Date Time League Season
18 June 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Galway move to fourth in First Division

Galway United led the charge from the off in tonight's Match in the League of Ireland First Division in Eamonn Deacy Park; and that's how it played out as they leapfrogged Cabinteely to fourth spot with a 1-0 win.

The hosts had a flurry of set pieces and throw-ins causing mayhem in the Cabo box, before opening the scoring eventually in the 36th minute.

A mess up at the back saw Wilson Waweru slot home nicely into the visitors net for what was subsequently the only goal of the contest.

It was Galway’s match to lose from the start in a game where their opponents failed to work the Galway keeper. This was a good victory for and they win two on the bounce.

The Tribesmen started tonight's match on the front foot with efforts early on coming mostly from set plays, Corners and long throws getting intercepted or failing to beat the first man was a feature of the opening half hour, an issue that will annoy John Caulfield and his team. 

Cabo defended these set pieces well but their long forward balls were failing to connect with the front men and the Galway pressure was starting to tell. 

Wilson Waweru was a constant threat for United getting in behind, holding up the ball and pressuring the Cabinteely back line. All Wawerus efforts were rewarded in the 36th minute when a defensive mistake put him through on goal which he took excellently putting Galway 1-0 up leading into half time. 

Pat Devlin had clearly seen enough at halftime making three subs during the break. The Dublin side came out with more hunger and energy in the second half but yet again failed to create any goal scoring opportunities.

This was the story of their game and as the second half rolled on the Westerners grew back into the game and wrestled back control, dominating position and the majority of the chances again. 

Cunningham made a good impression off the bench for Galway leading the line well, replacing the goal-scoring Waweru late on. 

Overall John Caulfield will be delighted with his team winning their first back to back matches of 2021 and this match lifts them up into fourth tied on points with third and second placed Treaty United and UCD 

Pat Devlin has a lot to do on the attacking front leading into Cabo’s next few fixtures as yet again today they were left needing a single goal to get back into the match, they have now only scored 12 goals in 12 games a stat that needs improving if they want to fight for promotion.

  • 90'

    Full Time Galway 1-0 Cabinteely

  • 79'

    Tackle in the middle of the pitch ears Knight a yellow

  • 75'

    Rowe On

  • 75'

    David Hurley is Off for Mikie Rowe

  • 74'

    Great strike from Cunningham just wide

  • 65'

    Sub for Galway Cunningham on for the goal scorer Wilson

  • 59'

    Looks like Galway were denied a clear penalty for a handball we play on

  • 56'

    Galway now gotten back into the game, they were slow coming out for the second half

  • 51'

    Cabinteely have started the second half very lively

  • Subs out

  • Subs out

  • Subs out

  • Triple sub at half time

  • Triple sub at half time

  • Triple sub at half time

  • 45'

    Half Time Galway United 1- 0 Cabinteely FC

  • 44'

    Long throw from Galway narrowly wide

  • 42'

    Galway keeping the pressure on here. Cabinteely not creating much

  • 37'

    After a mistake at the back Wilson Waweru finds the back of the net!

  • 25'

    Galway on top here Cabinteely defending the set plays well

  • 18'

    Foul outside the box O'Neill Booked

  • 17'

    Plenty of possession early on for Galway, Galway's set pieces letting them down with poor delivery's

  • 10'

    Galway united have their second corner of the match

  • 4'

    Early chance for Galway , Nice open start to the match

  • Match Underway !!

  • Galway team news in, Kick off in 10 minutes

  • As we await the Galway teams news, the weather in Eammon Deacy Park is ideal conditions for a match blue skies with a light breeze temperatures in and around 13 degrees

  • Team news for Cabinteely is in!

  • Thanks for being with us tonight my name is John Nee and we shall be bringing the team news to you shortly

  • Good Evening and welcome to tonight's League of Ireland First division class between Galway United and Cabinteely

Galway Utd

16Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
4Gary Boylan Defender
5Killian Brouder Defender
6Maurice Nugent Defender
25Alex Murphy 11 Defender
10David Hurley 14 Midfielder
20Mikey Place 21 Midfielder
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru 9 Forward 36'
7Ruairi Keating Forward
26Michael Garrihy Goalkeeper
21Christopher Horgan 20 Defender
8Shane Duggan Midfielder
11Shane Doherty 25 Midfielder
12Stephen Christopher Midfielder
14Mikie Rowe 10 Midfielder
17Caoilfhionn O’Dea Midfielder
9Padraic Cunningham 18 Forward
24Colin Kelly Forward


25Harry Halwax Goalkeeper
2Daniel Blackbyrne Defender
3Kevin Knight Defender
19Luke McWilliams Defender
6Alex Aspil 15 Midfielder
7Keith Dalton 29 Midfielder
8Zak O’Neill Midfielder 18'
12Niall Barnes 18 Midfielder
16Vilius Labutis Midfielder
14Ben Hanrahan 11 Forward
10Kieran Marty Waters 26 Forward
50Darragh Kenny Goalkeeper
23Joe Hyland Defender
33Mitchell Byrne Defender
15Eoin Massey 6 Midfielder
18Conor Knight 12 Midfielder
11Sean McDonald 14 Forward
9Luke Clucas Forward
26Jordan Payne 10 Forward
29Jem Campion 7 Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 3)
LOI Men's First Division

Cabinteely v Galway United

4 - 3
eLOI Group A
Online Event

Cabinteely v Galway United

(Series 13)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division

Cabinteely v Galway United

(Series 4)
0 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Cabinteely


RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
Mark MoynihanEoin Harte
Jason Moore
Marc Lynch


Eamonn Deacy Park
Eamonn Deacy Park, Dyke Road, Terryland, Menlough, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, H91 ET6N, Ireland

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