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MATCH PREVIEW | Shamrock Rovers

Galway United travel to Tallaght Stadium on Monday evening to face Shamrock Rovers. Kick-off: 8.00pm.

The Tribesmen will be buoyed by an injury time winner against Finn Harps at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night.

Barry Molloy fired Finn Harps in front midway through the first half but strikes from front-men Ronan Murray and Vinny Faherty sealed an important win for Shane Keegan’s side, which took Galway United out of the bottom three for the first time this season.

After stitching a run of three wins in-a-row together, Shamrock Rovers suffered defeat at Maginn Park on Friday, going down to a 3-1 loss against Kenny Shiels side.

Galway United have suffered only 1 defeat in 13 competitive games and Shane Keegan wants to extend that run against Shamrock Rovers on Monday.

“Away to Rovers is up there with one of the toughest games you’ll have all season.

“The undefeated streak does give a tremendous confidence to the players and at the moment they feel like they can take anybody on and go toe-to-toe with them. That will be the case on Monday night.

“We’re out of the bottom three on goal difference, but at the same time, it keeps our momentum going. We’re on a great run, we’ve got three games to go until the mid season break, the challenge is can we get to the break unbeaten. It might put a bit of daylight between ourselves and those bottom three spots.

“As we’ve seen this year, it’s remarkable how tight the Division is. I think any team in the bottom half is capable of beating the teams in the top half. We showed that against Dundalk, Bohemians showed it against Bray.

“If we could keep our run going, it would be brilliant.”

Shane Keegan has a number of injury concerns ahead of Monday’s trip to Tallaght Stadium after a physical encounter against Finn Harps.

Stephen Folan (calf), David Cawley (ankle), Vinny Faherty (knee) and Marc Ludden (ankle) are all doubtful for the game.

Ronan Murray is suspended after accumulating five yellow cards.

Derek Tomney

Ronan Murray – 6
Vinny Faherty – 4
Kevin Devaney – 2
David Cawley – 2
Padraic Cunningham – 1
Jesse Devers – 1
Gary Shanahan – 1
Gavan Holohan – 1
Stephen Folan – 1


Shamrock Rovers previous five games
Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Limerick
Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Longford Town (EA SPORTS Cup)
Shamrock Rovers 2-1 Dundalk
Bohemians 0-2 Shamrock Rovers
Derry City 3-1 Shamrock Rovers

Galway United’s previous five games
Sligo Rovers 2-2 Galway United – 1-3 penalties (EA SPORTS Cup)
Drogheda United 2-2 Galway United
Galway United 0-0 Derry City
Galway United 1-1 Cork City
Galway United 2-1 Finn Harps

March 13th, 2017 | Galway United 1-2 Shamrock Rovers

Galway United goalscorer: Ronan Murray

Shamrock Rovers goalscorer: Gary Shaw (2)