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Preview | Cabinteely V Galway United (First Division)

“The last week has given us a chance to prepare and get ready” – John Caulfield, Manager

Galway United travel to Blackrock to face Cabinteely at Stradbrook Road on Friday with kick-off at 7.45pm.

United return to First Division action this week to play Cabinteely away from home. The Tribesmen will be looking to get back to winning ways this Friday following a 1-0 away defeat to Athlone Town two weeks ago. United remain in 2nd place on the league table, eight points behind Shelbourne, with seven games to go.

This week’s opponents Cabinteely are in 8th position on the First Division table and are currently eleven points off play-off positions going into the fixture. Pat Devlin’s side drew 2-2 at home to Cork City in their most recent league fixture where they scored twice late on to earn the draw.

United manager John Caulfield is looking for his team to bounce back against Cabinteely on Friday.

“A result like the Athlone one can refocus the lads to work on things. We didn’t pass the ball well enough or move the ball quick enough, stuff we had done really well a week earlier,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.

“These things happen, I keep saying every week it is a new challenge. The level and quality of teams in this division is quite similar. If you don’t perform on the day you drop points, we have seen that. The last week has given us a chance to prepare and get ready, so we look forward to Cabinteely on Friday.”

Lisa Fallon, United’s first team head coach, added: “The most important thing is that we make sure we are there or thereabouts right at the end of the season. We need to keep focused on winning matches, doing what it takes to win games to see where we are at the end of the season.”

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

Lisa Fallon is sponsored by Western Management Centre, 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, Dean O’Shea, 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.

Team News

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

Thomas Oluwa has departed the club.


Galway United Goalscorers

Ruairi Keating – 8

Wilson Waweru – 6

Padraic Cunningham – 4

Killian Brouder – 3

Shane Doherty – 2

David Hurley – 1

Maurice Nugent – 1


Cabinteely V Galway United

Stradbrook, 7.45pm

Referee: Eoghan O’Shea

Assistant 1: Conor Fitzgibbon

Assistant 2: Jason Moore

Fourth Official: Alan Carey


Last Meeting (First Division)

18 June 2021 | Galway United 1-0 Cabinteely

Galway United Goalscorer: Wilson Waweru


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.