Galway v Mayo – Connacht Football Live score commentary

Throw in for the start of the match is 1:30pm on Sunday, Galway v Mayo – Connacht Football Live score commentary and starting team news.

We have Andy Moran and Finian Hanley previewing the 2020 Connacht Football Final between Mayo and Galway.

They meet for an eighth successive year in the championship. The first six were in the Connacht championship, with Mayo winning in 2013-14-15 and Galway winning in 2016-17-18.  They met in the All-Ireland qualifiers last year when Mayo won. This will be their first clash in the Connacht final since 2014 when Mayo won by seven points.

Match Preview

Look back at previous finals

Team News
1. David Clarke – Ballina Stephenites
2. Oisín Mullin – Kilmaine
3. Chris Barrett – Clontarf
4. Lee Keegan – Westport
5. Patrick Durcan – Castlebar Mitchels
6. Stephen Coen – Hollymount/Carramore
7. Eoghan McLaughlin – Westport
8. Conor Loftus – Crossmolina Deel Rovers
9. Matthew Ruane – Breaffy
10. Kevin McLoughlin – Knockmore
11. Mark Moran – Westport
12. Diarmuid O’Connor – Ballintubber
13. Tommy Conroy – The Neale
14. Aidan O’Shea – Breaffy (C)
15. Cillian O’Connor – Ballintubber

Galway starting XV vs Mayo

(2020 Connacht SFC final)

1. Bernard Power (CorofinGAA)
2. Sean Kelly (Cumann Peile Mhaigh Cuilinn)
3. Seán Ó Maolchiaráin (CLG Oileáin Árann)
4. Johnny Heaney (Killannin Gaa)
5. Liam Silke (CorofinGAA)
6. Johnny Duane (St. James’ GAA – Galway)
7. Cillian McDaid (Monivea Abbey GAA Football Club)
8. Céin D’Arcy (Caherlistrane GAA)
9. Tom Flynn (St. Mary’s GAA Club Athenry)
10. Paul Kelly (Cumann Peile Mhaigh Cuilinn)
11. Paul Conroy (St. James’ GAA – Galway)
12. Michael Daly (Mountbellew Moylough GAA Club)
13. Ian Burke (CorofinGAA)
14. Shane Walsh – Captain (Kilkerrin/Clonberne GAA Club)
15. Dessie Conneely (Cumann Peile Mhaigh Cuilinn)

 

Since then, the 2016 and ’17 All-Ireland runners-up have beaten Leitrim and Roscommon in the Championship to eclipse a league relegation. On the other hand, Sligo’s concession of last weekend’s game against the Galwegians means Joyce’s team enter this game without any Championship minutes under their belts.

This is Mayo’s first visit to a Connacht final since they completed five-in-a-row in 2015. In the seasons between now and then, Roscommon and Galway have always trumped them in Connacht. But, their form to date makes them hot favourites to end that drought.

Mayo Finding Their Stride

James Horan unearthed a few gems in this fixture a few weeks ago. Tommy Conroy has been ever-present in the full-forward line since that day and has justified his inclusion. Likewise, Eoghan McLoughlin has made one of the wing-back spots his own. At centre-forward, Mark Moran burst onto the stage against Galway. However, he is competing with Ryan O’Donoghue for that jersey. It will be interesting to see if Horan recalls Moran to try and repeat the trick this time around.

Mayo’s youthful injection contrasts to the veterans who Horan also has at his disposal. Colm Boyle and Keith Higgins were both on the bench last weekend and despite not playing they are valuable assets that he can trust. On the field, Cillian O’Connor is reminding everyone why he is the top scorer in GAA Championship history. At the other end, Lee Keegan is seemingly Horan’s most trusted man-marker.

The gap between Mayo’s old and new is being nicely bridged by the likes of Paddy Durcan, Stephen Coen, Matthew Ruane, and Diarmuid O’Connor. These four make up a strong core that Horan can build around.

Mayo’s running game returned to its best against Roscommon. Half-backs Durcan and McLoughlin were the primary source of that. McLoughlin emulates a young Colm Boyle with this pace and power as he drives past defenders. A great example of this was his assist for Diarmuid O’Connor’s goal. Likewise, Durcan’s tunnel vision is a joy to watch as he regularly offers as much going forward as a 13 or a 15. He scored two points against Roscommon while simultaneously muzzling Enda Smith.

