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

Thomas Flynn got the crucial goal at McHale Park

BY Raf Diallo 20:42 Saturday 18 June 2016, 20:42 18 Jun 2016

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

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