GALLERY: Westmeath capture Division four football title

It finished up 2-24 to 2-11

BY Sinéad Farrell 16:43 Saturday 8 April 2017, 16:43 8 Apr 2017

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It was a relatively easy win for the Westmeath footballers in the end, as they secured promotion to Division 3 at the expense of Wexford in Croke Park today.

It's a first Allianz League title for the side since 2008 for Tom Cibbin's side, thanks in part to goals from Shane Dempsey Ger Egan which brings their unbeaten campaign to a successful end.

Kevin O'Grady and Donal Shanley responded with goals for Wexford, but Westmeath's scoring point-scoring power amassed an insurmountable 24 points in all, eight of which came from the boot of John Heslin.

And in the end, it was too high a mountain for Wexford to scale, who lost out heavily to Westmeath in the group stage meeting between the two sides in March.

Here are some of the best images from today:

Image: Westmeath's Mark McCallon forces a save from Shane Roche of Wexford.

Image: Wexford’s Brian Malone is tackled by David Lynch of Westmeath.

Image: PJ Banville with Westmeath defenders Kevin Maguire and Noel Mulligan.

Image: PJ Banville watches on as his shot is kept out by Darren Quinn.

Image: Wexford’s Kevin O’Grady scores a goal.

Image: Ger Egan converts a penalty.

Image: Westmeath's Shane Dempsey with Joey Wadding of Wexford.

Image: Westmeath's James Dolan being chased by Adrian Flynn.










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