EA Cup Final
Date: 6:05 p.m. Sept. 19, 2015
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
Att: 3,662
0 - 0
(3 - 4)

FT with Penos

Jake Keegan 120' + 4' -
Shootout Peno Missed: 120'

Ryan Connolly 122' -
Shootout Peno Scored: 122'

Stephen Walsh 126' -
Shootout Peno Scored: 126'

Colm Horgan 129' -
Shootout Peno Scored: 129'

Andy O'Connell 131' -
Shootout Peno Missed: 131'

Shootout Peno Scored: 121'
- Jack Bayly 121'

Shootout Peno Scored: 123'
- James Chambers 123'

Shootout Peno Scored: 125'
- Christy Fagan 125'

Shootout Peno Scored: 128'
- Ian Morris 128'

Shootout Peno Missed: 130'
- Sean Hoare 130'

EA Sports Cup Final Report: Galway United 0 - 0 St Patrick's Athletic (St Pats win 4 - 3 on penalties)

Sat, Sep 19 2015

Conor O'Malley was the hero of tonight's shootout. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

It’s St. Patrick’s Athletic who win this season’s edition of the EA Sports Cup, as the Dubliners beat the Tribesmen 4-3 on penalties, in front of a sold out crowd in Eamon Deacy Park.


The visitors only made one change from their last league game when they lost to Limerick 3-1 in the Markets Field, Lee Desmond came in for Ian Bermingham. Tommy Dunne made quite a number of changes from the side that beat Longford Town 4-2 in the nights venue.


It was the Connacht club who had the first opportunity of the game, Jake Keegan was able to make a connection to a long ball from one of his teammates, but he was unable to convert his shot on target.


Greg Bolger had the first real shot of the game, his powerful shot from just inside the Galway box was saved by Conor Winn on the second attempt. Pats really grew into the game as the half wore on.


Morgan Langley could have broken the deadlock just on the half hour mark, but Killian Cantwell saw the run all the way and was able to make the perfect sliding challenge to block the Americans shot.


Pats really did pile on the pressure just before the end of the half, Killian Brennan’s well struck volley from just outside the box flew just past the post. But the half finished without a goal from either side.


The second half kicked off and it was Pats who came flying out of the blocks, they attacked in numbers but they were unable to find a way through a strong Galway defence.


Paul Sinnot had a rare chance for Galway, a shot on the half volley at the edge of the box was blocked, nothing came from the corner.


Conor O' Malley made a world class save from Enda Currans long range free kick, which the keeper tipped over for a corner.


St. Pats welcomed back Christy Fagan from injury and within seconds of the striker coming on for Morgan Langley, but his shot was just too high. Pats really did look brighter after his introduction.


This really was a game of great goalkeeping, James Chambers must have been on the verge of celebration after a sweetly struck volley from around 30 yards, but Conor Winn was on hand to make a wonderful one handed save to tip the ball over the cross bar.


The first half of extra time started like the second half of normal time ended, both teams were at each other’s throats and it did make for a great cup final. There was a few chances for both sides, but neither could score in the 15 minutes. The second fifteen was more of the same as penalties loomed. But it was St. Patricks Athletic whose name is on the EA Sports Cup for 2015.



Galway United: Conor Winn, Sami Oji, Marc Ludden, Killian Cantwell, Colm Horgan; Paul Sinnott, Gary Shanahan (Andy O’Connell 103), Jason Molloy (Stephen Walsh 72), Paul Sinnott, Ryan Connolly; Jake Keegan, Enda Curran (Conor Melody 122).

Subs Not Used: Toni Saarelma, Cormac Raferty, Conor Barry, Ger Hanley.

Yellow Cards: O’Connell (104)


St Patrick's Athletic: Conor O' Malley, Ger O' Brien, Sean Hoare, Kenny Browne, Lee Desmond; Killian Brennan (Jamie McGrath 91), Greg Bolger James Chambers, Aaron Greene (Ian Morris 112); Conan Byrne, Morgan Langley (Christy Fagan 72).

Subs Not Used: Sam Verdon, Ian Morris, Jason McGuinness, Pat Jennings, Jack Bayly.

Yellow Cards: Bolger (88)


Referee: Paul McLaughlin.

Attendance: 3,662.

ExtraTime.ie Man of the Match: Conor O’Malley (St Patrick’s Athletic).



Galway United
Conor Winn
Sam Oji
Marc Ludden
Colm Horgan
Kilian Cantwell
Paul Sinnott
Gary Shanahan
Jason Molloy
72Subbed Off: 72'
Ryan Connolly
Jake Keegan
Enda Curran
112Subbed Off: 112'

Stephen Walsh
72Subbed On: 72'
Tomi Saarelma
Cormac Raftery
Andy O'Connell
114Booked: 114'
Conor Melody
112Subbed On: 112'
Ger Hanley
Conor Barry
St. Patrick's Athletic
Conor O'Malley
Ger O'Brien
Sean Hoare
Lee Desmond
Kenny Browne
Aaron Greene
Midfielder 112'
112Subbed Off: 112'
James Chambers
Conan Byrne
Killian Brennan
Midfielder 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Greg Bolger
88Booked: 88'
Morgan Langley
Forward 66'
66Subbed Off: 66'

Sam Verdon
Ian Morris
112Subbed On: 112'
Jason McGuinness
Jamie McGrath
90Subbed On: 90'
Pat Jennings
Christy Fagan
66Subbed On: 66'
Jack Bayly

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