Galway beat Mayo on penalties in FBD league semi final

For the second year in a row Galway footballers beat Mayo on penalties in the FBD league semi final to qualify for a final meeting with Roscommon next Saturday in Hyde Park (2pm). In what was Galway manager Padraig Joyce’s first competitive game in charge, Galway rallied from 6 points down early in the second half to draw level at 1-17 each at full time thanks to a late goal from Adrian Varley and a last gasp point from Liam Costello. In the penalty shoot out, goalkeeper Connor Gleeson from Dunmore proved the her as Galway prevailed 3-2. Have a listen back to the shoot-out drama with Galway Bay FM commentators Tommy Devane and Kevin O’Dywer…

Galway: C Gleeson, C Murray, G O’Donnell, J Heaney, E Branigan, J Daly, C McDaid, T Flynn, F Ó Curraoin, P Kelly, M Daly (0-1), M Boyle (0-1), A Varley (1-3), S Walsh (0-10, 0-6fs), P Conroy (0-1) SUBS J Duane, M Barrett, L Costello (0-1), D Comer, S Kelly

Mayo: R Hennelly, J Stretton, J McCormack, B Harrison, P O’Hora, M Plunkett, P Durcan, T Parsons (0-1), M Murray, B Walsh (0-3), C Loftus (0-2fs), J Flynn (0-2), K McLoughlin (1-2), B Reape (0-5, 0-1f), D O’Connor, SUBS: F Boland (0-1), C Boyle, G Boylan, L Irwin, D Kenny