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

Match Report

Walsh stars as Galway sink Cobh

A brace from Stephen Walsh and a debut goal for Robert Manley was enough to see Galway United come out on top 3-0 against Cobh Ramblers.

Walsh headed home after 30 minutes after a great cross from Ed McCarthy. Rob Manley made a great start to his career heading home after only being on the pitch for 10 minutes.

Walsh was rewarded for his efforts late on following in an attempt from Manley that sat nicely for him to slot home his second.

Cobh started the game well and had a fair share of possession in the open exchanges. 

The pressurised the Galway back line early on with set pieces free kicks at the edge of the box and plenty of corners that should have tested United more. Poor quality from the delivery wasted those opportunities and let United back into the game and they settled into their stride. 

Galway struggled with their interplay in the opening 20 minutes but quickly after this point 

they found their rhythm. 

Three corners in a row after 26 minutes had Cobh under pressure and just four minutes later 30 minutes on the clock Stephen Walsh headed home from close range, his 11th of the season a fine cross in from Ed McCarthy punished Cobh for not making the most of their own chances. 

The Tribesmen dominated the late exchanges of the half and Cobh nearly got hit on the stroke of half time as Charlie Lyons nearly bundled the ball over the line but the Cobh defence was on hand to drive it away. 

Galway started the second much the better side with their intensity quite impressive out the block. 

Max Hemming replaced Manu Dimas at half-time and he was impressive early on he crossing ability was stretching the Cobh defence and causing all sorts of issues for Cobh.  

Rob Manley was introduced for his United debut and he made an instant impact scoring after only being on the pitch 10 minutes and it was Alex Murphy who signed off his Galway United career with an assist as he set’s off across the channel to Newcastle United in the coming days. 

That goal saw Cobh make changes of their own as manager Shane Keegan looked to inspire his side for a late comeback but it wasn't to be.

Stephen Walsh made it 3-0 after Darragh Burke’s save landed at his feet and he tapped it home after 82 minutes.  

Galway saw out a comfortably victory in the end leaving Cobh to rue those missed opportunities early on.

  • 94'

    Full Time 3-0

  • 90'

    Four minutes added time

  • 82'

    Walsh's finds the net again from close range tapping home a saved effort from Manley

  • 75'

    Galway have been on top since the goal Cobh seemingly out of ideas

  • 66'

    Rob Manley with his Debut Goal and Alex Murphy signing off with an assist

  • 60'

    Cobh Keeper Darragh Burke is down injured and Cobh with no Keeper in the bench they hope he recovers

  • 57'

    Rob Manley is on for his United debut replacing Lomboto

  • 55'

    Stephen Walsh forces an error in the back line and his effort goes just wide!

  • 52'

    The home side have started the second half way on top really pushing for a second goal!

  • 46'

    Second half is underway!!

  • 46'

    Max Hemmings replaces Manu Dimas at the break

  • 45'

    Half time 1-0

  • 45'

    Cobh escape a late half time scare as the ball is hacked clear near the goal line 1-0

  • 41'

    Conor McCormack booked with 5 minutes left in the half

  • 38'

    Galway have kept up the pressure since taking the lead remains 1-0

  • 30'

    Stephen Walsh heads home from close range 1-0!!

  • 25'

    Jason Abbott booked for the away side

  • 24'

    Lomboto brought down in the box United believe it was a penalty ref waves play on

  • 17'

    Cobh will be the happier of the two sides so far keeping United chances to a minimum

  • 6'

    Its been a lively start in Eamonn Deacy Park both sides looking to start on the front foot

  • 1'

    Kick Off!

  • Both starting XI's have been named with debuts on both sides

  • We are 10 minutes from Kick off!

  • Its absolutely perfect conditions in Eamonn Deacy Park for tonight's match

  • Hello and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's first division clash

Galway Utd

1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
4Charlie Lyons Defender
25Alex Murphy Defender
12James Finnerty Defender
3Stephen Walsh Defender 30', 82'
24Edward McCarthy Midfielder
22Conor McCormack 8 Midfielder 41'
10David Hurley 7 Midfielder
9Manu Dimas 27 Forward
19Francely Lomboto 28 Forward
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
6Diego Portilla Defender
7Gary Boylan 10 Defender
8Mikie Rowe 22 Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru Forward
20Evan O’Connor Defender
27Max Hemmings 9 Midfielder
Ben Molloy 25 Defender
28Robert Manley 19 66'

Cobh Ramblers

30Darragh Burke Goalkeeper
Harlaib Mbayo Defender 91'
5Breandan Frahill Defender
3Charlie Fleming Defender
11Conor Drinan 16 Defender
12Darragh O’Sullivan Connell Defender
6Jason Abbott Midfielder 24'
7Danny O’Connell 9 Midfielder
34David O’Leary 2 Midfielder
14Seán McGrath Forward
10Jake Hegarty Forward
2John Kavanagh 34 Defender
4Ben O’Riordan Defender
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh 7 Forward
16Luke Desmond 11 Midfielder
17Justin Eguaibor Defender
19James McCarthy Defender
28Dale Holland Midfielder
78Liam Hopkins

Past Meetings

(Round 15)
0 - 4
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Galway United

(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


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