"It's a funny way to sort a game out"

January 12, 2020

Galway manager Padraic Joyce

Padraic Joyce and James Horan were singing from the same hymn sheet when it came to the subject of penalties being used to determine winners in gaelic football.

Joyce and Galway qualified for this year’s Connacht SFL final thanks to a 3-2 penalty shoot-out win over their arch rivals in Castlebar but, speaking to RTE Sport shortly after the final whistle, the new Tribe boss said: “It's a funny way to sort a game out.

“I wouldn't be a huge fan of it. Fair play to the ten players who took the penalties, and the two goalkeepers.

“Look, penalty-taking, for me, is for a different sport, not for our sport.”

Horan echoed those sentiments: “It suited today that there wasn't extra-time, (but) I'm not sure if it is the right method.”

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