Galway proved too strong for Mayo in the replay of the Connaught ladies senior football championship final in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, this afternoon, winning by 3-7 to 0-9.
After an even opening quarter where each side scored two points, reigning champions Galway exerted their authority on the game in a three-minute spell in the second quarter when Treacy Leonard and Megan Glynn found the back of the Mayo net.
However, three unanswered pointed by Sarah Rowe and Grace Kelly kept them in touch of their opponents and they went in for the break just four points behind, 2-3 to 0-5.
On the resumption Mayo midfielder Clodagh McManamon landed an early point (their first from play) to reduce the deficit to three points.
However, after Sarah Conneally and Grace Kelly exchanged points, a third Galway goal in the 41st minute from Leonard killed off Mayo's chances. In the end Galway ran out easy winners by seven points.