Date Time League Season
9 September 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Galway Deny Cobh Three Points With Last Gasp Leveller

Mikie Rowe’s last-minute equaliser cancelled out a wonderful Darragh O’Sullivan Connell free-kick as Cobh Ramblers and Galway finished 1-1 at St. Colman’s Park.

Galway made the better side and nearly too the lead in the 5th minute when Wilson Waweru’s shot hit the post.

United’s dominance continued in the opening quarter with Ronan Manning missing a glorious chance in the 11th minute when he blazed a shot over the bar from five yards out.

Galway continued to lay siege on the Cobh goal, who needed a last-ditch tackle from Brendan Frahill to deny Manning from scoring in the 19th minute.

Despite their dominance, it was Ramblers who would take the lead thanks to a wonderful Darragh O’Sullivan Connell free-kick which caught Conor Kearns completely unaware with ball going over his head into the net.

Despite the goal being against the run of play, Cobh did justify their lead as they finished the half the better side and looked particularly threatening from set-pieces.

Galway on the other hand were wasteful in front of goal and went in 1-0 behind at the break as a result.
The visitors started the brighter in the second half in search of a crucial equaliser. Once again it was

Manning who looked most threatening and was inches away from levelling in 54th minute when his shot blazed just over the bar.

The game began to boil over around the hour mark. Firstly, Galway were aggrieved not have been given a penalty while both sets of players clashed over an injury to O’Sullivan Connell who was accused of time wasting.

Galway began to turn the screw in the final 15 minutes with Paul Hunt making a magnificent save from Wilson Waweru to deny the equaliser.

The equaliser finally came in the 6th minute of injury time as substitute Mickie Rowe found the net with a curling right footed shot to deny Cobh their fourth win of the season.

Despite Cobh’s heartbreak, Shane Keegan’s side did do their neighbours Cork City a massive favour in the race for automatic promotion with the 1-1 draw which leaves Galway having to beat City next week to stay in the hunt.

Cobh Ramblers

22Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
3Charlie Fleming Defender
5Breandan Frahill Defender
12Darragh O’Sullivan Connell 2 Defender 31'
17Justin Eguaibor Defender
19James McCarthy Defender
25Michael McCarthy 14 Defender
8Pierce Phillips 6 Midfielder
16Luke Desmond 28 Midfielder 46'
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh 34 Forward
10Jake Hegarty Forward
2John Kavanagh 12 Defender
6Jason Abbott 8 Midfielder
7Danny O’Connell Midfielder
14Seán McGrath 25 Forward
21Liam Kervick Midfielder
24Issa Kargbo Defender
28Dale Holland 16 Midfielder
30Darragh Burke Goalkeeper
34James O’Leary 9 Defender

Galway Utd

1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
12James Finnerty 26 Defender
4Charlie Lyons Defender
10David Hurley Midfielder
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
23Ronan Manning Midfielder
24Edward McCarthy 15 Midfielder
27Max Hemmings 17 Midfielder
9Rob Manley 19 Forward
18Wilson Waweru Forward
6Diego Portilla Defender
8Mikie Rowe Midfielder
9Manu Dimas Forward
15Adam Thomas Defender
15David Tarmey 24 Forward
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
19Francely Lomboto 9 Forward
17Bastien Hery 27 Midfielder
26Oisin O’Reilly 12 Defender
  • Full time with game finishing 1-1. A fair result overall but Cobh will be heartbroken not to have held on.

  • Mikie Rowe equalises at the death, a curling right footer from just outside the box but a draw is no good to them.

  • 90'

    6 additonal minutes added on at the end of the match.

  • 87'

    Ben Whitmarsh and Michael McCarthy off for Sean McGrath and James O'Leary for Cobh.

  • 79'

    Thriple Galway sub as McCormack, McCarthy and Hemmings go off for David Tarmey, Francley Lombato and Oisin O'Reilly.

  • 78'

    Galway beginning to turn the screw here as they chase an equaliser.

  • 76'

    Jason Abott coming on for Cobh in place of Pierce Phillips.

  • 68'

    O'Connell goes off with John Kavanagh on in his place while Dale Holland is on for Luke Desmond.

  • 67'

    Things are getting tense on the ptich with Darragh O'Connell down which infuriates the Galway players who think he's time wasting.

  • 64'

    Hunt denies Waweru from close range with a great save. United then looking for a penalty but to their dismay the referee blows for a free out.

  • 60'

    Double sub for Galway as Rob Manley and David Hurley come off for Francley Lombato and Bastien Hery.

  • 54'

    Manning with the first chance of the second half but his shot goes just over the bar.

  • 49'

    Cobh's Luke Desmond is booked for a tackle from behind.

  • 46'

    Back underway for the second half.

  • Half-time and Darragh O'Connell's free kick against the run of play gives Cobh a 1-0 at the break.

  • 45'

    One additonal minute to be added on at the end of the first half.

  • 40'

    Charlie Lyons is the latest to have a go for Galway from another corner but like the others, his shot goes well over.

  • 36'

    Galway getting plenty of chances from set pieces but have been unable to hit the target, The latest header goes and well over.

  • 31'

    Darragh O'Connell with an unbelievable goal! Surely meant as a cross which Galway keeper Conor Kearns is caught off his line. 1-0 the Rams completely against the run of play.

  • 28'

    Cobh keeper Paul Hunt gets away with one there as he spilled an easy enough shot from Manning but manages to gather at the second time of asking.

  • 25'

    Concern for Cobh here as captain Pierce Phillips is down injured.

  • 19'

    Great tackle there from Brendan Frahill to deny Manning at the near post. Galway in complete control of the game and are laying siege to the Cobh goal.

  • 12'

    Apologies for some technical difficulties at the beginning of this game. So far, Galway have been the better side with their best chances coming through Wilson Waweru hitting the post and Ronan Manning blazing a shot over the bar from close range just moments ago.

  • 1'


  • Teams out onto the pitch.

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Past Meetings

(Round 24)
3 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Cobh Ramblers

(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


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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