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Dessie Dolan's appointment represents a gamble by Westmeath. Photo: Sportsfile

Dessie Dolan's appointment represents a gamble by Westmeath. Photo: Sportsfile

Luke Dempsey. Photo: Dáire Brennan/Sportsfile

Luke Dempsey. Photo: Dáire Brennan/Sportsfile

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Dessie Dolan's appointment represents a gamble by Westmeath. Photo: Sportsfile

From the moment Jack Cooney stood down as Westmeath senior football manager in late August, Dessie Dolan was among the first names floated as a potential replacement, in tandem with John Keane.

The reasons were obvious: Dolan’s iconic status in the county, his familiarity with the current team having joined Cooney’s management team ahead of the 2022 season, and the enticing prospect of continuity for a squad that was already on a Tailteann Cup ‘high’.


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