18 May 2024

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Galway Footballers Open All-Ireland Group Stage with Win – Commentary and Reaction

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Galway Footballers Open All-Ireland Group Stage with Win – Commentary and Reaction

Galway’s Senior Footballers got their All-Ireland Senior Championship Group Stage off to a winning start with a 2-14 to 0-15 win over Derry in Pearse Stadium on Saturday.

Goals from Seán Kelly and Cein Darcy proved to be the difference against a Derry side who were down to 14 after the sending off of Gareth McKinless in the 21st minute.

Here is the commentary of the game from Jonathan Higgins, Danny Cummins and Kevin Dwyer.

Kevin Dwyer has the Full Time Report

After the game, Jonathan spoke to Galway Manager Padraic Joyce

Jonathan also spoke to the inspirational Paul Conroy who was named Man of the Match.

Galway: Connor Gleeson; Johnny McGrath, Seán Fitzgerald, Jack Glynn; Dylan McHugh, Liam Silke, John Daly (0-02); Paul Conroy (0-03), Matthew Tierney (0-01); Johnny Heaney (0-01), John Maher, Séan Kelly (1-00); Robert Finnerty (0-04, 0-02f), Damien Comer, Shane Walsh (0-02).

Subs: Cein Darcy (1-00) for Comer (47), Cillian McDaid for Maher (58), Daniel Ó Faherty for Kelly (61), Cillian Ó Curraoin (0-01) for Finnerty (64), Liam Ó Conghaile for Heaney (65).

Derry: Odhran Lynch; Conor McCluskey, Christopher McKaigue, Diarmuid Baker; Brendan Rogers (0-01), Gareth McKinless, Ciarán McFaul (0-02); Conor Glass (0-01), Emmett Bradley (0-01); Ethan Doherty (0-01), Paul Cassidy (0-01), Declan Cassidy; Lachlann Murray (0-03), Shane McGuigan (0-04, 0-01f), Niall Toner.

Subs: Donncha Gilmore (0-01) for D Cassidy (ht), Eunan Mulholland for Toner (48), Cahir McMonagle for Murray (67), Shea Downey for McFaul (69).

Referee: Brendan Cawley (Kildare).

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