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These are tough times for Westmeath as Paul Bealin’s team face a tricky All-Ireland senior football round 1B qualifier away to Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park tomorrow (throw-in 3pm). Westmeath have suffered 12 Allianz Football League and Championship defeats in 13 fixtures, so arresting that worrying trend is what the Midlanders are tasked with. Derry (3), Dublin (2), Fermanagh, Cork, Kildare, Mayo, Tyrone, Kerry, and Louth have all outsmarted Westmeath, who haven’t recorded a win since May 19, 2013 when Carlow were dismissed 3-15 to 1-10.
And then there were eight. Watching the qualifier between Tyrone and Meath and Ger Canning announcing that Donegal seem to be into the quarter final after a struggle against Laois, I promptly let my Donegal wife Rita know that Mayo could now get drawn against Donegal. I knew it would happen, it was written in the stars, a chance for this Mayo team to right what went wrong in last year’s All-Ireland final. They could have got an easier draw in the likes of Cavan but getting pitted against Donegal - the All-Ireland champions, the team that made us sick to the pit of our stomachs last September means there is little needed in the line of motivation and complacency is gone out the window. It also means not much chat in the Casey house this week. I hope and expect to have bragging rights at 5.30pm next Sunday.