By Robert McNamara
Donegal were criticised for their style of play at times, playing a possession game for lengthy periods, but they got the job done at Croke Park leaving Galway to lick their wounds.
Ryan McHugh’s goal with 10 minutes pushed Donegal six in front and proved the decisive moment of the game.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the win for the Ulster county.
Crowd in Croke Park booing Donegals style of play. Great craic! #GAA— Jim Mc Eneaney (@jmceneaney) August 1, 2015
Boos around Croke Park. Aimed at Donegal but Galway to blame for Donegal's "keep-ball". #GAA— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) August 1, 2015
Great goal by Donegal. Score of the championship so far. Murphy again with a lovely hand off #GAA— DamienMc (@damienmc67) August 1, 2015
Between Murphy's point and that McHugh goal.... compelling game with some spectacular moments. #GAA— Brendan Cole (@brendcole) August 1, 2015
In my opinion Donegal turnover count and Colm McFadden was the difference today! A half fit Murphy also! Bring on next week! #Gaa— Hugh Boyle Yank (@HughYank) August 1, 2015
The west is asleep...
Well their defence is anyway! #GAA— Willie Quinn (@liamocoinn) August 1, 2015
— Ailin O'Maolalaidh (@AOMaolalaidh) August 1, 2015
Ref has given Galway nothing #gaa— Conall Ó Fátharta (@ococonuts) August 1, 2015
The black card rule is a joke #GAA— Denis Smyth (@BeardlessDen) August 1, 2015