Galway grab final spot after reeling in Offaly

Offaly 1-13 Galway 1-14

Offaly had the better of the first half and led by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break, despite Joe Bergin missing four wides and striking the post with a goal attempt in that time. A quick-fire 1-1 from Kevin Connolly after the restart put them on the front foot, but Galway won the last quarter 1-7 to 0-2 to steal the victory.

Scorers for Offaly: J Bergin 0-7 (0-6f), K Connolly 1-1, S Cleary 0-3, K Brady, B Carroll 0-1 each.

Scorers for Galway: N Healy 1-7 (1-0 pen, 0-4f), D Glennon, K Hynes, C Mannion, J Glynn, P Landers, J Flynn, N Burke 0-1 each. .

OFFALY: J Dempsey; N Wynne, D Kelleher, J Rigney; D Morkan, B Watkins, D Mooney; G Conneely, K Brady; S Cleary, J Bergin, P Geraghty; T Geraghty, S Gardiner, K Connolly.

Subs: D Kilmartin for Conneelly (61 mins), B Harding for Cleary (62), M Cleary for J Rigney (62), B Carroll for Brady (62).

GALWAY: C Callanan; F Moore, R Burke, J Coen; G McInerney, D Burke, S Óg Linnane; A Harte, P Brehony; C Cooney, J Glynn, C Mannion; R Cummins, N Healy, D Glennon.

Subs: K Hynes for Brehony (11 mins), B Flaherty for D Burke (22 – blood), N Burke for K Hynes (41), P Landers for Cummins (43) J Flynn for Cooney (58), D Dolan for Glennon (60 +2).

Referee: Patrick Murphy (Carlow).

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