2 - 0
FT

Rory Gaffney 17' -
Scored: 17'


Dylan Watts 21' -
Scored: 21'


Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Galway United

93'

Galway were totally outclassed  in the first half and were lucky to be only 2-0 down at half time. They possibly paid Rovers too much respect in the first half as they played much better in the second half, did not concede any more goals and indeed had a few decent chances to get at least one goal back.

However Galway will now go back and concentrate  on the race for promotion back to the  Premier Division while Rovers continue to progress on all all three fronts, League, Cup and Europa Conference League.

Thats it from the Tallaght Stadium , hope you enjoyed the updates from Patrick O' Connor.

93'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and Galway United.

89'

3 mins added time

87'

Shot on the run by Max Murphy but he skies it over the bar

85'

 5 mins left here and Rovers seemed content to play out the remainder of the game with a two goal advantage

81'

Substitution

Colin Kelly  - Mikey Place  (Galway United).

80'

Substitution

Max Murphy  - Sean Kavanagh  (Shamrock Rovers).

77'

Superb shot on the turn by Keating, forces Mannus into a top class save as he pushes it out for a corner, much better from Galway in the secind half 

72'

Substitution

Padraic Cunningham  - Mikie Rowe  (Galway United).

72'

Substitution

Conan Noonan  - Richie Towell  (Shamrock Rovers).

72'

Substitution

Aaron Greene  - Rory Gaffney  (Shamrock Rovers).

69'

Great play by Place, he directs a great cross field pass to Higgins but his shot comes off the post, almost a goal against the run of play

66'

A shot by Place is headed away for a rare Galway corner, Gary Boylan takes it but Rovers manage to clear it through sub Scales

65'

Rovers reasserting their superiority again after Galway had put them under some pressure in the opening 15 mins of the second half.

61'

Substitution

Liam Scales  - Joey O'Brien  (Shamrock Rovers).

56'

A little bit better from Galway,they are pressing Rovers into their own half, some thing they were unable to do in the first half

54'

Finally a shot on target for Galway, it comes from O'Dea and Mannus is forced to palm the ball away for a corner

51'

Corner for Rovers, again as a result of good build up play on the left, this time it does not clear the first defender and Galway get it away

48'

A lovely flowing move by Rovers down the left flank almost leads to a third goal, Towell arrives a bit late into the box and is overstretching  as he strikes the ball , it hits the side netting , a let off for Galway

46'

Substitution

Thomas Oluwa  - Wilson Waweru  (Galway United).

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and Galway United has started.

45'

Unless there is a total transformation in Galway's performance in the second half, we are not looking at any shock result here in Tallaght tonight,

The home side are dominating possession , particularly in midfield, and Galway are certainly missing the infleunce of their tigerish midfielder Conor McCormack who is suspended.

Rovers are passing the ball around at will and one suspects they will empty the bench if they get a third goal early in the second half.

45'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and Galway United.

44'

1 minute of added time

43'

Corner for Rovers after a sustained passge of keep ball almost leads to another goal, this time the ball is hacked off the line by a Galway  defender

40'

Rovers probing on both wings and through the middle, Galway are resorting to hacked clearances at this stage , its a totally one sided affair as we approach half time

35'

A long period of possesion by Rovers leads to a shot by Gary O' Neill but it fizzes wide

31'

Substitution

Caoilfhionn O'Dea  - Alex Murphy  (Galway United).

25'

It looks like it will be a long night for the team from the west, Rovers in total control here

25'

Yellow Card

Sean Gannon (Shamrock Rovers) is booked.

21'

The second goal is almost a carbon copy of the first, Gannon whips the ball in from the endline on the right hand side and Watts is first to react and he fires the ball into the net past Kaerns

21'

ASSIST!

Sean Gannon (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

21'

GOAL!

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) scores.

17'

Towell nonchalantly spins the ball in behind the Galway defence from the right wing and all Gaffney has to do is guide it past Kearns for the opening goal - all to easy for the home side

17'

ASSIST!

Richie Towell (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

17'

GOAL!

Rory Gaffney (Shamrock Rovers) scores.

