Match Info

Date: 30/06/2017
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: Derek Tomney
Assistant: Michelle O'Neill and Adam Tszampel
Fourth Official: Adriano Reale

St Patrick's Athletic - Galway United

Substitute Padraic Cunningham salvaged a point for Galway United with a late equaliser as the the battle of the bottom two in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division finished in stalemate at Richmond Park.

Conan Byrne's opener, his 50th league goal for the club, was enough to lift St Patrick's out of the relegation zone, for 24 hours at least, though Galway remain rooted to the bottom.

Missing their suspended captain Ian Bermingham, St Pat's were first to threaten on seven minutes.

Christy Fagan's clever back drag put JJ Lunney, playing in Bermingham's stead at left-back, in behind. His cross picked out Byrne at the back post whose downward header was saved somewhat clumsily by Conor Winn.

Winn gathered more comfortably five minutes later from Alex O'Hanlon's shot straight at him after a cross from Byrne was cleared to him on the edge of area.

Galway were well in it, though, as Ronan Murray and Gavan Holohan had shots blocked before the former beat the home offside trap in from the left on 15 minutes to bring a diving save from Conor O'Malley low down to the ‘keeper's left.

Murray continued to look dangerous, troubling St Pat's again with a run across the area before scuffing a shot wide. Minutes later the Mayo man collected David Cawley's pass to hit a firm shot which O'Malley was grateful was right at him.

Unsure at the back, St Pat's then had a let off on 24 minutes when Rory Feely's back pass beat O'Malley who was relieved to see it bounce into the side netting for the concession of only a corner as Galway began to dominate.

O'Malley then had to produce the first telling save of the night five minutes later. Kevin Devaney picked out Murray with a low corner with O'Malley going full stretch to his right to push the first time drive round a post.

Murray was then left holding his head in his hands as he blazed over the bar following a further mistake by Feely on 33 minutes.

If out of sorts in the opening 45 minutes, St Pat's started the second half much the better and were ahead three minutes in.

The impressive Lunney got into the Galway box on the left to cross. And though Fagan's lay off was over hit, the ball broke for Byrne whose low shot deflected to the bottom corner of the net off the unfortunate Marc Ludden.

Galway worked hard to respond and were inches from equalising on 64 minutes.

Captain Colm Horgan got to the end line on the right to cross for Vinny Faherty whose back post header came out off an upright.

Deserving something from the game, Galway did get their reward on 83 minutes. Ludden's long throw caused confusion in the St Pat's area and Cunningham squeezed the ball home at the near post.

© rte.ie


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
November, 19th 2017Under15St Patrick's Athletic0Bray Wanderers0REPORT
November, 4th 2017Under15St Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers0REPORT
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
October, 7th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick2REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
August, 28th 2017LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Shelbourne1REPORT
August, 25th 2017FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Galway United2REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 8th 2017LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic2Firhouse Clover1REPORT
July, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
November, 25th 2017Under15Athlone Town2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
November, 19th 2017Under15St Patrick's Athletic0Bray Wanderers0REPORT
November, 4th 2017Under15St Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers0REPORT
October, 27th 2017LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
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
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, 27th 2017LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
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