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Galway United V UCD Match Preview (FAI Cup)

‘We had a really bad performance last week and we hope we can put that straight’ – John Caulfield, Manager.

Galway United host UCD at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday – Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

A place in the FAI Cup quarter-finals is the prize on offer as United look to overcome UCD and book their place in the last 8.

Tickets are available to purchase HERE (Note: Season Tickets are not valid for FAI Cup games)

The Tribesmen comprehensively defeated Bluebell United in the first round, dispatching the Leinster Senior League side 7-0.

Meanwhile, Friday’s opposition, UCD, overcame Cockhill Celtic on a scoreline of 3-0 to secure their place in the second round.

The two sides will be familiar with each other, having clashed three times in last year’s First Division – United emerging with two wins and a draw, including a resounding 4-1 victory the last time the sides met at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Speaking ahead of Friday’s encounter, United manager John Caulfield said:

“We are looking forward to Friday’s game. UCD went up last year, they are quite an exciting team and score lots of goals. At the same time, it’s a one-off game, 50/50, and with us being at home we hope we can be on our top form.”

Galway United 2022 Squad

Conor Kearns, Matthew Connor, Conor Brann, Conor O’Keeffe, Stephen Walsh, Charlie Lyons, Killian Brouder, Diego Portilla, James Finnerty, Evan O’Connor, Oisin O’Reilly, Ronan Bambara, Max Hemmings, Adam Thomas, Bastien Héry, Mikie Rowe, David Hurley, Conor McCormack, Edward McCarthy, Manu Dimas, Ronan Manning, Wilson Waweru, Francely Lomboto, David Tarmey, Rob Manley.


Galway United V UCD (FAI Cup)


Eamonn Deacy Park

Referee: Damien MacGraith

Assistants: David Berry & Conor Fitzgibbon

Fourth Official: Michael Connolly


2022 Goalscorers (League & Cup)

Stephen Walsh – 16

David Hurley – 7

Manu Dimas – 4

Rob Manley – 4

Francely Lomboto – 3

Edward McCarthy – 3

Max Hemmings – 3

Wilson Waweru – 3

Killian Brouder – 3

Ronan Manning – 3

Alex Murphy – 2

David Tarmey – 1

Jordan Adeyemo – 1

Shane Doherty – 1


Last Meeting (First Division)

24 Sep 2021 | Galway United 4-1 UCD


The game will also be live-streamed on LOITV.