Mayo 0-7 Galway 2-12
Galway ended up comfortable winners against Mayo in the first senior football match of the day on Sunday. Mayo did well to stay in the game and had Stevie McHale taken advantage of a golden first half goal chance, Galway would have been on the ropes. Just before the break Paddy O’Rourke took advantage of his first real opening and netted to take the steam out of Mayo’s challenge and the Galwaymen went on to win in comfortable fashion.
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The scores came easier for Galway in the second half and the tribesmen put the game away in the first 15 minutes after the restart. After outscoring Mayo to the tune of four points to two, O’Grady and O’Rourke shares the scoring for Galway, substitute Rob Vickers netted a second goal for the tribesmen. That was all she wrote as a contest Mayo gamely attacked the Galway goal, and converted four points on the trot in the latter stages of the game from Kevin McAllister and Patrick Hickey. O’Rourke finished the game with a tally of a goal and five points and had the final say with a pointed 45 meter kick. Galway are still on track for a playoff shot and have a big game ahead of them in two weeks time against Cork, with both teams hoping for a shot should they win.
Referee: Tadhg Lucey (Corcaigh)
Man of the Match: Paddy O’Rourke (Galway)
Mayo: B. Cassidy, B. McShea, S. Clifford, L. Monaghan, R. Murphy, C. Clifford, D. McGowan, D. McCarthy, S. McHale, P. Hickey, T. Rooney, S. Boylon, K. McAllister. Galway: P. McComiskey, J. O’Callaghan, D. Wynne, S. Gallagher, E. Whelan, S. O’Donnell, E. Kavanagh, O. Doherty, J. Kehoe, T. Walsh, D. Reddin, K. O’Grady, P. O’Rourke.
By Rory O'Donnell