Division 3 Closing – Video Highlights from Westmeath Victory v Down

Westmeath Clinches Allianz Soccer League Division Three Title with Lynam’s Heroics

In an exhilarating showdown at Croke Park, Westmeath secured the Allianz Soccer League Division Three title with a stellar efficiency, defeating Down 2-10 to 0-13.

The match noticed midfielder Jonathan Lynam shine with two essential objectives, propelling Des Dolan’s aspect to victory.Lynam’s spectacular show included a three-pointer in every half, along with his second aim within the sixtieth minute giving Westmeath the lead they by no means relinquished.

Sam McCartan’s pivotal position in organising Lynam’s second aim, alongside along with his four-point contribution, earned him the well-deserved Man of the Match title.Supervisor Dolan shall be happy along with his staff’s resilience, bouncing again from a Spherical 7 loss to Sligo.

The victory provides to Westmeath’s latest success, following their 2022 Tailteann Cup triumph, setting a optimistic tone for his or her upcoming Leinster SFC conflict towards Wicklow.Nevertheless, it was a disappointing final result for Down, echoing final yr’s defeat within the Tailteann Cup remaining.

Conor Laverty’s aspect will look to regroup as they put together to face Antrim within the Ulster SFC.The match showcased Westmeath’s strategic prowess, with gamers like Odhran Murdock and Pat Havern making vital contributions. Regardless of a tense first half, highlighted by a tied rating of 0-03 apiece after 20 minutes, Westmeath’s dedication finally led to victory.

The third quarter noticed a irritating stalemate, however Westmeath regained momentum within the remaining levels. Ray Connellan’s impactful efficiency, coupled with Lynam’s decisive aim and McCartan’s exact kicking, sealed the win for Westmeath in an exhilarating end.

With their sights set on additional success, Westmeath’s triumph within the Division Three remaining cements their standing as a formidable power in Gaelic soccer.

Scorers for Westmeath: Jonathan Lynam 2-0, Sam McCartan 0-4 (0-2 45), Robbie Forde 0-3 (0-2f), Luke Loughlin 0-1 (0-1f), David Lynch 0-1, Conor Dillon 0-1.

Scorers for Down: Pat Havern 0-7 (0-7f), Liam Kerr 0-3, Odhran Murdock 0-1, Miceal Rooney 0-1, Oisin Savage 0-1.

Westmeath: Jason Daly; Daniel Scahill, Charlie Drumm, Jamie Gonoud; Sam McCartan, James Dolan, David Lynch; Ray Connellan, Jonathan Lynam; Andy McCormack, Ronan O’Toole, Conor Dillon; Luke Loughlin, Stephen Smith, Robbie Forde.

Subs: Senan Baker for Smith 45, Lorcan Dolan for Loughlin 50, Matthew Whittaker for Dillon 54, Nigel Harte for Gonoud 60, John Heslin for Forde 71.

Down: John O’Hare; Ryan McEvoy, Peter Fegan, Pierce Laverty; Finn McElroy, Danny Magill, Ceilum Doherty; Pat Havern, Johnny Flynn; Miceal Rooney, Liam Kerr, Daniel Guinness; James Guinness, Odhran Murdock, John McGovern.

Subs: Oisin Savage for McGovern 39, Shane Annett for James Guinness 44, Conor Francis for McElroy 54, Barry O’Hagan for Rooney 61, Rory Mason for Flynn 66.

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