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In a repeat of last year’s Leinster Minor football final, Westmeath will be hoping for a better result when hosting Kildare in tomorrow’s first round provincial opener at Mullingar.
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.
All roads lead to Croke Park this Sunday as Westmeath minor footballers contest the Leinster minor decider for the first time in 13 years. This is their reward for a spirited performance which saw them outclass Meath in Navan last Saturday on a scoreline of 0-11 to 1-6.
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 begin their Leinster championship campaign with a home tie against Wexford this Saturday in Cusack Park at 3.30pm.