Westmeath Drop To Joe McDonagh After Antrim Defeat

An historic win over Wexford was for naught after Kilkenny were beaten in the South East.

It's relegation heartbreak for Westmeath hurling after the last round in the Leinster Championship yesterday.

Joe Fortune's side were well beaten by Antrim in Mullingar while Wexford secured their place in next year's championship with a dramatic victory over Kilkenny.

Dublin could have booked themselves a spot in the provincial decider but let a 12 point lead against Galway slip meaning the Leinster hurling final be contested between Galway and Kilkenny while Westmeath will be playing Joe McDonagh next season.

Speaking to Gerry Russell after the Antrim game, Joe Fortune says Antrim were deserved winners:

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