Joyce admits Galway 'robbed' Sligo with late winning goal

April 22, 2024

Galway manager Pádraic Joyce with Cathal Sweeney. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Padraic Joyce acknowledged that Galway got out of jail against Sligo thanks to Rob Finnerty's last-minute winning goal.

The mightily-relieved Tribesmen will now face old rivals Mayo in the Connacht SFC final in a fortnight's time and Joyce admits they have lots of room for improvement.

"We’re just relieved to get out of that. Very relieved to win the game, we didn’t perform anywhere near our levels," the Galway manager told RTÉ.

"Sligo were very unfortunate not to see the game out, we’ve probably robbed them in the end, to be honest. It was the 73rd minute before we got ahead in the game. We know we were lucky to win the game.

"But that performance is not near good enough and if we perform like that in two weeks' time, we’ll have a job keeping the ball kicked out.

The big positive is that, even though everything was going against it and we weren’t really clicking as a team, we kept at it and kept at it and eventually got the break at the end. We didn’t give up. The lads stuck at it, I have to give them full marks for that."

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