WELCOME TO THE MATCH PREVIEW 📲
Galway United travel to the RSC on Friday evening to take on second-placed Waterford in a mouth-watering clash between the top two sides in the league, kick off is at 7:45pm.
The Tribesmen are looking to continue their great run of form, which currently sees them 16 points clear at the top of the table, and on a run of 15 games unbeaten in all competitions. Meanwhile, Waterford are on a run of six games without defeat, five of those coming in the league, and have won their last two games without conceding against Kerry FC and Wexford FC.
Find out more about Waterford and all you need to know about the match by clicking into the tabs below:
ℹ️ ABOUT THE OPPOSITION
ABOUT THE OPPOSITION ℹ️
🏟: Waterford play their home games at the RSC, which holds a seated capacity of 3.035.
ℹ️: Waterford FC were founded in 1930 and first participated in the league in the 1930-31 season.
: Waterford find themselves in second place, 16 points behind Galway United with a game in hand, and will be looking to close that gap with a positive result on Friday night.
: A key player for them this season has been Ronan Coughlan. Coughlan is the runaway top goalscorer in the league with a staggering 29 goals in just 23 appearances.
: One to watch for Friday is Connor Parsons. The former Norwich City academy player has been in impressive form of late, scoring his fifth of the season against Kerry last Friday before assisting the winner in their 1-0 win over Wexford on Monday.
🇱🇻 ABOUT GALWAY UNITED
ABOUT GALWAY UNITED 🇱🇻
⏪: United’s last game was a 3-0 win over Treaty United at Eamonn Deacy Park. The goals were shared as David Hurley, Wassim Aouachria, and Rob Manley all found the net.
🗣: John Caulfield had a chat with us earlier in the week about Friday’s game and he said the below:
We’re ooking forward to the game, Keith Long has brought in a number of new players, it’s his team now. They’re in good form and we know how difficult it’s going to be and how good they are. We’ve been in good form too though, and if we play to our full potential we can win this game.
2023 SQUAD ⚽️
Brendan Clarke, Conor O’Keeffe, Regan Donelon, Rob Slevin, Killian Brouder, Maurice Nugent, Stephen Walsh, Mikie Rowe, Rob Manley, David Hurley, Ronan Manning, Callum McNamara, Alex Rutter, Vincent Borden, David Tarmey, Francely Lomboto, Evan O’Connor, Colm Horgan, Conor McCormack, Darren Clarke, Ed McCarthy, Aaron Neary, Steven Healy, Mikey McCullagh, Oisin O’Reilly, Ibrahim Keita, Wassim Aouachria, Aodh Dervin.
TOP SCORERS 📈
David Hurley – 16
Stephen Walsh – 10
Vincent Borden – 8
⬅️ OUR PREVIOUS MEETINGS
⬅️ PREVIOUS MEETINGS
Galway United 2-1 Waterford FC
Galway United were the victors the last time the sides faced each other, with Ed McCarthy and David Hurley giving the hosts a two-goal lead, before Ronan Coughlan halved the deficit with 10 minutes to go. United held on to the lead and came away with a massive three points. Watch the highlights below.
Waterford 0-1 Galway United
The third game of the season saw Galway United claim a huge three points as they defeated Waterford 1-0 away from home to keep their winning start to the season going. Vincent Borden scored his third of the season in as many games to earn all three points for the Tribesmen.
TRY OUR PRE MATCH QUIZ 🤔
Who scored against Waterford the last time the sides played? 🎯
Ed McCarthy and David Hurley
Which player did Galway United sign from Waterford in July? 🔵
Who did Waterford defeat 5-0 in their FAI Cup first round tie? 🤔
How many points did Galway United claim over the bank holiday weekend? 💭
Four, a draw against Finn Harps and a win over Treaty United.
How many English sides has Waterford's Eddie Nolan played for?
Nine. (Blackburn Rovers, Stockport County, Hartlepool United, Preston North End, Sheffield Wednesday, Scunthorpe United, York City, Blackpool, Crewe Alexandra.
What is Galway United's biggest win this season so far?
9-1 win against Kerry FC on March 10th.
HOW MANY DID YOU GET OUT OF 6? 📊
WATCH THE GAME ON LOITV 🎥
If you can’t make it to the game, don’t worry, you can watch from afar and support United by watching on the streaming platform LOITV.
NEXT HOME GAME 🏠
Galway United play Cobh Ramblers on August 25th in Eamonn Deacy Park, kick off is at 7:45pm. Get your match tickets HERE