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Preview | Bray Wanderers V Galway United (First Division)

“We have a bit of confidence at the moment but the most important thing is to take it one game at a time.” – John Caulfield, Manager

Galway United travel to the Carlisle Grounds on Friday to face Bray Wanderers at 7.30pm.

John Caulfield’s side aim to make it six wins on the bounce this week on the east coast of Wicklow. United defeated Cobh Ramblers 2-0 at Eamonn Deacy Park last Friday thanks to goals in either half from Ruairi Keating and Wilson Waweru. The Tribesmen remain in second place on the table, nine points behind table-toppers Shelbourne.

This week’s opposition Bray Wanderers sit in fifth position in the First Division, six points behind United. Gary Cronin’s outfit drew 2-2 with Cork City at Turner’s Cross in their most recent fixture.

United manager John Caulfield is expecting another tough challenge at the Carlisle Grounds on Friday evening.

“Bray have been challenging over the last two seasons so we will have to be on our game,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.

“If you don’t start the game well it is very difficult to get a result in this league. Bray have turned a corner, a bit like ourselves; they also have established players.

“We have a bit of confidence at the moment but the most important thing is to take it one game at a time. There are new challenges each week so we have to keep to that level all of the time.”

John Caulfield is sponsored by McGinn’s Hophouse, Woodquay, Galway.

Galway United 2021 Squad

Conor Kearns, Luke Dennison, Conor O’Keeffe, Stephen Walsh, Gary Boylan, Killian Brouder, Maurice Nugent, Christopher Horgan, Alex Murphy, Joe Gorman. Shane Duggan, David Hurley, Shane Doherty, Mikie Rowe, Carlton Ubaezuonu, Caoilfhionn O’Dea, Mikey Place, Conor McCormack, Ronan Manning, Ruairi Keating, Padraic Cunningham, Wilson Waweru, Francely Lomboto, Colin Kelly, Thomas Oluwa.

Team News

Francely Lomboto and Ronan Manning remain unavailable due to long-term injuries.

Stephen Christopher and Michael Garrihy have departed the club.


Galway United Goalscorers

Ruairi Keating – 7

Wilson Waweru – 5

Padraic Cunningham – 3

David Hurley – 1

Maurice Nugent – 1


Bray Wanderers V Galway United

Carlisle Grounds, 7.30pm

Referee: Oliver Moran

Assistant 1: Conor Fitzgibbon

Assistant 2: Jason Moore

Fourth Official: Paul Norton


Last Meeting (First Division)

7 May 2021 | Galway United 1-2 Bray Wanderers

Galway United Goalscorer: Ruairi Keating

Bray Wanderers Goalscorers: Joe Doyle, Gary Shaw


The game will be live-streamed on the new LOITV platform. For all those supporters with Season Passes, LOITV will issue a new voucher code, which you must redeem at the new site. You must go through the registration process again before you can redeem the code. Click on First Division Pass where you will find Add Voucher and you can enter your code to access the pass. Non-pass holders can purchase a First Division pass for €49 or purchase a game pass for €5.