GALLERY: Galway end Mayo's long run of dominance to reach Connacht final

Thomas Flynn got the crucial goal at McHale Park

Mayo, Galway,

Mayo's Keith Higgins tackled by Gareth Bradshaw and Declan Kyne of Galway ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Galway have ended Mayo's hopes of a sixth Connacht championship in a row.

The Tribesmen defeated their rivals 1-12 to 0-12 to book their place in a final against Roscommon, who beat Sligo last weekend

Thomas Flynn's goal on 54 minutes swung the game in Galway's direction to make the scores 0-11 to 1-8 at that point before Paul Conroy and Danny Cummins added two more points in quick succession.


Mayo failed to score in a 20 minute stretch in the second half as Galway got their first championship win over their neighbours for almost a decade.

Galway's last appearance in the Connacht final was back in 2014 when they were comfortably beaten by Mayo.

Mayo's Kevin Keane tackled by Gary Sice and Shane Walsh of Galway ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Mayo's Stephen Coen celebrates after scoring a point ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Mayo's Seamus O'Se and Declan Kyne of Galway ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Mayo's Keith Higgins and Gareth Bradshaw of Galway ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan