Date Time League Season
3 September 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Galway deliver in Stradbrook

Galway United took all three points after a hectic second half with Cabinteely in Stradbrook, which saw two red cards and a dramatic penalty save from Luke Dennison with his first touch of the game.

Mikie Rowe's strike from a well worked set piece after 56 minutes which broke the deadlock, and was ultimately the score that separated the sides.

After 10 minutes Galway started to get a foothold in the game pushing the hosts back with good build up play and long balls from Conor Kearns in goal and set pieces from all angles landing in the Cabinteely box, but nothing coming of it. 

The midway point of the first half saw the sides level out with nothing major in terms of chances but some brilliant passages of play. The defences did well cutting out any attacking opportunities.   

35 minutes in Cabo turned up the pressure on Galway creating chances although nothing major apart from Ben Feeney's strike being caught easily by the United keeper. 

After an entertaining attacking first half it ended surprisingly 0-0.

The Tribesmen came out for the second half red hot causing all sorts of issues for Cabo. 

This pressure paid off after one of Galway's many set pieces finally paid off a nice set piece routine finished off softly by Rowe to put the away side 1-0 up.

After this there was a flurry of cards, Eoin McPhillips who was booked for the Galway set piece, which lead to the opening goal; was soon given his marching orders by Referee Eoghan O'Shea with two bookings in under 10 minutes for McPhillips. 

As the home side pressed with ten men they soon were rewarded for their work, as they received a penalty goalkeeper Conor Kearns high knee colliding with Kieran Marty Waters in the area, Kearns was also sent off seeing both sides down to ten men with 20 minutes to play, We hope Waters recovers from what looked to be a nasty head injury. 

Luke Dennison made a name for himself in the hearts of the Tribesmen supporters as he came off the bench to save a crucial penalty, his first involvement of the match and how crucial it turned out to be. 

Galway were content to play on the counter from this point on with 15 minutes remaining they defended their three points excellently and prevented Cabinteely from snatching a draw - a result they possibly deserved. 

The game finished 1-0 thanks to United missing an open goal with the last kick of the game as the trailing side committed all their men to their last corner. John Caulfield and all his staff and team can be delighted to take all three points back West.


#Harry Halwax Goalkeeper
2Daniel Blackbyrne Defender 95'
4Jack Hudson Defender
19Luke McWilliams 33 Defender
7Keith Dalton 18 Midfielder
8Zak O’Neill 22 Midfielder
15Eoin Massey Midfielder
16Vilius Labutis Midfielder 68'
20Eoin McPhillips Midfielder 56'
34Ben Feeney Forward
10Kieran Marty Waters 36 Forward
1Adam Hayden Goalkeeper
5Dan Tobin Defender
14Jack Watson Midfielder
18Conor Knight 7 Midfielder
22Dean Casey 8 Midfielder
27Jack O’Reilly Defender
33Mitchell Byrne 19 Defender
21Jamin Nwanze
36Oran Molony 10

Galway Utd

16Conor Kearns Goalkeeper 72'
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender 59'
4Gary Boylan Defender
5Killian Brouder Defender
32Joe Gorman Defender
25Alex Murphy Defender
10David Hurley 21 Midfielder
14Mikie Rowe 18 Midfielder 57'
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru 9 Forward
7Ruairi Keating Forward
18Luke Dennison 14 Goalkeeper
21Christopher Horgan 10 Defender
3Stephen Walsh Defender
8Dean O’Shea Defender
17Caoilfhionn O’Dea Midfielder
20Mikey Place Midfielder
9Padraic Cunningham 18 Forward
24Colin Kelly Forward
  • 97'

    Full Time Galway take all three points 1-0

  • 97'

    Boylan scuffs a change to put Galway 2-0 up!

  • 92'

    Cabinteely are pushing for a equalizer United playing on the counter

  • 90'

    Seven minutes of Added time!

  • 86'

    Cunningham Replaces Waweru for Galway

  • 85'

    There's five minutes left on the clock but there will be a significant amount of added time

  • 79'

    Luke Dennison's first action on the pitch was a fantastic penalty save !!!

  • 77'

    And Oran Maloney is on for his debut replacing the injured Waters

  • 77'

    Rowe replaced by Dennison in Goal

  • 76'

    Waters walks off the pitch with aid with medical staff

  • 73'

    There's a big break in play here as Waters receives treatment on a head injury

  • 72'

    Penalty for Cabo and Galway Keeper Kerns sent off

  • 69'

    Labutis now booked for a late challenge games getting a bit heated now

  • 66'

    A rash challenge from McPhilips and he receives his second booking Cabo down to ten men

  • 59'

    O'Keeffe also booked for preventing a break away

  • 57'

    Galway find the back of the net a lovely set piece from Galway and Rowe weak effort just sneaks into the back of the net!!

  • 56'

    First card of the evening as McPhillips booked

  • 54'

    Injury forces off Luke McWilliams and he's replaced by Mitchell Byrne

  • 54'

    Injury forces off Luke McWilliams and he's replaced by Mitchell Byrne

  • 52'

    Stop in play Cabo player down injured

  • 48'

    Galway have started the second half very well putting the home side under a lot of pressure

  • 45'

    Second half is underway

  • 45'

    0-0 at half time!!

  • 45'

    Two minutes of added time!!

  • 37'

    Feeney with the best effort of the match his shot saved by the Galway keeper still 0-0

  • 34'

    Killian Brouder's long throws causing mayhem in the Cabinteely box

  • 26'

    Waters with a great effort from range earns a corner for his side

  • 22'

    Kearns is fit to play on play continues with a drop ball

  • 20'

    Galway keeper down with a head injury, The home side had an effort on goal just prior to that still 0-0

  • 17'

    United have had their fair share of set pieces failing to create any good chances

  • 10'

    Galway starting to hold onto possession good attacking play so far but no major chances

  • 4'

    Been a fast start from both team both sides pushing forwards

  • 1'

    Game is underway

  • Kick off is moments away !!

  • Cabos XI has been announced !!

  • The Galway team news is in!

  • The fans in the stadium will be hoping the rain stays away, as of now its dry with a slight breeze in the Capital

  • We will bring you team news shortly !!!!

  • Hello and welcome to our live coverage of tonights match between Cabinteely and Galway United

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Jason Moore
Alan Carey


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