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Sunshine, sliotars and the subway: How the GAA Championships looked on opening day

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In Cusack Park, Mullingar…

Eoin Price takes a sideline cut as Westmeath host Antrim in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.

Pre-match, the INPHO photographers reckoned that Price “appears to come down from the heavens to play.”

Meanwhile, Antrim captain Neil McManus (left) stayed grounded. He went on to net twice in an impressive 3-18 to 2-13 win.

Brian Hanley watches on.

Westmeath’s Brendan Murtagh rises between Conor McKinley and Neal McAuley of Antrim.

Kevin Ryan has it all worked out on the day.

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Westmeath’s Robbie Greville and Derek McNicholas with Shane McNaughton and Paul Shiels of Antrim.

Meanwhile in Gaelic Park, The Bronx, NY…..

Leitrim were well-warned of the threat that the 33rd county can pose.

Robbie Lowe celebrates Leitrim’s opening goal. Captain Emlyn Mulligan would net three times before the end of the 4-19 to 0-7 win.

Paul Brennan is tackled by New York’s Jason Kelly.

Wayne McKeon chased by New York’s Gary O’Driscoll.

Images from New York ©INPHO/Ed Mulholland

Images from Cusack Park  ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

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