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Tuesday 17 January 2017

the game at a glance

Published 12/09/2011 | 05:00

Davy Glennon (Galway)

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Late on in the game Glennon was back clearing his lines, illustrating the energy he brought to this game. There was a buzz about him every time he got the ball and his second point was probably the best of the night.

Turning point

Glennon's 27th-minute goal made it a case of not whether Galway would win but by how much. It was an interesting battle up to that.

Talking point

For all the talk of the 'drive for five', Dublin still don't have an All-Ireland title from any of the six mainstream championships. Ironically, this was Galway's third across both codes. Has Anthony Cunningham struck the significant blow in a potential bid for Galway senior management?

Ref watch

If last week's All-Ireland senior championship final was refereed the way this contest was, the free count would probably have doubled. That said, the penalty award by Tony Carroll to Galway early on, which Tadhg Haran converted, was dubious as Barry Daly was falling when contact with the Dublin goalkeeper, Ger McManus, was made.

What they said

Anthony Cunningham

(Galway manager):

"This time last year these guys were shell-shocked. It was a lonely place but these guys worked so hard this year. They were a young team 12 months ago, the experience stood to them."

John McEvoy (Dublin manager):

"It was the phase before half-time. I don't want to go on about refereeing decisions because that is not the way that we go about our business in Dublin. Certainly a few went against us, but that is the way it goes."

Match statistics

Wides: Galway 10 (5); Dublin 7 (2)

Frees: Dublin 13 (6); Galway 10 (4)

Yellow cards: Galway 1 (David Burke 50); Dublin 3 (Ger McManus 10, Bill O'Carroll 30, Dean Curran 44)

Attendance: 5,300

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