Westmeath enjoyed a brilliant 3-10 to 1-6 win over Dublin at Clane to advance to the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division Two Final.
The Midlanders will now face Cork, who beat Kilkenny, in the decider next Sunday at St Lachtain's GAA club in Freshford. It will be Westmeath's first appearance at this level since losing to Dublin back in 1983. These are encouraging times for Camogie in Westmeath, with the county claiming All-Ireland Premier Junior Final glory at Croke Park last September.
Inspired by the excellent Pamela Greville, Westmeath were always in control against Dublin. Early points from Mairead McCormack, Denise McGrath, and Pamela Greville were a sign of Westmeath's intent.
Greville added an 11th minute goal from a free, but Dublin responded courtesy of an Aoife Dooley major. McGrath was impressing for Westmeath, who went in at the break armed with a commanding 1-7 to 1-0 advantage.
Aoife Boyle and Greville added points as Westmeath pulled nine clear before a brief Dublin rally. Westmeath, though, were not too bothered, as Greville bundled a second goal before McGrath decorated the win for Johnny Greville's rapidly improving outfit.
Having lost Division Four finals against Kildare and Tyrone in 2009 and 2011, Westmeath eventually beat Cavan the following year. In 2014, Westmeath subsequently triumphed in Division Three and progress continues to be made under Greville's stewardship.