Date Time League Season
9 April 2022 5:00 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Walsh rescues a point for Galway

Galway United’s push for automatic promotion took a dent today as they drew 1-1 with Wexford at Eamonn Deacy Park.

The visitors got the opening goal on 18 minutes when Aaron Dobbs took advantage of a Killian Brouder mistake to run through and slot the ball past Conor Kearns. It was Wexford’s first goal since March 11th

Outside of the goal, Galway had the better chances in the first half. Firstly, Conor McCormack hit the post with his right footed effort.  

Moments later Stephen Walsh had a great acrobatic effort which forced Wexford keeper Alex Moody to make a great save by tipping the ball around the post. 

Galway were much better in the second half with John Caulfield ringing the changes. Indeed, it was substitute David Hurley who imposed himself on the Wexford defence and nearly set up Stephen Walsh for the equaliser just after the break. 

 Wilson Waweru had the ball in the Wexford net on 59 minutes, but it was controversially ruled out for offside, much to the annoyance of Caulfield on the touchline. 

Galway finally got their equaliser in the 89th minute when Stephen Walsh made a great turn before hitting his left footed shot into the bottom corner to rescue a point for the hosts. 

Galway maintain their unbeaten record at home but it is two points dropped heading into next week’s crucial game against third placed Waterford.  

As for Ian Ryan’s side, it was arguably their best display so far this season and will hope to take the positives in order to try and be in the promotion play off mix.  

  • Full time here as Stephen Walsh rescues a draw for Galway. Ulitmately it's two points dropped however in the context of the automatic promotion race.

  • 90'

    Four minutes added time.

  • 89'

    Stephen Walsh gets the equaliser for Galway. Lovely turn with a great left footed shot into the far left corner.

  • 88'

    Wexford nearly killed the game off there with Conor Davis hitting a shot which just flashes past the goal.

  • 88'

    Goalmouth scramble but Moody claims. Time running out for John Caulfield's side.

  • 82'

    Mikey Rowe and Conor O\'Keefe off while Ronan Manning and Max Hemmings take their place.

  • 80'

    Shouts from the home crowd for a penalty after Jordan Adayemo goes down but it would have been a soft one for the referee to give.

  • 78'

    First chance for awhile with Alex Murphy going close with a header from a corner.

  • 77'

    Conor Crowley off for Galway with Jordan Tallon on in his place.

  • 73'

    Adeyamo on for Waweru for Galway.

  • 66'

    Manu Dimas comes on for Galway instead of Ed McCarthy.

  • 59'

    Galway have the ball in the net seconds later but it's ruled out for offside.

  • 59'

    Great chance for Galway after David Hurley whips in a great cross for Stephen Walsh whose header is spilled by Moody who gathers at the second time of asking. Closest Galway have come to scoring.

  • 58'

    Jack Doherty should have made it 2 for Wexford after been fed through by Aaron Dobbs. Ian Ryan's side could come to regret that.

  • 55'

    Chance for Portillo from a header but it goes wide. Galway applying the pressure as they search for the equaliser.

  • 48'

    Great cross by David Hurley but Stephen Walsh can't direct his header on target. Much better from the hosts at the start of the second half.

  • Back underway in Galway. David Hurley on for Gary Boylan for Galway.

  • Teams out for the second half.

  • Half time and Wexford take in a deserved 1-0 lead at the break in what has been a pretty uneventful game so far.

  • 43'

    Chance for DInny Corcorcan to net his 100th league goal but Portillo makes a good block for Galway.

  • 39'

    Aidan Friel causing a lot of problems for Galway with his pace winning a corner but nothing comes of it.

  • 35'

    Wexford bench not happy with a corner being given to Galway with no apparent touch seen. Nothing comes of it however.

  • 30'

    Wexford have caused the hosts a lot of problems on the break despite having little of the ball. Crowd finding it hard to get into this game such is the lack of creativity in the final third from Galway.

  • 23'

    Stephen Walsh with a great acroabatic effort for Galway but Alex Moody makes a great safe to tip the ball around the post for a corner which is hacked away by Paul Cleary.

  • 22'

    Conor McCormack inches away from levelling the game after his shot hits the post after receiving the ball from Mikey Rowe.

  • 18'

    Aaron Dobbs puts Wexford ahead after taking advantage of some poor defending by Killian Brouder. First goal for the visitors since March 11th.

  • 14'

    Jack Doherty with a shot for Wexford from a long ball but it doesn't trouble the keeper.

  • 9'

    Scrappy last few minutes with very little in the way of chances. Galway having the majority of the possession so far.

  • 3'

    Good start by Galway, quick corner from Alex Murphy which ends in a Michael Rowe effort that goes wide. Good tempo so far.

  • 1'

    Underway in Galway.

  • Teams coming out onto the pitch.

  • Hello and welcome to live text commentary of Galway United v Wexford FC. Kick off at Eamon Deacey Park is at 5. Team news to come shortly.

Galway Utd

1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe 27 Defender
3Stephen Walsh Defender 89'
5Killian Brouder Defender
6Diego Portilla Defender
7Gary Boylan 10 Defender
25Alex Murphy Defender
8Mikie Rowe 23 Midfielder
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
24Edward McCarthy 9 Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru 12 Forward
4Charlie Lyons Defender
9Manu Dimas 24 Forward
10David Hurley 7 Midfielder
12Jordan Adeyemo 18 Forward
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
19Francely Lomboto Forward
20Evan O’Connor Defender
23Ronan Manning 8 Midfielder
27Max Hemmings 2 Midfielder

Wexford FC

13Alex Moody Goalkeeper
2Aidan Friel Defender
4Paul Cleary Defender
5Joseph Manley Defender
7Conor Crowley Midfielder
10Jack Doherty Midfielder
11Aaron Dobbs Forward 18'
14Dinny Corcoran Forward
16Len O’Sullivan Defender
17Adam Wells Defender
21Harry Groome Midfielder
1Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
3Kevin McEvoy Defender
8Conor Barry Midfielder
9Conor Davis Forward
12Thomas Considine Defender
19Evan Farrell Forward
20Jordan Tallon Midfielder
23Lorcan Fitzgerald Defender

Past Meetings

(Series 26)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Wexford FC

(Series 17)
1 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Galway United

(Series 8)
1 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Wexford FC

(Series 12)
1 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Wexford FC

(Series 3)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Galway United


Eamonn Deacy Park
Eamonn Deacy Park, Dyke Road, Terryland, Menlough, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, H91 ET6N, Ireland

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