Westmeath overcome Cavan in Division two final replay

In Division 2 final replay of the Lidl national ladies football league 3-15 to 0-11 in Birr.  Westmeath, Division 2 runners-up last year and in 2014, finally gained promotion to the top flight, capping a remarkable rise in recent years. The Lake County were Division 4 winners in 2011, claimed Division 3 honours a year later and are now preparing for Division 1 fare next year.  Leona Archibold was there top scorer with 1-06 while Aishling Doonan scored 0-06 of Cavans total.

Cavan had dominated the game last weekend but never reached the same height this time around. Westmeath aided by a strong breeze were 2-11 to 0-04 up at half time and Cavan couldn’t draw back in that lead, next up for Cavan is clash with Monaghan in the Ulster championship.

The Cavan manager Aidan McCabe spoke with Northern Sounds Mickey Brennan after the game.  He says its important the game doesn’t define their season. You can hear the full interview here.

Cavan – E Walsh; R Doonan, A Cornyn, M Sheridan; S Greene, L Fitzpatrick, S Reilly; S O’Sullivan, D English; C Smith, A Rooney, N Byrd; A Sheridan, C O’Reilly, A Doonan.

Subs: R Jordan for Byrd (26), R Talbot for Rooney (35), G Smith for O’Reilly (46), E Farrelly-McGee for C Smith (52).

Cavan: A Doonan 0-6 (3f), C Smith & C O’Reilly (1f) 0-2 each.

Tipperary booked their place in Division 2 next season with a victory in their division 3 final replay against Wexford. They won by 0-15 to 1-10.

Sligo defeated Leitrim by 2-14 to 3-08 in Shane McGettigan Park in Drumshambo in the Connacht intermediate ladies football championship. With a strong wind in aid of Sligo the Yeats County led at half time by 2-07 to 0-03 and they were ahead by 2-12 to 0-05 going into the final quarter when Leitrim ignited a comeback but Sligo held their nerve to win out by 3 points.