Kieran McGeeney's side appeared there for the taking at the Athletic Grounds.
The Westmeath footballer's struggle to produce a consistent 70 minute performance continued over the weekend
Dessie Dolan saw his side surrender a 3 point lead with 5 minutes of normal time left, against Armagh in the first round of their All Ireland Championship.
Westmeath lost by the smallest of margins in the end, it finished 1-13 to 1-12.
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 1— Westmeath GAA (@westmeath_gaa) May 27, 2023
Armagh 1-13 Westmeath 1-12
Hard luck to Dessie Dolan's side who put in a great away performance.
Round 2 v Galway is at TEG Cusack Park next Saturday.#iarmhiabu#westmeathgaa#maroonandwhitearmy
Elsewhere, Dublin and Roscommon drew at Croke Park yesterday.
It ended Dublin 1-11 Roscommon 0-14.
Derry and Monaghan drew on Saturday, and Cork beat Louth.
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