Joyce aggrieved over Walsh incident

July 26, 2021

Galway's Shane Walsh celebrates after scoring a goal against Mayo. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Galway manager Pádraic Joyce hit out at an off-the-ball incident that left his captain Shane Walsh requiring treatment on the field and a pain-killing injection at half-time in yesterday's Connacht SFC final.

“He hurt his shoulder,” Joyce revealed after the Tribe's 2-14 to 2-8 defeat to Mayo at Croke Park.

“He got dumped to the ground, thrown on the ground and nothing happened. There are seven or eight officials there at the match. I saw what happened but obviously they didn’t see it. It’s frustrating when that happens and they get away with it.

“How someone can’t see what happened is beyond me. But that’s not sour grapes or anything. The man was hurt. He was carrying his shoulder, he got an injection at half-time to try to keep him going, keep him right.

"He did his best, he battled on as best he could but he definitely was not in full health in the second half.”

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