Thursday 27 July 2017

Doyle leads Royal demolition

Westmeath 2-20 Meath 0-12

KIllian Doyle was outstanding, finishing with 1-12 total. Photo: Sportsfile
KIllian Doyle was outstanding, finishing with 1-12 total. Photo: Sportsfile

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Splendid sunshine greeted the teams yesterday evening in Trim, where Westmeath started in blistering fashion with a Ciaran Doyle goal after 10 seconds to put Meath on the back foot.

While a soft Killian Doyle goal ensured the dominant visitors led by 2-10 to 0-6 at half-time, 12 first-half wides gave them plenty of food for thought.

Killian Doyle was outstanding, finishing with 1-12 in total.

Westmeath maintained their tight grip on proceedings after the break and were 13 points clear with three-quarters gone.

Laois are their quarter-final opponents next Wednesday in Mullingar and that will be a sterner test for the Lake County, who have 12 of the side that shocked Kilkenny last year.

SCORERS - Westmeath: K Doyle 1-12 (0-8f); C Doyle 1-3; J Galvin, J Goonery 0-2 each; D Clinton 0-1.

Meath: C Kearney 0-5 (4f); D Kelly 0-2 (1f; 1 '65'); E O'Donnacha 0-2; P Farrell, R Ryan, M Cullen 0-1 each.

WESTMEATH - M Kennedy; S Quinn, C Shaw, N McKenna; J Rabbitte, D Giles, D Egerton; M Daly, S Clavin; A McLoughlin, K Doyle, J Galvin; J Goonery, N Mitchell, C Doyle. Subs: P Lynam for Clavin (inj., 9), D Egerton for Mitchell (inj., 13), R Gillen for Rabbitte (37), D O'Reilly for Galvin (54), J Bermingham for Daly (56).

MEATH - C Ennis; B Murphy, I Hughes, C Dempsey; P Slevin, D Kelly, R Ryan; M Healy, L Martyn; P Farrell, J McCluskey, C Kearney; R Ryan, G McGowan, E O'Donnacha. Subs: M Cullen for Farrell (38), Jack Cox for Kearney (45), S Gibbons for Dempsey (54), S O'Hanrahan for Martyn (55), M Slevin for McGowan (58).

REF - J O'Brien (Laois).

 

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