There would be no heroics from Galway on Sunday to pull off an unlikely senior semi final place. McAnespies proved to be just too good for the Brighton boys, though fight hard they did. Galway trailed by five points at the break, and one wondered if the maroon would pull out a second half display like they did the previous week – but it was not to be. McAnespies got a strong performance from Neil Donaghy in midfield, and Tiernan Diamond again put in a defence splitting performance at center forward, to put the screws in. Two second half goals saw off Galway’s challenge and the westerners now have to settle for the intermediate playoffs.
|Neil Donaghy and Niall Kilcoyne battle for posession.|
|Tony McClelland rounds Galway's Gags O'Connor.|
Galway: A. Ready, S. Melia, P. Cummins, S. Gallagher, R. O’Dwyer (0-1), JJ O’Neill, N. Kilcoyne (0-1), P. Ryan, P. Hackett, G. O’Connor (0-4), P. Nolan, A. Kelly (0-2), D. Corbett. Macs: S. Connolly, B. O’Reilly, M. Bogue, D. Wylie, T. McClelland, C. O’Sullivan, B. McGarr, N. Donaghy (0-2), D. Tobin (1-2), T. Diamond, C. McCrory (0-3), T. Corrigan (0-5), CJ McGourty (1-2). Sub: L. Sweetman (0-1)
By Rory O'Donnell