In case you haven’t heard already, we won last night’s challenge match against Westmeath – which was played in Abbeylara, Co. Longford – on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-11. Thanks to Club Mayo for breaking this news. That’s all the details I have on the match, though, and a quick bit of cyber digging has drawn a complete blank. Does anyone else have any more news on it?
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Hogan Stand has a bit on it, but it really is only a bit. No scorers or anything as helpful as that.
They just seem to think we are facing a bit of an injury crisis. Can anyone shed any light on any of these injuries?
Hope you don’t mind me posting what HS have WJ:
Dessie Dolan made his first appearance for Westmeath in almost a year last night, but he couldn’t stop Mayo from handing the Lake County a five-point defeat in a senior football challenge at Tarmonbarry, Co. Roscommon.
Returning from his self-imposed exile, the former All-Star scored two points from frees after coming on as a second half substitute, but Mayo never looked in any danger of losing after taking a 0-8 to 0-1 lead into the break. During that opening half, Ronan McGarrity was utterly dominant at midfield, while the Morans, Andy and Barry, caused all sorts of problems for the Westmeath rearguard.
Pat Flanagan’s charges, who were without the injured Denis Glennon, mounted a comeback of sorts in the second half with Ian Coffey, dual star Paul Greville and Dolan all finding the target. But Mayo were full value for their five-point winning margin.
Both Mayo and Westmeath have further challenge matches lined up against Dublin on Friday and Saturday next in Hollymount and Glasnevin respectively.
It was also confirmed last night that Fergal Wilson will miss Westmeath’s Leinster SFC quarter-final against Wicklow on June 6 after his broken finger became septic, while Garrycastle clubman Seanie O’Donoghue has been forced to leave the panel due to work commitments.
Sorry, the injuries they mention are to Vaughan, Parsons, T Mortmier, Feeney, Freeman, Kilcoyne and Dillon.
None of them sound too serious, although Dillon’s is a hamstring problem.
Anyone have any further info?