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Galway Survive in Donegal

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Allianz Football League Division One

GALWAY 2-8 DONEGAL 2-7

Galway got back on the winning trail in Letterkenny and came from seven points down to gain two vital league points before the visit of Tyrone to Tuam on Sunday week, Two second half goals from Johnny Heaney and Sean Kelly laid the foundation for the victory.

The winners had to endure a nail biting finish as both Ciaran Thompson and Michael Murphy put late frees the wrong side of the posts for Donegal who also had a point ruled out for a square ball infringement earlier.

Galway will cherish this win and the display in that second half against all the odds shows the fighting spirit of the outfit and should all point to strong finish in the league with three home games remaining against Tyrone, Mayo and Dublin and one away against Meath

Galway scorers were: Shane Walsh 0-4 Séan Kelly, Johnny Heaney 1-0 each, Robert Finnerty 0-2, Michael Daly, Damien Comer, 0-1 each.

Donegal scorers were: Michael Murphy 1-3, (), Ciaran Thompson 1-1 Jamie Brennan 0-2, Peadar Mogan, 0-1.

GALWAY: Connor Gleeson; Séan Kelly, Séan Mulkerrin, Johnny Heaney; Gary O’Donnell, John Daly, Cillian McDaid; Ronan Steede, Cein D’Arcy; Finnian Ó Laoí, Damien Comer, Michael Daly; Robert Finnerty, Shane Walsh, Michael Boyle.

Subs: Ronan Ó Beoláin for O Laoi (22), Finnian O Laoi for Gleeson (32), Conor Campbell for McDaid (35+3), Adrian Varley for Steede (HT), Paul Conroy for O Laoi (44).

DONEGAL: Shaun Patton; Caolan Ward, Neil McGee, Eoghan Ban Gallagher; Ryan McHugh, Conor O’Donnell, Odhrán McFadden-Ferry; Caolan McGonagle, Michael Langan; Eoin McHugh, Peadar Mogan, Paul Brennan; Ciaran Thompson, Michael Murphy, Jamie Brennan.

Subs: Niall O’Donnell for Mogan (35), Andrew McClean for McGonagle (half-time), Daire Ó Baoill for E.McHugh (55).

REFEREE: Joe McQuillan (Cavan).

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