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10-man Galway United earn a draw against Bohemians

Dinny Corcoran hit his fifth goal in as many games tonight at Dalymount Park.

Dinny Corcoran was on target for Bohemians this evening.
Dinny Corcoran was on target for Bohemians this evening.
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GALWAY UNITED ARE still without a win this season after they drew with Bohemians at Dalymount Park tonight, in the SSE Airtrcity League Premier Division.

The Tribesmen went behind early on due to a Dinny Corcoran header, his fifth goal in as many games, before he was later forced off with an injury.

The Tribesmen responded though, and their leveller just before the break came through an expertly taken free-kick from Ronan Murray.

Neither side really pushed on after the resumption, with the blustery conditions diluting the quality of the game.

Bohs remained unchanged from their win over Limerick while Kevin Devaney and Vinny Faherty came into the Galway line-up in place of the injured duo of Gavan Holohan and Padraic Cunningham.

It was the visitors who began brighter as Faherty teed up Murray perfectly in the opening moments with his shot forcing a good save from Shane Supple.

The pair combined again minutes later with Murray turning smartly in the box after a knock down from his front man, but blazed over when he ought to have done better.

But it was Bohs who took the lead just past the quarter hour mark from a terrific Corcoran header. Lorcan Fitzgerald delivered the in-swinging corner with a glancing flick from the in-form striker enough to direct the ball into the top corner.

The hosts took control after the opener with Jamie Doyle showing his pace to take advantage of a mistake with his powerful effort from the edge of the box going just over.

Galway continued to struggle with set-pieces into their own box as Dan Byrne hit the post from another Fitzgerald corner but against the run of play, they equalised.

Supple brought down Faherty on the edge of his own area after racing from his goal with the United players protesting to referee Neil Doyle that the contact was inside the box.

They were celebrating moments later though as Murray fired the resulting free-kick through a crowd of bodies and into the bottom corner.

Bohs were dealt a blow at half-time as Corcoran was withdrawn. The loss of their talisman seemed to affect the home side as their challenge to find a winner failed to really ignite.

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Mid-way through the second-half Galway were reduced to 10 men as Alex Byrne was sent-off for a second bookable offence after he cynically brought down Fitzgerald.

Galway began to retreat as Bohs desperately sought a winner in the closing stages but they couldn’t capitalise on their numerical advantage and had to settle for the draw.

BOHEMIANS: Shane Supple; Derek Pender (Dylan Hayes, 60), Dan Byrne, Rob Cornwall, Lorcan Fitzgerald; Ian Morris, Georgie Poynton (Oscar Brennan, 71), Paddy Kavanagh, KeithWard, Jamie Doyle; Dinny Corcoran (Kaleem Simon, 46).

GALWAY UNITED: Conor Winn; Colm Horgan, Lee Grace, Stephen Folan, Marc Ludden; Gary Shanahan, Alex Byrne, Kevin Devaney (Jesse Devers, 78), David Cawley, Ronan Murray; Vinny Faherty (Conor Melody, 74).

Referee: Neil Doyle

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