Galway football fans were delighted with their team’s one-point victory in Letterkenny on Sunday as the Tribesmen looked to establish themselves among the game’s elite.
Sean Armstrong’s winner following an Eamonn Brannigan first half goal gave the Westerners a second consecutive victory over Ulster opposition leaving them sitting just behind All-Ireland champions Dublin.
Football Division 1 Table after all Round 2 fixtures have been played.#dublin #kildare #tyrone #galway #donegal #kerry #monaghan #mayo#AllianzLeagues #GAA pic.twitter.com/fkym2q1rwg
— GAA League Tables (@GAALeagueTables) February 4, 2018
Great result up in Donegal today. 4 points on the board already . Next weeks clash with @MayoGAA will be tantalizing!! @Galway_GAA
— Fiach Ó Béarra (@fiach92) February 4, 2018
Big divide opening up already in Division 1 of FL. Dublin, Kerry and surprise packets Galway all on full points. Tyrone, Kildare & Donegal all pointless #AllianzLeagues
— Sean McGoldrick (@SeanMcGoldrick1) February 4, 2018
Many felt the game was an outstanding contest with both teams shifting the lead before Galway prevailed
Some outstanding scores in the Galway v Donegal game!! #GAA #goodtosee 👌🏻👍🏻
— Adrian Trainor (@AdrianTrainor) February 4, 2018
A lot of miles covered this weekend from Castlebar to Letterkenny watching 4 Div 1 teams – Mayo laboured, Kerry’s young guns very impressive, Galway with Walsh and Comer effective and Donegal are work in progress but Paddy McBrearty is different gravy.
— Ger Treacy (@ger_treacy) February 4, 2018
Very enjoyable game between Donegal and Galway in Ballybofey – Walsh, Comer and Cooke very good for Galway. McBrearty unmarkable for Donegal. Two wins from two now for Tribesmen. #GAA #GAABeo #GAANow #AllianzLeagues https://t.co/ByfsbeF89l
— Marcus Ó Buachalla (@ohfadabee) February 4, 2018
That’s a huge win for @Galway_GAA today. Would’ve fancied Donegal at home. #gaa #galway #donegal #AllianzLeague
— Barry Jones (@getoffthehill) February 4, 2018
Young and old alike were engrossed in a compelling contest even if some weren’t overly thrilled by the fare on offer. While one put in perspective the long journey away supporters put in to follow their teams compared to to those with bigger more important battles as part of their every day life.
"SHOOT, SON!" shouts the 6yo at the Donegal v Galway match. A 6yo and simultaneously a 60yo
— New Year, New Me (@JurassicArse) February 4, 2018
Met a @Galway_GAA fan today who travelled from Clifden to Letterkenny! Some return trip for a game. Makes u pity cancer patients who regularly have to do it from Parts of Donegal. #AllianzLeagues pic.twitter.com/necJjzv24u
— Brendan Tierney (@bennytierney) February 4, 2018
After the weather we’ve endured in recent weeks, the state of the roads didn’t go unnoticed with Galway fans having to be wary with some of the road conditions on the four-hour journey.
Travelled from Galway to Donegal this morning and no grit on the Ballindine to Charlestown road in Mayo. @MayoCoCo are ye hoping someone dies .#shameful @rtenews @FineGael
— Quinlan (@QuinlanConor) February 4, 2018