3 - 1
FT

Shane Doherty 11' -
Scored: 11'


Killian Brouder 50' -
Scored: 50'


Ruairi Keating 89' -
Scored: 89'


Scored: 90'
- Brian McManus 90'


League Report: Galway United 3 - 1 Shelbourne

Fri, Aug 13 2021

Eamon Deacy Park Credit: Hugh de Paor

Paul Corcoran reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United reduced the gap at the top of the First Division to seven points with a 3-1 win over Shelbourne on Friday night.

Goals from Shane Doherty, Killian Brouder and Ruairí Keating secured the three points as the Tribesmen defeated Shels for the first time since 2014.

John Caulfield made two changes to his starting line-up from their 3-2 loss at home to Cork City last week which left them ten points behind Shelbourne at the top of the First Division table. Shane Doherty and Mikie Rowe came into the side in place of Ruairí Keating and Mikey Place who dropped to the bench.

Shelbourne made four changes to the side that played out a scoreless draw with UCD last week Michael O’Connor was forced to miss out due to suspension with Jack McCarthy, Kameron Ledwidge and Michael Barker also missing out. Kevin O’Connor, Ally Gilchrist, Yassine En-Neyah and Brendan Clarke all started for Ian Morris’ men.

It was a quiet opening ten minutes in Deacy Park with the only shot coming in the third minute when Dayle Rooney fired over the crossbar from a free-kick just outside the box.

Galway United took the lead in the 12th minute with their first shot of the evening when Mikie Rowe controlled an attempted clearance by the visitors and slipped a ball out to the right wing to Conor O’Keeffe. The defender drilled the ball across goal with Shane Doherty arriving at the back post to smash it into the net for his second goal of the season.

Shane Farrell went close for the visitors in the 23rd minute when Shane Farrell rattled a shot off on the half-volley when he spotted goalkeeper Conor Kearns off his line but the midfielder failed to find the target.

The visitors only managed to threaten from long range in the first half with substitute Georgie Poynton, Brian McManus and Ryan Brennnan all firing over the bar for Shels.

The Tribesmen doubled their lead six minutes into the second half when David Hurley drilled a corner-kick into the box. Killian Brouder timed his run perfectly and never broke his stride as the defender headed the ball beyond goalkeeper Brendan Clarke.

Shels responded quickly with their first shot on target when Dayle Rooney took advantage of some hesitant Galway defending to strike a shot from outside the box, but the ball was straight at Kearns who clutched the ball into his chest.

Ally Gilchrist went close in the 68th minute when he nodded the ball just inches over the crossbar after coming to meet a Kevin O’Connor corner in the box.

Clarke was nearly caught out by a Conor McCormack corner 15 minutes from time with nobody meeting it on its way into the box only for it to strike the goalkeepers chest and go behind.

Shels went so close to getting a foothold in the game with another effort in the 83rd minute. Rooney played the ball into the box with the striker failing to strike it cleanly and Kearns easily able to prevent the ball striking the top corner.

The final sting in the tail for the visitors came in the 90th minute when Hurley got free and planted a ball to substitute Keating on the right wing.

Galway’s top scorer carried the ball forward and struck a beautiful shot into the bottom corner from an acute angle.

The home fans were in full voice at this point with Brian McManus’ late consolation goal even failing to dampen their spirits.

Galway United: Conor Kearns; Stephen Walsh, Conor O’Keeffe, Maurice Nugent, Killian Brouder, Gary Boylan; Conor McCormack, David Hurley, Shane Doherty (Mikey Place 83); Wilson Waweru (Ruairi Keating 64), Mikie Rowe (Padraic Cunningham 83).

 Subs not used: Kevin Horgan, Luke Dennison, Joe Gorman, Christopher Horgan, Colin Kelly, Caoilfhionn O’Dea, Alex Murphy. 

Booked: Mikie Rowe (43), Conor McCormack (59), Maurice Nugent (61), Stephen Walsh (68).

Shelbourne: Brendan Clarke; Yassine En-Neyah (Eric Molloy 62), Ally Gilchrist, Maxim Kouogun, Kevin O’Connor; Ryan Brennan, Shane Farrell, JJ Lunney (George Poynton 22), Brian McManus, John Ross Wilson; Dayle Rooney. 

Subs not used: Jack Brady, Luke Byrne, Kameron Ledwidge, Michael Barker, Gavin Molloy, Yoyo Mahdy, Alex Nolan. 

Booked: Ryan Brennan (45) Shane Farrell (76). 

Referee: Alan Patchell . 

Attendance: 800

 extratime.com Player of the Match: Killian Brouder (Galway United)

 


Galway
WSept. 3, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 1 Galway
DSept. 10, 2021
Galway 0 - 0 Treaty United
WSept. 24, 2021
Galway 4 - 1 UCD
WOct. 1, 2021
Cobh 0 - 1 Galway
WOct. 15, 2021
Galway 2 - 1 Wexford
Conor Kearns 16
Goalkeeper
Stephen Walsh
Booked: 68'
Defender
Conor O'Keeffe
Defender
Maurice Nugent 6
Booked: 61'
Defender
Killian Brouder 5
Scored: 50'
Defender
Gary Boylan 4
Defender
Conor McCormack 22
Booked: 59'
Midfielder
David Hurley
Midfielder
Shane Doherty 11
Scored: 11'
83'
83Subbed Off: Mikey Place 83'
Midfielder
Wilson Waweru
64'
64Subbed Off: Ruairi Keating 64'
Forward
Mikie Rowe
Booked: 43'
83'
83Subbed Off: Padraic Cunningham 83'
Forward

Substitutes
Mikey Place
83'
83Subbed On: Shane Doherty 83'
Midfield
Caoilfhionn O'Dea
Midfield
Alex Murphy
Unknown
Colin Kelly
Midfield
Ruairi Keating 7
64'
64Subbed On: Wilson Waweru 64'
Scored: 89'
Forward
Kevin Horgan
Goalkeeper
Christopher Horgan
Midfield
Joe Gorman
Defender
Luke Dennison 1
Goalkeeper
Padraic Cunningham 9
83'
83Subbed On: Mikie Rowe 83'
Forward
Shelbourne
WSept. 10, 2021
Cork 0 - 2 Shels
WSept. 24, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Shels
WOct. 1, 2021
Shels 1 - 0 Treaty United
DOct. 8, 2021
Shels 1 - 1 Athlone
LOct. 15, 2021
Cobh 2 - 0 Shels
1 Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Yassine En-Neyah
Defender 62'
62Subbed Off: Eric Molloy 62'
4 Ally Gilchrist
Defender
15 Maxim Kouogun
Defender
3 Kevin O'Connor
Defender
10 Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
Booked: 45'
17 Shane Farrell
Midfielder
Booked: 76'
6 JJ Lunney
Midfielder 22'
22Subbed Off: George Poynton 22'
14 Brian McManus
Midfielder
Scored: 90'
16 John Ross Wilson
Midfielder
18 Dayle Rooney
Forward

Substitutes
2 Michael Barker
Defender
25 Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
23 Luke Byrne
Defender
Kameron Ledwidge
Defender
11 Yoyo Mahdy
Forward
Gavin Molloy
Midfield
Eric Molloy
Midfield 62'
62Subbed On: Yassine En-Neyah 62'
Alex Nolan
Unknown
26 George Poynton
Midfield 22'
22Subbed On: JJ Lunney 22'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 13, 2021

Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park

Referee: Alan Patchell

Attendance: Unknown

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