Minors claim smash and grab win in Tuam

Minor semi-final full time

Photo: @ColmGannon (via Twitter)

I may be closer to Thessaloniki than Tuam at the minute but I still managed, thanks to @MayoGAA and others on Twitter, to follow what was happening earlier on in that do-or-die Connacht MFC semi-final against Galway. It sounded like one hell of a match, with our lads – defending Connacht and All-Ireland champions at this level – in serious bother at the break but a spirited second half comeback culminated with Enda Gilvarry’s charges taking the lead for the first and only time in the match with just seconds to go and that was enough to seal what sounded like a real smash and grab one-point victory.

It finished 3-7 to 1-12 in the end and the minors now progress to the Connacht final, where they’ll face Roscommon in the curtain-raiser to the senior decider at MacHale Park on Sunday week.

More on that stirring win in Tuam from a guest contributor in the morning.

8 thoughts on “Minors claim smash and grab win in Tuam

  1. Hope it’s not too hot in Greece WJ.

    Well done to the minors. Great comeback against a fancied Galway side.

    Like the seniors in the Hyde, it hopefully bodes well for Mayo’s new found
    ability and belief that we can and should win really tight matches!

    Hon Mayo !!!

  2. Congrats to Enda and the lads it is a great.way to win and shows that they have a good fighting spirit. This will stand to them down the road. Its great to see both Mayo teams grinding out wins in similar situations
    Looking forward to what promises to be a great day in McHale Park for the Connaught Finals.

  3. Well done, minors. Here’s to a Senior/Minor double in MacHale although I’m told it won’t be easy against the Rossie’s who looked good, or so I’m told, against a Leitrim team, league winners, of whom much was expected.

  4. Well done to the Mayo Minors with a great win this evening. Enda Gilvarry and his team certainly know how to pick winners. Galway look real good through out this game and were up for the challenge. Mayo rode their luck a little but showed real character in the end. Well done to the Mayo supporters also for driving on the team when it really mattered.

  5. Well done Mayo minors. An odd scoreline, but as long as we have the winning score that’s all we can ask for

  6. Well done to our minors. We were lucky but what counts is that our minors stayed with the game long enough to make the luck matter. I was at the Monaghan Armagh match. Low scoring intense game and overall, a draw was a fair result.

    Just for the record, Kildare are my dark horse for this year and I think that they will get by Meath tomorrow and give Dublin a serious match after The Dubs annihilate Wexford.

    Kildare might just take Leinster. There’s something about them that’s different this year.

  7. No there isnt Joe 🙂 same old Kildare, hyped up but cant deliver. Meath look good but can’t see them stopping the Jacks procession, maybe the Dublin B team should be allowed enter Leinster

  8. Kildare were absolutely woeful. Meath should have won that game at an absolute canter.

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