Date Time League Season
21 May 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Cork and Galway share the spoils

Cork City and Galway United played out an entertaining but fractious draw at Turners Cross.

A Jack Baxter volley, from 25 yards out, opened the scoring for Cork City, in the 81st minute. However, Maurice Nugent scored with a header, at the death to secure a deserved point for Galway United. 

Talking points aplenty, as expected, in this, John Caulfield's return to the "Cross", in an opposition dugout. 

There will be varied viewpoints on the influence of referee, Alan Carey, on proceedings.  

An entertaining, relatively open game of football turned on, Carey's decision to send off Galway's Stephen Walsh, for an off-the-ball altercation in the Cork City goalmouth, before half-time. 

Over the course of the contest, City received five yellow cards, and Galway had four booked, and a sending off.  

The home side were the busier of the opening half. 

Cian Bagary had a powerful shot dealt with by Conor Kearns in the Galway goal, in the opening minute. 

It set the tone, as Bagary, Gearoid Morrissey, and Cian Murphy all had efforts for City. 

Dylan McGlade, who was introduced as an early substitute for the injured Ronan Hurley, made an impact throughout the game. 

Despite the home dominance, Galway remained active, and Mickey Place caused concern when he forced McNulty into a save.  

Cork City appeared to be nervous, at times, under their opposition's set pieces and long throws.  

The timeline was dramatically altered with the sending off, of Walsh.   

The consequence of that saw a tighter second-half affair. Galway United continuing with one upfront, but sitting deep, while allowing City to dominate possession. 

Turner's Cross was a powderkeg, as the referee was forced to issue six yellow cards in 10 second-half minutes. 

Through the stop-start nature, football found a way back to the surface as Dylan McGlade went close on occasions, while also forcing Maurice Nugent into an excellent interception. 

Jack Baxter, the loanee from Preston, broke the deadlock with textbook volley from 25 yards.  

That goal forced the game to open up. Ruairi Keating, who had a quiet game, made his impact late on.  

Maurice Nugent's late equaliser was the result of City's failure to clear their defensive lines. Nugent found himself free to head home.  

Another late goal for John Caulfield's men, but on reflection the draw was a fair result. 

  • The game ends all square.

  • 93'

    Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh picks up a late yellow card

  • 90'

    Maurice Nugent scores a header, from Boylan assist. The game is all square.

  • 85'

    The game is opening up now as a result of that goal.

  • 81'

    Jack Baxter, the Preston loanee, 25 yards out fires home with a volley. Great technique. Cork City 1-0.

  • 79'

    Jack Walsh on Cian Murphy off. Dylan McGlade volleys high on the edge of the area, prior to that substitution.

  • 78'

    David Hurley sees yellow.

  • 74'

    Padraic Cunningham off Wilson Waruwu on Cunningham, of course, picked up a card earlier.

  • 71'

    Maurice Nugent with a super tackle to dispose a full flight Dylan McGlade.

  • 66'

    Gary Boylan sees a yellow, for involvement in the mini-melee.

  • 66'

    Cian Murphy gone in late on David Hurley, in front of the dugouts. Players from both sides confront each other. Turner's Cross is a powderkeg.

  • 62'

    It's become a stop-start, fractious affair.

  • 62'

    Gordon Walker picks up a yellow for a late challenge.

  • 59'

    Dylan McGlade sees yellow for dissent

  • 58'

    Padraic Cunningham sees yellow for dissent

  • 57'

    Galway looking dangerous from set-pieces, long throws, and corner kicks. The away team are looking confident.

  • 57'

    Gearoid Morrissey gone in the book.

  • 53'

    Galway have bodies behind the ball, slowing the game right down and taking the sting out of it.

  • 52'

    Galway forced to with one up front for the second half and as result played deep, allowing City to dominate possession.

  • 45'

    Cork City 0 Galway United 0 at the break. The Stephen Walsh sending-off will be the talking point, in an evenly contested first half.

  • 45'

    Johnny Glynn, Head of Galway academy is also dismissed in the same incident.

  • 45'

    Galway United down to 10 men. Stephen Walsh is sent off for an altercation.

  • 40'

    David Hurley shot is deflected out for a corner. That was a chance. McNulty was sent the wrong way.

  • 32'

    Jonas Hakkinen robust tackle leads to Cork City first caution.

  • 29'

    Conor McCormack receives the first yellow card of the match for persistent fouling.

  • 24'

    Jonas Hakkinen puts the ball out for Galway corner kick. It was a nothing long ball that caused confusion between Hakkinen and McNulty. Galway could prey on a few nerves in City defense.

  • 22'

    Mikey Place fires a warning shot, which forces McNulty into a smart save. Galway are in this game.

  • 16'

    Cork City are on top, but the game remains scoreless.

  • 12'

    Gearoid Morrissey long-range effort is deflected out for a corner kick.

  • 10'

    Delay to the game, Ronan Hurley injured his hamstring. He'll need to be replaced. Dylan McGlade in for an earlier than expected appearance.

  • 3'

    Lively start. Both sides making their presence known.

  • 1'

    Cian Bargary breaks for City, from a Galway free and has the first shot of the game

  • We are robbed off the red-hot heat of ‘the Cross’ to welcome club legend Caulfield back for the first time, in an opposition dug out. This may be a tight affair, but it will not be a boring one.

  • “Every week is a new challenge. Cork is a huge club and it is another fascinating game to look forward to,” Caulfield told the club’s media team. “Cork have turned around their form and have had three very good results. They are strong defensively and, as I always say, we need to perform to our best to get results."

  • John Caulfield, Cork City, Turners Cross all tag words that were long associated together.

  • Tonight, offers the first chapter in the Cork City and Galway United tale that is greeted with eager anticipation. Galway's season has been transformed in recent weeks and sit comfortably in fifth place, while Cork are currently vying to stay within touching distance.

  • On a massive Friday night for the Airtricity League of Ireland, John Caulfield's first return to Turner's Cross in an opposition dug out is a big story.

Cork City

1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
3Ronan Hurley 7 Defender
6Gearoid Morrissey Midfielder
8Cian Coleman Midfielder
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh Forward
11Cian Bargary Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley Forward
24Cian Murphy Forward 66'
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender 32'
25Gordon Walker Defender 62'
30Jack Baxter Midfielder 81'
13David Harrington Goalkeeper
15Dale Holland Midfielder
2Uniss Kargbo Defender
7Dylan McGlade 3 Midfielder 59'
10Steven Beattie Forward
5George Heaven Defender
25Jamie Wynne Forward
27Jack Walsh Forward
Joshua Honohan Defender

Galway Utd

16Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
3Stephen Walsh Defender 45'
4Gary Boylan Defender 66'
5Killian Brouder Defender
6Maurice Nugent Defender 90'
7Ruairi Keating Forward
9Padraic Cunningham 18 Forward 58'
15Carlton Ubaezuonu Midfielder
20Mikey Place Midfielder
22Conor McCormack Midfielder 29'
10David Hurley Midfielder 78'
14Mikie Rowe Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru 9 Forward
21Christopher Horgan Defender
8Shane Duggan Midfielder
24Colin Kelly Forward
1Kevin Horgan Goalkeeper
12Stephen Christopher Midfielder


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Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland