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      • 75'

        Dublin 0-22 0-11 Westmeath, O'Moore Park Result

      • 68'

        Wonderfull score again from Ray Connellan

      • 67'

        Eoin Murchan off injured

      • 66'

        Another point from Ciaran Kilkenny

      • 65'

        Free from Dean Rock

      • 63'

        Ray Connellan

      • 62'

        Jack Smith with a nice score

      • 56'

        Conor Dolan with a lovely point for Westmeath

      • 55'

        Easy free for Dean Rock

      • 54'

        Poor wide from Heslin

      • 52'

        Paddy Small point

      • 51'

        Brian Howard comes into the Dublin team

      • 50'

        4th point for Kilkenny

      • 50'

        Kieran Martin point

      • 44'

        John Heslin point

      • 42'

        James McCarthy point

      • 40'

        Robbie McDaide puts Dublin 10pts up

      • 40'

        No score in second half yet

      • 36'

        Second half underway

      • 35'

        Dublin 0-15 0-06 Westmeath, Half time

      • 35'

        Ray Connellan with the last point of the half

      • 35'

        Another easy free for Dean Rock

      • 32'

        Ciaran Kilkenny with a nice score

      • 30'

        Sean Bugler hits the 13th point of the evening for Dublin

      • 28'

        James Dolan

      • 28'

        Dean Rock free

      • 28'

        Con O’Callaghan point

      • 26'

        Kieran Martin is fouled and John Heslin kicks the free

      • 24'

        Kieran Martin with his second point from a mark

      • 24'

        Jonny Cooper with the 10th Dublin score

      • 22'

        Super score from Ronan O'Toole

      • 20'

        Easy free for Rock

      • 20'

        Scully with a nice point after a shocking kick out

      • 17'

        Dublin with a strong breeze in the first half

      • 16'

        Paddy Small kicks Dublin 5pts up at the Waterbreak

      • 13'

        Eoin Merchant puts Dublin 4pts up

      • 11'

        A lovely point from play from Ciaran Kilkenny

      • 10'

        Luke Loughlin with the second Westmeath score

      • 7'

        John Heslin with the opening score for Westmeath

      • 6'

        Dean Rock point

      • 6'

        Seán Bugler point

      • 5'

        Ciaran Kilkenny doubles the lead

      • 4'

        Point for Dean Rock

      • 3'

        No score for first three min

      • Westmeath : Jason Daly; Jack Smith, Kevin Maguire, Boidu Sayeh; Jamie Gonoud, Ronan Wallace, James Dolan; Ray Connellan, Sam Duncan; David Lynch, Ronan O'Toole, Killian Daly; Luke Loughlin, John Heslin, Kieran Martin.

      • Dublin team Stephen Cluxton, Cian Murphy, David Byrne, Michael Fitzsimons, John Small, Jonny Cooper, Robert McDaid, Brian Fenton, James McCarthy, Eric Lowndes, Ciaran Kilkenny, Niall Scully, Paddy Small, Con O’Callaghan, Dean Rock

      Results

      TeamScoresLive ScoreFull TimeOutcome
      Westmeath (F)00-110-11Loss
      Dublin 00-220-22Win

      Recap

      Dublin footballers struggled past Westmeath in horrendous conditions at O’Moore Park, the Dubs only won the second half by 2pts. Ray Connellan and Ciaran Kilkenny were the star players on show.

      Preview 

      Dublin begin their Championship defence on the road on Saturday evening against Westmeath. The five-in-a-row winners haven’t lost a Championship game since 2014 and Westmeath will have a job to end their dominance in Leinster.

      Last year, Westmeath lost to Laois at this stage before going out in round 3 of the qualifiers. However, there is no back door in this year’s competition so Jack Cooney’s side will have to do the seemingly impossible and dethrone Dublin.

      Westmeath returned to action a few weeks ago with a promising win over Laois. However, they couldn’t do the same a week later against Kildare. As a result, they remain in Division 2.

      Originally, this game was supposed to be a home fixture for Westmeath. But, Sky are televising the game so floodlights were required to accommodate the 6.15pm throw-in time.

      Cooney was less than pleased with the decision.

      “Why not bring it to Cusack Park is what I would ask. They could bring it forward a few hours and give us a right crack at it.” However, he continued to say his team will bring their best to Portlaoise regardless for a crack at the holders.

      Meanwhile, Dublin are entering their first Championship of the post-Gavin era. Dessie Farrell has taken control of the helm and so far the Dubs have shown no signs of slowing down.

      Two wins from two since football returned was nothing less than expected. But, they had to work for the win in both games. Teething issues are nothing unusual as a team transitions to new management. In spite of this, Dublin retain most of their five-time All-Ireland winners. Thus, their dominance in Leinster will likely continue.

      Paddy Power are offering 20/1 for Westmeath to cause an upset. Dublin are a very short 1/500 and a draw is 50/1.

      You can watch the game on Sky Sports Mix.

      Prediction: Dublin.

      Leinster Football Championship Quarter-Final: Westmeath vs Dublin, Saturday, November 7th, 18:15 (O’Moore Park, Portlaoise).

      A combined 15 of Gaelic footballers with only one player per county

      https://www.sportsnewsireland.com/gaa/a-combined-15-of-gaelic-footballers-with-only-one-player-per-county/

      https://twitter.com/westmeath_gaa/status/1323600662605766662

      Details

      DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayFull Time
      November 7, 202018:15Leinster Championship202007/11/2070'

      Venue

      O'Moore Park Portlaoise, Co. Laois,
      Clonminam, Portlaoise Urban ED, The Municipal District of Portlaoise, County Laois, Leinster, Ireland

      Westmeath (F)

      Position
       

      Dublin

      # PlayerPosition
      Brian FentonMidfielder
      Dean RockForward
      James McCarthyDefender
      Dara MoynihanForward
      Kevin QuinnForward
      Cillian O’ConnorForward
       Total 

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