Galway finish with 12 players but edge out Mayo in Castlebar
Galway finished with 12 players as Kevin Comer, Seán Mulkerrin and Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh were dismissed in this lively FBD Connacht League round two tie at MacHale Park in Castlebar.
Comer got a straight red for throwing back the elbow when he was tackled by Adam Gallagher, while Mulkerrin was sent off two minutes later on a black card followed by a second yellow card.
Ó Ceallaigh also picked up a black followed by a second yellow in the fourth and final minute of time added on in a game which saw Mayo’s losing run against the Tribesmen continue.
Mayo led by 0-8 to 0-6 at the break and looked in a very strong position when Peter Naughton found the net five minutes into the second half.
However, that was soon cancelled out by a superb goal from Pádraic Cunningham for Galway, who battled back with four unanswered points to defend a two-point lead in the last 15 minutes, Mayo only adding an injury-time point to that goal from Naughton.
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