Season Summaries

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2013 Senior: 1 Win/6 Losses/1 Tie.  Head Coach Paddy Lally

Highlights - The one win came over the Meath Bulldogs in the final game of the season. Tied the Meath Bulldogs in the second game. In the one win of the year the team scored a season high total of 18 with two TD passes from C. Brennan to S. Walsh and A. Corcoran contributing for the defense with a pick 6.

Awards: MVP- Conor Brennan (QB), Players Player of the Year - Niall Corcoran (DE/FB)), Offensive Player of the Year - Dermot Corroon (RB), Defensive Player of the Year - Adam Corcoran (LB).  

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2014 Senior: 4 Wins/4 Losses. Head Coach Paddy Lally

Highlights - Played the Cork Admirals and Meath Bulldogs twice, trading wins and losses. Season ending game against Drogheda witnessed the defense blank the Lightning and the offense scoring a season high 44 points with C. Brennan connecting 4 times to S. Walsh and N. Folan; the Corcoran brothers teamed up for a TD each and J. Bruton’s nearly perfect leg delivered 5 PATs and a field goal. 

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2015 Senior: 0 Wins/8 Losses. Head Coach Paddy Lally

Highlights - 2015 was a difficult year for the club. The offense struggled to put points on the board with only one game reaching double digit numbers. In that 2nd game, S. McCormack threw for 2 TDs to N. Folan with a J. Bruton PAT that totalled up a season high 13 points. Throughout the year the defense gave up an average of 25.25 points per game. 

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2016 Senior: 4 Wins/4 Losses. Head Coach Diarmaid Hyland

Highlights: The offense showed some life with big games against the South Kildare Soldiers and the Tyrone Titans. Early June witnessed the most dominating game in club history. The Minotaurs blanked the Tyrone Titans and disintegrated the opposing defense with 70 points registered on the scorecard. C. Brennan connected with multiple receivers for 7 TDs and the defense added 3 scores of their own. 

Awards: MVP - Dermot Corroon (RB), Offensive Player of the Year - J.O. Coyne (OL), Defensive Player of the Year - Jack Lynch (DB), Players Player of the Year - Adam Corcoran (LB), Special Teams Player of the Year - Shane Walsh, Rookie of the Year - David Walsh

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2017 Senior: 3 Wins/5 Losses. Head Coach Paddy Lally, Assistant Coach Bill Dougherty

Highlights: The year started with a win against Wexford but stalled with four consecutive losses, including the memorable last second loss to the Rhinos as their kicker put one through the uprights. The best game of the year occurred in South Kildare as the offense put up 33 points and the defense held the Soldiers to only 6 points. In that game the offense put up 302 total yards with 240 of those on the ground. The Westmeath squad closed out the year with a convincing win against the eventual IAFL1 champion, Louth Mavericks.

Awards: MVP: Niall Folan (DB), Youth MVP - David Walsh

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2018 Senior:  Regular Season 6 Wins/2 Losses, and 1 Loss in a Quarter-final playoff game. Head Coach Conor Brennan, Assistant Coach Bill Dougherty, Assistant Coach Paddy Lally, Assistant Coach Adam Corcoran; Team Captain: JO Coyne

 

Highlights - This season saw the team reach the playoffs for the first time in club history.  Struggles against the Ulster teams left the team still determined to make a run for the playoffs. Strength and momentum was built up over time. Near the end of the regular season, the Minotaurs traveled to Eagle country for a true test. In the game against Wexford the defense dominated the statistically most powerful offense in IAFL1 while the offense contributed 3 touchdowns in an away game that saw many starters unable to participate. The depth chart proved deep as many players stepped up and had incredible performances. The final game against the Crusaders from Cill Dara showed the team was hitting on all cylinders and confident of a deep playoff run. 

Unfortunately, the West Dublin Rhinos outlasted us in our first playoff game at home. In a tough defensive game, marred self-inflicted wounds, the Minotaurs tasted defeat to the eventual IAFL1 champions. Although disappointed in the result, the club realized it had achieved much and looked with great anticipation to the next year of football. 

