Galway United host Longford Town in a crucial relegation six-pointer at Eamonn Deacy Park on Saturday (7.45pm).
The Tribesmen are ninth but just two points behind Longford Town in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division standings.
Super-sub Billy Dennehy piled on the misery as he pounced in the 58th minute to slot the winner for Cork City at Turner’s Cross last weekend.
It was his second goal in as many games and arrived only four minutes after he replaced Liam Miller in the second-half. Up to that point, United clung to what would have been a priceless 0-0 draw.
It was 0-0 at half-time with Conor Winn at his best to keep the hosts scoreless but the goal eventually arrived and Galway couldn’t respond.
The visitors started the game brightly and Jake Keegan went close with a couple of efforts.
However, he didn’t convert either and if it wasn’t for the heroics of centre-half Sam Oji, Cork would have taken the lead through Garry Buckley in the eight minute.
Karl Sheppard was also inches away from a goal but he blazed over when Buckley teed him up. While Ross Gaynor had the last meaningful opportunity of the half but the sides were deadlocked at the break.
Oji nearly turned villain when he almost put the ball into his own net and Winn was once again on hand to save from former United frontman Sheppard.
But, Cork City boss John Caulfield introduced Dennehy in the 54th minute and within moments he latched onto a Mark McNulty delivery and rifled to the net to settle it.