Galway Ready to Rock

Joyce would have preferred to have played Sligo last weekend than to have a bye straight to the final no matter how convenient it is. Since the restart, his side have lost to Mayo and Dublin to overshadow excellent form in the spring. A win over Sligo would have been very welcome no matter how close it was.

Now, Galway enter the Championship with a lack of match practice. Furthermore, Damien Comer remains sidelined for the 2018 Connacht Champions. Without having played in three weeks, Joyce has tough decisions to make about how best to deploy his troops.

One piece of good news is that Shane Walsh is available and looking forward to the heat of a Connacht rivalry.

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Walsh apparently relishes this fixture. “It is a massive thing, the Galway-Mayo rivalry. The game always takes on a life of its own”.

Joyce will need Walsh to return to full form straight off the bat with his other top forward absent. Otherwise, selections in the full-back line remain an interesting one. Aidan O’Shea wreaked havoc in Tuam Stadium with Sean Andy O’Ceallaigh unable to tame the Breaffy beast. Sean Mulkerrin could be drafted into the full-back line. The versatile, young defender could be assigned to Conroy or O’Connor, or even O’Shea if Joyce trusts him enough. He featured against Dublin last time out.

While it may be tough to predict the Galway team, it is certain that it will be different to the one Mayo faced a few weeks ago. Joyce’s team will be out to prove that they’re the strongest team in Connacht but the selections the manager makes will be important. Traditionally, Mayo improve as they play more games. For that reason, five games in five weeks may not hinder them. This could clash nicely with Galway’s freshness and hunger for Championship football.

With Kerry now out of Munster, Mayo and Galway know that a win here means a great chance of reaching an All-Ireland final. It’s a shame fans can’t be in attendance as this is shaping up to be one of the best Galway-Mayo games in recent years.

The game is live on RTÉ.

Mayo are slight favourites with Paddy Power at 10/11. Otherwise, Galway at 11/10 and a draw is 15/2.

Prediction: Mayo. The loss of Damien Comer is a huge one for Galway. Either Lee Keegan or Paddy Durcan will be assigned to Walsh and the other Mayo backs should be good enough to silence the Galway front line. The middle third will be a huge battle ground in this game. Galway need to be on top here to stop the Mayo half-backs launching attacks.

 

LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASHES 

2019: Mayo 2-13 Galway 1-13 (Qualifier Round 4) 

2018: Galway 1-12 Mayo 0-12 (Connacht quarter-final) 

2017: Galway 0-15 Mayo 1-11 (Connacht semi-final) 

2016: Galway 1-12 Mayo 0-12 (Connacht semi-final) 

2015: Mayo 1-15 Galway 2-8 (Connacht semi-final) 

LAST FIVE CONNACHT FINAL CLASHES 

2014: Mayo 3-14 Galway 0-16 

2009: Mayo 2-12 Galway 1-14 

2008: Galway 2-12 Mayo 1-14 

2005: Galway 0-10 Mayo 0-8 

2006: Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-8 

Facts and Figures

(1) James Horan led Mayo to four championship wins over Galway in 2011-13-14-19. Padraic Joyce is in his first season as Galway manager. 

(2) Mayo beat Galway by 3-23 to 0-17 in their Allianz League clash in Tuam last month. 

(3) Mayo have won two games in the Connacht championship this year, beating Leitrim by 2- 15 to 0-10 and Roscommon by 1-16 to 0-13. Sligo’s withdrawal due to Covid-19 left Galway qualifying for the final without a game. 

(4)Mayo are seeking their first Connacht title since 2015 while Galway last won it in 2018.

(5)The winners will play Cork or Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. 

Connacht Final: Galway vs Mayo, Sunday, 15th November, 13:30 (Pearse Stadium). 

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Galway vs Dublin – Click for Live score commentary updates

Galway vs Dublin Division 1 Football:  Galway dropped from the top of Division 1 following their loss to Mayo at the weekend. However, a lot of Padraic Joyce’s star names were absent. On the other hand, Dessie Farrell’s stint as Dublin manager continued with another win over Meath.

