Date Time League Season
30 October 2022 4:00 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Hurley sets up Waterford play-off Showdown

David Hurley's first half volley and a late efforts from Rob Manley and Mikie Rowe was enough to fire Galway into the play-off final.

Hurley found the back of the net after 24 minutes after a long throw from Killian Brouder found him in the area and he smashed it home.

Mikie Rowe secured the win in the 90th minute while Rob Manley also got on the scoresheet with 94 minutes on the clock as Galway now move into the play-off finals.

Longford failed to get on the scoresheet in a match where chances were few and far between for the away side in a game where Galway came out on top 3-0.

Galway started the half the better of the two sides moving and passing the ball around with great intent. 

Stephen Walsh came closest to scoring after 11 minutes with his effort cleared off the line. 

Galway opened up the scoring after 26 minutes after David Hurley got onto the end of a long throw from Killian Brouder caused mayhem in the box.

Galway pushed home their advantage but went in at the break 1-0 up. 

Early in the second half Luke Dennison was forced to make a crucial save after 48 minutes preventing Galway from increasing their lead to 2 goals. 

Galway were defending well and keeping Longfords attackers quiet. 

The Tribemen’s Adam Thomas hit the post after 66 minutes and just moments later Longford had their biggest moment of the match Jordan Adeyemo’s fantastic effort went just wide. 

It was 90 minutes on the clock when Galway fans could breathe a sigh of relief as Mikie Rowe got his third goal in 2 games against The Town Stephen Walsh setup Rowe after chasing down a long ball and squaring it to Rowe who tapped home gracefully.

This took the wind out of Longfords sails and in the 94th minute Rob Manley took advantage of a tired Longford defence and netted a goal of his own making it 3-0 to Galway and the play off final now well in their sights. 

United now can look forward to a one and done matchup against Waterford in the markets field next Friday night.

  • 96'

    Full time Galway progress to the playoff final!!

  • 95'

    Rob Manley find the back of the net Longford seemingly switched off here

  • 90'

    4 minutes of added time

  • 90'

    Mikie Rowe makes it 2-0 late on here Galway surly have their place in the final secured now!!

  • 88'

    Stephen Walsh head just over late on

  • 85'

    Just the 5 minutes remaining and Galway are holding onto their lead

  • 76'

    Jordan Adeyemo has a greet effort go just wide!

  • 75'

    United starting to pile on the pressure again in search of that vital second goal

  • 66'

    Adam Thomas hits the post with a header Galway nearly find a second

  • 61'

    Hour gone and Galway still holding onto a slender lead 1-0

  • 51'

    Yellow for McDonnell after a high challenge

  • 48'

    A great save from Luke Dennison stop what should have been a certain goal!

  • 45'

    One change for Galway at the break Mikie Rowe replacing Bastien Hery

  • 45'

    Second half is underway!!

  • 45'

    Half time in a very interesting first half

  • 45'

    One minute of added time

  • 44'

    Longford have a shout for a Penalty themselves both shouts could or should have been given it remains 1-0

  • 38'

    Stone wall penalty ignored by the ref Galway players not impressed

  • 34'

    Rises up and over the bar remains 1-0

  • 33'

    Another Free for Longford on the edge of the Galway penalty area

  • 29'

    Free in a good area for Longford comes to nothing 1-0

  • 27'

    Michael Barker is booked for a late challenge

  • 24'

    Hurley fires home a volley after a long throw in from Brouder 1-0!

  • 19'

    After a good spell of play from Longford Galway have a free on the edge of the away sides area

  • 11'

    Corner for Galway United a good start for the home side

  • 7'

    Hery brough down with a high challenge free in a dangerous position

  • 5'

    Galway with a free near the corner flag

  • 1'

    Kick off!!

  • Galway have made one change to their side from last week!! Both starting XI's can be seen in the line ups tab

  • Weather is dry at the moment as the players are about to enter the field for this crucial clash

  • Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today's all important play off second leg !!

Galway Utd

1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
3Stephen Walsh Defender
5Killian Brouder 6 Defender
12James Finnerty Defender
15Adam Thomas 4 Defender 53'
10David Hurley 9 Midfielder 24'
17Bastien Hery 8 Midfielder
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
24Edward McCarthy 23 Midfielder 28'
27Max Hemmings Midfielder
Connal Doran Goalkeeper
4Charlie Lyons 15 Defender
6Diego Portilla 5 Defender
8Mikie Rowe 17 Midfielder 90'
9Rob Manley 10 Forward
9Manu Dimas Forward
18Wilson Waweru Forward
20Evan O’Connor Defender
23Ronan Manning 24 Midfielder

Longford Town

18Luke Dennison Goalkeeper 53'
2Shane Elworthy Defender
14Michael Barker Defender 26'
4Aaron Robinson Midfielder
5Michael McDonnell Midfielder 51'
7Darren Clarke 16 Midfielder
20Dean McMenamy 10 Midfielder 73'
21Joe Power
23Ben Lynch 15 Midfielder
25Mark Hanratty Midfielder 55'
9Jordan Adeyemo Forward
3Dylan Barnett Defender
10Sam Verdon 20 Forward
13Colm Cox Goalkeeper
15Kian Corbally 23 Midfielder
16Cristian Magerusan 7
17Matthew O’Brien Midfielder
19Karl Chambers Forward
22Matthew Dunne
24Adam Verdon Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Play Off 1st Leg)
2 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town V Galway United

(Round 36)
3 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Longford Town

(Round 22)
2 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town v Galway United

(Round 14)
2 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Longford Town

(Round 7)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town v Galway United

(Series 15)
2 - 6
LOI Men's First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town v Galway United

(Series 6)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Longford Town


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