Westmeath's Sam Duncan about to be tackled by Galway's Cathal Sweeney at TEG Cusack Park last Saturday. Photo: John McCauley.

Date and venue confirmed for Westmeath's clash with Tyrone

The fixture details for the All-Ireland SFC Group 2 Round 3 meeting of Westmeath and Tyrone have been confirmed.

The game will take place at Kingspan Breffni Park in Cavan on Sunday week, June 18 (throw-in 4pm).

It will be preceded by the Group 3 clash of Sligo against Leinster champions Dublin (throw-in 1.45).

Having lost to Armagh (by a single point) and Galway, Westmeath need to beat Tyrone to have any hope of reaching the knockout stages.

But even a victory over the 2021 All-Ireland champions may not be enough if Armagh lose to table toppers Galway. Those results would see Westmeath, Tyrone and Armagh finish level on two points and, in such a scenario, the two teams with the best scoring difference would advance, with the other team losing out. At present, Westmeath's scoring difference is -9 while Armagh and Tyrone are on -1.

But if Armagh defeat Galway, thereby moving up to four points, Westmeath would take the third qualifying spot ahead of Tyrone on the head-to-head rule.

Armagh's game against Galway will take place on Saturday at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon (4pm).

Westmeath have injury concerns over team captain Kevin Maguire, midfielder Sam Duncan (who was a significant loss when forced off against Galway last Saturday) and defender Jack Smith.

*Click here for a report on last Saturday's Westmeath v Galway match.