Awards: Clubman of the Year: Conor Brennan, MVP: Niall Corcoran (RB), Co-Offensive Players of the Year: JO Coyne (LT) & Stephen Goonery (LG). Defensive Player of the Year: Jayo McBride (MLB), Players Player of the Year - Jayo McBride (MLB),  Coach’s Player of the Year - Niall Folan (DB), Special Teams Player of the Year - Niall King (K), Most Improved Player - Ros McAdden (C/DT), Rookie of the Year - Conor Dougherty (DE), Performance of the Year - Darren Sammon (LB), Play of the Year - Jay Bruton’s Field Goal vs Rhinos

Stat Leaders: Rushing - Niall Corcoran, Receiving - Jack Lynch, Scorer - Dermot Corroon, Tackles - Jason McBride, Sacks - Jason McBride, Interceptions - Joe Kinahan 

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2013 Senior: 1 Win/6 Losses/1 Tie.  Head Coach Paddy Lally

Highlights - The one win came over the Meath Bulldogs in the final game of the season. Tied the Meath Bulldogs in the second game. In the one win of the year the team scored a season high total of 18 with two TD passes from C. Brennan to S. Walsh and A. Corcoran contributing for the defense with a pick 6.

Awards: MVP- Conor Brennan (QB), Players Player of the Year - Niall Corcoran (DE/FB)), Offensive Player of the Year - Dermot Corroon (RB), Defensive Player of the Year - Adam Corcoran (LB).  

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2014 Senior: 4 Wins/4 Losses. Head Coach Paddy Lally

Highlights - Played the Cork Admirals and Meath Bulldogs twice, trading wins and losses. Season ending game against Drogheda witnessed the defense blank the Lightning and the offense scoring a season high 44 points with C. Brennan connecting 4 times to S. Walsh and N. Folan; the Corcoran brothers teamed up for a TD each and J. Bruton’s nearly perfect leg delivered 5 PATs and a field goal. 

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2015 Senior: 0 Wins/8 Losses. Head Coach Paddy Lally

Highlights - 2015 was a difficult year for the club. The offense struggled to put points on the board with only one game reaching double digit numbers. In that 2nd game, S. McCormack threw for 2 TDs to N. Folan with a J. Bruton PAT that totalled up a season high 13 points. Throughout the year the defense gave up an average of 25.25 points per game. 

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2016 Senior: 4 Wins/4 Losses. Head Coach Diarmaid Hyland

Highlights: The offense showed some life with big games against the South Kildare Soldiers and the Tyrone Titans. Early June witnessed the most dominating game in club history. The Minotaurs blanked the Tyrone Titans and disintegrated the opposing defense with 70 points registered on the scorecard. C. Brennan connected with multiple receivers for 7 TDs and the defense added 3 scores of their own. 

Awards: MVP - Dermot Corroon (RB), Offensive Player of the Year - J.O. Coyne (OL), Defensive Player of the Year - Jack Lynch (DB), Players Player of the Year - Adam Corcoran (LB), Special Teams Player of the Year - Shane Walsh, Rookie of the Year - David Walsh

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2017 Senior: 3 Wins/5 Losses. Head Coach Paddy Lally, Assistant Coach Bill Dougherty

Highlights: The year started with a win against Wexford but stalled with four consecutive losses, including the memorable last second loss to the Rhinos as their kicker put one through the uprights. The best game of the year occurred in South Kildare as the offense put up 33 points and the defense held the Soldiers to only 6 points. In that game the offense put up 302 total yards with 240 of those on the ground. The Westmeath squad closed out the year with a convincing win against the eventual IAFL1 champion, Louth Mavericks.

Awards: MVP: Niall Folan (DB), Youth MVP - David Walsh

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2018 Senior:  Regular Season 6 Wins/2 Losses, and 1 Loss in a Quarter-final playoff game. Head Coach Conor Brennan, Assistant Coach Bill Dougherty, Assistant Coach Paddy Lally, Assistant Coach Adam Corcoran; Team Captain: JO Coyne

 

Highlights - This season saw the team reach the playoffs for the first time in club history.  Struggles against the Ulster teams left the team still determined to make a run for the playoffs. Strength and momentum was built up over time. Near the end of the regular season, the Minotaurs traveled to Eagle country for a true test. In the game against Wexford the defense dominated the statistically most powerful offense in IAFL1 while the offense contributed 3 touchdowns in an away game that saw many starters unable to participate. The depth chart proved deep as many players stepped up and had incredible performances. The final game against the Crusaders from Cill Dara showed the team was hitting on all cylinders and confident of a deep playoff run. 

