Date Time League Season
2 May 2022 5:00 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Tribesmen down Longford

Second half goals from David Hurley and Max Hemmings earned Galway as the Tribesman kept the pressure on First Division leaders Cork City.

Hurley scored from the penalty spot in the 51st minute after Ed McCormack was hauled down by Mick McDonnell. The home side made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute when Max Hemmings scored from inside the box. Town were reduced to 10 men in the 82nd minute when Dean McMenamy received a second yellow card.

It was a tightly contested first half where Town had several chances but couldn’t put them away. The home side upped their game in the second half and were able to claim the three points.


  • 93'

    A win for the home side as they keep the pressure up on leaders Cork City

  • 91'

    Crisitian Magerusan is booked

  • 90'

    Ryan Graydon the player to go off

  • 90'

    Ryan Graydon the player to go off

  • 90'

    Cristian Magerusan is on for Longford

  • 89'

    Ryan Graydon forces Conor Kearns into a great save

  • 85'

    Eric Molloy off

  • 85'

    Joe Power is on

  • 85'

    Karl Chambers is off

  • 85'

    Matthew O'Brien on for Longford

  • 85'

    Jordan Adeyemo is on

  • 85'

    David Hurley makes way

  • 85'

    Charlie Lyons on for the home side

  • 84'

    Sam Verdon unlucky with his effort

  • 84'

    Killian Brouder just heads the ball wide

  • 82'

    Dean McMenamy receives a second yellow

  • 77'

    Dean McMenamy is booked

  • 78'

    The changes Galway have made have made a huge difference.

  • 74'

    Graydon the first player to get booked

  • 73'

    A first goal for the club for Max Hemmings

  • 72'

    Ronan Manning wins a free for Galway

  • 70'

    Wilson Waweru the player to go off

  • 70'

    Third change for Galway as Ronan Manning comes on

  • 69'

    Gary Boylan goes off

  • 69'

    O'Keeffe is on for Galway

  • 63'

    Alex Murphy breaks and plays the ball out to Gary Boylan, the balls has too much power on it and goes too far away from Murphy

  • 57'

    Portilla does very well for his side as the visitors try to get back into this game

  • 56'

    Ed McCarthy has done very well for the home side since he came on as a sub

  • 52'

    Harsh on the visitors to be trailing here but they have missed opportunities. Been a story so far for them this season

  • 51'

    David Hurly tucks it away

  • 50'

    Penalty to Galway. Mick McDonnell brings down Ed McCarthy

  • 46'

    We're back underway at Eamon Deacy Park

  • 45'

    Scoreless at half-time and an enjoyable first half. Town probably had the best of them with Galway scoring but it was offside.

  • 45'

    We're into additional time and Galway have a free.

  • 45'

    Lovely move from Longford ends with Sam Verdon just heading over the bar.

  • 43'

    Some of the Town balls into the box have been very poor.

  • 39'

    Galway manager John Caulfield is getting quite animated on the sideline.

  • 36'

    All ok now.

  • 35'

    Aaron Robinson is down injured for the Town and receiving treatment.

  • 35'

    Aaron Robinson is down injured for the Town and receiving treatment.

  • 31'

    For the disallowed goal Wilson Waweru was offside when Ed McCarthy broke, the ball was played back to Stephen Walsh, his effort was blocked with Waweru finishing to the net.

  • 30'

    Galway win a corner which Gary Cronin is happy about because it didn't look like one

  • 28'

    The home side think they have opened the scoring but it\'s ruled out for offside. Wilson Waweru looked to have put the home side ahead.

  • 23'

    Francely Lomboto is off injured

  • 23'

    Edward McCarthy is on for Galway

  • 21'

    Header by Karl Chambers is just wide. Town creating a few chances now

  • 20'

    Dean McMenamy bursts through and avoids a number of challenges. His shot is tipped away for a corner by Kearns

  • 19'

    Eric Molloy with a ball into the box but out comes Kearns to gather

  • 17'

    Good play from Karl Chambers, played ball to Eric Molloy but his cross is stopped from reaching Sam Verdon by Kearns.

  • 15'

    Both sides enjoying good passages of play.

  • 11'

    A great cross from Elworthy into Graydon and Galway keeper Conor Kearns get a deft touch to put it out for a corner.

  • 9'

    Stephen Walsh nearly catches out the Town defence. He is one player Town need to keep an eye on this evening

  • 4'

    Galway opening the Town up quite easily there

  • 4'

    Alex Murphy with an early chance. The ball was too fast as it met the head of Murphy and he directs it over the bar

  • 3'

    Probing ball in and Shane Elworthy is in a good position for the Town to clear

  • 1'

    Free whipped in but Stephen Walsh is able to clear.

  • 1'

    Town win a free

  • 1'

    And we are underway here at Eamon Deacy Park

  • Late change for the Town. Karl Chambers is in, Michael Barker is out

  • Both sides have changes from those games on Friday. 3 changes for Galway - in come Gary Boylan, Francely Lomboto and Max Hemmings, Conor O'Keeffe, Ed McCarthy and Manu Dimas drop to the bench. Darren Craven went off injured in Cork on Friday night so Mick McDonnell starts for Town.

  • Differing results for these two sides on Friday evening. Galway came from 2-0 down away to Treaty Utd to defeat them 3-2 while down at Turner's Cross Town went 1-0 up against Cork but the Rebel Army levelled soon after and added three more goals to their tally to win 4-1

  • The last meeting between these sides ended in a 2-1 win for Town. Galway had taken an early lead through a bizarre own goal but Town hit back with goals from Sam Verdon and Darren Craven.

  • Galway Utd welcome Longford Town to Eamon Deacy Park this evening. I'm Deniese O'Flaherty and will be keep you updated on proceedings.

Galway Utd

1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
3Stephen Walsh 12 Defender
5Killian Brouder Defender
6Diego Portilla Defender
7Gary Boylan 2 Defender
10David Hurley 4 Midfielder 51'
18Wilson Waweru 23 Forward
19Francely Lomboto 24 Forward
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
25Alex Murphy Defender
27Max Hemmings Midfielder 73'
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe 7 Defender
4Charlie Lyons 10 Defender
9Manu Dimas Forward
12Jordan Adeyemo 3 Forward
20Evan O’Connor Defender
23Ronan Manning 18 Midfielder
24Edward McCarthy 19 Midfielder
Ben Molloy Defender

Longford Town

18Luke Dennison Goalkeeper
2Shane Elworthy Defender
3Dylan Barnett Defender
4Aaron Robinson Midfielder
5Michael McDonnell Midfielder
7Ryan Graydon 16 Forward 74'
10Sam Verdon Forward
11Eric Molloy 17 Forward
19Karl Chambers 21 Forward
20Dean McMenamy Midfielder 77'
23Ben Lynch Midfielder
1Lee Steacy Goalkeeper
9Joe Doyle Forward
16Cristian Magerusan 7
17Matthew O’Brien 11 Midfielder
21Joe Power 19
22Matthew Dunne
30Adam Hayden Goalkeeper
14Michael Barker Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 7)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town v Galway United

(Series 15)
2 - 6
LOI Men's First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town v Galway United

(Series 6)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Longford Town


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

Deniese is a freelance sports journalist/broadcaster. She has worked for several local and national media outlets. GAA and soccer are her great loves and she also follows rugby league and snooker. She's a big supporter of her local clubs St. Mary's GAA Granard and Longford Town. She also follows Celtic, Liverpool and Leeds Rhinos. She presented and produced a popular sports podcast last year where she interviewed Ray Houghton, Chris Kamara and John Hartson. Deniese is currently Head of Communications for Boccia Ireland