Connacht MFC wrap: Rio Mortimer – son of former All-Star Kenneth – shines in Mayo’s 14-point rout of Galway

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Connacht MFC Round 4

Mayo 1-15 Galway 0-4 

Mayo claimed a spot successful the Connacht insignificant last with a commanding triumph implicit Galway astatine Tuam Stadium.

Sean Deane’s charges recorded their 4th triumph from 4 round-robin games to guarantee their spot successful the provincial last connected June 4.

Galway volition whitethorn yet look them again successful the last though if they tin decision Leitrim successful their Round 5 clash adjacent Friday, which would acceptable up a semi-final against Roscommon oregon Sligo.

Mayo were hugely impressive, holding their hosts to conscionable 1 constituent from play implicit the people of the hr done terrific antiaircraft displays from John MacMonagle and Rio Mortimer – lad of erstwhile Mayo All-Star Kenneth.

Mayo vice-captain Diarmuid Duffy bagged the game’s lone extremity connected 41 minutes to assistance Mayo consolidate a five-point half-time lead, with James Maheady of Crossmolina and Niall Hurley of Claremorris in fantabulous signifier as the visitors had acold excessively overmuch prime for Alan Glynn’s Galway side.

SCORERS – Galway: Eanna Monaghan 0-2 (2f); Sean Dunne, Stephen Curley (m) 0-1 each. Mayo: Diarmuid Duffy 1-2; James Maheady, Niall Hurley (1m) 0-3 each; David Dolan (2f), Ronan Clarke 0-2 each; Jack Keane, Rio Mortimer, Dylan Gallagher 0-1 each.

GALWAY: K Gilmore; A Colleran, R Flaherty, V Gill; M Mannion, C Trayers, R Coen; J Lonergan, S McGlinchey; S Dunne, C Costello, O Morgan; S Curley, E Monaghan, C Cox. Subs: P McNeela for Gill (36), O Kelly for Costello (43), L Carr for Dunne (47), F O’Connor for Mannion (48), C Dolan for Lonergan (57).

MAYO: D Dolan; R Mortimer, J MacMonagle, L Silke; L Maloney, C McHale, P Gilmore; J Keane, L Feeney; J Maheady, Z Collins, D Duffy; C Keavney, R Clarke, N Hurley. Subs: D Hurley for Collins (42), D Gallagher for Keane (49), S O’Dowd for Maheady (52), O Cronin for Keavney (54), O Armstrong for Feeney (55).

REF: P McTiernan (Roscommon)

Sligo 4-18 Leitrim 2-15

James Foley proved to beryllium the prima antheral connected amusement for Sligo by scoring 1-6 from play arsenic he kept his side’s hopes live of making the Connacht semi-finals with a nine-point triumph implicit Leitrim. 

The distant broadside started the brighter of the sides, scoring 1-2 without reply wrong the archetypal 4 minutes of the opening half, with the first goal of the crippled coming from Liam Chandler aft an fantabulous shot successful by Paul Honeyman.

Sligo soon settled and came close backmost into the lucifer arsenic they lone trailed by a azygous constituent aft 14 minutes of play with Dillion Walsh and Cian Carty amongst the scorers.

A 2nd Leitrim extremity came connected the 20-minute mark, this clip from Honeyman, but Sligo would decorativeness the fractional the stronger of the sides which saw Foley people 1-3 during this spell. The location side led astatine the interruption 1-11 to 2-6.

Just similar the archetypal fractional Leitrim started the 2nd fractional the amended of the sides with 2 fantabulous points from Ben Guckian and Honeyman to permission the sides level.

Eli Rooney produced a large fractional by restoring the pb for Sligo earlier they would instrumentality power of the game, starting with Cian Carty scoring the archetypal of his 2 goals.

Guckian replied with his 2nd constituent of the lucifer but his broadside inactive trailed by 2 points, and that would beryllium arsenic adjacent arsenic they would get arsenic points from Foley and Rooney had Sligo successful beforehand by 5 points going into the last quarter. A Rooney extremity past put daylight betwixt the sides with 11 minutes to play.

Chandler and Honeyman tagged connected scores successful the last six minutes for Leitrim but they would concede a 4th extremity 5 minutes from the extremity with Carty getting his 2nd extremity of the half.

This effect knocks Leitrim retired of the hunt for a semi-final spot portion Sligo indispensable triumph against Roscommon to publication spot successful the semi-final against Galway.

SCORERS – Sligo: James Foley 1-6; Cian Carty 2-2; Eli Rooney 1-3 (0-1m), Dillion Walsh, Ronan Niland (1f), Shea O’Neill 0-2 each; Daniel King 0-1. Leitrim – Paul Honeyman 1-7(3f); Liam Chandler 1-2(45); Ben Guckian 0-2; Josh Maye, Tom Plunkett, Jack Foley, Naoise McManus 0-1 each.

SLIGO - D Henry; R O’Hehir, O Conlon, D King; R O’Callaghan, Robert O’Kelly Lynch, T Ross; R Gillespie, D Walsh; T Bailey, R Niland, C Carty; E Rooney, S O’Neill, J Foley. Subs: K Garnahan for O’Neill (46), C Flynn for Rooney (54), A Mullen for Bailey (55), P Kerins for Niland (59), G Lynch for O’Kelly Lynch (63)

LEITRIM - S Sheridan; E Moyles, E Duignan, D Gardiner; J Gilheany, D Greenan, G Murtagh; Ben Guckian, J Foley; L Chandler, P Honeyman, Tom Plukett; D Cox, J Maye, N McManus. Subs: E Ridge for McManus (40), A Gardiner for Moyles (44), H Wilson for Cox (46), E McNamara for Duignan (50), F Curley for Plunkett (59)

REF - J Glavey (Mayo)

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