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Newly crowned Westmeath champions Mullingar Shamrocks suffered a humiliating defeat in Cusack Park against a highly impressive Ballymun machine on Sunday last. It was always going to be a difficult hurdle for Ray Smyth’s men to clear but the manner of their defeat has taken many by surprise.
Leinster club championship (Mullingar Shamrocks v Ballymun Kickhams, Cusack Park, Sunday 2.30pm)
Like all good champions Garrycastle were never going to relinquish their crown too easily. The prospect of winning a four-in-a-row was a huge carrot for Paul Clancy’s side but ultimately Mullingar Shamrocks’ greater hunger and fitness was rewarded as they celebrated a famous one-point win.
Westmeath SFC Final
It is no big surprise that Garrycastle find themselves back in yet another county decider following their 4-10 to 0-12 win over Maryland. The final scoreline however is somewhat flattering to the winners and doesn’t do justice to the challenge which Finbar Egan’s side put up for much of the game.
Garrycastle collected the Flanagan Cup for the sixth time in the club’s history after a commanding second-half performance in a rain-soaked Cusack Park last Sunday. In doing so they completed a historic three-in-a-row and dashed Shamrock’s hopes of collecting silverware for the second year running.
Reigning champions Garrycastle look all set to make it three-in-a-row when they take on Mullingar Shamrocks in the county decider this Sunday. In a repeat of last year’s final Anthony Cunningham’s men will again be warm favourites to oblige and on all known form it’s difficult to see an upset here.
Reigning champions Garrycastle remain on track to complete their hat trick of titles as they withstood the spirited challenge of Tyrrellspass in an entertaining contest last weekend. The final scoreline of 2-17 to 2-08 is a little harsh on a game Tyrrellspass side who trailed by just three points with a little over 10 minutes remaining. Ultimately though Anthony Cunningham must have been pleased by the manner in which his troops pulled away in the end to book their place in the decider which is scheduled for October 2.
The final pieces of the jigsaw for the knockout stages of the Westmeath senior football championship will fall into place this weekend with the final round of group games down for decision. Garrycastle and St Loman’s have already secured the automatic semi-final spots while Tyrrellspass and Mullingar Shamrocks are already assured of a quarter-final berth. Meanwhile at the other end of the spectrum Athlone and Tubberclair have been consigned to a relegation play-off having finished bottom of the table.
Corinthians maintain their mid-table position in division two of the All Ireland League after a well-deserved 18 - 12 win against visiting Midleton in Cloonacauneen Park.