It was a special afternoon for Westmeath, who claimed a first ever All-Ireland success in the intermediate camogie grade thanks to a superb second-half recovery against Galway.

Emotions ran high at the final whistle, with manager Johnny Greville wearing his heart on his sleeve in an interview with RTÉ Sport's Evanne Ní Chuilinn.

Standing alongside his sister Pamela, who shone in the forward line, Greville was overcome with pride and joy.  

"I can tell you one thing, you're not going to get a Jim Gavin from me - I'm as excited as anything here!" he bellowed in reference to the Dublin boss's tendency to keep his emotions in check during post-match interviews.

"This is what dreams are made of. This is why we do this. This is why we put in the time. It's the passion and the drive and the enthusiasm of those players that drives you on for every second, for every minute. 

"Credit to each and every one of them, and to every girl in this stand and to every supporter, to everyone with anything to do with Westmeath. It's absolutely phenomenal. 

"There's a lot of resolve in this team. We've come through a lot of tragedies and close calls. We knew it was in our locker today no matter what happened, if we kept going to the final whistle we'd be there or there abouts. It showed in the second half. What a performance."