15'

Rovers have the bulk of the possesion and are beginning to open up the Galway defence

12'

Lopes fouls Waweru, free to Galway outside the box, they get a header on target but Mannus easily saves

10'

10 mins gone here , no pattern of play as yet and neither keeper has been tested

6'

The tackles are flying in here, Murphy goes in hard on Towell this time and gets a stern warning from the referee

2'

Alex Murphy fouls Graham Burke and gets an early yellow card, free kick to Rovers but it comes to nothing

2'

Yellow Card

Alex Murphy (Galway United) is booked.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and Galway United has kicked off.

0'

There are 500 home fans at the match tonight, they have been unusually quite so far but i'm sure that will change as soon as referee Rob Hennessy gets the game started in 15 minutes.

0'

Galway Utd show two changes in their line up from their 0-0 draw with Bray last weekend.

Conor McCormack is suspended and David Hurley is injured so Alex Murphy and Mikie Rowe both start.

0'

The Rovers team news is in . Sean Kavanagh and Joey O'Brien start, Roberto Lopes captains the side and Rory Gaffney leads the line up front.

Ronan Finn, Liam Scales and Aaron Greene are on the bench

 

0'

Good evening and welcome to the Tallaght Stadium for the FAI Cup match between Shamrock Rovers and Galway. 

Its a balmy evening in Tallaght and the pitch , as always, is in top class condition.

I'm Patrick O' Connor and I'll be bringing you live updates on this Cup match, one of seven taking place tonight





Shamrock R
LAug. 26, 2021
Shamrock R 0 - 1 Flora Tallinn
LAug. 29, 2021
Bohs 2 - 1 Shamrock R
LSept. 3, 2021
Harps 2 - 1 Shamrock R
WSept. 10, 2021
Shamrock R 2 - 0 Waterford
WSept. 18, 2021
Sligo 0 - 1 Shamrock R
Alan Mannus 1
Goalkeeper
Joey O'Brien 28
61'
61Subbed Off: Liam Scales 61'
Defender
© Roberto Lopes 4
Defender
Lee Grace 5
Defender
Richie Towell 17
72'
72Subbed Off: Conan Noonan 72'
Midfielder
Gary O'Neill 16
Midfielder
Sean Kavanagh 11
80'
80Subbed Off: Max Murphy 80'
Midfielder
Sean Gannon 2
Booked: 25'
Midfielder
Dylan Watts 7
Scored: 21'
Forward
Rory Gaffney 20
Scored: 17'
72'
72Subbed Off: Aaron Greene 72'
Forward
Graham Burke 10
Forward

Substitutes
Liam Scales 15
61'
61Subbed On: Joey O'Brien 61'
Defender
Leon Pohls 25
Goalkeeper
Conan Noonan
72'
72Subbed On: Richie Towell 72'
Forward
Max Murphy 24
80'
80Subbed On: Sean Kavanagh 80'
Midfield
Dean McMenamy
Midfield
Aaron Greene 9
72'
72Subbed On: Rory Gaffney 72'
Forward
Ronan Finn 8
Midfield
Dylan Duffy
Midfield
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
16 Conor Kearns
Goalkeeper
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Alex Murphy
Defender
Booked: 2'
31'
31Subbed Off: Caoilfhionn O'Dea 31'
Joe Gorman
Defender
4 Gary Boylan
Defender
Mikey Place
Midfielder 81'
81Subbed Off: Colin Kelly 81'
6 Maurice Nugent ©
Midfielder
Christopher Horgan
Midfielder
Wilson Waweru
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Thomas Oluwa 46'
Mikie Rowe
Forward 72'
72Subbed Off: Padraic Cunningham 72'
7 Ruairi Keating
Forward

Substitutes
Thomas Oluwa
Forward 46'
46Subbed On: Wilson Waweru 46'
Caoilfhionn O'Dea
Midfield 31'
31Subbed On: Alex Murphy 31'
Colin Kelly
Midfield 81'
81Subbed On: Mikey Place 81'
1 Luke Dennison
Goalkeeper
9 Padraic Cunningham
Forward 72'
72Subbed On: Mikie Rowe 72'
Ethan Connolly
Forward
Charlie Concannon
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 FAI Cup First Round

Date: 8 p.m. July 23, 2021

Venue: Tallaght Stadium

Referee: Robert Hennessy

Attendance: Unknown

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