Kerry and Mayo to fight it out again after thrilling draw
Kerry 1-16 Mayo 1-16 after comeback by 14 man Mayo team
Published 24/08/2014 | 17:43
A brilliant second-half fight back by 14-man Mayo means that these two will have to do it all again in Limerick next Saturday.
In an enthralling All Ireland semi final, Mayo, who had Lee Keegan sent off in the first half, battled back from four points down at half-time to earn a deserved draw in Croke Park.
Indeed, James Horan’s men led by five points at one stage following a scintillating attacking display in the second half.
They were leading by four in the 68th minute when James O’Donoghue collected a pass from Kieran Donaghy and smashed the ball home to make it a one-point game.
Kieran O’Leary showed great composure when he fired over the equalising point and then the Kingdom missed two chances to win the match right at the end when.
O’Donoghue picked the ball up 40 yards from goal and made some space for himself but his left-footed shot grazed the side of the post, and with the last kick of the game, Bryan Sheehan saw his 60-yard free come up just short.
It had looked like it would be a routine win for Kerry when they went in at the break 0-9 to 0-4 up with a numerical advantage following Lee Keegan’s 33rd minute dismissal.
But Cillian O’Connor and Mayo had other ideas.
The Mayo forward was inspirational as he led the the team's charge.