We have live score commentary updates from Westmeath v Galway in the Leinster Hurling Quarter Final, Mullingar, 3.30.
Galway know that they must not take Westmeath for granted after last year’s fixture nearly went so wrong for the Tribesmen. All square after 55 minutes, it took Joe Canning’s cameo from the bench to eventually help Galway to victory.
They will also be mindful of the manner in which Westmeath surprisingly, but deservedly, beat Antrim in the preliminary round to secure this tie.
Brian Hanley has been a revelation for Westmeath guiding the Lake County to numerous victories only to narrowly miss out on promotion of Division 2A of the Allianz National Football League.
Aonghus Clarke and Niall O’ Brien have both emerged this term as two of the most influential hurlers in the province and both will be looking to get in on the action on Sunday.
Anthony Cunningham, like his counterpart, has looked to youth to revitalise his Galway team and will take heart from avoiding relegation from Division 1A of the league.
Westmeath need another huge performance to take them to the semi-final but it may be one step too far as Galway look to have t much class and are taken to advance.
Galway (SH v Westmeath): F Flannery; N Donohue, K Hynes, F Moore; P Gordon, T Og Regan, J Coen; I Tannian, D Burke; A Smyth, N Burke, C Donnellan; D Hayes, J Canning, D Glennon.
Westmeath (SH v Galway): S McGovern; C Jordan, A Price, P Fennell; P Dowdall (captain), A McGrath, P Greville; A Clarke, J Clarke; B Murtagh, F Boyle, R Greville; N O’Brien, J Shaw, E Price.