Limerick vs Westmeath | Last Four League Meetings

Limerick face Westmeath this weekend in Round 5 of the Allianz Football League.

Limerick will host Westmeath this Saturday at 7pm in the TUS Gaelic Grounds. The Shannonsiders look to continue their brilliant form of late with another win. Westmeath have only won two of their four games so far despite being pre league favourites for promotion.

Limerick will know another win will be ahige step towards promotion, putting them four points clear of this weekend’s opponents with two games to play. Similarly, Westmeath need a result if they are to maintain promotion hopes.

The Shannonsiders are yet to beat Westmeath this century, losing six on the bounce between League and championship. Their most recent League meeting came in 2017, in Billy Lee’s first year in charge with the Leinster side coming out on top en route to earning promotion from the bottom tier.

The Lake county knocked Limerick out of the 2019 All-Ireland championship in their previous meeting.

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2, TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, Co.Westmeath 22/6/2019 Westmeath vs Limerick Jamie Lee of Limerick with Westmeath’s Jack Smith Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom O’Hanlon

And ahead of this weekend’s clash, we look at the four most recent meetings of the teams below.

Limerick 0-12 : 0-14 Westmeath (Allianz National Football League)

3rd April 2011 in Newcastle West

Despite only having 12 men left on the field Westmeath were able to hold out the Limerick onslaught and seal a coveted win in Newcastle West.

Eight wides was the story of Limerick’s half who trailed by two at the interval, with Ger Collins, who finished with 0-8 (7f) keeping the hosts in touch.

Westmeath’s lead was four with a quarter of an hour to play and despite efforts from Eoghan O’Connor and James Kelly, as well as three reds for the visitors late on, Westmeath were able to hold on.

The result increased Westmeath’s promotion chances which they secured on the final day, while putting Limerick in further danger of the drop with a last round win over Wexford not enough with Limerick dropping to the bottom tier at the first attempt.

Limerick 0-7 : 3-14 Westmeath (Allianz National Football League)

12th March 2016 in the Gaelic Grounds

Westmeath took one step towards survival with their first win of the campaign over a disappointing Limerick side.

The result meant Limerick’s search for a maiden win in the League continued as they were eventually relegated after six successive losses.

Westmeath opened up a three point lead before Ian Ryan kicked the first of three first half frees after a quarter of an hour.

But Westmeath dominated the remainder of the half, with three goals putting the tie beyond doubt prior to the interval.

Dessie Dolan bagged a couple while John Heslin also hit the net to give Westmeath daylight at 3-7 to 0-5 at the break.

Westmeath, started the second as they finished the first with a number of scores before eventually running out sixteen point winners.

Limerick 0-12 : 1-18 Westmeath (Allianz National Football League)

12th February 2017 in the Gaelic Grounds.

In the pairs most recent meeting in the league the visitors were victorious in Billy Lee’s second game in charge of the Shnnonsiders.

Limerick were slow off the blocks conceding four points before Brian Fanning got the home side off the mark.

The running game of the Westmeath side was too much to deal with for the hosts and when Ger Egan slotted a penalty after fifteen minutes, it put the hosts six clear.

Limerick gradually got into the game with scores from Darragh Treacy, Danny Neville and Jamie Lee but the visitors relied in kind for a 1-8 to 0-6 lead at the break.

Westmeath moved eight clear early in the second half but four of the net five scores came from Limerick men as they reduced the deficit to 1-12 to 0-11.

But this was as close as they could get with frees from Egan and John Heslin keeping the scoreboard ticking over for the visitors.

Westmeath would go on to top the table and seal promotion with Limerick finishing in fourth.

Westmeath 2-13 : 1-10 Limerick (All-Ireland Football Championship Qualifier)

22nd June 2019 in TEG Cusack Park

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2, TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, Co.Westmeath 22/6/2019 Westmeath vs Limerick Limerick’s Iain Corbett and Colm McSweeney with Westmeath’s Joe Halligan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom O’Hanlon

Limerick’s 2019 All Ireland Championship came to a premature end in Mullingar when the hosts were victorious in their qualifier clash.

Goals either side of the half time whistle proved the difference as the Lake County’s winning run over the Shannonsiders continued.

Limerick were able to match both of Westmeath’s early efforts before three from Ger Egan gave them a gap after fifteen minutes.

The sides then exchanged scores for the remainder of the half before a burst of 1-1 unanswered prior to the break pulled Westmeath 1-9 to 0-5 clear.

Joe Halligan found the net for Westmeath shortly after the restart to give them daylight.

Three on the bounce reduced the margin to three but Westmeath responded with a couple. Darragh Treacy then netted for Limerick on 53 to bring the sides within six.

Two more from Limerick had them within touching distance but a John Heslin free settled proceedings as Westmeath held the visitors out for the win.

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