Two Galway United Co-op members from Sunderland, who are fans since the Sunderland friendly, are sponsoring the match ball for tonight’s league game against Longford Town at Eamonn Deacy Park.
Shaun O’Hair and Sean Lavelle are doing this in memory of a friend who made the trip to Galway with them for that match in 2007.
O’Hair and Lavelle told www.galwayunitedfc.ie: “We would like to do this in memory of a fellow Sunderland supporter, and lover of all things Galway, Michael Gibson, who passed away three years ago.
“Michael (Mick) was also a visitor to Terryland Park as it was known then, when Sunderland played a friendly a few years ago.”
We hope they enjoy their visit to Eamonn Deacy Park.