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After a difficult first-half for the away side, Galway began to open up in the second half with two quick-fire goals that their dominance deserved. These goals, followed by a last-minute strike by debutant Martin Farragher, gave Galway a 13-point win over Sligo in Sunday's Connacht Senior Football Championship semi-final in Markievicz Park.
In a repeat of last year’s Connacht semi-final Galway senior footballers face Sligo in the newly revamped Markievicz Park on Sunday (3.30pm).
Sunday was a disappointing end to an otherwise positive league campaign for Galway, losing to Tyrone 0-13 to 2-17 at Healy Park, Omagh.
It was misery all round for Mayo GAA as our senior men and ladies suffered a double defeat for the second week in a row.
Since 2016 Galway have played Mayo on seven occasions, winning all seven - three in the championship, two in the national league, and two in the FBD league. And on Saturday evening, Galway continued the recent domination of their old rivals with a 1-11 to 0-12 win in McHale Park to make it their sixth in a row.
Mayo once again failed to get the better of their near neighbours, as Galway edged home deserved two point winners in MacHale Park on Saturday night.
Galway will want to continue their recent form over Mayo on Saturday evening, having not lost to their old rivals in the last six matches.
After an important win over Cavan in their league opener, next up for Galway is a repeat of last year’s All Ireland semi-final and league final against the All-Ireland champions Dublin in Croke Park on Saturday under lights (7pm).
The Galway footballers kickstart their 2019 league campaign with a home game against Cavan on Sunday afternoon in Pearse Stadium (2.30pm).
For the second week in a row Mayo faded out in the second half and were brought to penalties, but this time they were the ones to lose out, going down 4-2 to the Tribesmen on penalties.