Donegal joined Shannon Blues on top of the senior football table with a lopsided win over
Galway. Galway needed to win to keep hopes of a
playoff place alive and for most of the first half were doing what they needed
to make that happen. Donegal took
advantage of a Galway lapse late in the half to turn the tables and with the
drop in Galway heads went on to win easily.
|Donegal pulled away from Galway in the second half of the game.|
Things got worse for
in the second half. Donegal netted with
the first attack through Griffin,
and followed up with quick points from Boyle and McLaughlin. The writing was on the wall for Galway. The scores
began to come easy for Donegal as the difference between the teams became a
yawning chasm. Sean Boyle added a third
Donegal goal with a fisted high ball. It
was one way traffic thereafter as each team brought in the subs to give them a
run. Donegal move top with the Blues,
and Galway chances of forcing a playoff game
exist, but are mathematical in nature.
Galway: M. O'Connor, D. Redmond, J. Gallagher, G. Patterson, P. Cummins, D. Judge, E. Kavanagh, C. Fitzmaurice, D. Reddin, G. Kelley, J Kehoe, A. Glennon, P. Breen. Donegal: C. McLaughlin, M. Canny, C. McCarron, C. Healy, G. Gallagher, S. Doherty, M. Smyth, S. McDonagh, J. O'Connor, C. Thompson, D. Mclaughlin, S. Griffin, S. Boyle.
By Rory O'Donnell