Kerry And Mayo To Do It Again.

It ended Kerry 1-16, Mayo 1-16 in the All Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final. At half time it was Kerry who took the lead 9pts to 4pts. James O’Donoghue got the opening score of the second half. Mayo’s Alan Freeman had a shot on goal after a high ball was given to him and Kelly had a well earned saved but Mayo got their point in the end. Cillan O’Connor got his fourth point of the game, pointing a free for Mayo. Kerry still needed to get the basic football right. Rathmore man Paul Murphy made his debut after scoring a point after good link up play from Paul Gaeney. The gap had been reduced to 3 points after O’Connor pointed another free for Mayo. Then Mayo cut the gap to 2 after a point from Colm Boyle. Bryan Sheahan came in for Michael Gaeney. Mayo’s Alan Dillon put the gap to one point and then Cillian O’Connor leveled the game after Aidan O’Mahony was dispossessed by the Mayo forwards. O’Donoghue passed to Gaeney who passed to Walsh who pointed to put Kerry ahead by one but it was quickly ruled out after Doherty pointed for Mayo. O’Donoghue had a goal chance after he cut through the defense and with the left leg blasted it over the bar making the score 13pts to 12pts. Killian Young replaced Aidan O’Mahony. Mayo looked to be the more stronger of the sides in the second half. A penalty was awarded on the 58th minute to Mayo after Vaughan was pushed in the square by Peter Crowley. The penalty was scored by Cillain O’Connor. Mayo went 4pts up after Cillian O’Connor scored for them. 1-15 to 14pts. A big long high ball went into Donaghy, he caught it and turned and passed to O’Donoghue who put it into the back of the net, just leaving a point between the sides, 1-16 to 1-15. Kieran O’Leary came to save the day as he pointed for Kerry to level the game. Bryan Sheehan had one last chance to put Kerry in front with a free just 55 yards out but it was held well under the bar and that is where the game ended. Kerry 1-16 Mayo 1-16. They have to do it all again next Saturday in The Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

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