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Maguire shines in Cork City rout of Galway before limping off with injury

The home side continued their impressive start to the season at Turner’s Cross.

Cork City's Sean Maguire.
Cork City's Sean Maguire.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Cork City 4

Galway United 0

Denis Hurley reports from Turner’s Cross

SEÁN MAGUIRE WAS on song as Cork City’s good start to the season continued at Turner’s Cross tonight but the Rebel Army will hope that the injury which forced him off is not too serious.

In just over an hour on the field, Maguire scored and was unlucky not to add another but he was forced off with what looked like a hamstring injury.

Even by that stage though, City were 2-0 up and looking comfortable and added two more to confirm the victory.

Maguire had tested Ciarán Nugent early on before he opened the scoring in the 15th minute.

The goalkeeper was trying to control a clearance just outside his area but Maguire raced in to dispossess him and then had an easy task to finish.

Twice more the attacker went close in the first half before the lead was doubled, on-loan defender Ryan Delaney with a powerful header after a corner.

Just after Maguire’s departure, Stephen Dooley made it 3-0 with a lovely lob from Jimmy Keohane’s pass and sub Karl Sheppard was unlucky not to get a fourth as Nugent denied him.

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Another goal did arrive at the death though as teenager Connor Ellis marked his league debut with a neat finish.

CORK CITY: Mark McNulty; Conor McCormack, Alan Bennett, Ryan Delaney, Kevin O’Connor; Gearóid Morrissey (Connor Ellis 81), Greg Bolger; Steven Beattie (Achille Campion 78), Jimmy Keohane, Stephen Dooley; Seán Maguire (Karl Sheppard 61).

GALWAY UNITED: Ciarán Nugent; Colm Horgan, Lee Grace, Stephen Folan, Marc Ludden; Kevin Devaney, David Cawley, Gavan Holohan (Jesse Devers 83), Conor Melody (Alex Byrne 72); Pádraic Cunningham (Vinny Faherty 72), Ronan Murray.

Referee: Paul McLaughlin (Monaghan).

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