Galway recorded their first win over Kerry in 53 years after a 1-13 to 1-10 victory in Croke Park but it came at a cost as midfielder Paul Conroy suffered a double leg-break.
There was a lengthy stoppage in the first half after the St. James man was involved in a collision with Seán O’Shea. He was replaced by Peter Cooke and eight minutes added time were played.
He still manages a smile.. Speedy recovery bro @PaulC225 no doubt you'll be back stronger! #gaillimhabú pic.twitter.com/maELoiho2i
— Damien Comer (@DamoComer) July 15, 2018
It was confirmed after the game that Conroy was recovering in hospital after the injury.
A confident Galway will face Kildare in Newbridge next after a deserved victory against the Kingdom. It also means Kerry's trip to Clones next week is crucial as Eamonn Fitzmaurice's side battle for their future in the Championship. There was one positive for Kerry in the performance of David Clifford, who scored 1-5.