Sunday 4 December 2016

game at a glance

Published 18/05/2015 | 02:30

man of the match

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John Heslin (Westmeath)

Heslin was pushed hard by Ray Connellan but he had a hand in two of the goals and landed nine points (three from play) in very difficult conditions for kicking.

talking point

Westmeath won't play for a month, while Louth face an even longer wait for the qualifiers to come around. Surely the calendar can be condensed significantly?

magic moment

There was some excellent score-taking despite difficult conditions, but one Heslin effort from the right touchline in the second half was pure quality.

ref watch

Barry Cassidy had dished out five yellow cards by half-time but was sensible, given the slippy conditions.

match statistics

wides

Westmeath 12 (5 in first half) Louth 9 (5)

frees

Westmeath 21 (14) Louth 22 (15)

black cards

None

yellow cards

Westmeath 4 (G Egan 14, J Heslin 23, J Egan 31, J Dolan 65)

Louth 3 (C Judge 17, P Reilly 23, T Durnin 35)

attendance

2,500

what's next

Westmeath advance to face Wexford on June 14 in a Leinster quarter-final. It's back to the drawing borard for Louth who await the qualifier draw.

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