Injury-time goal denies Sligo win over Galway

Sligo senior footballers were denied a memorable Connacht championship victory over holders Galway on Saturday when a Rob Tierney goal deep in added time gave the Tribesmen a slightly fortunate 1-13 to 0-14 win in their semi-final at Markievicz Park.

Sligo had led this match from the start, establishing a 0-9 to 0-6 interval advantage, and they briefly led by four (0-11 to 0-7) early in the second-half.

But they were caught late on by Galway’s suckerpunch – the Tribesman had squandered three of four good goalscoring opportunites in the early minutes of this semi-final – but otherwise they were pushed to the pin of their collars by a well-organised Sligo team, who will look back on this game as a missed opportunity.

Despite the manner of the finish, Sligo manager Tony McEntee was full of praise for his players when he spoke to reporters after Saturday’s game.

Connacht SFC semi-finals
Sligo 0-14 Galway (holders) 1-13
Roscommon v Mayo, Sun 4pm

Hurling’s Christy Ring Cup
London 4-26 Sligo 0-12

U17 Celtic Challenge
Sligo 3-7 Mayo 1-18

The commentary highlights from Sligo’s semi-final with Galway, with commentary as described by Colm McGee and Gerry McGowan.