Galway's improbable, imperious win over Mayo sets social media ablaze
A Tribe called Yes.
It is not the day to be a fan of Ireland (football and rugby), Rory McIlroy and Mayo GAA.
Despite going in 0-9 to 0-7 at the break, The Tribesmen dumped Mayo out of the Connacht Senior Football Championship. A superb Thomas Flynn goal was followed soon after by a Paul Conroy point to make it 1-12 to 0-11 with only minutes to spare.
Mayo knocked over a late free, moments after Flynn was black-carded, but they could not find the equalising goal. Stephen Rochford's men were left to regret going 20 minutes without a score - 50 to 70th minutes - and they are now banished to the qualifiers.
Given Galway's recent championship slumber, and Mayo's Connacht dominance, the result was celebrated and lamented in equal measure.
Hon GAILLIMH! Proud proud proud.#Galway_GAA
— Nigel O'Connor (@nidgeoc) June 18, 2016
Scenes here as the @Galway_GAA fans invade the pitch in Castlebar! Galway football is back!! #TheToughest pic.twitter.com/NbSNUkEeCr
— AIB_GAA (@AIB_GAA) June 18, 2016
GO ON THE GALWAY!! Great win for the Tribesman after a 8 yr championship hiatus - finally celebrating one win today 😊 #galwayvmayo
— Nicola Cooke (@nicola_cooke) June 18, 2016
Awful slap in face for a Mayo squad who dumped bosses last year. No score from play for 31 mins. No score for 17 second half mins. #verypoor
— Declan Varley (@declanvarley) June 18, 2016
James Horan got to be having a little laugh #GALWAYMAYO @SkySportsGAA
— ShaneDunne (@Machromtha) June 18, 2016
A bad day to be a Mayo & Ireland (both codes) fan. #ImDepressed
— Niall McGarry (@MrNiallMcGarry) June 18, 2016