Wednesday 13 December 2017

Game at a glance

Man of the match: Galway's Cathal Mannion
Man of the match: Galway's Cathal Mannion

Man of the match

Cathal Mannion (Galway)

A brilliant 3-3, including a hat-trick in ten minutes, Mannion effectively wrapped up the game before the first quarter had expired.

Talking point

What happened to Dublin? Even wind-assisted they never raised a gallop as the tactic of leaving their full-back line with no cover early on was ruthlessly exposed.

Magic moment

Jason Flynn's overhead flick pass in the 17th minute to Aidan Harte for his point drew acclaim from all corners of O'Connor Park.

Ref watch

Brian Gavin let plenty go and kept the red card in his pocket despite flashing ten yellows in a testy enough game.

Match statistics

Wides

Galway 6 (5 in first half) Dublin 7 (2)

Frees

Galway 14 (8 in first half) Dublin 22 (12)

Yellow cards

Galway: C Donnellan (10), D Collins (20), Daithi Burke (32), J Hanbury (35), A Smith (35), J Canning (37), I Tannian (45), P Mannion (55). Dublin: R O'Dwyer (14), A Nolan (37).

Red cards None.

Attendance

14,997

What's next?

Galway face Offaly/Laois in the Leinster semi-final. Dublin head for the back door in four weeks' time.

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