All-Ireland SFC Final: Galway lose out to Kerry after tight game

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Galway Daily sports All-Ireland SFC Final: Galway lose out to Kerry
The Sam Maguire cup with the Kerry and Galway jerseys at Croke Park in advance of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final match between Kerry and Galway in Dublin on Sunday. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Galway have narrowly failed to win the All-Ireland SFC final today after an incredibly tight game at Croke Park against Kerry.

The score board was a dead heat between Galway and Kerry for almost the entire match, before Kerry opened up a lead in the final minutes of extra time.

The final score at Croke Park today was 0-20 to 0-16 in favour of Kerry.

The first half saw the two sides trade points tit for tat, with Galway leading 0-08 to Kerry’s 0-07 at the half time whistle.

Kerry saw a lot of scoring opportunities go to waste during the first half, with seven shots going wide, far more than Galway.

Both sides got off to a quick start in the second half, with a point apiece in the first two minutes.

This trend continued throughout the second half, with the two sides spending most of their time level, and rarely with more than a single point between them.

However, the final few minutes saw Kerry open up a four point lead over Galway in the final few minutes of the match.