Saturday 17th March 2007, 1:25 am
16th March 2007
Cork City 0
Galway United 0
Live on RTE TV
Cork City continued their indifferent start to 2007 with another disappointing result - a scoreless home draw with Galway United in Friday's televised game from Turner's Cross. Not even the return of John O'Flynn to the starting line-up could inspire Cork to find the net.
Former Derry City striker Alan Murphy almost broke the deadlock inside five minutes but Cork keeper Mick Devine got down well to smother his shot before Dan Murray cleaned up.
Alan Gough returned from retirement to keep goal for Galway and he was busy against Damien Ricardson's side. He had to be alert to cut out a Roy O'Donovan attempt early on but the keeper had a lucky escape before the break when he appeared to shove O'Donovan inside the box.
O'Donovan had been the chief Cork threat and he glanced a header not far off target before a goal-less first half concluded.
City failed to ignite in the second half and their best chance came from debut boy Darren Murphy who hit a dangerous volley goalwards. Denis Behan bundled the ball home in the dying seconds but that was chalked off for a fairly obvious shove on Gough.
Cork City : Devine, Horgan, Kelly, Murray, Ryan, Woods, O'Brien (Murphy 75), Gamble, Kearney (Cillian Lordan 80), O'Donovan, O'Flynn (Behan 75).
Galway United : Gough, James, Charles, Nooitmeer, Tracy, Cooke, Lester, Murphy (Russell 90), Foley, O'Brien, Armstrong (O'Flynn 57).