Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 10, 2016
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
Att: 856

John Sullivan 40' -
Red: 40'


Scored: 44'
- Sean Hoare 44'

Scored: 50'
- Billy Dennehy 50'

Red: 54'
- Graham Kelly 54'

Scored: 86'
- Conan Byrne 86'


League Report: Galway United 0 - 3 St Patrick's Athletic

Wed, May 11 2016

Credit: Jimmy McElroy

St Patrick’s Athletic put their recent poor form well behind them as they eased past Galway Utd as both sides finished the game with ten men at Eamonn Deacy Park on Tuesday evening.

 

The visitors were aided by some controversial refereeing decisions as Padraig Sutton was once again in the spotlight as he dismissed the home side’s John Sullivan five minutes before the break having issued the midfielder with two yellows cards.

 

Pat’s took full advantage of their numerical superiority as they registered scores either side of the break before themselves being reduced to ten men as Graham Kelly saw red in a game that didn’t see a single bad challenge.

 

Galway manager Tommy Dunne made four changes to his side following successive defeats to Limerick and Dundalk as Swedish signing Armin Aganovic made his home debut, while Eric Foley also made a first league start and winger Kevin Devaney returned from injury.

 

Pat’s started brightly as they put the home side under some early pressure with Ian Bermingham and Mark Timlin both going close as the home side survived. Sullivan picked up his first booking in the 19th minute when he looked to have won a good tackle in midfield but referee Sutton awarded a free-kick to Pat’s and issued a yellow much to the home supports disapproval.

 

Galway then came into the game more and had an encouraging spell with Vinny Faherty drawing a good save from Brendan Clarke and Armin Aganovic heading over Gary Shanahan’s right wing cross. Pat’s Sean Hoare also producing an excellent recovery to deny Ruairi Keating who was clean through after showing the defence a clean pair of heels.

 

The game swung in Pat’s favour five minutes from the interval as Galway’s Sullivan was sent for an early shower after a very debatable second yellow as he clashed with Shane McEleney who was also booked. Things got worse for Galway within four minutes as the unmarked Sean Hoare headed in from a corner to give Liam Buckley’s charges a first half lead.

 

Just after the break Referee Sutton awarded Pat’s a free-kick which was hotly disputed by Galway and Billy Dennehy stepped up and fired past Conor Winn at his near post for 2-0 on 51 minutes.

 

Matters were level player numbers wise three minutes later as Sutton evened things up giving Pat’s Graham Kelly his marching orders following a foul on Marc Ludden. Now ten a side, Tommy Dunne hauled defender Stephen Walsh off and replaced him with striker Enda Curran. 

 

The substitute almost pulled a goal back immediately as he drew an excellent save from Brendan Clarke, who pushed Curran's left footed shot away for a corner, while at the other end Winn pushed away a stinging Billy Dennehy drive.

 

Pat’s added a third goal with just three minutes remaining as Ian Bermingham provided the assist for substitute Conan Byrne to finish at the back post as the visitors moved above their hosts into fifth in the league table and end a run of three successive league defeats.

 

 

Galway United: Conor Winn; Colm Horgan, Armin Aganovic, Stephen Walsh (Enda Curran, 63), Marc Ludden; Gary Shanahan, John Sullivan, Eric Foley, Kevin Devaney (Conor Melody, 79); Ruairi Keating (Kilian Cantwell, 46), Vinny Faherty.

Subs not used: Kevin Horgan (GK), Paul Sinnott, Jesse Devers, Alex Byrne.

Booked: John Sullivan (19).

Red Cards: John Sullivan (40).

 

St Patrick's Athletic: Brendan Clarke; Ger O'Brien, Darren Dennehy, Sean Hoare, Ian Bermingham; David Cawley, Graham Kelly; Mark Timlin (Conan Byrne, 67), Shane McEleneney (Sam Verdon, 58), Billy Dennehy; Jamie McGrath.

Subs not used: Pat Jennings (GK), Michael Barker, Dinny Corcoran, Lee Desmond, Keith Treacy.

Booked: Graham Kelly (25), Shane McEleney (41), Jamie McGrath (76).

Red Cards: Graham Kelly (54)

 

Referee: Padraigh Sutton

Attendance: 856

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: David Cawley (St Patrick’s Athletic)

 

 


Galway United
Conor Winn
Goalkeeper
Armin Aganovic
Defender
Colm Horgan
Defender
Marc Ludden
Defender
Stephen Walsh
62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
Defender
Kevin Devaney
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Eric Foley
Midfielder
Gary Shanahan
Midfielder
John Sullivan
19Booked: 19'
40Booked: 40'
40Sent off: 40'
Midfielder
Vinny Faherty
Forward
Ruairi Keating
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Forward

Substitutes
Alex Byrne
Midfield
Kilian Cantwell
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Defender
Enda Curran
62'
62Subbed On: 62'
Forward
Jesse Devers
Forward
Kevin Horgan
Goalkeeper
Conor Melody
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Midfield
Paul Sinnott
Defender
St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Darren Dennehy
Defender
Sean Hoare
Defender
44Scored: 44'
Shane McEleney
Defender
41Booked: 41'
57'
57Subbed Off: 57'
Ger O'Brien
Defender
David Cawley
Midfielder
Graham Kelly
Midfielder
25Booked: 25'
54Sent off: 54'
54Booked: 54'
Jamie McGrath
Midfielder
76Booked: 76'
Mark Timlin
Midfielder 67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Billy Dennehy
Forward
50Scored: 50'

Substitutes
Michael Barker
Defender
Conan Byrne
Midfield
67Subbed On: 67'
67'
86Scored: 86'
Dinny Corcoran
Forward
Lee Desmond
Defender
Pat Jennings
Goalkeeper
Keith Treacy
Midfield
Sam Verdon
Forward
57Subbed On: 57'
57'