Player Ratings

Player Ratings
Seamus Harnedy and Darragh Egerton of Westmeath. Picture: INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

ANTHONY NASH: Had plenty of opportunities to puck the ball out and found his man with impressive regularity. Called into action late on and saved well. 7

STEPHEN McDONNELL: Coped well with everything thrown at him. McDonnell linked with the other Cork defenders and will be happy with his own performance. 7

EOIN CADOGAN: Stuck to his man all game and never looked under pressure. The Rebel full-back is beginning to rack up an impressive number of displays. 7

NIALL O’LEARY: The final member of the last line of defence was as comfortable as the other two. No mistakes, scrambled well and should be pleased with his shift. 7

CHRISTOPHER JOYCE: Powerful as always, Joyce was imperious over his marker. Impressive with the ball in hand.

Found Alan Cadogan with a series of crossfield balls early. Cool in possession. Could retain his spot ahead of Robert Downey, tied up with U20 commitments. 7

MARK ELLIS: Had space to show for possession and moved well before being replaced midway through the second period. Tracked well and spoiled plenty of attacks. 7

MARK COLEMAN: Had a quieter day than usual but that was because Cork were so dominant. Replaced at the break but did nothing wrong. 7

BILL COOPER: Another to go off at the break but no complaints. Got stuck in and refused to take a back step when challenged by several Westmeath players. 7

TIM O’MAHONY: Good return to the starting line-up for the Newtownshandrum man in a position more to his liking. Did well, scored a good point and got 70+ minutes. 7

CONOR LEHANE: A cool four points from play yet again showed just how good this player is when on his game. Good performance and a great option for bigger days. 8

DARRAGH FITZGIBBON: Centre-forward, like midfield, suits the Charleville man and his three points proved that. Played really well. Good option for Meyler further up. 8

Shane Kingston battles Liam Varley. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Shane Kingston battles Liam Varley. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

SHANE KINGSTON: Another to show his worth after a run from the bench recently. Kingston hit five points from play, each score better than the last.

Really put his hand up for a start against Kilkenny. 8

ALAN CADOGAN: Put the fear of God into the Westmeath rear-guard from the off. Replaced at the break as bigger fish to fry but super display. 8

PATRICK HORGAN: As always, the commander in chief, Horgan played the game like the ball was on a string. Some wonderful scores on a day when the opposition stood back in awe. 8

SEAMUS HARNEDY: Five points from a shortened stint, Harnedy did well as he always does. 8

SUBS: Robbie O’Flynn 9, D Cahalane 7, Jamie Coughlan 7, Declan Dalton 8, Darren Browne 7.

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