Gal­way fin­ish with 12 play­ers but edge out Mayo in Castle­bar

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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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