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Galway 4-16 – Westmeath 2-14

70 min played


Full Time Galway win comfortably in the end but were given a stern test by Westmeath. It was a poor performance by the Tribesmen. If Westmeath had not racked up 15 wides, the Midlanders could have come close to producing a major shock.

70+2 min It’s all over. Galway win by 4-16 to 2-14.
70+1 min Point number five for Brendan Murtagh.
70 min Another point for Galway
68 min Cyril Donnellan completes his hat-trick. 3-1 for the Galway forward. That end Westmeath’s slim hopes.
66 min 15 wides now for Westmeath.
65 min Point for Westmeath.
64 min 14 wides for Westmeath.
63 min Canning scores a free for Galway. Westmeath now face a six point deficit.
60 min Ryan scores a point for Galway. Five point lead for Galway.
59 min Damien Hayes adds a point for Galway. The Tribesmen are starting to pull away.
58 min Barry Daly scores for Galway. All six of Galway’s starting forwards have now scored.
57 min Joe Canning comes on for Galway.
56 min Eanna Scanlon scores a point for Galway.
52 min Damien Hayes has a guilt edged goal chance but fires over for a point.
51 min Umpires call another wide for Westmeath. Controversial decision. Referee reverses the decision. Westmeath are level!
50 min David Burke hits a free wide for Galway.
50 min Brendan Murtagh scores his fourth point from a free. Westmeath only one point behind Galway.
47 min Dan Carty steals the sliotar and scores a point for Westmeath. Suddenly a two point game.
46 min Paul Greville scores a goal for Westmeath! The Midlanders refusing to go away.
46 min Damien Hayes scores a point for Galway.
45 min Point for Westmeath
43 min Cyril Donnellan’s second goal give Galway a six point lead. Galway finally score a goal after missing two early second half chances.
42 min 13th wide for Westmeath
41 min Goal chance for Galway’s Joe Gantley. Great stop on the line by Adam Price.
39 min Point for Westmeath. Good work by Greville.
38 min 11th wide for Westmeath.
37 min Damien Hayes shoots just wide for Galway. Good goal chance.

Half-Time Galway take a 2-7 to 1-7 into the break after a sloppy half in Mullingar. Westmeath are massive underdogs but have performed admirably and will be disappointed to have hit 10 wides in the opening period.

35+1 min Goal for Westmeath! Long free into the area flicked into the back of the net.
35 min Tenth wide of the half for Westmeath.
35 min Burke misses a free for Galway.
33 min Westmeath pull a point back.
32 min Goal for Galway!
29 min Yet another wide for Westmeath.
28 min Andrew Mitchell scores from a 65 for Westmeath.
24 min Eighth wide for Westmeath.
24 min Galway increase their lead to five point after a Gantley point.
22 min David Burke scores again for Galway.
18 min David Burke scores a free for Galway.
17 min Brian Smyth scores a point for Westmeath.
16 min Galway move into a three point lead after a well taken point.
16 min Damien Hayes hits the woodwork for Galway
14 min Donnellan scores a goal for Galway.
13 min Galway miss a decent goal chance. Good save from Scally.
12 min Paul Greville scores for Westmeath.
11 min Westmeath hit their sixth wide.
10 min Brendan Murtagh scores a free for Westmeath to level the scores.
9 min Dan Carty scores for Westmeath. One point in it now.
8 min First wide for Galway as David Burke fires wide from a free.
7 min Westmeath hit their fifth wide.
6 min Galway lead by three points to one.
0min Just about to kick-off in Mullingar.

Galway team: J Skehill, D Joyce, D Collins, F Moore, J Coen, J Lee, A Cullinane, D Burke, K Hynes, B Daly, C Donnellan, A Smith, D Hayes, J Gantley, A Callinan

Westmeath team: C Scally; C Flanagan, D McCormack, A McGrath; E Price, A Mitchell, P Gilsenan; N Flanagan, B Smyth (captain); C Curley, P Greville, B Murtagh; J Shaw, D McNicholas, D Carty

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