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Date: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 2011
Venue: Terryland Park
Att: 930

Mikey Gilmore 33' -
Scored: 33'


Eric Browne 46' -
Scored: 46'


Scored: 16'
- Ronan Finn 16'

Scored: 51'
- Craig Sives 51'

Scored: 57'
- Ciarán Kilduff 57'

Live Updates for Galway United (defunct) -v- Shamrock Rovers

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93'

FULL TIME!

Game over here in Terryland, and at times it was difficult to distinguish who was the top side and who was the bottom, but Rovers run out 3-2 winners here. Arguably it should have been more, but a combination of some great keeping by Winn and some wasteful chances limited the visitors to just three. Galway can feel proud of the effort their players put in despite all the adversity. The official attendance here was 930, quite impressive.

92'
Rovers literally dominating in the air as from their 11th corner Dan Murray rises highest and heads straight at Winn and Galway clear.

91'
Gary Twigg is denied on the line by Eric Holland as the Scot goes in search of a goal.

89'
Winn makes another top class save to deny Twigg.

88'

Substitution

Galway Sub - Oscar Sibanda replaces Jin Gu Kim.

85'
Rovers have had four attempts on goal in the last four minutes as they are desperate to get a fourth and put this game to bed. But the Galway defence is holding resolute.

84'
Sives is literally centimeters short of claiming a brace as he rattles the crossbar after being set up by McCabe.

81'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Gary Twigg is introduced in place of Gary O'Neill. Rovers are ending with a stronger team than they started with.

80'
With 10 minutes to go we have hit a bit of a lull here as Rovers are looking for their fourth and Galway are just trying to hang on to what would be a very respectable, albeit disappointing result, considering they lead at one point.

77'
A telling statistic, as Galway see another corner cleared and Rovers break downfield to shoot wide, is that the Dublin side are leading 6-3 on corners.

74'
Rovers sense another goal to be had as Sheppard sees his effort palmed behind by Winn. Their subs are starting to have a big impact in this game as Galway look to be out of ideas.

73'
Billy Dennehy puts in a great cross which is just begging to be tapped home, but Gary McCabe is just a yard too slow to get on the score sheet with this effort.

71'
He might have conceded three goals, but Connor Winn has kept Galway in the game as Sheppard steams through and one on one he forces Winn into a great save.

70'
Galway are allowing Rovers too much time and space and from 25 yards Gary McCabe has a pop at goal, but the ball was always rising.

66'

Substitution

Galway Sub - Bobby Ryan is introduced for Stephen Walsh for the home side.

65'
Bit of a let off for Rovers as Galway get in behind the defence and Gilmore does well to square it to Murphy, but he scuffs his chance wide. Meanwhile down the other end of the pitch, Karl Sheppard rues a gilt edge chance as he is played through, but he smashes the ball into the side netting.

64'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Billy Dennehy comes on for Ciaran Kilduff.

63'

Yellow Card

Mikey Gilmore is booked for Galway United.

62'
Craig Sives goes for his second with an ambitious effort from the edge of the box, but he fires over.

61'
Winn to the rescue again as Chris Turner is given too much time and space in the box and he forces a good save from the keeper.

60'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Gary McCabe is on for Karl Moore.

58'
Karl Sheppard headed the ball across the goal for the former UCD marksman to slide the ball home. There were appeals for offside and maybe rightly so, but as it stands. Rovers lead.

57'

GOAL!

Right, I'm going to stop praising Galway, as obviously the commentators curse is in effect. Ciaran Kilduff puts the visitors ahead.

54'
For those who are slightly interested/worried, i have finally managed to take a few  swigs of tea. Sure where else would you want to be of a Sunday evening with a nice beverage and a great game of football. This is the most confident I've seen Galway all year. They are playing with a certain abandon that doesn't reflect their league position.

52'
Moments before that goal Rovers had a penalty shout as Eric Holland was caught out by Kilduff and the defender looked to impede the attacker, but it was waved away and it turns out that Rory Delap tactic has finally worked as a long throw to the near post was met by Sives who flicked past Winn.

51'

GOAL!

Rovers level through central defender Craig Sives. I still haven't had a chance to take a sup of my tea here. It's all go.

47'
I haven't even had a chance to take a sup of my tea and the Galway fans explode with joy as on their first attack after half time, they go in front!

46'

GOAL!

Eric Browne gives the home side an unlikely lead. A corner from Stephen Walsh is met by the head of Browne who directs it past Ryan Thompson.

46'

Second Half

So with a nice cup of tea i can tell you the teams are making their way back on to the pitch. No changes for either side. Galway will surely just be looking for more of the same while Rovers will want a quick start. And we are back underway.

45'

Half Time

And that's it, the referees whistle brings to an end a highly entertaining and surprising first half to an end. No doubt who will be the happier manager, but will the Belfast native be smiling come 90 minutes. Time will tell.

45'
Chris Turner has, what should be, the last effort of the half as he volleys from the edge of the box and it goes narrowly wide as both Winn and the Galway defence were left rooted to the spot.

45'
Rovers are starting to push now for another goal before the break and they win themselves a corner right on 45, but.......... it comes to nothing as a weak shot goes wide and we have three minutes of injury time here.

41'
Connor Winn produces a wonderful save here, Chris Turner squared the ball perfectly for O'Neill who snapped a shot at goal and it was a pure reflex save, the kind of stuff you can't teach. And Galway remain on level terms here.

