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Clinical Galway cut loose

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 9:32am

Story by Billy Coss
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Clinical Galway cut loose

Photo: Ray Ryan

Clinical Galway cut loose

Photo: Ray Ryan

AS THE second half unfolded in Sunday's one-sided Connacht semi-final, about the only piece of business left undecided was whether Galway would surpass their largest winning margin over Sligo in championship football.

Recent history had brought its share of upsets and tight matches in the fixture but at the end of their 39th meeting in provincial competition, a whopping 21 points separated the teams.
In terms of scores tallied and winning margin, Galway fell short of only the landslide 6-18 to 0-4 first round victory at Pearse Stadium 28 years ago.
There were no traces of complacency as Kevin Walsh's side turned on the style and played with a pace, intensity and accuracy that left Sligo well-beaten before the change of ends.
"Compared to two weeks ago [against Mayo], it was ruthless enough in finishing, which was good," admitted Walsh afterwards. "We probably had only one or two wides in the first half which was a plus. We ended up having a nice lead at half-time and were comfortable from then on.

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