In a high-scoring game, Dublin had the only goal to aid a four-point win. As a result, these sides are tied on 8 points, just one behind Kerry. Thus, a win could see either of these teams crowned champions if the Kingdom don’t beat Donegal. Galway vs Dublin is on TG4 on Sunday.

Dublin (Galway): Stephen Cluxton; Cian Murphy, David Byrne, Michael Fitzsimons; John Small, Jonny Cooper, Robert McDaid; Brian Fenton, Emmet O Conghaile; Eric Lowndes, Ciaran Kilkenny, Niall Scully; Paddy Small, Con O’Callaghan, Dean Rock.

Galway (Dublin): Bernard Power; Sean Kelly, Sean Mulkerrin, James Foley; Liam Silke, Gary O’Donnell, Johnny Heaney; Cein Darcy, Tom Flynn; Paul Kelly, Paul Conroy, Jason Leonard; Robert Finnerty, Adrian Varley, Ian Burke.

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Galway vs Mayo – Preview and live score commentary

Preview and live score commentary – The Galway vs Mayo rivalry is set to continue as both sides aim to hit the ground running with the return of the Allianz National League. Last summer, Mayo finally overcame their rivals in the final qualifying round of the Championship. Previously, Galway had defeated the Green and Reds five times in a row.

Last year, Mayo won the Allianz National League by beating Kerry in the final. However, they could not replicate their form in 2020. Currently, they sit seventh in the League and are fighting for survival. Their only victory to date was against bottom of the table Meath. A draw with Donegal was their only other source of points as losses to Dublin, Kerry, and Monaghan have left them under pressure. They need two good results against Galway and Tyrone in their remaining games to ensure Division 1 status for next year.

In contrast, Galway are in control of the League and will be looking to go on and win it. Currently, they have only lost to Kerry. Wins against Monaghan, Donegal, Tyrone, and Meath had them full of momentum. As a result, they would have been left frustrated by the suspension of inter-county action. But, without a League final this year, good results against Mayo and then Dublin could see them reigned Champions.

Reignited Rivalry

With that in mind, it is possible that Galway will line out with a full-strength squad for their restart. Padraig Joyce has impressed so far in his stint at the helm. For example, his side’s scintillating display against Tyrone in February was a masterclass in attacking football. Add that to a strong selection from impressive Club performers and Galway are the team to beat. With Corofin finally dethroned within the county, there are new stars for Joyce to choose from. If the League is to be decided in the final round against Dublin, Galway need to pick up from where they left off.

Yet, Mayo haven’t gone away despite their League position. Their win against Galway in the Championship last year would have been a big relief after a series of losses. Recent challenge wins over Donegal and Clare are a promising start for James Horan’s team. It will be interesting to see whether any of the newly-crowned Championship winners from Knockmore will receive a call-up. For instance, Darren McHale and Kieran King were particularly impressive as they defeated Breaffy to win the Moclair Cup.

Mayo face a hectic restart with their first Championship game coming on the 1st of November. They face Leitrim in the preliminary round of the Connacht Championship. On the other hand, Galway have an extra week to prepare before they face Sligo in the semi-final.

Allianz National League: Galway vs Mayo, Sunday October 18, 2pm (TG4). 

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Galway vs Kerry All Ireland Football U20 semi-final – Live scores

Its Galway v Kerry in the semi-final of U21 All-Ireland Football final, we have live score commentary and a preview of the match, throw-in at 4pm on Saturday.

The westerners claimed the Connacht title for the second year in succession with a convincing win over Roscommon in March. It ended 4-13 to 0-5 but it was the previous game that Galway will remember more vividly. It took a penalty shoot-out to separate Mayo and Galway in McHale Park all the way back in February. After a second-half fightback with the aid of a massive wind, Galway won the shoot-out 3-2.

The Kingdom Come?
Recently, Kerry have failed to translate the success of their minor teams into their U-20/U-21 setups. Despite winning five minor All-Ireland finals between 2014 and ’18, the Kingdom have had no U-20/21 side reach a final in that time. However, John Sugrue will be hopeful that 2020 is the year a Kerry side reaches the showdown again.

