Burke stars as Dublin overcome shaky start to see off Westmeath

April 29, 2023

Dublin's Donal Burke with Jack Galvin of Westmeath ©INPHO/Evan Treacy

Dublin kept hopes of progression from their group in the Leinster senior hurling championship alive thanks to a 2-23 to 1-14 win over Westmeath at Parnell Park this evening.

Micheál Donoghue’s men endured a shaky start against the fired-up visitors, as Niall Mitchell’s goal saw the latter landing the first big blow after two minutes in the capital.

It took over half an hour for Dublin to get on level terms after that and Donal Burke’s goal on 34 minutes would see them go in at the interval ahead by 1-11 to 1-7.

Conor Donohoe and Burke raised white flags for the hosts early in the restart and a real foothold would be taken when Cian Boland hammered in their second goal with 20 minutes remaining.

Westmeath only managed three more points after that, with Burke and Boland adding to their tallies at the other end to help ensure the victory.

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