Date Time League Season
1 May 2021 7:00 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Tribesmen take points from Cobh

The introduction of Padraic Cunningham inspired Galway United to a comfortable win against Cobh Ramblers in St. Colman's Park this evening.

In a game packed with incident, three of the away goals came from penalties with Ruairi Keating (2) and substitute Cunningham (1) on target.

Cobh finished the game with 10 men, with Charlie Lyons dismissed after just 19 minutes, after he handled the ball on the line, to deny Galway United a certain goal.

The score-line somewhat flatters Galway United, who were under pressure in the second half, but Cunningham was introduced with 20 minutes remaining and his influence was immediate. 

He earned a penalty with his first run into the home side's box.  

That spot-kick was delightfully slotted home by Ruairi Keating.  

It was Keating's second of the night.  

He also capitalised on Lyons sending off for a handball, which denied Galway a goalscoring opportunity. 

Cunningham, an ex-intercounty footballer, continued to cause chaos, as he forced John Kavanagh into a concession of an own goal, before getting himself on the scoresheet with a late penalty, in time added on.   

John Caulfield's side started brightly; and they forced Stuart Ashton's men into committing errors. 

After the first goal, Galway initially tried to find the second goal but that subsided after the half-hour mark. 

The hosts were extremely competitive for long periods of this game.  

They comfortably played their way back in the latter stages of the first half; and continued that momentum into the restart.  

Darryl Walsh, Naythan Coleman, and David O'Leary all had chances throughout the game. While Sean Barron dealt comfortably with several corners. 

Cobh's best spell of the game came between the 55th and 70th minutes when they had Galway on the backfoot. 

Galway were defensive and absorbing a lot of pressure, until Mikey Place, who had a solid performance was replaced by Cunningham. 

The second Keating goal was a hammer blow.  

The Tribesmen kicking on against a rapidly tiring Rams side to pick up a valuable three points to lift themselves back into promotion contention. 


Cobh Ramblers

1Sean Barron Goalkeeper
2John Kavanagh Defender 90'
3Darryl Walsh Defender 22'
4Lee Devitt Midfielder
6Charlie Lyons Defender 19'
7Ian Turner 10 Midfielder 58'
9Killian Cooper Forward
12Naythan Coleman Defender
15David O’Leary Midfielder
17Cian Murphy Defender
24Chris O’Reilly Forward
19James McCarthy Defender
11Conor Drinan Defender
20Kevin Williams Defender
22Corey Chambers Goalkeeper
13Gavin Ryan Goalkeeper
10Jake Hegarty 7 Forward
23Ciaran Griffin Forward

Galway Utd

16Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
3Stephen Walsh 25 Defender
4Gary Boylan Defender
5Killian Brouder Defender
7Ruairi Keating 24 Forward 19', 71'
8Shane Duggan 12 Midfielder
10David Hurley Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru 14 Forward
20Mikey Place 9 Midfielder
21Christopher Horgan Defender
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
1Kevin Horgan Goalkeeper
9Padraic Cunningham 20 Forward 90'
11Shane Doherty Midfielder
12Stephen Christopher 8 Midfielder
14Mikie Rowe 18 Midfielder
23Ronan Manning Midfielder
24Colin Kelly 7 Forward
25Carlton Ubaezuonu 3 Midfielder
Caoilfhionn O’Dea Midfielder
  • 90'

    Padraic Cunningham dispatches the penalty.

  • 90'

    John Kavanagh brings down Stephen Christopher for the games third penalty.

  • 84'

    Colin Kelly replaces double goal scorer Keating

  • 84'

    Carlton Ubaezuonu on for Stephen Walsh

  • 81'

    Ex Cobh Ramblers and College Corinthians, Stephen Christopher on for Shane Duggan

  • 79'

    Padraic Cunningham forces John Kavanagh to turn the ball into his own net. Ramblers had a let off just before it, Barron forced to clear from the feet of Cunningham. The resulting chip by Hurley was stopped by Coleman on the line.

  • 73'

    Jake Hegarty comes in for Ian Turner.

  • 71'

    Ruairi Keating sends Barron the wrong way. A second goal against the run of play.

  • 71'

    Instant impact. Padraic Cunningham taken down in the box. Second Galway penalty.

  • 69'

    Padraic Cunningham is on for Mikey Place

  • 64'

    Darryl Walsh and Naythan Coleman have solid efforts on the Galway goal. Cobh are well and truly in this game. Great spell so far.

  • 58'

    Ian Turner forced into a rash challenge.

  • 57'

    Sean Barron produces a superb save to deny Keating. Corner kick for Galway. Galway were superb in that link up starting with Mikey Place.

  • 54'

    Long throw from Killian Brouder again causes trouble. Darryl Walsh does enough to block the resulting shot from Duggan.

  • 50'

    Cobh have started the second half with high energy. They are pushing hard early. Ian Turner is getting stuck in.

  • 46'

    Change at the break. Mike Rowe on for Wilson Waweru

  • 46'

    Underway for the second half.

  • 45'

    A late Ian Turner corner brings the first half to a conclusion. Galway will be satisfied but perhaps will be looking to regroup to push home their extra man advantage.

  • 40'

    Cobh have settled their way back in to the game. The away side initial attempts to smother the game have subsided for now.

  • 35'

    Shoots high over the Galway cross bar. A rare Cobh chance.

  • 33'

    Galway keeping forcing Cobh errors. Barron is doing well under the high ball from the corner. Ruairi Keating is a real threat for John Caulfield's side.

  • 27'

    Galway United sense a knockout blow and they are hunting hard for a second goal.

  • 22'

    Darryl Walsh picks up a yellow card.

  • 19'

    Ruairi Keating dispatches the penalty, despite Barron getting a hand to it. Galway have a deserved lead.

  • 19'

    Charlie Lyons sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity for handling the ball on the line to deny a certain Galway United goal.

  • 17'

    Galway United are enjoying a decent spell of pressure. Mikey Place in particular is in the midst of the chances.

  • 15'

    Does well to make a great save to deny Galway's Stephen Walsh.

  • 9'

    David Leary goes close for Cobh. This is quite an open start. Mikey Place forces a corner for Galway

  • 3'

    Charlie Lyons has an early chance for Ramblers.

  • 1'

    A deep long throw into the Ramblers box, forces the first corner of the game

  • Naytan Coleman comes in for Ciaran Griffin, who pulled up in the warm-up. Griffin will be a loss for Cobh Ramblers. Darryl Walsh comes into the starting line up at left-back

  • Welcome to St. Colman's Park. Cobh Ramblers and Galway United both have work to do, to get back into contention. This will be a game of ball!

Past Meetings

(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


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