Captain Damien Comer was the star of the show as Galway got the better of Mayo in today's semi-final at Elverys McHale Park.
The Tribesmen's centre-forward was in top scoring form and, despite picking up a black card with eight minutes to go, he shot 1-5 to put down a large deposit on his side's final ticket
Comer's goal helped establish a 1-6 to 0-5 interval lead for the visitors while Mayo's woes were compounded when a Brian Reape goal was disallowed with time almost up.
The team in maroon and white also lost Johnny Heaney to a black card in the first half .
A minute later, Mayo were denied the services of Diarmuid O'Connor for a similar offence and James Durcan finished as their top scorer with four pointed frees.
Galway now turn their attention to a final showdown against Roscommon who scored a facile victory over Sligo on Wednesday night. The decider will be played on Saturday, April 4th at a venue to be decided.
Galway - T O'Malley; E Kerin, S Wyndham, K Molloy; J Heaney, A Nolan, L Silke; M Day (0-1), D Corbett; E Tierney, D Comer (1-5, 0-1'45), C Brady; M Daly, G Kelly (0-3, 1f), E Brannigan (0-2). Subs: C Cunningham (0-1) for J Heaney (BC), E Finnerty for M Daly, D Wall for G Kelly, P Mannion for D Comer (BC), J Donnellan for E Brannigan.
Mayo - M Flanagan; M Hall, D Kenny, J Stretton; P Durcan, S Coen (0-2), S Regan; D O'Connor, V Roughneen; M Ruane, A Gallagher (0-2), D McHale (0-1); K Lynch, C Loftus (0-1), J Durcan (0-4f). Subs: M Plunkett for D McHale, C Burke for K Lynch, TJ Byrne (0-1) for D O'Connor (BC), E Lavin for V Roughneen, E Doran for J Stretton, B Reape for M Plunkett.
Referee - P Neilan.
EirGrid Connacht GAA Man of the Match @Galway_GAA Damien Comer #gaa pic.twitter.com/tPH2yvlpjE- Connacht GAA (@ConnachtGAA) March 21, 2015