|Kieran Hurley puts one over the bar in the first half.|
|Andy Glennon shadowed by Paul Cummins.|
It looked curtains for
early in the second half. Hurley netted
a very well taken goal. Wing back
Patrick McCarthy hoisted one for Glennon on the edge of the square. Glennon fielded cleanly and found the
incoming Hurley who finished expertly into the far corner. Galway came
right back with a goal however. Kevin
Cummins won the ball on the edge of the box after a shot rebounded off the
hands of keeper Darragh O'Brien. Cummins
was bundled over the line and the goal stood.
Galway were now four points behind and
inched a point closer thanks to Coffey, the Newbridge man was key for Galway's
efforts at center forward. With 10
minutes left it was all to play for.
Coffey again pointed and it looked like a grandstand finish may be on
the cards, but right away the Blues hit with another Hurley goal. Galway
narrowed the gap once again with a brace of points from Coffee to once again set
up the possibility of an unlikely comeback, but again Hurley and the Blues
answered with a third goal to put the final nail in the coffin. Two hard earned points for the Blues, and a
second half hat trick for Hurley. For Galway a good performance will temper the disappointment
of the loss.
By Rory O'Donnell