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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 15, 2016
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
Att: 1,557

Vinny Faherty 4' -
Scored: 4'


Gary Shanahan 33' -
Scored: 33'


Scored: 18'
- Stephen Dooley 18'

Scored: 67'
- Eoghan O'Connell 67'


League Report: Galway United 2 - 2 Cork City

Fri, Apr 15 2016

Action from Galway United v Cork City Credit: Jimmy McElroy

Cork City suffered yet another set back in their early title ambitions, as they drew 2-2 with high flying Galway United in Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night.

 

Galway opened the scoring after just five minutes, when Ryan Connolly’s corner was cleared back to the former Derby County man. He put it back into the box at the second time of asking, and Vinny Faherty’s glancing header beat Mark McNulty at the back post.

 

Cork City’s first real chance came in the 14th minute, when Ian Turner’s corner met the head of Alan Bennett but his header went just wide of Conor Winn’s goal.

 

Stephen Dooley equalised in the 18th minute on the counter attack. Bennett punted the ball forward to the ex-Derry man, who with an excellent finish put the ball into the bottom right corner of the net

 

City nearly took the lead in four minutes later, when Ian Turner’s cross was taken down by Karl Sheppard, but the striker’s shot went into the grasp of the keeper.

 

Galway took the lead once again after the half hour mark. A poor pass from the City defence feel to Gary Shanahan, who lobbed the on rushing McNulty. 

 

The last chance of the half fell to Steven Beattie who tried to get Cork City back on level terms. His header went over the bar from Turner’s crossbar and so Galway went into the dressing room with the half time lead.

 

The second period kicked off with Gearoid Morrissey on in place of Turner. An own goal from Kilian Cantwell got the Leesiders back on terms in the 69th minute. As a corner was whipped in by Stephen Dooley, there was nothing that the defender could do, as the ball tumbled past the line.

     

Sheppard tried to steer Cork City back into the lead soon after. The ball came to him after Cork City cleared from the back, but his chip just went wide. The man who put Cork City back on level terms turned from hero to villain, as Cantwell cleared Danny Morrisseys low shot off the line.

 

Galway nearly scored themselves up the other end of the pitch with chances for Faherty and Padraic Cunningham. The latter’s shot hit the bar and things were getting very nervy for both sides in the closing 10 minutes.

 

Stephen Folan nearly made his former side rue the day he left, when his header from a Galway United free kick was well saved by McNutly and City somehow managed to scramble it away for a corner, which came to nothing.

 

The last chance of the game fell to the visitors. Sheppard’s header following Stephen Dooley corner, but he couldn’t direct his header on target. The result sees Cork City currently seven points behind last seasons title rivals Dundalk, with a game in hand to be played at home to Shamrock Rovers. Galway United are in fifth place but will likely see this as a point gained.

 

Galway United: Conor Winn; Colm Horgan, Stephen Folan, Killian Cantwell, Stephen Walsh; Gary Shanahan, John Sullivan, Ryan Connolly, Conor Melody; Vinny Faherty; Ruairi Keating (Padraic Cunningham, 68)

Subs not used: Kevin Horgan (GK), Marc Ludden, Alex Byrne, Paul Sinnott, Eric Foley.

Booked: Gary Shanahan (19), Ruairi Keating (25), Vinny Faherty (47).

 

Cork City: Mark McNulty; Eoghan O’Connell, Alan Bennett, Kenny Browne, John Dunleavy (Danny Morrissey); Stephen Dooley, Garry Buckley, Greg Bolger, Stephen Beattie (Mark O’Sullivan), Ian Turner (Gearoid Morrissey); Karl Sheppard.

Subs not used: Alan Smith (GK), Colin Healy, Gavan Holohan, Sean Maguire.

Booked: Gary Buckley (24), Greg Bolger (60), Kenny Browne (60), Eoghan O’Connell (67).

 

Referee: Robert Rogers.

Attendance: 1,557

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Conor Winn (Galway United)

 

 


Galway United
Conor Winn
Goalkeeper
Colm Horgan
Defender
Stephen Folan
Defender
Kilian Cantwell
Defender
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Ryan Connolly
Midfielder
Ruairi Keating
25Booked: 25'
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Midfielder
Conor Melody
Midfielder
John Sullivan
Midfielder
Vinny Faherty
4Scored: 4'
47Booked: 47'
Forward
Gary Shanahan
19Booked: 19'
33Scored: 33'
Forward

Substitutes
Kevin Horgan
Goalkeeper
Eric Foley
Midfield
Padraic Cunningham
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
Forward
Alex Byrne
Midfield
Marc Ludden
Defender
Cormac Raftery
Defender
Paul Sinnott
Defender
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
John Dunleavy
Defender 52'
52Subbed Off: 52'
Kenny Browne
Defender
60Booked: 60'
Alan Bennett
Defender
Eoghan O'Connell
Defender
67Scored: 67'
Stephen Dooley
Midfielder
18Scored: 18'
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
24Booked: 24'
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
60Booked: 60'
Steven Beattie
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Ian Turner
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Karl Sheppard
Forward

Substitutes
Colin Healy
Midfield
Gavan Holohan
Midfield
Sean Maguire
Forward
GearĂ³id Morrissey
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Danny Morrissey
Forward
52Subbed On: 52'
52'
Mark O'Sullivan
Forward
73Subbed On: 73'
73'
74Subbed On: 74'
74'
Alan Smith
Goalkeeper