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Video Highlights – Galway footballers get result against Tyrone

Galway Secures First Win

Galway secures their first win of the season, defeating Tyrone by a single point at O’Neills Healy Park. Cathal Sweeney’s second-half goal proves to be the decisive score for Galway, marking a potential turning point in their season. The return of Sean Kelly provides a boost, but an injury to Paul Conroy raises concerns for manager Padraig Joyce ahead of their match against table-toppers Derry.

Positive Start and Defensive Challenges

Galway starts positively with Rob Finnerty and Paul Conroy contributing early points. However, they struggle defensively as Tyrone hits them on the break. Tyrone responds with scores from Darragh Canavan and Peter Harte, exploiting gaps in Galway’s defense. Their deep-lying defensive set-up frustrates Galway’s attacking efforts.

Galway’s Struggle and Half-Time Score

Galway struggles to score for a significant portion of the first half, allowing Tyrone to take a lead of 0-6 to 0-4 by halftime. Despite setbacks, Galway starts the second half strongly with a quick point. They focus on defending their lead while remaining dangerous on the counter-attack.

Second Half Challenges and Injury Concerns

Galway faces further challenges as influential midfielder Paul Conroy fails to return for the second half due to injury. Galway manages the game effectively in the final minutes, securing the win with a three-point lead and emphasizing defensive solidity.

Scorers for Galway: R Finnerty 0-4, (1f, 1m), C Sweeney 1-0, J Heaney 0-2, M Tierney, J McGrath, D O’Flaherty, P Conroy 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tyrone: D Canavan (1f) and C Daly (1m) 0-3 each , N Morgan 0-2 (1f), M McKernan, P Harte, C Devlin, C Kilpatrick (m) 0-1 each.

Galway: C Gleeson; J McGrath, S Fitzgerald, S Mulkerrin; D McHugh, J Daly, K Molloy; P Conroy, J Maher; J Heaney, M Tierney, C Sweeney; R Finnerty, C O Curraoin, L O Conghaile.

Subs: C Darcy for O Curraoin (31), R Cunningham for Conroy (HT), D O’Flaherty for Molloy (42), N Daly for Tierney (63).

Tyrone: N Morgan; C Devlin, P Hampsey, A Clarke; N Devlin, M McKernan, C Quinn; B Kennedy, A Donaghy; P Harte, C Kilpatrick, S O’Donnell; L McGarrity, D Canavan, C Daly.

Subs: R Canavan for D Canavan, K McGeary for McGarrity, M McGleenan for Donaghy (59).

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