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In a game played in horrendous conditions, Galway converted three penalties in the shootout through Matthew Tierney, Tony Gill and Ryan Monaghan to claim victory and progress to a provincial semi-final against Leitrim. (stock photo)

In a game played in horrendous conditions, Galway converted three penalties in the shootout through Matthew Tierney, Tony Gill and Ryan Monaghan to claim victory and progress to a provincial semi-final against Leitrim. (stock photo)

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In a game played in horrendous conditions, Galway converted three penalties in the shootout through Matthew Tierney, Tony Gill and Ryan Monaghan to claim victory and progress to a provincial semi-final against Leitrim. (stock photo)

Galway knocked Mayo out of the Connacht U-20 FC for the second year running in Castlebar on Saturday, winning in a penalty shootout after the sides finished level at the end of extra-time.

In a game played in horrendous conditions, Galway converted three penalties in the shootout through Matthew Tierney, Tony Gill and Ryan Monaghan to claim victory and progress to a provincial semi-final against Leitrim.

Mayo played with the aid of the stiff breeze in the opening half and led 0-8 to 0-2 at the break. Paul Towey led the way for the home side with four points, with Frank Irwin also firing a brace.

For Galway, Nathan Grainger and impressive centre-back Tony Gill registered their only first-half scores. But the Tribesmen quickly began erasing their arrears with the breeze behind them.

Galway equalised in injury-time through Cathal Sweeney and went ahead in the first half of extra-time with a goal from Tierney. Mayo responded in the second additional period and two late Towey points pushed the game to a shootout.

Scorers - Galway: M Tierney 1-2 (0-2f), T Gill 0-3, R Monaghan 0-2, N Grainger, T Culhane, M Cooley, C Sweeney 0-1 each. Mayo: P Towey 0-9 (3f), F Irwin 0-2 (1f), P Goldrick, C Gavin (f), J Jennings (m) 0-1 each.

Galway - C Flaherty; J McGrath, S Fitzgerald, J Glynn; C Monaghan, T Gill, C Sweeney; C Raftery, J McLaughlin; A Greene, M Tierney, P Kelly; N Grainger, T Culhane, M Cooley. Subs: R Monaghan for Greene (39), E Mannion for Grainger (47), M Geraghty for Cooley (54), O Gormley for Raftery (70), J Kirrane for Sweeney (77), D Whelan for Cooley (80).

Mayo - J McNicholas; J Coyne, D McBrien, L Tunney; A McDonnell, R Brickenden, E Hession; O Mullin, J Carney; C Gavin, F Irwin, P Goldrick; J Jennings, M Moran, P Towey. Subs: K Callaghan for Irwin (ht), J Mahon for Jennings (41), P Lambert for Moran (48), A Barrett for Gavin (72), P Chambers (for Brickenden 76).

Ref - B Judge (Sligo).

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