Wins for local teams as club football finally returns
The first competitive Westmeath club football fixtures in over four months took place last Monday night.
Further games were played in various divisions of the All County Football League (ACFL) on Tuesday evening and last night (Wednesday).
League and county champions Garrycastle showed their intent ahead of their upcoming SFC meeting against neighbours Athlone with an emphatic 4-15 to 1-8 victory over Milltown.
Also in Division 1B on Monday night, Castledaly edged out Tang by 3-12 to 3-11, a scoreline which suggests a very lively encounter.
For their part, Athlone warmed up for their clash with Garrycastle with a comfortable Division 2A win over Maryland. This game saw Westmeath star Kieran Martin forced off through injury as the Maryland man attempts to regain full fitness.
Athlone and Garrycastle will meet in the opening round of the Westmeath SFC on Sunday week, August 2 (the throw-in time at Tubberclair has been changed to 5pm).
In a local derby clash in Division 2A, Moate All Whites claimed a five-point victory over Caulry.
In Division 1A, St Loman's Mullingar got the better of Coralstown/Kinnegad, while Mullingar Shamrocks had a goal to spare against Shandonagh.
Each of the ACFL divisions have been divided into A and B sections. With games played in the spring now null and void, this week's matches were opening round fixtures.
Results in this week's ACFL games are listed below - first named teams had home advantage.
ACFL Division 1A
St Loman's Mullingar 2-12 Coralstown/Kinnegad 0-13.
Mullingar Shamrocks 1-12 Shandonagh 0-12.
ACFL Division 1B
Milltown 1-8 Garrycastle 4-15.
Tang 3-11 Castledaly 3-12.
ACFL Division 2A
Athlone 5-9 Maryland 0-11.
Moate All Whites 2-12 Caulry 1-10.
ACFL Division 2B
Milltownpass 1-7 Tyrrellspass 2-12.
St Mary's Rochfortbridge 2-6 Multyfarnham 3-13.
ACFL Division 3A
The Downs 'B' 1-16 St Loman's Mullingar 0-9.
Bunbrosna 0-8 Ballynacargy 0-15.
ACFL Division 3B
Mullingar Shamrocks 'B' 2-13 Milltownpass 'B' 1-15.
Tyrrellspass 'B' 1-10 Kilbeggan Shamrocks 1-11.
ACFL Division 4A
Shandonagh 'B' 3-12 St Loman's Mullingar 'C' 1-16.
ACFL Division 4B
Garrycastle 'B' 1-9 Rosemount 'B' 3-8.
Caulry 'B' 1-8 Moate All Whites 'B' 0-7.
ACFL Division 5A
Multyfarnham 'B' 0-5 Mullingar Shamrocks 'C' 4-10.
Castletown-Finea/Coole/Whitehall 2-6 Ballycomoyle 0-5.
ACFL Division 5B
Tubberclair 'B' 4-14 Coralstown/Kinnegad 'B' 1-16.
St Joseph's 9-12 Castledaly 'B' 0-9.