Tommy Durnin was key for Westerns in their victory over Sean McDermott's. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Westerns 1-10 Sean McDermott's 1-6
There is no doubt that the difference between the teams was county midfielder Tommy Durnin who had an outstanding match playing a part in all of the home side’s scores.
Once he gained procession, the Seans found it very difficult to hold him, but having said that the visitors could have been in a much better position at the break after squandering two goal chances and not taking advantage of a strong wind.
The home side made much better use of the elements in the second half, placing the county man up front and getting the ball to him at every opportunity, while Ciarán Campbell scored the vital goal.
Once again Danny Commins had an outstanding match for the Seans, while goalscorer Lorcan Myles, along with Seán McMahon and Peter Osborne were others to catch the eye.
Westerns: Jonny Brennan; Andy Murray, Ray Quinn, Liam Murray; Ciarán Scriven, Dylan Ogle, Colin Martin; Tommy Durnin (0-5), Stephen Boylan (0-1); Terence Sweeney (0-1), Anthony Durnin (0-1), Patrick Kerley; Ryan Duffy, Jack Ogle (0-2), Conor Kerr
Subs: Liam Hoey, Ciarán Campbell (1-0), PJ Marron
Sean McDermott’s: Stephen Carrie; Ian Corbally, Mark Duffy, Danny McEneaney; David O’Neill (0-2), Seán McMahon, Danny Commins; Patrick Osborne, Peter Osborne; Kevin McMahon (0-2), Tony Kelly (0-2), Lorcan Myles (1-0); Niall McEneaney, Declan Carroll, Evan Doheny
Subs: Aaron Myles, Alan O’Neill, Brendan McGahon