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Saturday 3 December 2016

Alan Brogan gets draw for Dubs in comeback

Alan Brogan, Dublin, in action against Cathal Sweeney, Galway. Senior Football Challenge, Dublin v Galway, Skerries Harps GAA Clubhouse, Skerries Co. Dublin
Alan Brogan, Dublin, in action against Cathal Sweeney, Galway. Senior Football Challenge, Dublin v Galway, Skerries Harps GAA Clubhouse, Skerries Co. Dublin

Alan Brogan made a memorable return to inter-county action at Skerries Harps yesterday, as his 69th-minute point helped Dublin secure a share of the spoils against Galway.

The three-time All-Star was playing his first game of 2015 for the Sky Blues, but despite contributing two points in the opening moments of this challenge encounter, the Tribesmen held a 1-7 to 0-9 interval lead thanks to Shane Walsh's 21st minute goal.

A 0-3 salvo by Michael Martin enabled the visitors to build up a five-point cushion by the 65th minute, but after Philip Ryan's well-taken major re-energised Dublin, subsequent points from Carthy and Brogan ensured that the sides were inseparable.

scorers: Dublin - P Ryan 1-2, H Dawson 0-5 (3f), A Brogan 0-4, P Andrews 0-3, E O Conghaile, S Carthy 0-1 each. Galway: S Walsh 1-2 (0-1 '45'), D Cummins 0-4, M Martin 0-3, P Conroy (2f), I Burke 0-2 each, P Naughton, M Lundy, G O'Donnell 0-1 each.

DUBLIN: S Currie; M Fitzsimons, K Nolan, E Culligan; D Daly, C O'Sullivan, N Devereux; T Brady, B Fenton; E O Conghaile, A Brogan, D Byrne; H Dawson, C Reddin, P Andrews. SUBS: G Hannigan, H Gill, P Ryan, S Carthy, J Curley, A Cullinan.

GALWAY: B O'Donoghue; P Naughton, F Hanley, C Sweeney; S Denvir, J Duane, L Silke; P Conroy, F O Curraoin; G Sice, S Walsh, M Lundy; D Cummins, P Sweeney, I Burke. SUBS: G O'Donnell, T Healy, T Flynn, A Varley, D Kyne, E Hoare, M Martin, C Healy.

REF: C Reilly (Meath).

dublin .............1-16

galway ...........1-16

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