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Westmeath Head For Relegation Playoff With Cork Without Key Attacker

Kieran Martin left TEG Cusack Park yesterday on crutches.

Westmeath forward Kieran Martin is rumoured to have damaged his Achilles during yesterday's defeat to Down. 

It occurred innocuously mid-way through the second half following Martin's introduction at the break. 

The xx clubman left TEG Cusack Park on crutches and now looks a major doubt for any clash with Cork in two weeks time. 

Jack Cooney's side face the prospect of relegation to Division Three if they can't come away from Pairc Uí Chaoimh with a win. 

They were unable to make up for a sluggish start to comeback against Down.

A disappointing shooting display overall was compounded by a miss penalty and the apparent resistance of the ball to enter the Mourne men's net via a series of goal mouth scrambles. 

A Fola Ayorinde would eventually break Down's resistance but it was too little too late ultimately. 

Our Westmeath GAA commentator Gerry Russell spoke to Jack Cooney after the game:

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