It was another worthy performance with no win for Westmeath.
The task of taking on the 2021 All Ireland Champions should be seen as a positive by the Westmeath footballers according to their manager, Dessie Dolan.
The Lake County still have a shot of qualifying out of their group after two defeats from two in the All Ireland series.
Westmeath relinquished a half time lead against Galway on Saturday to lose by 0-20 to 0-12.
Galway's victory was aided by a second yellow-sending off from Ray Connellan.
Dolan is at pains to point out, despite disappointments along the way, there's plenty to be gained from their games against Armagh, Galway, and in just under two week's time, Tyrone:
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