Westmeath Shock Meath To Win Through To Leinster Final

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After one of the most remarkable football comebacks in recent years, Westmeath have beaten neighbours Meath for the first time in Championship history. Two first-half goals from Bryan McMahon helped the Royals into an 9-point lead but an incredible second half showing from Tom Cribbin’s side saw John Heslin and Kieran Martin net vital goals to secure a 13 points turnaround. 3-19 to 2-18 the final score the Croke Park. Maroons manager Tom Cribben says they stayed at it [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/41979/medium/”] 19 points was the winning margin for Dublin this afternoon as they recorded another dominant victory in the Leinster Football Championship. Kildare were the team on the chopping block as goals from Dean Rock and two each from Bernard Brogan and Diarmuid Connolly featured in a cakewalk for Jim Gavin’s men. 5-18 to 14 points was the final score. The Lilywhites are back out in the qualifiers next Saturday against Offaly and manager Jason Ryan says they have some things they must look at ahead of that game [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/41978/medium/”] The Lilywhites are on the way to the Leinster minor final. They beat the Dubs earlier on a scoreline of 3-16 to 3-13. There was one senior round 1B qualifier match, with Tyrone coming out on top against Limerick in Omagh. 1-14 to 8 points is how it ended in favour of Mickey Harte’s side – Peter Harte with the goal there. There’s a triple-header of Ulster hurling action at Owenbeg this afternoon. Derry are through to the minor final after hammering Armagh 4-16 to 1-5 earlier. Their opponents in the final will be Antrim as they’ve beaten Down 4-18 to 1-8. Meanwhile, Down beat Derry in the senior semi-final, on a scoreline of 3-16 to 1-17.