Rovers fire six past Galway

Rovers fire six past Galway

Shamrock Rovers 6 Galway United 0

Galway United felt the full backlash from Shamrock Rovers as the cup kings waltzed into the last four with this facile victory at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

Reeling from their 5-1 drubbing at Dundalk in the league on Monday, Rovers were eager to respond and they took just 12 minutes to take the lead when Thomas Stewart tapped home a loose ball after Galway skipper and keeper Barry Ryan lost an aerial challenge with James Chambers.

So irate was Ryan that his subsequent protests to referee Anthony Buttimer result in a red card.

The game was then up for Galway on 23 minutes when defender Rhys Meynell turned Stewart's cross into his own net.

The goal of the game made it 3-0 on 33 minutes. Gary Twigg, Enda Stevens and Stewart all combined to set up Chambers to blast past reserve keeper Darragh Gerraty.

With the match over as a contest, Rovers rattled in a further three goals in the second half.

Chambers got his second on 65 minutes from another sweet move before he chested down Dessie Baker's cross to shoot home.

Twigg got in on the act for the fifth two minutes later when following up to score the rebound from Baker's shot.

Baker marked his return to action following injury when adding the sixth goal 12 minutes from time.

More in this Section

Mullins plans another light campaign for Photo en route to CheltenhamMullins plans another light campaign for Photo en route to Cheltenham

Troy Parrott: 'All I want to do is score goals'Troy Parrott: 'All I want to do is score goals'

Southgate may pay for making ‘Saipan-lite’ publicSouthgate may pay for making ‘Saipan-lite’ public

GAA relax training ban rules during pre-seasonGAA relax training ban rules during pre-season


Lifestyle

I’d always promised myself a day off school when Gay Bryne died.Secret diary of an Irish teacher: I’ve been thinking about my students, wondering who their ‘Gay Byrne’ will be

In an industry where women battle ageism and sexism, Meryl Streep has managed to decide her own destiny – and roles, writes Suzanne HarringtonJeepers Streepers: Hollywood royalty, all hail queen Meryl

'Ask Audrey' has been the newspaper's hysterical agony aunt “for ages, like”.Ask Audrey: Guten tag. Vot the f**k is the story with your cycle lanes?

Daphne Wright’s major new exhibition at the Crawford addresses such subjects as ageing and consumerism, writes Colette SheridanFinding inspiration in domestic situations

More From The Irish Examiner