39'
Slightly unorthodox by Rovers here as a flick on by Gary O'Neill sees Kilduff attempt a rather audacious bicycle kick to try and take the lead for his side. Needless to say, he fails.

34'
Having only just really stepped on the game, Gilmore gets one chance and with his weaker foot he slams the ball low and hard past a flailing Thompson and those faithful Galway fans get a huge reward for coming here today. Game on.

33'

GOAL!

I did say that I could see a few more goals, but I must admit, not like this as Galway sub Mikey Gilmore makes an immediate impact and levels the game.

33'
It must be said, that Rovers are playing with Partizan on their mind as they fail to get out of second gear here and would be happy to take the solitary goal win. Although i can see a few more before we are over here.

30'
Alan Murphy leads from the front as he steps inside a tackle and creates just enough room to let fly from 25 yards out, alas the effort just rises and rises over the bar.

28'

Substitution

Galway Sub - Mikey Gilmore replaces Victor Collins.

27'
Things go from bad to worse for Sean O'Connor's side as it looks like Collins won't be able to continue and Mikey Gilmore is warming up to come into the fray.

27'
Play has come to a halt as Victor Collins is getting some on-field treatment.

23'
There may be 200 plus Rovers fans here, but many a hat must be taken off to the 400-500 Galway fans who have turned out for this game and who turn out week in and week out at Terryland, despite the precarious position their club is in. Certainly they deserve something to shout about.

22'
Rovers are attempting the Rory Delap move and it nearly worked, a long throw into the box had all the Galway defenders left static and Sives managed to flick it on to Kilduff whose header just went the wrong side of the back post.

17'
Yob Son was caught in possession and it was Kilduff who muscled him off the ball and rolled out to the unmarked Finn who then let fly, very little Winn could have done about that.

16'

GOAL!

Well that didn't take too long, but Ronan Finn has breached the Galway defence and given the visitors the lead. A cracker was just too much for Connor Winn.

15'
Good chance from Galway, when they manage to open up, they are good going forward and Gary Kelly crosses from the left and his effort is met by Gu Kim who heads the ball just over the crossbar.

13'
After some sustained pressure, Rovers get the first corner of the game.

8'
Glaring miss from Craig Sives, he really should have put the visitors ahead. A long throw from Pat Sullivan breaks to the defender who skies his effort. And just after that Ronan Finn skies a chance from the edge of the box. This will be a long night for the Tribesmen.

5'
After a shaky start Galway get some composure and after muscelling Dan Murray off the ball, which is no easy task, Alan Murphy gets a shot away but it's not enough to threaten Ryan Thompson

3'
Another real chance for Michael O'Neill's men, Gary O'Neill released Finn whose dinked effort just went wide of Winn's post.

2'
First chance of the game falls to the visitors, a Pat Sullivan free kick falls to Ciaran Kilduff who fires just over. Early signs of intent from Rovers, can Galway keep a clean sheet for long.

1'

GAME ON!

And we are underway here after both sides had a quick huddle.

0'
The teams are making their way out on to the pitch a bit behind time here, but there is a good travelling support, roughly 200 Rovers fans have made the trip and all are in fine voice, creating a good atmosphere here.

0'
And Galway United starting XI is in, Sean Kelly has not made the first team, but he could feature at some stage while new signing John Egan hasn't managed to dispossess Connor Winn in the Galway goal.

0'
Some good news for Rovers, Partizan Belgrade slumped to a 2-1 defeat today, conceding in the 93rd minute. A score like this on Thursday would see the Dublin side become the first ever Irish team to reach the group stages of a European competition.

0'
Shamrock Rovers are three points behind Derry City, who ground out a good win last night against a faltering Bohemians side. A win here will put them level on points with a game in hand. Can the Candystripes keep up with the pace and dethrone Rovers, or is it too early to write off Sligo's chances. Or even my own beloved Drogheda United, surely there's a run left in them....

0'
So after a bad day for Connacht in Croker can Galway United pull off a massive shock and get something from tonight. Rovers travel to Terryland without the suspended Pat Flynn and injured Ken Oman. Sean Kelly is warming up for Galway after being deemed an injury concern. What are your predictions?



Photo Gallery for Galway United (defunct) -v- Shamrock Rovers



Galway United (defunct)
Conor Winn
Goalkeeper
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Paul Sinnott
Defender
Evan Preston Kelly
Defender
Eric Browne
46Scored: 46'
Defender
Yob Son
Midfielder
Alan Murphy
Midfielder
Jin Gu Kim
Midfielder
Gary Kelly
Midfielder
Eric Holland
Midfielder
Victor Collins
Forward

Substitutes
Oscar Sibanda
Midfield
Bobby Ryan
Midfield
Sean Kelly
Midfield
Mikey Gilmore
33Scored: 33'
63Booked: 63'
Forward
John Egan
Goalkeeper
Eduardo Dusi
Defender
Ger Cheevers
Midfield
Shamrock Rovers
Ryan Thompson
Goalkeeper
Pat Sullivan
Defender
Enda Stevens
Defender
Craig Sives
Defender
51Scored: 51'
Dan Murray
Defender
Chris Turner
Midfielder
Karl Sheppard
Midfielder
Karl Moore
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
16Scored: 16'
Gary O'Neill
Forward
Ciarán Kilduff
Forward
57Scored: 57'

Substitutes
Stephen Rice
Midfield
Stephen O'Donnell
Midfield
Gary McCabe
Midfield
Sean Gannon
Defender
Billy Dennehy
Midfield
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Gary Twigg
Forward