Fortune Defends Westmeath Playing Group After First Joe McDonagh Win

Westmeath were too strong for Meath in Mullingar on Saturday.

Westmeath haven't failed in the Joe McDonagh Cup for a lack of trying.

That's Joe Fortune's assessment of his players' efforts as their disappointing championship campaign winds down.

The Lake County ensured they avoided a disastrous relegation to the Christy Ring Cup with a comprehensive win over an out-matched Meath side in Mullingar on Saturday.

The final score was 1-29 to 0-14.

Fortune says some critics are being unfair, he reflects on Westmeath's first championship win with Midlands 103 commentator Gerry Russell:

Westmeath's final outing in the Joe McDonagh Cup comes against Laois this weekend.

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