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Galway United Bring An End To Cork City’s 12-Game Winning Run

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway 12/5/2017 Galway United vs Cork City Cork City’s Stephen Dooley and Galway United's Lee Grace

Cork City’s twelve-game winning run has come to a halt, courtesy a 1-1 draw against Galway United on Friday night.

Despite the momentum that had been built up from their blistering start to the new Premier Division season, John Caulfield’s side were always going to find it difficult against a Galway outfit that has built up something of a reputation as being specialists in draws this campaign.

And so it proved in a tight game at Eamonn Deacy Park. The deadlock was broken early in the second half by recent Player of the Month recipient Conor McCormack, but City were pegged back almost immediately by Galway defender Lee Grace.

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway 12/5/2017 Galway United vs Cork City Cork City players celebrate Conor McCormack's goal
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The visitors finished the stronger of the two sides in pursuit of a winner, but it was not to be and Cork City have dropped their first points of the season (though a record of twelve wins a draw is still nothing to be sneezed at).

Galway United, meanwhile, stay off the bottom of the table as Finn Harps fell to a 2-0 defeat against second-placed Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds. Shane Keegan’s side have now earned eight draws this season, and have lost just once in their last twelve games in all competitions.

Elsewhere, Dundalk dished out the first defeat of the Gerard Lyttle era at Sligo Rovers with Jamie McGrath notching a hat-trick (including their first penalty in around 23 years), Shamrock Rovers defeated Bohemians 2-0 at Dalymount Park and St. Patrick’s Athletic recorded a much-needed win against Drogheda United to relieve some of the pressure on manager Liam Buckley.

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On the latest episode of the Mixer Irish Football Podcast, we chat to Cork City’s Conor McCormack as well as the usual review of all of the latest League of Ireland action.

https://soundcloud.com/punditarenairishfootball/conor-mccormack-talks-about-cork-citys-12-match-winning-run-and-much-more

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