First
Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 22, 2019
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
Att: 2,174
TV:

Colin Kelly 3' -
Scored: 3'


Vinny Faherty 15' -
Scored: 15'


Scored: 74'
- Ciarán Kilduff 74'

Scored: 82'
- Karl Moore 82'

Scored: 84'
- Ciarán Kilduff 84'



League Report: Galway United 2 - 3 Shelbourne

Fri, Feb 22 2019

Ciaran Kilduff landed a late brace to help Shels to a 3-2 win over Galway Credit: Paul Dolan

It was a barnstormer in Galway on Friday night as Galway United were defeated 2-3 by Shelbourne at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Colin Kelly and Vinny Faherty opened the scoring for Galway but Shelbourne clawed their way to victory in the second half with a brace from Ciaran Kilduff and one more from Karl Moore to seal the victory.

A wonder goal kicked off Friday night’s encounter as Colin Kelly struck a beautiful shot after five minutes for his first senior goal.

The 17 year-old was gifted the chance after a poor clearance from Shelbourne goalkeeper Dean Delaney and the youngster confidently lobbed the ball over the ‘keepers head from the left wing and from distance to put the home side ahead.

It was a lively opening for the home side and just ten minutes later the home fans must have been delirious after Conor Barry played an accurate ball over the top of the defence, finding Vinny Faherty at the edge of the box.

Delaney, again, was caught off his line and the experienced striker took aim and deftly shot the ball over the goalkeeper’s head to score on his first game back at the club.

Shelbourne had their chances and they nearly rattled the Galway net with a diving header from a corner. Derek Prendergast bravely dived in and only just nodded the ball over the bar of Kevin Horgan’s goal.

John Ross Wilson had a pop late in the first half after the United defence failed to close down the Shels player, giving him a free run at goal but the defender booted his effort into the car park.

Without really putting on any pressure in the second half Shels managed to get a lifeline when substitute Karl Moore played a high ball into the box and Ciaran Kilduff smashed it into passed Kevin Horgan and into the back of the net.

Karl Moore furthered his impact on the game when he was left unmarked in the Galway box. Conan Byrne spotted the midfielder from deep and played a long ball forward and Moore simply headed into the corner of Kevin Horgan’s net.

Shelbourne capitalised fully when just a minute later Kilduff secured his brace. A tidy through ball unlocked the Galway defence and the striker had an easy tap in for his second goal of the game securing the three points for Ian Morris’s side.

 

Galway United: Kevin Horgan; Christopher Horgan, Marc Ludden, Stephen Walsh, Maurice Nugent (Conor Melody, 67); Adam Rooney, Conor Barry, Wilson Waweru (Shane Doherty, 69), Mark Hannon; Vinny Faherty, Colin Kelly (Matthew Barrett, 84).

Subs not Used: James Tierney, Cian Murphy, Joe Collins, Dara Costelloe.

Booked: None.

 

Shelbourne: Dean Delaney; John Ross Wilson, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Luke Byrne, Derek Prendergast, Oscar Brennan, Dayle Rooney (Karl Moore, 69), Shane Farrell (Conan Byrne, 45), Ryan Brennan; Ciaran Kilduff, Alex O’Hanon (Sean Quinn, 51).

Subs not Used: Colin McCabe, Aiden Friel, Daniel McKenna, Flavio Marku.

Booked: Lorcan Fitzgerald (87).

 

Referee: Eoghan O’Shea

Attendance: 2,174

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Ciaran Kilduff (Shelbourne)

 



Galway United
Kevin Horgan
Goalkeeper
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Adam Rooney
Defender
Marc Ludden
Defender
Christopher Horgan
Defender
Wilson Waweru
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Midfielder
Maurice Nugent
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Midfielder
Colin Kelly
3Scored: 3'
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
Midfielder
Mark Hannon
Midfielder
Conor Barry
Midfielder
Vinny Faherty
15Scored: 15'
Forward

Substitutes
James Tierney
Goalkeeper
Cian Murphy
Defender
Conor Melody
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
Midfield
Shane Doherty
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Midfield
Dara Costelloe
Defender
Joe Collins
Midfield
Matthew Barrett
84'
84Subbed On: 84'
Midfield
Shelbourne
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
87Booked: 87'
Luke Byrne
Defender
John Ross Wilson
Defender
Dayle Rooney
Midfielder
Alex O'Hanlon
Midfielder 50'
50Subbed Off: 50'
Oscar Brennan
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
Ciarán Kilduff
Forward
74Scored: 74'
84Scored: 84'
Shane Farrell
Forward 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'

Substitutes
Sean Quinn
Midfield
50Subbed On: 50'
50'
Karl Moore
Midfield
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
82Scored: 82'
Daniel McKenna
Midfield
Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
Flavio Marku
Defender
Aidan Friel
Defender
Conan Byrne
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'


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