Unfortunately, the West Dublin Rhinos outlasted us in our first playoff game at home. In a tough defensive game, marred self-inflicted wounds, the Minotaurs tasted defeat to the eventual IAFL1 champions. Although disappointed in the result, the club realized it had achieved much and looked with great anticipation to the next year of football. 

Awards: Clubman of the Year: Conor Brennan, MVP: Niall Corcoran (RB), Co-Offensive Players of the Year: JO Coyne (LT) & Stephen Goonery (LG). Defensive Player of the Year: Jayo McBride (MLB), Players Player of the Year - Jayo McBride (MLB),  Coach’s Player of the Year - Niall Folan (DB), Special Teams Player of the Year - Niall King (K), Most Improved Player - Ros McAdden (C/DT), Rookie of the Year - Conor Dougherty (DE), Performance of the Year - Darren Sammon (LB), Play of the Year - Jay Bruton’s Field Goal vs Rhinos

Stat Leaders: Rushing - Niall Corcoran, Receiving - Jack Lynch, Scorer - Dermot Corroon, Tackles - Jason McBride, Sacks - Jason McBride, Interceptions - Joe Kinahan 

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2019 Senior:   Regular Season 6 Wins /  2 Losses. Semi-Final Win, Final Loss. Head Coach Conor Brennan, Assistant Coach Bill Dougherty, Assistant Coach Paddy Lally, Assistant Coach Adam Corcoran; Captains: JO Coyne, Joe Kinahan, Steven Nally, Jayo McBride

Highlights - The team started the new season with new look. The uniform jerseys were replaced for the 1st time since the team formed and a bold helmet insignia of a ‘W’ proclaimed team pride in County Westmeath.

The team's performance was the best on record and the years of hard work began to pay off for the Minotaurs. The team demolished opponents early in the season with an overwhelming offense and stingy defense. Late in the season the team experienced two straight losses that readjusted the focus of everyone for the coming playoffs. 

Hosting their second home playoff game, the Minotaurs welcomed arch rival the Wexford Eagles to Mullingar. The game went back and forth but the Minotaurs controlled the game at the end and came away with a convincing win. 

Heading into the first championship game in club history, the team was confident but wary of the powerful Craigavon Cowboys. Played in Navan, the game would go downs as the most incredible game played on Irish soil. In a seesaw battle of true championship caliber teams the Minotaurs would lose in the final minute. Going for the win with a two point conversion, the completed pass would come up under an inch short. No regrets as the team left it all on the field. 

Awards: MVP: Joe Kinahan (QB), Clubman of the Year: Bill Dougherty, Offensive Player of the Year: Jack Lynch (WR). Defensive Player of the Year: Steven Nally (OLB), Players Player of the Year - Rafael Monteiro (RB/DB),  Coach’s Player of the Year - Jay Bruton (RB), Special Teams Player of the Year - Cormac Fagan, Most Improved Player - Colin Regan (OL), Rookie of the Year - Cormac Fagan (WR), Performance of the Year - Darren Sammon (LB)  vs Galway Away, Play of the Year - Sean Dalton vs Galway Away - one handed catch, Special Recognition: Thomas Casey - Team Photographer

Stat Leaders: Rushing - Andrew Paton, Receiving - Jack Lynch, Scorer - Andrew Paton, Tackles - Jayo McBride, Sacks - Steven Nally, Interceptions - Niall Folan

Labyrinth (Hall of Fame) Inductees:  Paddy Lally, Michael McCormack, Paddy Coyne

2020 Senior:   Regular Season cancelled due to Pandemic .  Head Coach Bill Dougherty, Assistant Coach Conor Brennan, , Assistant Coach Paddy Lally, Assistant Coach Liam Nugent; Captains: JO Coyne, Joe Kinahan, Steven Nally, Niall King

With just one week to go before the first game and with months of training logged the entire season was cancelled. The team set its sights on a hopeful 2021 and a return to American Football. Many players used the time to focus on fitness and study of the game to be better prepared whenever conditions allowed a return to play.