The game at a glance
Maud Annie Foley (Westmeath):
Scored four points and drove the Lake county forward from midfield.
The sin-binning of Donna English after 49 minutes rattled Cavan to the core.
Cavan will look back and wonder how they let a five-point lead slip.
What they said
"Our girls don't know the meaning of the word beaten."
Adrian McGovern (Cavan manager):
"They got the goal, they got the breaks. That was the difference."
Wides: Cavan 9 (5); Westmeath 8 (5).
Frees: Cavan 15 (8); Westmeath 24 (12).
Yellow cards: Cavan 2 (B Boylan 35, D English 49); Westmeath 0.
Westmeath will play senior championship football in 2012. Cavan will play in the intermediate championship again next year.