Galway marched into the semi-finals of the Leinster U21 championship with a commanding performance against Offaly. Tony Ward's men never looked like letting the game get away from them and once they got their noses in front remained there for the duration of the game.
The highlight of the contest was undoubtedly Sean Loftus' brilliant goal to seal the victory for the Tribesmen in the second half.
Take a look:
Superb control & finish to the back of the net by Galway's Seán Loftus! pic.twitter.com/1oyQJ405Lz
— The GAA (@officialgaa) June 13, 2018
A superb piece of skill from Loftus who made controlling the ball, catching the ball and setting himself up for the strike into one, fluid movement. However Loftus' skills were probably helped by Offaly's indiscipline, the Faithful county being reduced to 14 men when Oisin Kelly saw red in the second half.
Though Kelly's indiscretion was not the incident on which the game hinged as the Tribesmen already lead by eight points when the Offaly forward received his marching orders. The final score was Galway 1-20 Offaly 0-08, and the result means that it will be Tony Ward's men that will face Kilkenny in the semi-final.
In tonight's other Leinster quarter final U21 game Westmeath ran Dublin close, with the final score of 1-13 to 2-13 in favour of the Dubs. They face Wexford in the other semi-final next Wednesday.