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2009 Junior Final Player Profiles

Pat Buckley (31) (Captain)
Captain of the Club. The eldest of the Buckley brothers, Pat is also an accomplished half-back. Very strong on the ball, and a great long-range passer. 

Joe McMahon (19)
Joe has made the number 1 jersey his own this year, an excellent shot stopper Joe was member of the Athlone CC team that won the Leinster championship in 2008. 

Damien Dolan (23)
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. Damien is a cunning and intelligent defender, and a fantastic reader of a game.

Johnny Buckley (23)
Johnny is a tough defender and feels at home in defence. Honour’s include Junior (2006) Junior B (2003) and has also represented Westmeath at Underage level.

Ben Moran (18)
Ben is an accomplished defender who can play on both lines of defence. Cornerback with this years Westmeath minor team he has represented Westmeath at all underage levels. He was also a member of the Athlone CC team that won the Leinster championship in 2008. 

Alan Rigney (26)
Made the switch to centre back this year and has proved a revelation. Holds the middle well and sets up attacks when required. Missed the 2006 junior campaign due to travel commitments. Honours include various underage titles U21(2002) and Junior B (2003).

Kevin Maguire (18)
Kevin has impressed so far this year, played at midfield in earlier games but has made the wing back position his own. Won various underage titles. Fullback on this years Westmeath minor team he has also represented Westmeath at all underage levels.

Gary Flanagan (27)
Former captain of the Westmeath Under 21 team, and was a member of the Leinster winning Westmeath Minor team in 1999. Scored the famous winning goal in the 2006 Junior Final. Honours include U21 (2002) Junior (2002, 2006).

Declan Donahue (19)
The workhorse of the team Declan covers every inch of grass throughout the 60 minutes. Has various underage titles and was a member of the Athlone CC Leinster winning team also represented Westmeath at all underage levels.

Alan Fitzpatrick (18)
Captain of this years Westmeath Minor Team Alan is a tremendous talent with great skill and vision. Another member of the Athlone CC Leinster winning team He has also represented Westmeath at all underage levels.

Conor Allen (24)
Conor is at home in the half forward line but with his high fielding skills can play in midfield. Played in goals as an 18 year old in the team that annexed the 2002 U21 title.Honours include U16 and U21 titles.

Cormac Fox (23)
Cormac was a member of the 2005 Westmeath Minor team, and was one of the stars of the 2006 Junior Championship winning campaign. Has a great turn of pace, and loves to wander out the field to support the half forward line.

Alan Carroll (28)
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 and 2006. Has also won honours at Under 16 and Minor level.

Robert Kenny (18)
Another member of the ACC Leinster winning team and a wing forward on this year Minor team, Robbie has has power and speed and a great eye for the goal. He has very bright future ahead of him.

Johnny Dolan (22)
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 an finding the back of the net, and is always good for a few points in a every game. He has represented Westmeath at Underage level and U21.Member of the Junior Championship winning team in 2006.

Peter Smith (25)
Captain of the Caulry team which won the 2006 Junior Championship, Peter 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.

Anselm Fitzgerald (31)
Anselm 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.

Ernie Buckley (24)
The younger 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 & 2006), Junior B (2003), Under 16, Under 14, and won an All-Ireland colleges title with Mount Bellew.

John Smith (27)
Like his brother Peter, John possess great skill in front of goal.Honour’s include Junior (2002 & 2006), Junior B (2003), Under 21, Minor and Under 16.

Keith McMenamin (20)
Keith is a silky forward but this year has played at wing back his pace and skill mean he is a handful for any marker. Member of the Junior Championship winning team in 2006, and he has also represented Westmeath at Underage level.

Mark Fitzpatrick (22)
Was captain of the Athlone Community College which won the All-Ireland Junior Colleges Final in 2004. Mark is a big strong footballer and always pops up in the right place to get a few scores for Caulry.

Nicky Killane (26)
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 team which won the 2006 Championship, and was member of the Junior 

Mark Malone (28)
"Molly" is at home in either the half-back, or half-forward line.Possess a huge never say die attitude, and an engine like a Ferrari.Honour’s include Junior (2002 and 2006), Junior B (2003), Under 21, Minor, Under 16 and Under 14.

Cairan Allen (19)
A member of the all conquering ACC Leinster winning team Ciaran is a willing denfender who always gives 100%

Michael Donahue (19)
Can play as either a half back or as he has proved this year in the forwards, has super speed with an eye for goal.

Anthony Allen (19)
Made his championship debut this year, Anthony is a capable forward with a dangerous left foot. A bright future and one to watch

Robbie Ryan (18)
Robbie is a top forward with great speed and turn. Has a greet football future ahead of him. The baby of the panel.

James Daly (18)
James has impressed this year at both half forward and midfield, a great fielder of the ball and can chip in with a score or two as well.

Andy Killane (19)
Clever corner back who rarely wastes a ball, made his championship debut this year and proved that he is one to watch in the future 

Damien Keenan (24)
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 and 2006 as well as the Junior B side of 2003.

Eddie Egan (26)
A dependable keeper, Eddie is also well capable of playing on any line of the pitch if required. Honour’s include Junior (2002 & 2006), Junior B (2003), Under 21, Minor, Under 16 and Under 14.

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