Date Time League Season
1 October 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Keating King in Galway win

Ruairi Keating's first half strike was enough to set Galway on their way to take all three points back West, and a long journey to St. Colman's Park made worthwhile.

A missed penalty from Keating in the second half was left unpunished by the home side as they failed to find the back of the Galway net for a third time this season.

Cobh came out of the blocks red hot as they created quite a few chances early on. Their pressing and intensity was brilliant but they were still shy getting chances on target, 

A free after eight minutes from 18 yards out was blazed over the bar, their best effort up to that point.

After this Galway started to get a hold of the match having their own half chances from set plays and as always Killian Brouder’s long throw-ins caused all sorts of havoc. 

Galway broke the deadlock from a corner in the 26th minute a Conor McCormack in-swinging corner was poorly collected by Cobh keeper Corey Chambers who spilled the ball and Ruairi Keating latched onto the spill volleying home from short range giving United the important first goal. 

The home side battled hard after they conceded putting United on the back foot but again failing to create any major opportunities or shots on target, this saw the sides go in at the break 1-0 

The Tribesmen game out on top form for the second half early opportunities to increase their lead weren't taken and the slender lead kept Cobh's hopes alive. 

United kept getting in behind the home side's defence in the second half and this soft defending showed as Ramblers gave away a penalty in the 64th minute, Keating who was in great form stepped up but blazed the ball over the bar it remained 1-0. 

Cobh never pushed on in the second half and with a small margin it was surprising to see such little goal attempts from the Cork side. 

This poor play led to frustrations with two late red cards, Sub Regix Madika receiving two yellows after his short 25 minute spell on the pitch and Nathan O’Connell receiving his marching orders after 95 minutes for a lash out on a Galway player seemingly pure frustration. 

Galway missed two great chances late on to extend their lead Shane Doherty and Padraic Cunningham missing chances but the one goal was enough to bring all three points back West.

Cobh Ramblers

22Corey Chambers Goalkeeper
2John Kavanagh Defender
3Darryl Walsh Defender
5Ben O’Riordan Defender
21Alex Hill 10 Defender
4Lee Devitt 25 Midfielder
39Jason Abbott Midfielder
18Nathan O’Connell Midfielder 95'
7Ian Turner 14 Midfielder
23Ciaran Griffin 15 Forward
9Killian Cooper 20 Forward
10Jake Hegarty 21 Forward
20Luke Kennedy Goalkeeper
13Gavin Ryan Goalkeeper
12Naythan Coleman Defender
19James McCarthy Defender
15David O’Leary 23 Midfielder
14Stephen O’Leary 7 Midfielder
25Regix Madika 4 Midfielder 67'
20Danny O’Connell 9 Midfielder

Galway Utd

16Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
3Stephen Walsh Defender
4Gary Boylan Defender 93'
5Killian Brouder Defender
6Maurice Nugent Defender
10David Hurley 11 Midfielder
14Mikie Rowe 24 Midfielder 84'
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru 9 Forward
7Ruairi Keating 32 Forward 26'
18Luke Dennison Goalkeeper
8Dean O’Shea Defender
32Joe Gorman 7 Defender
20Mikey Place Midfielder
11Shane Doherty 10 Midfielder
15Carlton Ubaezuonu Midfielder
17Caoilfhionn O’Dea Midfielder
9Padraic Cunningham 18 Forward
24Colin Kelly 14 Forward
  • 95'

    Full time Galway 1-0 Cobh three point go up West

  • 95'

    Straight Red for Nathan O Connell lashes out 95 minutes gone

  • 93'

    Galway should be 2-0 up great chances missed by Cunningham and Shane Doherty in quick succession

  • 90'

    Colin Kelly had a huge chance to win the match just wide 1-0

  • 89'

    Goal scorer Keating been replaced by Joe Gorman

  • 87'

    Madika second booking and he's shown Red Cobh down to 10

  • 84'

    Rowe has been booked leaving the field

  • 84'

    Colin Kelly is on for Galway replacing Mikie Rowe

  • 80'

    Final Change for Cobh Jake Hegarty Replaces Alex Hill

  • 74'

    Cobh clear off the line nearly 2-0 !!

  • 71'

    Stephen and David O Leary in for Ian Turner and Ciaran Griffin

  • 70'

    Galway make their first changes Cunningham and Shane Doherty in for David Hurley and Wilson Waweru

  • 67'

    Madika just on the pitch receives the first booking of the game

  • 64'

    Keating's effort goes over the bar remains 1-0

  • 64'

    Penalty for United!!

  • 59'

    Out goes Killian Cooper and Lee Devitt

  • 59'

    Double change for Cobh Regix Madilka and Danny O' Connell in

  • 54'

    Big chance for Nugent his back heel going just wide of the post

  • 48'

    Keating with a effort on goal denied again

  • 46'

    Second half underway

  • 45'

    Great save by Corey Chambers as he denies Keating getting his second on the stroke on half time, they go in at the break 1-0

  • 45'

    Two minutes added on

  • 41'

    Break in play for a Galway injury

  • 32'

    Cobh have been pushing for an equalizer since going the goal down Galway remaining sturdy at the back

  • 26'

    1-0 Keating with a Volley from a corner first major chance of the night

  • 24'

    Nothing major in terms of chances, as of now

  • 16'

    Galway starting to get into the game now two corners have seen them test the Cobh defence

  • 9'

    Cobh have had the better of the chances so far

  • 2'

    Free in a dangerous area for Cobh early on

  • 1'

    We are underway!

  • We have kick off in 10 minutes in Cork the weather so far is looking dry and hopefully we will avoid any major downpour for the duration of the match!!

  • Galways Starting Xi has been announced !!

  • Cobh Ramblers Team news is in!!

  • Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's fixture between Cobh and Galway United

Past Meetings

(Series 15)
2 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 6)
0 - 4
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Galway United

(Series 14)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 5)
2 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Galway United


RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
David ConnollyBrian Fenlon
Trevor Cotter
Graham Kelly


St. Colman's Park
Saint Colman\'s Park, Norwood Park, Cobh Urban, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, P24 F252, Ireland

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