Date Time Competition Season
24 April 2022 4:00 pm Connacht SFC 2022

Match Report

Connacht SFC Prev – Mayo v Galway

Mayo take on Galway today as the big two of Connacht clash at MacHale Park in a Connacht Championship Quarter-Final (4pm).

The long-time rivals met in last years’ Provincial Final when Mayo won out on a scoreline of 2-14 to Galway’s 2-8, eventually progressing to an All-Ireland Final.

The 2021 final was played at Croke Park for the first time in 100 years, and Mayo used their experience of the ground to push ahead in the second-half and seize victory after Galway failed to keep up with scoring.

Having to meet this early on, only one of the provincial neighbours will get to stay in the race for the J.J Nestor Cup this year and a lively game should be in store as Galway look for revenge.

Both sides come into this evening’s fixture off of strong league campaigns, the two counties featuring in their respective league divisions’ finals earlier this month.

Mayo placed second in Division One, with 4 wins and a draw to reach the league final although they were heavily defeated by a powerful Kerry team at Croke Park, albeit with some of their big-hitters absent.

Galway also placed second in their respective league (Div Two) to earn promotion to next years’ Division 1.

The Tribesmen recorded 6 wins to reach the Division Two final but like their opponents today, they too were defeated at Croker, losing out by a mere point to Connacht rivals Roscommon on the day.

Midfielder Paul Conroy (0-6) had an excellent scoring performance for Galway on that occasion and was followed by star full-forward Damien Comer (0-4) and those players will be vital for Galway today.

Shane Walsh was a late sub in the Division 2 Final although he will start today to give the Tribesmen further firepower in Castlebar.  

Ryan O’Donoghue topped the Division One scoring charts this season and the half-forward will be a key player for the Green and Red going forward.

Talisman Cillian O’Connor made a cameo appearance for James Horan’s side in the league final against Kerry but should now have returned to full fitness to lead his side in front of a fanatic home support in what will likely be a close game.  

The winners face Leitrim in a Connacht Semi-Final.


1Rory Byrne Goalkeeper
2Lee Keegan Defender 66'
3Oisin Mullin 17
4Padraig O’Hora Defender
5Stephen Coen 10 Defender
6Michael Plunkett Defender
7Eoghan McLaughlin Defender 19'
8Aidan O’Shea Forward
9Matthew Ruane Midfielder
25Diarmuid O’Connor Forward 23'
11Ryan O’Donoghue Forward 9', 27', 28', 68'
12Conor Loftus 26 Midfielder
13James Carr Forward 31', 37'
`14Jason Doherty 23 Forward
15Cillian O’Connor Forward 2', 11', 16', 69', 70', 74'
10Kevin McLoughlin 5 Forward 72'
16Colm Reape Goalkeeper
17Enda Hession 3 Defender
18Rory Brickeneden Forward
19David McBrien Defender
20Conor O’Shea Midfielder
21Fergal Boland Forward
22Darren McHale Forward
23Aiden Orme `14 Forward
24Darren Coen Forward
26Jack Carney 12 Midfielder


1Connor Gleeson Goalkeeper
2Liam Silke Defender
3Sean Kelly Defender
4Jack Glynn 17 Defender
5Dylan McHugh Defender
6John Daly Defender
7Kieran Molloy 18 Forward 39'
8Paul Conroy Midfielder 30', 56', 61'
9Matthew Tierney Forward
10Finnian Ó Laoí Forward 21'
11Niall Daly 21 6'
12Johnny Heaney Defender 6'
13Robert Finnerty 25 Forward 5'
14Damien Comer Forward 10'
15Shane Walsh Forward 1', 25', 45', 50', 52'
16James Keane Goalkeeper
17John McGrath 4 Defender
18Cillian McDaid 7 Defender 47'
19Billy Mannion Defender
20Tony Gill
21Patrick Kelly 11 Forward
22Paul Kelly Midfielder
23Owen Gallagher Forward
24Cormac McWalter Forward
25Dessie Conneely 13 Forward
26Tomo Culhane
  • 75'

    Full-Time. Galway win by a single point as they hold off a late May rally/!

  • 75'

    Aidan Orme's attempt goes wide - a point still in it

  • 73'

    Cillian O'Connor booked

  • 72'

    Liam Silke wins a vital ball in the Galway square as Mayo put the pressure on

  • 70'

    5 minutes added on

  • 69'

    Cillian O'Connor's free brings Galway's lead to 3 points

  • 68'

    Ryan O'Donoghue point

  • 66'

    Lee Keegan point for Mayo - their 3rd of the half

  • 66'

    Johnny McGrath replaces Jack Glynn for Galway

  • 66'

    Mayo go wide

  • 64'

    Johnny Heaney point increases the gap

  • 64'

    Aidan O'Shea goes into full-forward for Mayo, Galway ball now

  • 61'

    Galway collect the ball and counter, Paul Conroy runs through the middle, receives the ball and gets his third point of the game! Gap goes back to 5

  • 59'

    Another O'Connor free goes right and wide

  • 58'

    Jack Kearney on for Mayo also

  • 58'

    Great Cillian O'Connor free from distance!

