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

Match Report

Galway United halt title party with comeback win against Cork City

Galway delayed the Cork celebrations after coming from a goal behind to win 2-1 in Eamonn Deacy park.

Cork took the lead in the 50th minute through an effort from Barry Coffey finding the back of the net.

It was two goals in 5 minutes for United Wilson Waweru in the 70th minute from close range and a wonderful overhead kick effort from Charlie Lyons saw Galway pick up the three points and spoil the party for Cork for at least another matchweek.

In a match where a win meant so much to both sides we had a very open but tense start to the contest. 

Galway took a while to get into the match, Cork starting the better passing and moving the ball around quickly and effectively. 

After 15 minutes Galway started to get a grip of the game, getting joy down their left-hand side with Manning getting on the ball and driving forwards at every opportunity. 

United were keeping Cork pinned back in their own half but were failing to turn their good spell into any major chances corners and throw-ins causing mayhem as usual for United set pieces they often use very effectively but it was Cork who got closest in the 28th minute Ally Gilchrist rattling the crossbar from a brilliant ball in from a corner. 

United finished out the first half on top and with both sides going in 0-0 at the break it would all be decided in the second half.

Cork came out for the second half on the front foot and were rewarded with 50 minutes on the clock Barry Coffey had an attempt from the edge of the box, got a deflection, and sailed over the Galway keeper Cork 1-0 up and a step closer to the title!

Play was suspended shortly after some extravagant goal celebrations from the travelling support which encroached on the pitch and Galway kicked things off again 5 minutes later with it all to do. 

Cork seemed to be sailing comfortably with Galway lacking an attacking drive. 

John Caulfield made changes on the 64th minute and United stepped up a gear. 

Wilson Waweru just onto the field found the back of the net from close range after Stephen Walsh set him up on the box 1-1 70 minutes on the clock.

Within just three minutes jubilation for Galway as Charlie Lyons overhead kick from a corner found the bottom corner out of nowhere Galway were leading Cork in shock.

United were happy to see out the match while Cork pushed for an equaliser it was too little to late as Galway close the gap and delay Corks title celebrations for another week

  • 98'

    Full Time 2-1 Galway delay Corks celebrations for another week

  • 96'

    Cork pushing for a goal united holding on

  • 90'

    8 minutes of additional time

  • 90'

    Wilson Waweru could have made it three it remains 2-1

  • 80'

    With 10 minutes remaining it looks like Galway may spoil Corks party

  • 73'

    GALWAY 2-1 !! Charlie Lyons with an overhead kick Galway have turned it around !!

  • 70'

    Its 1-1!! Wilson Waweru taps home from close range Galway are back in it!

  • 66'

    Double change for Galway Bastien Hery and Wilson Waweru replacing Ronan Manning and Diego Portilla

  • 57'

    Matt Healy hits the crossbar from range!

  • 55'

    Play resumes after a 5 minute delay

  • 54'

    Plyers are leaving the pitch due a safety issue after the Cork supporters invade the pitch

  • 50'

    Barry Coffey find the back of the net his deflected effort beats Kearnes is that the goal that wins them the league!!

  • 45'

    Second half underway!

  • 45'

    Half time 0-0

  • 37'

    Charlie Lyons is the first player booked this evening

  • 26'

    Ally Gilchrist rattles the crossbar from a corner remains 0-0

  • 22'

    Aaron Bolger with an effort on target well saved by Conor Kearns

  • 16'

    Galway starting to get joy down their left hand side which has led to a corner

  • 4'

    Cork with the first corner of the night but it comes to nothing

  • 1'

    Kick off!

  • Both sides are heading back onto the pitch 5 minutes from kick off

  • The weather in Galway is brilliant a fine evening in what will hopefully be a excellent clash!

  • Both sides have named their starting XI's as we are 15 minutes from kick-off

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

Galway Utd

1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
12James Finnerty Defender
4Charlie Lyons Defender 74'
6Diego Portilla 17 Defender
8Mikie Rowe Midfielder
10David Hurley Midfielder
23Ronan Manning 18 Midfielder
24Edward McCarthy Midfielder
27Max Hemmings Midfielder
3Stephen Walsh Defender
5Killian Brouder Defender
9Rob Manley Forward
15Adam Thomas Defender
15David Tarmey
16Matthew Connor Goalkeeper
17Bastien Hery 6 Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru 23 Forward 70'
19Francely Lomboto Forward
26Oisin O’Reilly Defender

Cork City

13David Harrington Goalkeeper
6Ally Gilchrist Defender
4Cian Coleman Midfielder
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender
8Aaron Bolger Midfielder
10Barry Coffey Midfielder 50'
15Matt Healy Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley Forward
24Cian Murphy 40 Forward
11Cian Bargary 7 Forward
9Ruairi Keating Forward
20Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
2Uniss Kargbo Defender
7Dylan McGlade 11 Midfielder
14Kevin O’Connor Defender
19Matt Srbely Midfielder
22James Doona Midfielder
25Gordon Walker Defender
34Franco Umeh Forward
40Louis Britton 24 Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 25)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Galway United

(Round 18)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Cork City

(Round 2)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Galway United

(Series 27)
3 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Galway United

(Series 18)
2 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Cork City

(Series 9)
1 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Galway United

5 - 1
eLOI Group A
Online Event

Cork City v Galway United


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