Date Time League Season
6 May 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

First Half Goal Rush Sees Galway Stroll Past Cobh

Three first half goals saw Galway cruise past an ill-disciplined Cobh side 4-0 at St. Colman’s Park.

Cobh started the better in the opening couple of minutes as Jake Hegarty’s free kick forced a good save from goalkeeper Conor Kearns.

The Rams suffered a major injury blow in the 12th minute however as Conor Drinan, who was on a four-game scoring streak, was forced off injured after a dangerous head collision.

This incident proved to be the turning point in the half as from there on, Galway began to take control. Their efforts were rewarded on 21 minutes when Max Hemmings met Wilson Waweru’s pass before slotting the ball home for a 1-0 lead.

Galway continued to be the team in the ascendancy and doubled their lead on 37 minutes through Ed McCarthy. A very impressive finish from the striker after he managed to make space for himself just outside the box before looping a left-footed shot over goalkeeper Sean Barron and into the top corner.

McCarthy would double his tally on the stroke of half-time when he was first to react from Conor McCormack’s corner hitting off the post before volleying it low into the bottom corner.

Galway picked up with they left off in the second half as they continued to push forward for a fourth goal. David Hurley had the ball in the net after finishing a three on one move, his goal however was ruled out for offside.

It was stop start for the rest of a game which was effectively over as a contest at half-time as both sides rang the changes.

Cobh struggled to make any inroads on the scoresheet while they also picked up seven yellow cards to compound a miserable night for the Rams.

Galway got a fourth in injury time through substitute Manu Dimas to cap an impressive display from John Caulfield’s side who keep pace with leaders Cork City at the top of the table.

  • Full time and Galway claim an easy three points on a scoreline of 4-0.

  • 90'

    Three additional minutes as Dimas makes it four for Galway.

  • 89'

    Another sub for Galway as Francely Lomboto comes on for Ed McCarthy.

  • 81'

    James O'Leary on for Jack Larkin for Cobh.

  • 76'

    Another sub for Galway as Ronan Manning is on for Conor McCormack. Jordan Adayemo also on for Max Hemmings.

  • 72'

    Good save from Barron to deny Max Hemmings.

  • 70'

    Seventh for Cobh as Sean Barron is lucky not to give away penalty.

  • 67'

    Both sides ring the changes. Mbayo for O'Riordan and Desmond for Phillips for Cobh. Lyons and Boylan on for Galway instead of Waweru and Portilla.

  • 64'

    Make that five for Cobh now as Jake Hegarty is booked.

  • 62'

    Fourth yellow for Cobh as Daniel O'Connell is booked.

  • 61'

    David Hurley has the ball in the net for Galway after finishing a three on one move. It's flagged for offside however.

  • 58'

    Darragh O'Sullivan picks up another yellow for Cobh.

  • 58'

    Danger again for Cobh. Barron was forced to come off his line after fluffing his clearance. Hemmings really should have had a go for his second goal.

  • 51'

    A little bit better from Cobh at the start of the second half but it's a long way back from 3-0 down.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • Teams back out for the second half.

  • Half-time and Galway lead 3-0. A comfortable night's work for John Caulfield's side so far.

  • 45'

    3-0 Galway and another for Ed McCarthy, good cross from Conor McCormack which came off the post. McCarthy was first to react and he smashes the ball into the net.

  • 45'

    Four minutes of additional time in St.Colman's Park.

  • 44'

    Cobh go forward again but they struggled to create anything of note while Galway have been let through far too often at the other end.

  • 37'

    Two nil Galway. Great finish from Ed McCarthy, he made space on the edge of the box with his left footed effort looping over the Cobh keeper and into the top corner.

  • 36'

    Yellow for Pierce Phillips after a rash challenge.

  • 33'

    Half chance for Cobh through Heagarty as his right footed effort flashes wide.

  • 28'

    Galway in complete control since the goal. Cobh finding it very difficult to get the ball.

  • 22'

    Killian Brouder picks up a yellow for a tackle on Whitmarsh.

  • 21'

    Max Hemmings opens the scoring for Galway. A well worked goal and an equally good finish.

  • 17'

    He's ok to continue.

  • 17'

    Danny O'Connell, who's just come on is now down with what looks like a twisted knee.

  • 16'

    Diego Portilla goes close for Galway who have enjoyed a period of dominance since the injury.

  • 14'

    Daniel O'Connell is on in Drinan's place.

  • 12'

    Delay in play here as there has been a clash of heads. Looks like Cobh will be forced in to making a change. Conor Drinan is the player down.

  • 9'

    Good chance for Cobh, a lovely move down the right hand through Conor Drinan before he gives the ball to Ben O'Brien Whitmarsh. His shot is straight at Kearns however. Good start from the hosts though who have been the better side in the first 10 minutes.

  • 3'

    First free kick goes to Cobh and Jake Heagarty drills a good shot at Conor Kearns but the Galway goalkeeper makes a good save.

  • 1'

    Underway in Cobh.

  • Teams out on to the pitch.

  • Cobh are unchanged from Monday's match while Galway make two changes to their starting line up.

  • Hello and welcome to live text commentary of Cobh Ramblers v Galway United. Kick off at St.Colman's Park is at 7.45. Team news on the way shortly.

Cobh Ramblers

1Sean Barron Goalkeeper 70'
4Ben O’Riordan Defender
5Breandan Frahill Defender
11Conor Drinan 7 Defender
12Darragh O’Sullivan Connell Defender 58'
25Michael McCarthy Defender
6Jason Abbott Midfielder
8Pierce Phillips 16 Midfielder 36'
15Jack Larkin 34 Midfielder
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh Forward
10Jake Hegarty Forward
Harlaib Mbayo 4 Defender
3Darryl Walsh Defender
7Danny O’Connell 11 Midfielder 63'
13Gavin Ryan Goalkeeper
14Seán McGrath Forward
16Luke Desmond 8 Midfielder
17Justin Eguaibor Defender
23Ciaran Griffin Forward
34James O’Leary 15 Defender

Galway Utd

1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
3Stephen Walsh Defender
5Killian Brouder Defender 22'
6Diego Portilla 4 Defender
25Alex Murphy Defender
10David Hurley Midfielder
22Conor McCormack 23 Midfielder
24Edward McCarthy 19 Midfielder 37', 45'
27Max Hemmings 12 Midfielder 21'
18Wilson Waweru 7 Forward
Ben Molloy Defender
4Charlie Lyons 6 Defender
7Gary Boylan 18 Defender
9Manu Dimas Forward 90'
12Jordan Adeyemo 27 Forward
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
19Francely Lomboto 24 Forward
20Evan O’Connor Defender
23Ronan Manning 22 Midfielder

Past Meetings

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

Galway United v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 24)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Galway United

(Series 15)
2 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 6)
0 - 4
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Galway United

(Series 14)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 5)
2 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Galway United


St. Colman's Park
Saint Colman\'s Park, Norwood Park, Cobh Urban, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, P24 F252, Ireland

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