16 and Minor.
 
Alan Carroll (24)
Captained the Caulry/Castledaly combination which annexed the Under 21 Premier Championship in 2003. Noted for his high scoring displays, Alan was a key part of the Junior Championship winning team of 2002. Has also won honours at Under 16 and Minor level.
 
Willie Buckley (24)
Ernie's older brother and a lively half forward. Honour’s include Junior (2002), Junior B (2003), Under 21, Minor and Under 16.
 
John Smith (24)
Peter's older brother, and like Peter possess great skill in front of goal. Honour’s include Junior (2002), Junior B (2003), Under 21, Minor and Under 16.
 
Gary Walker (21)
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 21, he's performed well when called upon. Honour’s include Junior (2002), Junior B (2003), Under 21, and Under 16.
 
Colm Fox (21)
Was brought on the semi-final replay against St. Paul’s and helped turned the tide in Caulry’s favour just when it looked like they might be in trouble. Very intelligent and athletic footballer, is sure to get be ready if called upon in the final.
 
Pat Buckley (28)
The eldest of the Buckley brothers, Pat is also an accomplished half-back. Very strong on the ball, and a great long-range passer. Honour’s won include, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Minor.
 
Brian Muldoon (20)
Another man who was a key member of the Caulry Junior “B” winning team of 2003. A tough marking defender, his uncle Danny Muldoon was captain of the Caulry Junior Championship winning team of 1990.
 
Peter Rigney (20)
Younger brother of Mark, Peter is also a crafted forward. Was a member of the Caulry Junior “B” winning team of 2003, and has also represented Westmeath at Underage level.
 
Damien Keenan (22)
An outstanding underage talent, Damien is beginning to find his form at adult level. Has an Under 16 County medal to his name, and was also member of the Junior Championship in 2002.
 
Alan Murphy (19)
A very skilful goalie, Alan was exceptional in Caulry’s run to the Under 21 final last year, and at only 19, has potential to be a top class keeper.
 
Enda Malone (30)
Is at home in either goals or in defence and is also current club Joint-Treasurer, Enda has won honours at Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 level.
 
Ronan Carroll (31)
Ronan is back on the panel this year, after spending several years in Australia where he enjoyed great success with Australian Rules amateur side Gerringong Lions. Will be hoping to bring his AFL skills to the County final if called upon. 
 
Keith McMenamin (17)
Another man for the future, Keith is a silky forward, and is always good for a few points. This is Keith’s first year on the panel, and he has also represented Westmeath at Underage level.
 
Jason Walker (18)
Younger brother of Gary, Jason is still a Minor, and is also an accomplished defender. Brings a great competitive nature when involved, and is sure to be a key part of the Caulry first 15 in the near future.

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