Róisín Leonard came up with the winning free for Galway as they booked their place in the TG4 All-Ireland Championship senior final for the first time since 2005 with victory over Mayo at Croke Park.
This was the Connacht rivals’ fourth meeting of the year and Galway’s third success but it went down to the wire in a thriller.
Galway held a 2-5 to 1-6 lead at half-time, with Mairéad Seoighe scoring both of their goals either side of Rachel Kearns’ strike for Mayo.
Niamh Kelly scored Mayo’s second goal shortly after the resumption and they took the lead going into the closing stages.
Leanne Coen found an equaliser for Galway and then Leonard scored an outstanding free from the deck in the closing stages for what turned out to be the winner.