Contrasting fortunes for local hurling teams
It was a day of contrasting fortunes for Westmeath and Offaly in the Allianz Hurling League yesterday.
Westmeath hurlers will play in Division One of the league again in 2021 after they scored an excellent 1-17 to 2-8 win at TEG Cusack Park in Mullingar yesterday
Killian Doyle was the star of the show scoring1-14 of his sides'total.
Tommy Doyle and Aengus Clarke were outstanding for the Lake County as well.
Killian Doyle said afterwards that to be playing in the top Division against good teams week in week out stood to them yesterday:
However there was a dramatic finish to the match in Bord na Mona O'Connor Park yesterday when Antrim scored two goals deep into injury time to snatch a draw with Offaly.
The result means that Offaly will remain in Division 2A of the league next year and Antrim and Kerry will now play in the final.
The board went up for six minutes of injury time and the referee David Hughes from Carlow actually played eight minutes and the two Antrim goals arrived in the 76th and 78th minutes and Offaly players management and supporters were irate at the final whstle.
Former Offaly captain Sean Ryan was co-commentator with Joe Troy on yesterday's match and he summed up the feelings after the game: