Super sub Cunningham earns Galway a share of the spoils at Dalymount Park
Bohemians 1 Galway United 1
Padraic Cunningham equalised seconds after coming on to earn Galway United a point at Dalymount Park.
Trailing to Paddy Kavangah’s first half opener, Galway’s powered their way back into the match in the second half to level on 72 minutes.
A Bohemians appeal for a handball fell on deaf ears before Gavan Holohan whipped over a cross from the right for Cunningham to head home with literally his first touch.
Cunningham should then have won it for Galway on 86 minutes but blazed over the bar from Conor Murray’s cross.
A minute later, Bohs keeper Shane Supple made the save of the night from Holohan’s drive from distance.
Poor defending had gifted Bohs the lead 13 minutes in.
Galway captain Stephen Folan’s weak clearance from Keith Ward’s cross sat up invitingly for Paddy Kavanagh who scored with a well-placed header.
Galway soon settled, coming right into the game with Eoin McCormack and Rory Hale off target with efforts midway through the half.
Holohan then swapped passes with Alex Byrne to send his chip wide.
Frantic defending was needed to keep Bohs out early in the second half.
First Fuad Sule broke on the counter to put Kavanagh away on the right with the poor cross cut out by David Cawley as Ward waited.
Kavangh then cleverly picked out Ismahil Akinade in the area.
Again a Galway body was in the way as Paul Sinnott cleared the danger.
Bohemians: Supple; Pender, Cornwall, O’Hora, Fitzgerald; Akinade, Sule, Brennan, Kavangh; Ward (Gannon, 81); Corcoran.
Galway United: Winn; Maher, Sinnott, Folan, Ludden; Hale (Melody, 86), Byrne (Devaney, h-t), Cawley, Murray; Holohan; McCormack (Cunningham, 71).
Referee: Derek Tomney (Dublin).