As we look forward to this weekends big game Westmeath are battling with injuries and absentees ahead of Saturday’s Leinster SFC clash with Laois in Tullamore, but manager Colin Kelly is in confident mode his side will give a good account of themselves.
Kelly is without talented wing back James Dolan, who is playing football in Boston for the summer months, while team captain John Heslin is battling with a hip injury ahead of Saturday’s big game. Despite these setbacks, it’s all systems go for the Lake County.
“James Dolan’s loss is a big blow and John Heslin is battling with that hip flexor injury, but we have a strong panel and the players are really looing forward to what is a big test against Laois. I have every confidence in the squad and the players will not be found wanting for effort. I’m looking forward to what should be a good contest,” said Kelly.
Westmeath will welcome back the likes of Darragh Daly and Denis Corroon which will seriously boost their strength at midfield, while Ger Egan, Kieran Martin, Callum McCormack and Jamie Gonoud are seasoned campaigners at this level.
Saturday’s midlands derby has a 5pm throw-in time and it is, of course, a repeat of the 2004 Leinster final, in which Westmeath triumphed after a replay.
Best of luck lads!!