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Preview | Galway United V Bray Wanderers (First Division Playoffs)

“It would be great for the club to have a full house this weekend” – John Caulfield, Manager

Galway United face Bray Wanderers in the second-leg of the playoff semi-final at Eamonn Deacy Park on Sunday with kick-off at 5pm.

It is United’s biggest game of the season this Sunday when they face Bray Wanderers at Eamonn Deacy Park after drawing 0-0 in the first-leg at the Carlisle Grounds on Wednesday night. It was a tight affair on the east coast with both defences limiting opportunities for attackers in the ninety minutes.

Tickets for the crucial second-leg fixture against Bray are available to purchase HERE.

United manager John Caulfield emphasised the importance of the home crowd for Sunday’s second-leg tie following his side’s hard-fought first-leg draw at the Carlisle Grounds during the week.

“We are hoping to have a massive crowd on Sunday. The crowds at the last few home games have been phenomenal so hopefully that support can make the difference,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.

“It would be great for the club to have a full house this weekend – the atmosphere has been fantastic over the last few home games. There is a bit of buzz about the club but we need a big performance on Sunday. The bigger the crowd the better.

“It is all to play for in the second-leg and I always expected that; we have a lot of work to do ahead of the weekend. It is the halfway mark, it is a new game and it is knockout football so we need a big improvement for Sunday.”

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, 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 out of action due to injuries.


Galway United Goalscorers

Ruairi Keating – 9

Wilson Waweru – 8

Padraic Cunningham – 5

Killian Brouder – 3

Shane Doherty – 3

Mikie Rowe – 2

David Hurley – 2

Maurice Nugent – 1

Stephen Walsh – 1


Galway United V Bray Wanderers

Eamonn Deacy Park, 5pm

Referee: Kevin O’Sullivan

Assistant 1: Trevor Cotter

Assistant 2: Ricky Crean

Fourth Official: Eoghan O’Shea


Last Meeting (First Division Playoffs)

3 Nov 2021 | Bray Wanderers 0-0 Galway United


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 game pass for €5.


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