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Galway ratings

Galway ratings

James Skehill: A couple of his puck-outs in the second half went astray but the experienced Cappataggle ace was generally steady. No chance to stop Clare's extra-time goal. 7

Adrian Tuohey: Dominant for most of this clash and attacked any ball that came into his vicinity. Strong in the air and never gave Podge Collins an inch. 7

Daithi Burke: The three-times Allstar carried an ankle injury into Saturday's semi-final and although he kept John Conlon scoreless in the first half, the Clare attacker bagged four from play in the second period. 7

John Hanbury: Like all of the Galway backline, Hanbury started really strongly and looked as though he would overpower Shane O'Donnell, but the Clare corner-forward showed guts and skill to work his way into the tie and pinched a pair of points off his man. 6.5

Padraig Mannion: The 25-year-old wing-back was quietly efficient, hit some excellent passes into the forward line, and was never exposed. 7

Gearoid McInerney: Limped out of this semi-final after 53 minutes. Up to that point held Galway's centre with typical style and efficiency and used the ball really well. 7

Aidan Harte: Never gave Peter Duggan a look-in in the opening 25 minutes but you can't keep class like that down for an entire game, with Duggan hitting two wonderful points either side of half-time. 7

Johnny Coen: Missed a chance to win this semi-final in stoppage-time of normal time but redeemed himself by edging Galway ahead in his side's last attack of the night. Had an intriguing battle with Tony Kelly. 6.5

David Burke: Steady first half but found second-half substitute David Fitzgerald's direct running hard to contain. But the Galway captain also hurt Clare by ramming over three second-half points. 7

Joe Cooney: The Sarsfields clubman was the only starting Galway forward not to score from play. Withdrawn and re-introduced in extra-time. 6

Joe Canning: Not at his absolute best but still brilliant at times. Hit two mesmerising sidelines and popped up with some nerveless scores in the first period of extra-time before he limped off in the 83rd minute. 7.5

Jonathan Glynn: A towering presence on the edge of the square and gave the Clare back-line some stressful moments but was able to use his pace when he was moved out the field and set up a goal chance in extra-time. 7

Conor Whelan: Had the upper hand on Jack Browne for the vast majority of the game and ended his night with three hard-earned points from play. 7

Conor Cooney: The St Thomas's man was on fire early on and was too hot for Seadna Moreyd, nabbing 1-1 after 15 minutes. Subdued after Patrick O'Connor moved onto him. 7

Cathal Mannion: Had a storming first half, hitting three points, one of which should have been a goal, but had more trouble getting free of David McInerney after that. 7


Niall Burke: Probably did enough to win his starting place back for the replay. Capitalised on Colm Galvin's misplaced pass to point. 7

Paul Killeen: Entered the fray for the injured Gearoid McInerney and was under siege as Clare were in the ascendancy. 6

Jason Flynn: Converted three times and enlivened the Galway attack. 6.5

Sean Loftus: Brought in for two periods of extra-time and did well. 6

Davy Glennon: Won a crucial free and was lively. 6

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