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Céin D'arcy scores a goal for the hosts. Ryan Byrne/INPHO
All-Ireland SFC

Kelly and D'Arcy goals fire Galway past 14-man Derry

Derry paid a high price for the first-half dismissal of All-Star Gareth McKinless.

Galway 2-14

Derry 0-15

GALWAY’S IMPRESSIVE RECORD against Ulster counties under manager Padraic Joyce continued in Salthill this evening as Derry paid a high price for the first-half dismissal of All-Star Gareth McKinless.

Goals from Seán Kelly and Céin D’Arcy were the headline scores as the Tribesmen drew first blood in Group 1 of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship that also includes Armagh and Westmeath.

Robert Finnerty top-scored with four points for the winners, while man of the match Paul Conroy kicked three all of 17 years on from captaining Galway to All-Ireland minor final glory against the Oak Leaf County.

Read Billy Coss’ full report on The 42

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