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18th Jun 2016

Galway’s improbable, imperious win over Mayo sets social media ablaze

Into the qualifiers with ye

Patrick McCarry

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.

Galway Grá

Mayo moans