2 - 0
FT

Ruairi Keating 12' -
Peno Scored: 12'


Wilson Waweru 51' -
Scored: 51'



League Report: Galway United 2 - 0 Cobh Ramblers

Fri, Jul 09 2021

Credit: Paul Dolan

Paul Corcoran reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United continued their excellent run of form with a fifth consecutive win on Friday night when they defeated Cobh Ramblers 2-0 at Eamonn Deacy Park.

For the second week in a row, it was Ruairí Keating and Wilson Waweru who provided the goals with the strikers netting their eighth and fifth goals of the season respectively.

Conor Kearns will be another happy member of the Galway squad with the goalkeeper claiming his fourth clean sheet in a row as part of this fantastic run the Tribesmen are on.

John Caulfield made no changes to the starting line-up for the visit of Cobh Ramblers with the same eleven that defeated UCD 2-0 in Dublin last weekend starting the game.

Stuart Ashton, on the other hand, switched up his starting line-up after their loss to Bray Wanderers in their previous game with Pierce Phillips, Cian Murphy and Killian Cooper being replaced by Naythan Coleman, James McCarthy and Danny O’Connell.

Neither side had a single shot on goal in the opening ten minutes, but the game finally showed a glimmer of life in the 12th minute when Mikey Place stole the ball from Darren Murphy and stormed into the Cobh Ramblers box before being fouled by James McCarthy to win the penalty.

Ruairí Keating scored twice against Ramblers when the sides met earlier in the season and he was the man to open the scoring on Friday night with the striker shooting to the right side of Sean Barron’s goal, the goalkeeper got a hand to it but couldn’t prevent the ball from rattling the net.

The visitors recorded their first shot with twenty minutes gone in the first half when captain Ian Turner took on a free-kick from long-range, the midfielder’s effort was placed too close to Conor Kearns in the Galway goal to cause too much trouble for the home side however.

United went close twice more in the first half with Keating striking the ball on target after winning a misplaced pass in midfield in the 23rd minute and then Killian Brouder clipped the crossbar when he met a Conor McCormack free-kick with his head in the 38th minute.

Wilson Waweru got rewarded for an evening spent thanklessly trying to hold the ball up when Mikey Place won the ball in the Galway half after the re-start.

The ball worked its way to the striker and he manged to hold onto the ball on the right of the box before firing off across goal and just nicking the inside of the far post with the ball to double the Tribesmen’s lead and claim his fifth goal of the season.

Ramblers struggled to find the target throughout but they did go close in the 81st minute when second half substitute Fionn Duggan won the ball in the  Galway box before blasting a ball across the box, it pinged around the area before fellow substitute Killian Cooper pulled the ball just wide of the goal.

Conor Kearns pulled off a great save five minutes from time to hold on to his clean sheet when a Darren Murphy free-kick went over the top of the defence with Cooper got on the end once again but the goalkeeper showed his bravery to make the close range save.

 

Galway United: Ruairi Keating (c); Conor Kearns; Conor O'Keeffe, Maurice Nugent, Alex Murphy (Stephen Walsh 74), Killian Brouder (Joe Gorman 81), Gary Boylan; Mikey Place (Shane Doherty 59), Conor McCormack, David Hurley (Shane Duggan 81); Wilson Waweru (Padraic Cunningham 74).

Subs not used: Mikie Rowe, Thomas Oluwa, Christopher Horgan, Luke Denison.

Booked: Conor McCormack (85).

 

Cobh Ramblers: Sean Barron; Ben O'Riordan, Charlie Lyons, Lee Devitt Molloy, Nathan Coleman; Ian Turner, Stephen O'Leary, Darren Murphy (Killian Cooper 73), Jake Hegarty (Ciaran Griffin 57); Danny O'Connell, James McCarthy (Fionn Duggan 52).

Subs not used: Nathan O'Connell, Cian Murphy, Luke Kennedy, Alex Hill, Corey Chambers, Darryl Walsh.

Booked: Ian Turner (14) ,James McCarthy (12) ,Danny O'Connell (36) Lee Devitt Molloy (76).

 

Referee: Robert Dowling

Attendance: 200

extratime.com Player of the Match: David Hurley (Galway United).


Galway
LAug. 6, 2021
Galway 2 - 3 Cork
WAug. 13, 2021
Galway 3 - 1 Shels
LAug. 20, 2021
Athlone 1 - 0 Galway
WSept. 3, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 1 Galway
DSept. 10, 2021
Galway 0 - 0 Treaty United
Conor Kearns 16
Goalkeeper
Conor O'Keeffe
Defender
Maurice Nugent 6
Defender
Alex Murphy
74'
74Subbed Off: Stephen Walsh 74'
Defender
Killian Brouder 5
81'
81Subbed Off: Joe Gorman 81'
Defender
Gary Boylan 4
Defender
Mikey Place
59'
59Subbed Off: Shane Doherty 59'
Midfielder
© Conor McCormack 22
Booked: 85'
Midfielder
David Hurley
81'
81Subbed Off: Shane Duggan 81'
Midfielder
Wilson Waweru
Scored: 51'
74'
74Subbed Off: Padraic Cunningham 74'
Forward
Ruairi Keating 7
Peno Scored: 12'
Forward

Substitutes
Stephen Walsh
74'
74Subbed On: Alex Murphy 74'
Defender
Mikie Rowe
Forward
Thomas Oluwa
Forward
Christopher Horgan
Midfield
Joe Gorman
81'
81Subbed On: Killian Brouder 81'
Defender
Shane Duggan 8
81'
81Subbed On: David Hurley 81'
Midfield
Shane Doherty 11
59'
59Subbed On: Mikey Place 59'
Midfield
Luke Dennison 1
Goalkeeper
Padraic Cunningham 9
74'
74Subbed On: Wilson Waweru 74'
Forward
Cobh
LAug. 13, 2021
Cork 4 - 0 Cobh
LAug. 21, 2021
Cobh 0 - 2 UCD
LAug. 28, 2021
Maynooth University 3 - 2 Cobh
LSept. 3, 2021
Treaty United 3 - 0 Cobh
LSept. 10, 2021
Wexford 3 - 1 Cobh
1 Sean Barron
Goalkeeper
5 Ben O'Riordan
Defender
6 Charlie Lyons
Defender
4 Lee Devitt Molloy
Defender
Booked: 76'
12 Nathan Coleman
Defender
7 Ian Turner
Midfielder
Booked: 14'
4 Stephen O'Leary
Midfielder
16 Darren Murphy
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: Killian Cooper 73'
10 Jake Hegarty
Midfielder 57'
57Subbed Off: Ciaran Griffin 57'
Danny O'Connell
Forward
Booked: 36'
19 James McCarthy
Forward
Booked: 12'
52'
52Subbed Off: Fionn Duggan 52'

Substitutes
Nathan O'Connell
Midfield
17 Cian Murphy
Defender
Luke Kennedy
Midfield
Alex Hill
Unknown
23 Ciaran Griffin
Forward 57'
57Subbed On: Jake Hegarty 57'
Fionn Duggan
Midfield 52'
52Subbed On: James McCarthy 52'
9 Killian Cooper
Forward 73'
73Subbed On: Darren Murphy 73'
Corey Chambers
Goalkeeper
21 Darryl Walsh
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. July 9, 2021

Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park

Referee: Robert Dowling

Attendance: Unknown

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