Date Time League Season
1 July 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Brouder header the difference for Galway

It was Killian Brouders 57th minute header that separated the two sides in what was a close and tense affair in the West.

United defended well and created the better of the chances in what was an important clash at the top of the table.

Brouder prevented Eddie Nolan from getting an important equaliser with a vital clearance off the line for his side in the 76th minute. United saw out the game in a calm manner and take all three points.

It was a first half which saw United start the brighter pinning Waterford back for the opening 15 minutes. Lomboto fired a shot just wide of the post after three minutes after good link up play with Stephen Walsh. 

Galway’s pressure was starting to mount and a flurry of set pieces after the 25th minute mark had the away side under pressure but United failed to make anything from their pressure and the blues crept back into the match. 

Waterford started to get into the contest keeping possession well and having a few chances of their own Roland Idowu forcing Conor Kearns into a great save. 

Both sides finished the half without any major clear cut chances, Galway possibly the most upset not to be leading at the break. 

United started the second half much like the first on the front foot and putting pressure on the Waterford back line. 

Stephen Walsh had his effort from the edge of the box saved on 52 minutes and just four minutes later Manu Dimas had a great effort tipped over the bar, the pressure mounting. 

It was from that corner Galway found the opener, a brilliant cross in from David Hurley was met by Killian Brouder in the area and he headed home giving United a deserved lead after making one of their many set pieces finally produce a goal.

The tribesmen sat back after finding their opener and invited Waterford on. 

Brouder was in the right place again this time on his own goal line as he prevented Eddie Nolans header from six yards out finding the back of the net keeping his side 1-0 up.  

Brouder was forced off moments later with an injury, a blow for Galway with 15 minutes left on the clock. 

Galway managed the game very well late on and snuffed out any chance of a Waterford fight back.
Waterford will be disappointed as they had attempts and set pieces but unfortunately wasted their opportunities. 

The Tribesmens have ended The Blues winning streak and extend the gap between the sides in the table

  • 96'

    Full Time 1-0

  • 94'

    Galway are hanging on trying to see out their 1-0 lead

  • 90'

    5 minutes of added time Galway still in the lead 1-0

  • 81'

    McCormack booked and gives a free away in a dangerous position

  • 80'

    Patterson with a great ball in but nobody in the area to get on the end of it

  • 77'

    Brouder is forced off with an injury and is replaced by Portilla

  • 71'

    Brouder clears off the line from an Eddie Nolan header remains 1-0

  • 69'

    Sobowale with a cracking effort from range Kearns was scrambling but tipped it out for a corner

  • 66'

    Changes for both sides Manu Dimas is replaced by Gary Boylan while Niall O'Keeffe is replaced by Yassine En-Neyah

  • 59'

    Killian Cantwell is the first player booked

  • 57'

    Brouder find the back of the net after a brilliant ball in from a corner 1-0!!

  • 56'

    Manu Dimas this time forces Brian Murphy into a great save

  • 52'

    Walsh warming the hands of Brain Murphy Galway have started the second half well

  • 49'

    Galway's free was blocked down a swift counter attack leads to a Waterford corner

  • 48'

    A free at the edge of the Waterford box for the home side

  • 45'

    Second half is underway !

  • 45'

    It as they were at half time 0-0

  • 45'

    There will be one minute of added time

  • 44'

    Long throw in floats all the way through the Waterford penalty area nobody there to get a vital touch 0-0

  • 40'

    Approaching half time and neither side have manager to open the scoring

  • 35'

    Phoenix Patterson with a great attempt cutting in off the left hand side well saved by Kearns

  • 26'

    Great save by Kearns after a fine effort by Idowu

  • 23'

    United's pressure is starting to mount another free in a promising area

  • 22'

    Free kick leads to a united corner

  • 21'

    United have a free in a good area after a foul by Eddie Nolan

  • 18'

    Nothing comes of the free 0-0 a corner now for Galway

  • 17'

    Free in a dangerous position for Waterford

  • 14'

    Ed McCarthy recovers from a knock

  • 8'

    Walsh's header goes just wide from a united corner

  • 4'

    Lomboto fires just wide after good build up play 0-0

  • 2'

    United with the first corner of the night is headed clear

  • 1'

    We are underway!!

  • Were seconds away from kick-off!!

  • 15 minutes from kick off and the sides are going through their final warm up preparations

  • Galway's starting side has been announced!

  • The away sides starting XI has been announced and we will bring you Galway's team in a few moments

  • After rainy conditions for most of the day the evening has seemingly dried up with a decent wind blowing

  • Hello and welcome to our live text commentary for tonight's match in Eamonn Deacy Park we will bring you team news shortly

Galway Utd

1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
4Charlie Lyons Defender
25Alex Murphy Defender
5Killian Brouder 6 Defender 57'
10David Hurley Midfielder
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
24Edward McCarthy Midfielder
3Stephen Walsh Defender
19Francely Lomboto 18 Forward
9Manu Dimas 7 Forward
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
6Diego Portilla 5 Defender
7Gary Boylan 9 Defender
20Evan O’Connor Defender
26Oisin O’Reilly Defender
8Mikie Rowe Midfielder
11Shane Doherty Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru 19 Forward
15David Tarmey


1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
24Killian Cantwell Defender 59'
3Richard Taylor Defender
6Eddie Nolan Defender
12Tunmise Sobowale Defender
7Shane Griffin Midfielder 72'
8Yassine En-Neyah 4 Midfielder
11Armando Junior Quitirna Midfielder
20Roland Idowu Midfielder
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder
10Cian Kavanagh 17 Forward
2Darragh Power Defender
4Niall O’Keeffe 8 Midfielder
5George Forrest Defender
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
17Nigel Aris 10 Midfielder
18Callum Stringer Midfielder
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
31Liam Kervick Midfielder
34Dean Larkin Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 10)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Galway United

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

Galway United v Waterford


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

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