in fairness, the chap scored a winning goal in an intercounty knock out game. Regardless of his race, he was always going to be the feature picture as a result. It just so happens he is black. I'm sure there are plenty of micks in Ballyshite who pat themselves over it, but Sayeh and another chap Israel Illunga have been ever present on underage Westmeath teams for the last 10 years, so nothing of note really with their side. And Illunga made headlines 3 years ago against Meath when he was sent off and there was a whole racist episode as a result. They also had another lad around the same time, Omokoro, playing minor with those lads.
Maybe their skin colour is newsworthy or notable for some, but I'm sure they and Westmeath are fed up of things being made of it when its been done to death at this stage. Similar to Lee Chin anytime he makes headlines and his heritage is discussed rather than his hurling. There probably is a generation who see them as being the same as everyone else, and another generation of the micks who love telling everyone about the inclusive nature of their teams