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the game at a glance

Player of the match

Áine Tighe (Leitrim)

Led the line wonderfully.

Turning point

The double introduction of Shauna Clancy and Laura O'Dowd.

Talking point

Will Leitrim be made to pay for missing that late free?

Ref watch

Michael Henry awarded 56 frees in a game without a sign of malice.

What they said

Niall Kilcrann (Leitrim manager):

"We had ample opportunities to win the game before the last kick."

Alan Mangan (W'meath joint boss):

"We were probably lucky to draw."

Match statistics

Wides: Leitrim 7 (5); Westmeath 8 (1)

Frees: Leitrim 29 (15); W'meath 27 (15)

What next?

The sides meet again next Sunday.

Irish Independent