Date Time League Season
25 February 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

McCarthy difference as Galway win

An Ed McCarthy goal on 36 minutes was the difference as Galway claimed a crucial three points in front of 4,994 spectators at Turners Cross.

Dylan McGlade was a bright spark for City using his pace to great effect down the left channel. He was forced off with what appeared to be a muscle injury on 21 minutes with James Doona coming on in his place.

Cork continued to get on the front foot however and Galway defender Conor O’Keefe had to clear Cian Bargary’s cross off the line on 28 minutes.

Despite not having much possession or chances, it was Galway who hit the front on 36 minutes. A good run from Wilson Waweru down the left wing who back heeled the ball to David Hurley which left the Cork defence for dust. His ball found Ed McCarthy and he finished the ball into the roof of Dave Harrington’s net.

The second half began in physical fashion. Waweru picked up his second yellow card on 50 minutes to leave Galway down to 10 men, much to the embrace of the shed end.

From here, Cork took control as they pushed for an equaliser but failed to convert from any of their corners. The closest they came was on 80 minutes when they managed to put the ball in the Galway net but it was ruled out for offside.

Overall, it was a typical John Caulfield team performance with the Tribesmen taking the three points back west. They take on Waterford in what should be another important promotion clash.  

As for Colin Healy’s side, it was a disappointing night in front of a large crowd. He will need to pick his side up for a trip to Longford next Saturday.

  • 90'

    Game over at Turners Cross as Galway hold on for a big three points. A typical smash and grab from a John Caulfield team. Disappointing for Cork who head to Longford next while Galway host Waterford.

  • 90'

    Another corner as Charlie Lyons comes on for David Hurley for Galway.

  • 90'

    Another free kick for Cork but the ball is headed left and wide.

  • 90'

    Four minutes of added time.

  • 88'

    Bargary runs through the Galway defence untouched but his effort goes just to the right and wide.

  • 85'

    Cork go close again but the shot sails over the bar.

  • 80'

    Cork goal by Barry Coffey dissallowed for offside. They're getting closer though.

  • 76'

    Cork sub as Matt Healy comes on for Aaron Bolger.

  • 71'

    Galway are holding on as another City corner comes and goes.

  • 66'

    All Cork now as they win another corner. It comes to nothing however.

  • 63'

    Gary Boylan and Jordan Adeyemo on for Galway instead of Manu Dimas and Killian Brouder.

  • 62'

    Cork make a sub as Matt Srbely is on for Hakkinen.

  • 61'

    Rain beginning to fall at Turners Cross at Galway win a corner which is then cleared.

  • 55'

    Cork beginning to apply the pressure as they chase an equaliser. Cian Bargary takes a pot shot from outside the box but it's safely dealt with by Kearns.

  • 53'

    Attendance for tonight is 4,994.

  • 50'

    Second yellow for Waweru and Galway are down to 10 men.

  • 46'

    Back underway for the second half at Turners Cross.

  • Corner at the end of the half for City but it is cleared away. Ed McCarthy's goal somewhat against the run of play. It is ultimately the difference however at the break.

  • 45'

    Three added minutes at the end of the first half.

  • 44'

    Plenty of challenges going in from both sides. The goal has really sparked the game into life.

  • 39'

    Good response from City who have had two balls cleared off the line in the space of a minute with Kearns making an excellent save to keep Galway ahead.

  • 36'

    Goal for Galway. They have been on the back foot for past 15 minutes but a good run down the left from Waweru who leaves it off to David Hurley whose cross finds Ed McCarthy and he puts it into the roof of the City net.

  • 32'

    Appeals for a handball off Murphy's shot. Not given however and City make do with a corner. Wilson Waweru wins a free kick from it and Galway relieve the pressure.

  • 28'

    Good run inside the box by Cian Bargary, Kearns does well to come out and deny him

  • 23'

    McGlade is forced off with what appears to be a muscle injury, James Doona comes on in his place.

  • 19'

    Dangerous cross from Cian Murphy into McGlade who snatches at it. He does thrill the shed with some step overs though.

  • 16'

    Rash challenge by Hakkinen which doesn't go down well with the Galway players. Free kick halfway between the centre circle and the City box.

  • 13'

    Cork appear to be putting a lot of emphasis on attacking down the left flank using McGlade's pace in particular.

  • 9'

    Galway going through a good spell of possession and win a corner which is dealt with comfortably by Harrington.

  • 5'

    McGlade wins a free kick but its saved comfortably by Galway Keeper Conor Kearns.

  • 4'

    Shouts for a penalty from the home crowd but to no avail.

  • Underway at Turners Cross

  • As for Galway, this is their first match of the season. Conor McCormack captains the side while new signings Diego Portilla and Manu Dimas also start.

  • Team News: Cork boss Colin Healy goes with the same XI as last week. New signing Kieran Coates from Stoke is on the bench.

  • Perfect conditions for football, slight breeze but nothing like last week at the Carlisle Grounds.

  • Hello and welcome to live text commentary of Cork City v Galway United. Kick off here from Turners Cross is at 7.45

Cork City

4Cian Coleman Midfielder
6Ally Gilchrist Defender
7Dylan McGlade 22 Midfielder
8Aaron Bolger Midfielder 38'
9Ruairi Keating Forward
10Barry Coffey Midfielder
11Cian Bargary Forward
13David Harrington Goalkeeper
14Kevin O’Connor Defender
24Cian Murphy Forward
28Jonas Hakkinen 19 Defender
2Uniss Kargbo Defender
3Ronan Hurley Defender
15Matt Healy Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley Forward
18Joshua Honohan Defender
19Matt Srbely 28 Midfielder
20Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
22James Doona 7 Midfielder

Galway Utd

16Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
5Killian Brouder Defender
6Diego Portilla Defender
9Manu Dimas Forward
10David Hurley Midfielder 38'
14Mikie Rowe Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru Forward 44', 50'
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
25Alex Murphy Defender
25Edward McCarthy Midfielder 36'
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
3Stephen Walsh Defender
4Evan O’Connor Defender
20Jordan Adeyemo Forward
4Gary Boylan Defender
6Charlie Lyons Defender
11Shane Doherty Midfielder
15Dean O’Shea Defender


Past Meetings

(Series 27)
3 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Galway United

(Series 18)
2 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Cork City

(Series 9)
1 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Galway United

5 - 1
eLOI Group A
Online Event

Cork City v Galway United


Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland

Sam is an avid sports enthusiast who has been working in journalism since he was 16. Along with his work, he also plays tennis and is a Government and Political Science student at UCC. Most importantly of all however is that he's from Cork.