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Sean Cavanagh Found Silver-Lining In 'Intense' Mayo vs Galway Clash

Sean Cavanagh Found Silver-Lining In 'Intense' Mayo vs Galway Clash
By Arthur James O'Dea

The question that Donal Shanley faced in yesterday evening's Leinster football championship tie between Wexford and Laois, in areas of some uncertainty, is it better to take your point, or go for goal?

In this afternoon's Connacht championship clash between Mayo and Galway in Castlebar, a tight and turgid affair was all but decided by Galway's Johnny Heaney.

With the game almost entering its 75th minute, Heaney found himself at the end of a wonderfully worked Galway move. Without any concern whatsoever, Heaney bore down on goal with only one answer to that troubling question.

Analysing the tie on this evening's Sunday Game, the former Tyrone footballer Sean Cavanagh gave some insight into how courageous Heaney had been; "I'd have taken the point."

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The three-time All-Ireland winner appeared to be the only one for whom today's tie was not a disappointment:

I knew what to expect. Galway have been playing a certain way, this is a huge, intense rivalry between a Mayo team that hasn't beaten this Galway team in three years now.

Some of the best games I played in were ugly to watch [but] they were intense games, and that is exactly what we got today.

See Also: Mayo In 'Terminal Decline' After 'Shocking, Toxic, Horrendous' Galway Loss

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