Conquering Munster will have gone a long way to boosting Sugrue’s players’ confidence in spite of the time elapsed. Earlier in the year, they defeated Cork 0-17 to 1-9 in Tralee. More impressively, they were four down at the midway stage. A second-half masterclass from Ruaidhri Ó Beaglaoich, who scored 0-5 on the night, catapulted Kerry to the Munster title.

Currently, Kerry edge Dublin as the favourites to lift the All-Ireland. But, it will only take two wins from any of the remaining teams be crowned Champions. Furthermore, it remains to be seen how each team has been affected by the long break. Therefore, expect two very closely contested semi-finals this Saturday.

TG4 are broadcasting both games live.

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Moycullen v Mountbellew/Moylough – Live scores commentary

We have live scores and commentary from the Galway club football final  – Moycullen vs Mountbellew/Moylough, throw-in 4pm On Sunday.

After two thrilling semi-finals, the Galway football final features Maigh Cuilinn and Mountbellew/Moylough. Moycullen are out to win their first Championship and their form this year gives them every chance. But, Mountbellew/Moylough are the favourites following their win over club football giants Corofin last weekend.

In the second of last weekend’s semi-finals, Mountbellew/Moylough put in a performance they won’t soon forget. Corofin entered the game on the back of a 49 game unbeaten run in the Championship. Having lost to Corofin in the 2015, ’17, and ’18 finals, Mountbellew/Moylough had added incentive for this game.

Corofin were up by the minimum at half-time. Then, Mountbellew/Moylough were spurred into action with a goal from Patrick Kelly in the 34th minute. The teams entered the final quarter of the game deadlocked at 1-08 to 0-11. This is when Val Daly’s team really kicked on. A goal from Paul Donnellan was the major input as they scored 1-05 to Corofin’s single point.

Michael Daly and Eoin Finnerty were particularly brilliant for Mountbellew/Moylough, the latter racking up 6 points from play. In spite of missing John Daly through injury, Mountbellew/Moylough were hugely impressive in all areas of the pitch. As a result, they inflicted Corofin’s first defeat in the Galway SFC since 2012. A win this weekend would be the club’s first championship since 1986.

Previously, Maigh Cuilinn earned their place in the final by overcoming Tuam Stars in the first semi-final. Former Roscommon footballer, Don Connellan, has successfully steered Maigh Cuilinn to their first final since 1977.

Maigh Cuilinn came out of the gates firing. In the first five minutes, they had raised two green flags thanks to Owen Gallagher and Dessie Conneely. They continued this form to half-time and were up by seven at the interval.

Last year’s runners-up showed their drive by reeling back this deficit. It began with a Gavan Connell goal 2 minutes after the restart. In fact, by the time the game entered its final ten minutes, the sides were level.

Then, Paul Kelly found the net for Maigh Cuilinn’s third goal. It proved to be a decisive moment as they went on to score 4 points in a row in the final minutes. In the end, it was 3-14 to 1-15.

Both teams carry a great run of form into this final. Mountbellew/Moylough will be particularly buoyed by their semi-final win. But, Maigh Cuilinn have an opportunity to win their first Galway SFC final. They will take refuge in the fact that they have already beaten their final opponents this year. In their final group game, Maigh Cuilinn were victorious by a score of 4-14 to 1-09.

Paddy Power have Mountbellew/Moylough at 8/11 favourites. On the other hand, Maigh Cuillin are 6/4 and a draw is 13/2. Galwaygaa.ie are live streaming the game.

Paths to the Final.

Group Stage

Round 1: Maigh Cuilinn 3-12 vs 1-06 Mícheal Breathnach.

Mountbellew/Moylough 1-07 vs 0-08 Annaghdown.

Round 2: Maigh Cuilinn 4-09 vs 2-14 Annaghdown.

Mountbellew/Moylough 0-22 vs 2-07 Mícheal Breathnach.

Round 3: Maigh Cuilinn 4-14 vs 1-09 Mountbellew/Moylough. 

Quarter-finals: Maigh Cuilinn 1-17 vs 2-09 St. James’.

Mountbellew/Moylough 2-13 vs 1-05 Kilannin.

Semi-finals: Maigh Cuilinn 3-14 vs 1-15 Tuam Stars.

