Mayo slow to shine
Mayo 2-8 GMIT 1-5:MAYO FINALLY saw the light in McHale Park on Saturday, the first game under floodlights, but it wasn’t until the second half James Horan’s charges switched on.
A goal after eight minutes from GMIT’s Eric Monahan gave them a deserved 1-1 to 0-3 half-time lead, all the Mayo’s scores coming from Cillian O’Connor frees.
A superb point from Ronan McGarrity kick-started Mayo. Cillian O’Connor goaled on 47 minutes and Mark Ronaldson’s goal from a penalty sealed victory.
MAYO: D Clarke; C Hallinan, G Cafferky, A Feeney; J Burke, M Nestor, C Barrett; R McGarrity (0-2), J Moran; A Campbell, A O’Malley, A Kilcoyne; K Dolan; A Moran, C O’Connor (1-6, five frees). Subs: E Varley for K Dolan, M Ronaldson (1-0, pen) for A O’Malley, R O’Connor for C Barrett, D. Killeen for G Cafferkey, L Keegan for A Feeney.
GMIT: B Walsh; A Tierney, C Boyle, D Crawford; D Lee, A Thompson, C Hands; C McCafferty, S Boyle; S O Kennedy, S Griffin (0-5, frees), G Cafferky; E Ward, M Joyce, E Monahan (1-0). Subs: N Prenty for M Joyce, M Coady for E Ward, D McIntyre for S O’Kennedy.
Referee: J Molloy (Galway).