Weekend Preview- Intermediate’s face Westmeath test in Leinster opener
by PRO on the 5th of May 2016
Leinster Intermediate Championship Quarter Final
Westmeath vs Kilkenny
Venue: Cusack Park, Mullingar 2pm Referee: Peter Dowd (Meath)
The Kilkenny Intermediate team will begin the defence of there Leinster crown with a tricky away game to Westmeath in Cusack Park, Westmeath on Sunday.
The Kilkenny team are heading into the game in a good vein of form. They used the league campaign to blood some new players and put in some good performances and were very unlucky to suffer some narrow losses to Carlow, Kildare and Laois but earned a good opening draw to Down and a victory over Wexford.
Westmeath also had a mixed league campaign. They began the league with a home tie to Meath and suffered a 5-12 to 2-03 loss. In there second game they suffered a 5-16 to 1-09 loss to Cork. They bounced back from the opening round defeats with a good 3-14 to 1-08 win over Antrim.
Westmeath will provide a stern test for Kilkenny on Sunday and Kilkenny will be fully aware that travelling to Cusack Park and claiming victory will be a difficult task. Westmeath have some very talented players and Kilkenny will need to keep an eye on Denise McGrath and Dinah McLoughlin. In saying this I feel Kilkenny are building up good momentum as the year goes on and I feel they should prove that bit too strong for Westmeath on Sunday and book a semi final date.
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