Preview | Galway United V Cobh Ramblers (First Division)
“Competition for places pushes players on and you need that in a squad.” – John Caulfield, Manager
Galway United host Cobh Ramblers at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday with kick-off at 7.45pm.
United will be aiming to continue their winning streak this week after defeating Athlone Town, Cabinteely, Treaty United and UCD in their last four outings. Goals from Ruairi Keating and Wilson Waweru in either half gave United an impressive 2-0 away win over UCD last Friday. The victory brought the Tribesmen up to second place on the First Division table.
Cobh Ramblers currently sit in eighth position on the table, winning four out of their opening fourteen matches. Stuart Ashton’s side were defeated 2-1 by Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Ground in their most recent contest.
United manager John Caulfield has emphasised that it is important to have competition for places following his team’s good run of form.
“There is a bit more competition for places, we have had some solid performances and we have another tough game against Cobh this week,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.
“We have brought in a few new signings to compete for positions in this team. There is also a lot of lads back from injury who are bursting to play. This is a good thing as that type of competition for places pushes players on and you need that in a squad.
“Cobh beat us last year at home and they are always a difficult side to beat. If we don’t go out and give a performance like we did against UCD last week, we won’t win the game. We have to keep our feet on the ground.”
John Caulfield is sponsored by McGinn’s Hophouse, Woodquay, Galway.
Galway United 2021 Squad
Conor Kearns, Michael Garrihy, 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, 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, Thomas Oluwa.
Francely Lomboto and Ronan Manning remain out of action due to long-term injuries.
Galway United Goalscorers
Ruairi Keating – 6
Wilson Waweru – 4
Padraic Cunningham – 3
David Hurley – 1
Maurice Nugent – 1
Galway United V Cobh Ramblers
Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45pm
Referee: Robert Dowling
Assistant 1: Trevor Cotter
Assistant 2: Ciaran O’Reilly
Fourth Official: Damien MacGraith
Last Meeting (First Division)
1 May 2021 | Cobh Ramblers 0-4 Galway United
Galway United Goalscorers: Ruairi Keating (X2), Padraic Cunningham, John Kavanagh O.G.
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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