GAA – Westmeath win now a must win

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THE LIMERICK footballers take on Westmeath this Saturday night in the Gaelic Grounds in a must win game.

The clash with the midlanders serves as the second game of a double header which includes the Limerick hurlers and Laois. The football tie is down for a 7pm throw in.

Both sides enter the game with one point from their opening four rounds. With both side also drawing against Tipperary, this weekend’s clash is sure to be another tight affair.

Limerick will be hoping that their performance in a narrow loss to Kildare in Newbridge last Sunday will show that they can live with the best teams in the league on their day. Manager John Brudair’s side will have gained confidence from the finish of the Kildare game and the squad will be hoping that the form show could lead them to a precious home win and a vital two points in the relegation battle.

Last weekend, Westmeath lost by 11 points top Clare in what was their third defeat in four games also.

Off the field, The Friends of Limerick Football will hold a fundraising “Race Evening” at the Woodlands Hotel Adare on Friday March 11. All proceeds will go towards the running costs of our Gaelic Football Academies.

The Limerick Football Academy, currently in its second year is tasked with developing the best young footballers in the county. Since its establishment in the autumn of 2014, it has gone from strength to strength. The Academy is the first of its kind for football in Limerick. Coaching is held every Saturday morning in the Limerick Institute of Technology, with separate sessions for each development squad (U14, U15, U16 & U17).

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