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Galway Vs Mayo Semi-Final Ends In Real Drama At Croke Park

Galway Vs Mayo Semi-Final Ends In Real Drama At Croke Park

It was elation for Galway and heartbreak for Mayo in the first ladies football semi-final of the day at Croke Park on Sunday.

Galway won the game by a single point - 2-10 to 2-9 - to book a place in the September 15th final.

The game ended in some drama as Galway's Roisín Leonard kicked a brilliant free to put her side ahead with just over a minute remaining on the clock.

Mayo subsequently worked the ball down the pitch and it looked as though they would have a chance to equalise when it appeared that Rachel Kearns had been fouled on the edge of the square.

However, after Kearns had received treatment, it emerged that the referee Seamus Mulvihill had in fact awarded a free to Galway, apparently due to a double hop from the Mayo full-forward (you can see that at the 40-second mark below).

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It was a game which had rained goals - four in all - with the pick of them being a sensational solo effort from Mayo captain Niamh Kelly.

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