Mountbellew/Moylough 2-13 vs 0-12 Corofin.

Galway SFC Final: Maigh Cuilinn vs Mountbellew/Moylough, Sunday 4th October, 4pm (Pearse Stadium).

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Corofin v Mountbellew/Moylough Galway Senior Club Football semi-final Live Scores

Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2020 at 10:21

Corofin play  Mountbellew/Moylough in the  Galway Senior Club Football semi-final at Pearse Stadium Galway at 16:30.

Reigning All-Ireland Champions are safely into the Galway SFC semi-finals. They will face Mountbellew/Moylough. Meanwhile, Moycullen and Tuam Stars are drawn against each other.

Group 2 winners Moycullen overcame St. James’ in the quarter-final with five points to spare. The other qualifier from Group 2 Mountbellew/Moylough are also in the final four. After losing to Moycullen in the final group stage, Mountbellew/Moylough bounced back with a 2-13 to 1-05 win over Kilannin.

Next, Mountbellew/Moylough face the toughest opponent in club football in Corofin. This year, Corofin are chasing eight-in-a-row. The absence of an All-Ireland to defend won’t diminish their drive. Their quarter-final victory over Salthill-Knocknacarra stretched their unbeaten run to fifty games.

In fact, Corofin are looking as driven as ever. In their four games so far they have racked up twelve goals. Corofin vs Mountbellew/Moylough is a repeat of the 2017 and ’18 finals. The 2018 final went to a replay before Corofin could reclaim their title. Again, Mountbellew/Moylough have nothing to lose going into this game and won’t be afraid to take on this club giant.

Tuam Stars are the opposition for Moycullen. After losing in the opening round, Tuam Stars have recovered well to find their form. Their quarter-final with CLG Bhearna was the most tightly contested. Finally, Tuam emerged one point victors to advance.

Both semi-finals take place on Sunday. Firstly, Moycullen take on Tuam Stars at half one. Then, Corofin and Mountbellew/Moylough fight it out at half four for a place in the final.

Galway SFC Semi-Finals: Tuam Stars vs Moycullen (1.30pm); Corofin vs Mountbellew/Moylough (4.30pm). Sunday 27th September, Pearse Stadium. 

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Moycullen v Tuam Stars Galway Football semi-final Live scores

Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2020 at 10:27

We have live score commentary as Moycullen play Tuam Stars Galway Senior Club Football semi-final played in Pearse Stadium Galway 1:30 pm

Reigning All-Ireland Champions are safely into the Galway SFC semi-finals. They will face Mountbellew/Moylough. Meanwhile, Moycullen and Tuam Stars are drawn against each other.

Group 2 winners Moycullen overcame St. James’ in the quarter-final with five points to spare. The other qualifier from Group 2 Mountbellew/Moylough are also in the final four. After losing to Moycullen in the final group stage, Mountbellew/Moylough bounced back with a 2-13 to 1-05 win over Kilannin.

Next, Mountbellew/Moylough face the toughest opponent in club football in Corofin. This year, Corofin are chasing eight-in-a-row. The absence of an All-Ireland to defend won’t diminish their drive. Their quarter-final victory over Salthill-Knocknacarra stretched their unbeaten run to fifty games.

In fact, Corofin are looking as driven as ever. In their four games so far they have racked up twelve goals. Corofin vs Mountbellew/Moylough is a repeat of the 2017 and ’18 finals. The 2018 final went to a replay before Corofin could reclaim their title. Again, Mountbellew/Moylough have nothing to lose going into this game and won’t be afraid to take on this club giant.

Tuam Stars are the opposition for Moycullen. After losing in the opening round, Tuam Stars have recovered well to find their form. Their quarter-final with CLG Bhearna was the most tightly contested. Finally, Tuam emerged one point victors to advance.

Both semi-finals take place on Sunday. Firstly, Moycullen take on Tuam Stars at half one. Then, Corofin and Mountbellew/Moylough fight it out at half four for a place in the final.

Galway SFC Semi-Finals: Tuam Stars vs Moycullen (1.30pm); Corofin vs Mountbellew/Moylough (4.30pm). Sunday 27th September, Pearse Stadium. 

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