Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Galway fullback Kelly explains goal vs Mayo: ‘I snuck up!’

Galway captain Seán Kelly reflects on a rare goal for the Tribesmen

Seán Kelly Galway

Galway captain Seán Kelly got a rare goal in the maroon jersey on Saturday night, as a foray forward against Mayo resulted in a green flag.

The Maigh Cuilinn defender has rejoined the Tribesmen after the club campaign, and added a scoring touch straight away.

In the second-half, Cillian McDaid made a storming run at the Mayo defence, before playing a hand pass into Kelly who had moved in behind the opposition rearguard. Once in possession, the full-back showed the poise of a seasoned forward to slot it home.

After collecting the man of the match award, Kelly was quick to play it down.

“Pádraic [Joyce] wants everyone – he’s encouraging football – he wants everyone to get a score. I snuck up, turned right and it snuck in off the post. Maybe lucky, I don’t know,” he laughed, speaking to RTÉ.

However, he lamented his team’s inability to hold out for the victory, after Ryan O’Donoghue’s late score rescued a draw for Kevin McStay’s side.

“Obviously disappointed,” he reflected. “We were one point up at the end, just made a mistake coming out and good score kicked by Ryan O’Donoghue there at the end.

“A bit of disappointment, we could have and probably should have [won]. We’ll look back on it and see what we could do better.”

The 2022 All-Ireland finalists have little time to rest on their laurels, and must now prepare for another all-Connacht clash, as neighbours Roscommon come to Salthill next weekend.

“That’s the League. It’s tough match-ups, not much time to work on stuff,” Kelly added.

“Back to the training ground…We’ll look forward to it and try to improve each week.”

📮 Sign up to the OurGame newsletter — a daily email reminder of our latest videos, articles, quizzes and more.

You May Also Like


John Evans discusses Mayo's fast start to the year, and explains why they may be disadvantaged by their run to the Division 1 final


Only three can come out of the provincial round-robin campaigns but former Cork boss is in no doubt about who will qualify


Ahead of the final round of the National Football League, we look at the most significant fixtures which will impact promotion and relegation


Who are the top three hurlers in Leinster? Shane, Michael and the OurGame viewers have their say heading into the 2023 All-Ireland SHC