  • 56'

    Paul Conroy gets his point for Galway!

  • 55'

    Mayo may need a goal to get back into things

  • 55'

    Galway on top as Mayo's Cillian O'Connor fouls to stop an attack by the Tribesmen

  • 54'

    Cillian O'Connor puts a Mayo 45 wide

  • 52'

    Shane Walsh gets a third from the ground!

  • 51'

    Comer fists the ball as the Mayo keeper comes off his line - out for another 45

  • 51'

    Eoghan McGlaughlin booked for Mayo

  • 50'

    Another fine kick from Shane Walsh to send Galway 3 points ahead

  • 48'

    Ruane misses another

  • 47'

    Substitute Cillian McDaid tacks on another for Galway - three without reply!

  • 44'

    Shane Walsh scores from a great 45 metre kick!

  • 44'

    Mayo defend well to stop Galway midfielder Tierney's run - 45 to Galway

  • 44'

    Mayo holding the ball for a period - Matthew Ruane's eventual shot goes short and then wide

  • 42'

    Conroy goes wide at one end and Cillian O'Connor can't control the ball at the other

  • 39'

    Galway get even again through a Kieran Molloy point

  • 38'

    Oisin Mullin exits the field after injuring his hamstring - replaced by Enda Hession

  • 36'

    James Carr hits the first score of the second half to put Mayo ahead

  • 35'

    Patrick Kelly replaces Niall Daly for Galway

  • Honours even between Mayo and Galwayat half-time in Castlebar. Galway had a great start but Finnian O'Laoi's black card brought Mayo back into things to get even.

  • 37'

    Paul Conroy makes a great block to stop Jason Doherty's goal shot

  • 35'

    2 minutes added

  • 35'

    Goes wide with his left leg

  • 35'

    Mayo have a free - Cillian O'Connor steps up

  • 31'

    Finnian O'Laoi returns Galway to 15 men after his black-card

  • 31'

    James Carr returns a point for Mayo

  • 30'

    Paul Conroy gets Galway ahead again!

  • 28'

    O'Donoghue fists over to bring things level

  • 27'

    Ryan O'Donoghue gets an excellent score from the right flank

  • 25'

    Shane Walsh wins a vital free for Galway - scored by the forward

  • 23'

    Keegan goes wide

  • 23'

    Diarmuid O'Connor point as Galway struggling with 14 men

  • 20'

    Score comes after a Finnian O\'Laoi mistake - the Galway half-forward fouled getting back and is now black-carded

  • 19'

    Eoghan McLaughlin point gets Mayo back a score

  • 16'

    Cillian O'Connor adds a third from frees

  • 10'

    Damien Comer point to keep the gap for Galway!

  • 9'

    Ryan O'Donoghue scores from a free-kick for Mayo

  • 5'

    Rob Finnerty point to put Galway ahead!

  • 2'

    Cillian O'Connor equalises for Mayo

  • 1'

    Shane Walsh point gets Galway off the mark!

  • 1'

    Here we go at Castlebar!

Past Meetings

2-14 (20) - 2-8 (14)
Croke Park

Mayo v Galway


Galway v Mayo

(Quarter Final)
0-12 (12) - 1-12 (15)
MacHale Park, Castlebar

Mayo v Galway

(Semi Final)
0-15 (15) - 1-11 (14)
Pearse Stadium

Galway v Mayo

(Semi Final)
0-12 (12) - 1-12 (15)
MacHale Park, Castlebar

Mayo v Galway

(Semi Final)
1-15 (18) - 2-8 (14)
Pearse Stadium

Mayo v Galway

3-14 (23) - 0-16 (16)
MacHale Park, Castlebar

Mayo v Galway

(Quarter Final)
0-11 (11) - 4-16 (28)
Pearse Stadium

Galway v Mayo

(Semi Final)
1-12 (15) - 1-6 (9)
MacHale Park, Castlebar

Mayo v Galway


MacHale Park, Castlebar
MacHale Park, McHale Road, Gorteendrunagh, Castlebar Urban Electoral Division, Castlebar Municipal District, County Mayo, Connacht, F23 RC84, Ireland

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