Colgan goal seals victory for Down


Down 1-17 Galway 2-11: Down and Galway served up a masterclass of football in this absorbing quarter-final in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday.

The sides were level four times during the opening 15 minutes and when Galway's Owen Concannon scored a goal in the 18th minute, Down responded with a goal by Martin Clarke.Down led by 1-10 to 2-6 at the break. Galway drew level in the 40th minute but Down went four points ahead with two minutes remaining and a fisted point by James Colgan sealed victory.

DOWN: M McAllister; J McClory, C Garvey, G Magee; G McCartan, E McConville, K Duffin; J Colgan (0-1), P Fitzpatrick (0-4); D Lavery (0-1), M Clarke (1-4, one free), S Grant; C Brannigan (0-2), R Kelly (0-2, one free), P McCumiskey (0-3). Subs: H Magee for McClory, R Kerr for Lavery.

GALWAY: E Costelloe; M O'Neill, K O'Connor, J Keaveney; C Leyden (0-2), T Crowe, C Murphy; J Lawless, G O'Donnell; O Concannon (2-4, two frees), G Bradshaw (0-1), M Gottsche; C Kenny (0-1), E Hoare, J Keane (0-2, one free). Subs: J Tierney for O'Neill, T Curtin for Lawless, D Hogan (0-1) for Gottsche, R McCann for Hoare, S Kavanagh for Curtin.

Referee: C Reilly (Meath).