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O’Connor Park, Tullamore hosts a double header of All-Ireland minor football quarter-finals this bank holiday Monday and both Westmeath and Roscommon will be hoping they can progress to the semi-finals. Tom Carr’s side take on Connacht champions Mayo at 2.15pm while Fergal O’Donnell’s Roscommon will battle it out with a fancied Kildare side at 4pm.
The fixture gods deemed it fitting that Mayo would have to face Donegal in the senior quarter-final on Sunday afternoon, however they weren’t so kind as to place the county’s minor side on the same billing. Instead Enda Gilvarry’s men will be the opening act of a double bill of minor quarter finals in O’Connor Park in Tullamore on Monday afternoon, while the Kerry minors have been given the matinee slot in Croke Park the day before against Tyrone. However Mayo minor manager Enda Gilvarry isn’t complaining and is just looking forward to getting on with the job in hand. “To a certain extent we can't control the day and venue, any pitch is the same. It would have been nice to be with the seniors but it wasn't to be. It's the same for Westmeath, they would have looked forward to playing a quarter-final in Croke Park the same as we were.”
Westmeath footballers have the opportunity to reach the first Leinster final at minor level since 2000 when they travel to Navan on Saturday to do battle with the Royals. Tom Carr has a very talented squad at his disposal and while they will wear the underdogs tag, they are well capable of causing an upset. At u16 level the Westmeath lads held the upper hand so there is no reason why they can’t do likewise two years on.
Tom Carr’s Westmeath minors kicked an impressive 2-13 as they ran out comfortable nine-point winners over a limited Wicklow side in a windy Cusack Park last Saturday. Despite playing against the considerable wind in the opening half it was the home side that made the brighter start and had 2-3 on the board after just 10 minutes.
Westmeath v Wicklow (Cusack Park, Saturday, 3pm)
Westmeath’s minor footballers were no match for an impressive Meath outfit in the Leinster semi-final last Saturday. Hopes that Tom Carr’s side might become the first Westmeath team to contest the provincial decider since 2000 were well and truly quashed by half time as a dominant Royal outfit led 2-8 to 1-4 at that stage.