Galway prevailed in this battle of the western counties thanks to a 15 minute second half flourish where the tribesmen capitalized on their wealth of possession and put five unanswered points over the bar. The first half was keenly contested, however in the second period Mayo lost their way while Galway’s corner forward, James Carroll, helped himself to five points as Galway cruised to an all important victory.
|Mayo's Fintan Kelly and Andrew Shore for Galway |
contest a kickout.
|Barry McShea chases Kevin Cummins.|
Galway: P. McComiskey, D. Walsh, G. Dunphy, P. Cummins, E. Doherty, A. McFadden, A. Shore, E. Kavanagh, D. Reddin (0-1), P. Nolan, J. Keogh, K. Cummins (0-1), J. Carroll (1-9). Mayo: A. Townsend, S. Clifford, B. McShea, P. O’Donoghue, K. Comer, D. Dolan, D. Kirby, F. Kelly (0-1), M. Butterfield, A. Walsh (0-5), R. Geraghty (0-1), J. McDonnell, D. McLoughlin (0-1). Sub, L. Cawley (0-1).
By Rory O'Donnell