Westmeath footballers follow their hurlers in keeping the County colours flying. In a mixed weekend for the Midland teams in the first round of the Leinster football Championship, Westmeath and Laois had good wins while Offaly had a disappointing defeat to Longford, whom they had trounced by 13 pts. only 3 weeks ago in the division 4 league final. Offaly were 7 pts. ahead early in the second half but allowed Longford to take control of the game and go on win by 3 pts. Westmeath meanwhile defeated Louth in their opening game and continued the counties good run in all grades at present. Laois also had a big win over Carlow in their opening round and will be hoping to improve on last year’s performances and win a Leinster football final.
Congratulations to Offaly footballers on winning the division 4 league final, and winning in great style scoring 4 fantastic goals. It’s great to see Offaly football winning silverware again and we’re looking forward to seeing Offaly back up at the top again where they rightly deserve to be.
Should be a great game between themselves and Longford in the Leinster Championship in three weeks time.