Friday, May 26, 2023

Second half goals from Tom Lydon and Thomas Tuffy set Mayo on their way to retaining their Connacht minor title, their 42nd in total, in Tuam Stadium this evening with a 2-13 to 1-10 win over rivals Galway.

Mayo’s Rio Mortimer lifts the cup and celebrates with teammates. Photo: INPHO/Evan Logan

Galway lead by the bare minimum, 0-8 to 0-7, at half-time following a back and forth first half where both sides having the upper hand for periods but also guilty of some poor wides and easy turnovers.

The Green and Red were a different animal in the second half and goals through a Tom Lydon penalty and a wonderful strike by Thomas in the space of three minutes put them six clear going into the final quarter.

Galway sub Fionán Ó Conghaile had an immediate impact off the bench after collecting a pass from another sub Stephen O’Grady as he fired into the net to cut the gap with 12 minutes to go but two frees from Lydon and one from man-of-the-match Darragh Beirne sealed a six-point win for Mayo, who will meet the Ulster runners-up on June 10 in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

Full report and reaction in Tuesday’s print edition of The Western People.

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By Stuart Tynan
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