Mayo v Galway (Live)

GAA: Connacht U21 Football Championship Semi-Final

In from the start: Matthew Ruane will start for Mayo tonight. Photo:Sportsfile

In from the start: Matthew Ruane will start for Mayo tonight. Photo:Sportsfile

Welcome to our live rolling coverage of this evenings meeting between Mayo and Galway in the Connacht u21 Football Championship semi-final in Elverys MacHale Park. 

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Galway are into the Connacht final after beating Mayo 1-12 to 0-11


Patrick Durcan picks up a straight red for Mayo


Another Durcan free cuts the gap back to four (Mayo 0-11 Galway 1-12 )


James Durcan with a Mayo point from a free (Mayo 0-10 Galway 1-12 )


Unless things change dramatically in the last ten minutes, Mayo are heading out of the championship. Galway leading by six (Mayo 0-9 Galway 1-12


Another two points from Damien Comer, whose been the star of the show. The first after Mayo turned over the ball in the Galway half. (Mayo 0-8 Galway 1-12 )


Burst of scoring with Galway kicking two points and Mayo one in the last three minutes (Mayo 0-8 Galway 1-10 )


Durcan kicks another free for Mayo (Mayo 0-7 Galway 1-8 )


James Durcan pulls one back for Mayo from a free, but Galway respond straight away from play. (Mayo 0-6 Galway 1-8 )


Eoghan Lavin replaces Val Roughneen for Mayo at the break, Galway go straight down the field and Conor Cunningham puts them five points clear (Mayo 0-5 Galway 1-7 )


Mayo 0-5 Galway 1-6

The Tribesmen go in leading by four points at the break and it's no more than they deserve, they've been the better side throughout. Referee showed consistency with the black card with O'Connor following Heaney into the stands shortly after the Galway man for a late tackle. 


Eamon Branigan adds on another point for Galway to stretch their lead to four (Mayo 0-5 Galway 1-6 )


Comer with another great point for Galway puts them three points clear. (Mayo 0-5 Galway 1-5 )

24 mins

TJ Byrne whose just come on for O'Connor after his black-card kicks a fine score (Mayo 0-5 Galway 1-4 )


Goal for Galway, Comer stuck it in the net after catching a long free in. All action here at the minute. (Mayo 0-4 Galway 1-4 )


All square with Stephen Coen kicking his second point, Galway wing back Johnny Heaney got a black card for a late challenge on Sean Regan, with Diaramuid O'Connor following him minutes later.  


Conor Loftus cuts the gap back to a single point with  a neat score from close range, Cian Burke looks like he;s about to come in for Mayo. (Mayo 0-3 Galway 0-4 )


Stephen Coen cuts the gap back to two points with a good score from out the park (Mayo 0-2 Galway 0-4 )


Galway now three to the good after a Michael Day point from distance (Mayo 0-1 Galway 0-4 )


Galway into a two point lead thanks to a pointed 45 from Comer (Mayo 0-1 Galway 0-3 )


Early change for Mayo with Michael Plunkett coming on for Darren McHale, Galway gone into the lead thanks to a free from Gary Kelly. (Mayo 0-1 Galway 0-2 )


It's level with five minutes gone Darren McHale with the opening point for Mayo with Damien Comer leveling it up for Galway. The tribesmen have three wides already. 


There are two changes to the Mayo starting 15 for the one that was named last night, with Matthew Ruane coming in for TJ Byrne and Kevin Lynch starting in place of Cian Burke. 

The teams are 

Mayo: M Flanagan; M Hall, D Kenny, J Stretton; P Durcan, S Coen, S Regan; D O’Connor, V Roughneen; M Ruane, A Gallagher, D McHale; K Lynch, C Loftus, J Durcan.

Galway: T O’Malley; E Kerin, J Wyndam, K Molloy; J Heaney, A Nolan, L Silke; M Day, D Corbett; E Tierney, D Comer, C Brady, M Daly, G Kelly, E Brannigan.


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