Monday 27 March 2017

Galway kickstart 2015 Championship with facile win over New York in the Big Apple

3 May 2015; Eddie Hoare and Damien Comer, Galway, celebrate after the game. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Eddie Hoare and Damien Comer, Galway, celebrate after the game. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
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The All-Ireland football championship began on the other side of the Atlantic this evening with New York on the receiving end of a heavy beating.

Who lifts Sam Maguire will be decided over the next 20 weeks and began tonight with the most easily predicted game of the lot as Galway strolled to a 2-18 to 0-8 victory over New York at the Gaelic Grounds.

3 May 2015; Galway's Danny Cummins is congratulated after the game by New York's Ronan McGinley. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Galway's Danny Cummins is congratulated after the game by New York's Ronan McGinley. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Damien Comer, Galway, in action against Ronan McGinley, Darren Freeman and Gerard McCartan, New York. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Danny Cummins, Galway, in action against Keith Quinn, New York. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Shane Walsh, Galway, celebrates after scoreing a goal against New York. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Damien Comer, Galway, in action against Gerard McCartan, New York. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Damien Comer, Galway, in action against Gerard McCartan, New York. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Damien Comer, Galway, in action against Gerard McCartan, New York. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Eddie Hoare and Damien Comer, Galway, celebrate after the game. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Galway captain Paul Conroy is congratulated after the game by New York goalkeeper Gavin Joyce. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
3 May 2015; Galway captain Paul Conroy is congratulated after the game. Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship, Preliminary Round, New York v Galway. Gaelic Park, New York, USA. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE

New York got to within seven points of the Tribesmen in 2010 and trailed by just two with 20 minutes remaining in that game but there was no repeat of those heroics.

Galway led by 0-9 to 0-4 at the interval and put some daylight between the sides in the second half with goals from Shane Walsh and Damien Comer.

Galway advance to take on Leitrim in a Connacht quarter-final in Carrick-On-Shannon in a fortnight's time.

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