Westmeath ran out as 4 point winners over their neighbours after a fantastic comeback in Croke Park
It was special victory for a number of reasons, however none more so than the fact that it was their first ever Championship win over their major rivals and neighbours.
However, placing the glory of Westmeath’s achievement aside, there was a slightly controversial talking point of note that occurred late in the game.
With Westmeath leading comfortably in charge in the dying minutes, the ball fell into the hands of Paddy O’Rourke and the Meath keeper decided to charge up the field.
All seemed to be going according to plan until O’Rourke released the ball and recklessly collided with Westmeath’s Kieran Martin.
Referee Conor Lane brandished a red and O’Rourke was off.
So, a reckless challenge? Or a very harsh red? You decide.