Posted by eir GAA

Westmeath claim first Leinster title.

Mangan steers Westmeath

The long wait for the Lake County was ended by a ferocious replay showing in the replay against Laois. It took Westmeath 23 minutes to get their first score through Alan Mangan who was a constant thorn in Laois’s side throughout. The corner-forward scored four points from play and assisted in many others on an historic day in Croke Park.