Leanne Slevin's last ditch free helped Westmeath take a huge step towards the quarter-finals of the TG4 ladies All-Ireland seniorchampionship as they got the better of Waterford at MacDonagh Park in Nenagh.
The Waterford county board has denied claims made by former Sports Minister Martin Cullen that he could have delivered a new stadium for the county a decade ago if they had been willing to move from Walsh Park.
"It is going to be something different and really special. Dublin have had so many championship games in Croke Park and they have lit up the place so now we are going to see them up in Tyrone and people are very excited about that."
"It was an unbelievable battle. We stuck to our guns and stuck to our game plan and I'm just delighted that the lads held out in the end. This was always about the players. It was never about anything else and by Jesus they deserve it."
"We are in an All-Ireland semi-final and we need to rectify what went on last year. That's not acceptable what happened last year against Waterford and you know we will be emphasising that to the players."
TIPPERARY GAA legend Michael 'Babs' Keating and son-in-law Johnny Murtagh, the revered former jockey, were interested spectators in Nenagh this afternoon as Kildare advanced to the All-Ireland Minor B ladies football final.