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In Pictures: 12-Man Galway Overcome Mayo In Fiery FBD League Affair

In Pictures: 12-Man Galway Overcome Mayo In Fiery FBD League Affair

After last weekend's FBD League fiasco, Sunday's postponed fixture between Mayo and Galway was played out under the lights tonight.

When MacHale park was deemed unplayable on Sunday afternoon, many fans were left in the invidious position of having already paid for tickets, and not being offered any refund.

Offered the compensation instead of gaining entry to tonight's game, pictures emerging from Mayo suggest that although the weather scarcely improved, the match on offer was certainly entertaining.

With the pitch looking heavily waterlogged, Galway emerged as victors in a match that some felt scarcely shouldn't have gone ahead in the first place.

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With the water on the pitch visible from the stands, it didn't take long for the players to start feeling the ill-effects of a heavy January pitch.

Not exactly a surface conducive to a high-scoring game, a tight affair between last year's All-Ireland finalists and Galway threw up few scores, but plenty of action.

Although they would limp across the line with a one-point winning margin, overcoming a two-point half-time deficit, Galway would do so while down to 12-men.

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One of those reds was handed out to Galway's Damien Comer - mere minutes after he had entered the play as a substitute.

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It was a decision that didn't fall too far from the general tempestuous nature of the game itself.

While both teams will struggle to take much from tonight's game, it has at the very least offered some proof that these pre-season games can be interesting, if nothing else.

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