Galway claim inaugural Wild Geese Trophy

November 11, 2018

Galway's Johnny Coen during the Wild Geese match against Kilkenny at the Spotless Stadium, Sydney. ©INPHO/David Neilsen.

Galway came out on tops in a free-taking competition to win the Wild Geese Trophy at the Spotless Stadium in Sydney today.

GAA.ie reports that the Tribesmen produced an impressive second-half comeback against Kilkenny and the sides finished level – Galway 4-23, Kilkenny 3-26.

Missed frees from Jason Cleere and Conor Martin proved costly for the Cats and the 2017 All-Ireland champions prevailed by 4-3 in a free-taking competition.

It represented a remarkable comeback by the men from the west who had trailed by 14 points at one stage in the first-half.

GAA President John Horan presents the Wild Geese trophy to Padraic Mannion of Galway. ©INPHO/David Neilsen.

Substitute Joe Mooney pounced for a late equalising goal for the eventual winners.

Cathal Mannion and Joe Canning - who was sent off in the 54th minute for a high tackle on Enda Morrissey - shared the scoring honours for Micheal Donoghue's charges with 1-4 and 0-7 respectively while Richie Hogan sent over 11 points for Brian Cody's side.

Highlights of the game will be broadcast on RTE 2 at 8pm tonight.



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