Galway U20 footballers crowned Connacht champions – Report and Reaction

Galway were crowned Eirgrid Connacht Under-20 football champions last night after they beat holders Mayo by 0-16 to 0-10 at Tuam Stadium. The foundations for Galway’s win were laid in the first half as the home side went in 0-10 to 0-4 in front and with Man of the Match Liam Costello in sparkling form (0-4), Mayo never got within striking distance of a comeback. Kevin Dwyer reports from Tuam Stadium…

GALWAY: O Burke, R Mahon, S Mulkerrin, E McFadden, L Boyle, C Potter, J Kirrane, M Barrett, L Costello (0-4), M Tierney (0-1f), G Burke, B O’Connell, D Silke (0-5, 0-4fs), P Costello (0-3), R Cunningham (0-3, 0-1f) SUBS: J Glynn, C Newell (0-1), M O’Connell, E Mannion, B Harlowe

MAYO: J McNicholas, J Coyne, R Brickenden, O Mullin, A McDonnell, C Beirne, E McLaughlin, E O’Brien (0-3fs), G Durcan, J Gallagher, P Towey (0-3), P Goldrick, A Orme, S McGreal, T Conroy (0-3) SUBS: N Moran, D McBrien, K Callaghan, D Gannon, C Gavin, K King

After the game Kevin O’Dwyer spoke to a delighted Galway manager Padraig Joyce…

Kevin also caught up with Man of the Match Liam Costello…

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