Saturday 17 August 2019

WATCH: Another brawl between Dublin and Galway breaks out at Fenway Classic

Jack O'Toole and Conor McKeon

Dublin's John Hetherton and Galway's Adrian Tuohey started a brawl during the first of the AIG Fenway Classic semi-finals at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday.

The two became entangled when Tuohey seemed to trip Hetherton leading to the Dubliner picking the Galway defender up off the ground before dropping him onto the turf.

The incident follows a similar episode between the two teams in 2015 when Andy Smith and Conor Dooley - one of three goalkeepers used by Dublin - clashed close to the Dublin goal in a full-blooded contest.

On the pitch, after initially struggling to come to grips with the amended rules, Galway took an early lead in the game on Sunday and their victory came largely thanks to an outstanding goalkeeping performance from Colm Callanan.

Danny Sutcliffe captained Dublin in what was his first game for exactly two years and scored an early five-pointer, the reward for a goal scored outside the 20 metre line.

Cillian Costello and Daithí Burke were sin-binned in the 10th minute after referee, Johnny Ryan, consulted video referee Donal O’Grady following a scuffle behind one of the goals while Shane Maloney suffered a similar fate in the second half for a high hit on Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Chester.

Galway led 29 to 22 at half-time and went further ahead in the second-half thanks to three five-pointers in quick succession from top scorer, Jason Flynn.

Callanan pulled off a string of outstanding saves and late scores from Padraig Brehony and Conor Cooney put the All-Ireland champions through to this evening’s final against Clare or Tipperary, scheduled to start 3.0 local time.

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