NUI Galway’s stunning second half comeback was soured, as their Sigerson Cup game against Ulster University at Whitehall Colmcille was abandoned following an injury to Galway’s Seán Mulkerrin on the 54th minute.
NUIG found themselves 2-4 to 0-5 down at the break, as goals from Séamus Loughran and Andrew Gilmore saw UU have a commanding lead.
However, a second half revival led by Galway senior captain Seán Kelly, who came off the bench, saw Maurice Sheridan’s side take a 1-10 to 2-5 lead. Kelly netted a fantastic individual goal.
On the 54th minute, Seán Mulkerrin received a serious injury, and was on the field for a lengthy period waiting for an ambulance. Referee Patrick Maguire decided to abandoned the game, but NUIG were awarded the win. They will go onto face Queen’s University in the next round.
Mayo’s Tommy Conroy lined out at centre-forward and he scored a point from play, while Fionn McDonagh was introduced as a second half substitute.
Tourlestrane’s Conan Marren started at midfield and Coolaney-Mullinabreena’s Nathan Mullen played left-half forward.