The Lake County looked very sharp against a weak Athlone IT side and never looked in danger of losing this game.
Westmeath, who faced six of their own panel on the Athlone side, led by 1-12 to 0-7 at half time, with Denis Glennon scoring the 23rd minute goal.
Denis Glennon, Dessie Dolan and Callum McCormack were the scorers in chief as Westmeath cruised to a very easy victory in the second half.
Scorers for Westmeath: Denis Glennon 1-6, Dessie Dolan 0-6fs, C McCormack 0-5, R Foley 0-2, C Curley, D Mullen, P Bannon 0-1 each.
Scorers for Athlone IT: G Egan 0-6 (5fs), E Kerins, E Carberry (45), A Coffey, F Burke, C Shine, L Murphy, J Mulligan 0-1 each.
WESTMEATH: G Connaughton; M McCallon, K Gavin (capt), A Purcell; M Curley, D Corroon, Damien Dolan; D Duffy, P Bannon; R Foley, Denis Glennon, D Mullen; C Curley, C McCormack, Dessie Dolan.
Subs: D Daly for D Duffy (55), K Reilly for C Curley (57), J Lynch for M McCallon (inj, 58), David Glennon for Dessie Dolan (60).
ATHLONE IT: E Carberry; E Kerins, K Clarke, C O’Brien; D Maleady, K Martin, L Murphy; A Stone, C Shine; A Coffey, G Egan, J Dolan; A Caul, F Burke, J Mulligan.
Subs: T Rahill for D Maleady (15), C Duggan for A Stone (ht), J McGivney for A Caul (ht), C Tighe for E Kerins (48), P Masterson for A Coffey (60).
Referee: Fergal Kelly (Longford)