Given how Galway played against Leitrim in the previous round of the Connacht Championship, maybe James Horan should not have been surprised with the style they implemented against Mayo on Sunday.
In that quarter-final against Leitrim they conceded 42 fouls and against Mayo they continued in a similar vein.
Speaking on Newstalk, Horan said Galway's level of fouling was "absolutely outrageous",
Their full-back line, the amount of fouling they did was absolutely outrageous. You're not going to win any game at any level - and led unfortunately by Finian Hanley. I don't understand where his head was. So that kept Mayo in it when Mayo were playing badly and it was a deserved win for Mayo.
The former Mayo boss went on to cite, for him, one especially egregious example.
There was one in particular that sums that up quite well I think. It was Finian Hanley out of the sideline where one of the Mayo players was going down. This was early in the second half, ten minutes into it. Galway were starting to fight again. The Mayo player was going down on the ball towards the sideline away from goal. Finian comes in behind and sort of knees and shoves. At under six or under seven level, you'd be looking to talk to the player about it and say what they could do different.
I'm not sure what happened to Galway today but some of their fouling was absolutely ridiculous.
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