Match Info

Date: 13/10/2017
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park

Officials

Referee: Robert Rogers
Assistants: Wayne McDonnell and Shane O'Brien
Fourth Official: John McLoughlin

Galway United - St Patrick's Athletic

Galway United had a few of the All-Ireland hurling winners for inspiration in the stands at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday, but they could not get the required win over St Patrick's Athletic as their battle against relegation continues.

Galway should have been ahead at half-time, but after a dominant first-half and a goal from Eoin McCormack, Billy Dennehy's late volley sent the sides in 1-1 at the interval.

St Pat's, themselves far from safe from the relegation trapdoor, could have gone in front after just one minute when Conan Byrne burst forward down the right wing but his cross just missed the on rushing Dennehy.

But Galway took complete control from here until the final exchanges of the half, with Ronan Murray and Gavin Holohan prominent.

St Pat's goalkeeper Lukasz Skowron was their best player in the first-half, and he was playing behind a poor defence.

He made a great intervention to prevent Murray from scoring in the 13th minute and then Stephen Folan and Niall Maher went close when they both could have scored.

Marc Ludden was the next to try his luck but Skowron was equal to that shot and he saved well to his right.

Murray then had a couple of efforts, his second one was a point blank effort that went just wide and right of the St Pat's goal.

But Galway finally struck the front in the 36th minute when Murray spotted McCormack in space, and his brilliant pace was finished to the net.

Galway were hoping to hold out until half-time but one lapse in concentration say Dennehy volley to the net in the 45th minute, after a cross from Conan Byrne.

It was 1-1 at half-time and Galway looked set to take the game to St Pat's on the resumption but they sat back and invited attack after attack. Winn saved well from Graham Kelly in the 67th minute and that was a wake-up call for the hosts.

Galway gained the ascendency again and had their chances with Folan going close from a corner but they couldn't satisfy the 2,164 fans in attendance.

© rte.ie


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 13th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 14th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 10th 2016LeagueGalway United0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
October, 30th 2015LeagueGalway United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 19th 2015LeagueCupGalway United0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 1st 2015LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
October, 13th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
September, 22nd 2017LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 28th 2017LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Shelbourne1REPORT
August, 25th 2017FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Galway United2REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 13th 2017FaiCupPortmarnock0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 13th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 25th 2017FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Galway United2REPORT
June, 30th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Galway United1REPORT
April, 14th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 12th 2016LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Galway United0REPORT
May, 10th 2016LeagueGalway United0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
March, 4th 2016LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Galway United3REPORT
October, 30th 2015LeagueGalway United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 19th 2015LeagueCupGalway United0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 31st 2015LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Galway United1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
October, 13th 2017LeagueGalway United1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
September, 22nd 2017LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 28th 2017LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers1REPORT