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Preview | Galway United V Cabinteely (First Division)

“I know that type of performance is in the team, I’m now talking about our consistency. That is what we are trying to work on.” – John Caulfield, Manager

Galway United face Cabinteely at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday with kick-off at 7.45pm.

The Tribesmen go into this week’s fixture following a dramatic last-minute victory over Athlone Town at Eamonn Deacy Park last Friday. Ruairi Keating brought United level before the home side snatched the winner from a corner in the 94th minute. United jumped one place into 6th position on the league table and are level on points with 5th place Athlone.

Cabinteely had an impressive 2-0 away victory over Cork City in their most recent fixture at Turner’s Cross. Pat Devlin’s side are currently in 4th place on the First Division table, two points ahead of the Tribesmen.

United manager John Caulfield is keen to bring consistency to his team after defeating a strong Athlone outfit last week.

“Cabinteely are always a hard-working team and always difficult to beat,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.

“They went down to Cork last week and had a fantastic result. They are ahead of us on the table, we know they are a very solid and tight unit, who like to play on the counter-attack.

“It was brilliant to get a late goal against Athlone Town last Friday to secure three important points. We know that we haven’t been able to put consecutive wins together. So that is a challenge we have to see can we turnaround.

“To get the victory after going behind was pleasing; it was the first game where we won after going behind. That will give confidence, but I have no doubt, I keep saying it every week, there is very little between all of the teams.

“The supporters gave us a great lift in the second half, the encouragement coming from the stands. To come back in the game after being one down and to beat another very good side. I know that type of performance is in the team, I’m now talking about our consistency. That is what we are trying to work on.”

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

Galway United 2021 Squad

Conor Kearns, Michael Garrihy, Conor O’Keeffe, Stephen Walsh, Gary Boylan, Killian Brouder, Maurice Nugent, Christopher Horgan, Alex Murphy, Shane Duggan, David Hurley, Shane Doherty, Stephen Christopher, 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 long-term injuries.

Stephen Walsh will miss this Friday’s game due to a three-game suspension (last game before return).

Carlton Ubaezuonu has returned to the squad after a short-term injury.


Galway United Goalscorers

Ruairi Keating – 5

Padraic Cunningham – 2

Wilson Waweru – 2

David Hurley – 1

Maurice Nugent – 1


Galway United V Cabinteely

Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45pm

Referee: Mark Moynihan

Assistant 1: Eoin Harte

Assistant 2: Jason Moore

Fourth Official: Marc Lynch


Last Meeting (First Division)

21 Sep 2020 | Cabinteely 0-1 Galway United

Goalscorer: Stephen Christopher


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.



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