Preview | Galway United V Treaty United (First Division)
“We are under no illusions about the game; we have seen how good they are, but at the same time it is up to us to make sure we put in a good performance.” – John Caulfield, Manager
Galway United host Limerick outfit Treaty United in Eamonn Deacy Park at 7.45pm on Friday.
The Tribesmen go into their second home fixture of the First Division season after last Friday’s game against Cabinteely was called off.
The newly formed Treaty United have started their campaign strongly, gaining a win and two draws in their opening three fixtures. In their most recent contest, Tommy Barrett’s side drew 1-1 at home to Cobh Ramblers after being reduced to ten men for more than half the match.
United manager John Caulfield knows it will be yet another tough game against an unbeaten Treaty United squad, but he is keen for his team to put in a “good performance”.
“Treaty United have made a very impressive start to the season so it should be a really interesting match,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.
“You have so many connections between the two clubs: we have Killian Brouder and Shane Duggan, who are from Limerick, while Marc Ludden and Jack Lynch were part of our squad last year that had such a great run in the playoffs.
“The majority of Tommy Barrett’s squad are from that Limerick/Clare area so he has a good local element. You can see that in their early performances, that there is plenty of physicality, plenty of energy, and plenty of enthusiasm; a lot of skill too.
“We are under no illusions about the game; we have seen how good they are, but at the same time it is up to us to make sure we put in a good performance.
“Last week’s postponement was frustrating. It happened, we got back into training on Saturday and now all of our focus is on Treaty. Ultimately, it is about making sure that we give a good display against them on Friday night.”
John Caulfield is sponsored by McGinn’s Hophouse, Woodquay, Galway.
Galway United 2021 Squad
Kevin Horgan, Conor Kearns, Michael Garrihy, Conor O’Keeffe, Stephen Walsh, Gary Boylan, Killian Brouder, Maurice Nugent, Christopher Horgan, 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.
Francely Lomboto (Long-term injury) and Caoilfhionn O’Dea will miss Friday’s game.
Conor O’Keeffe, Killian Brouder and Padraic Cunningham are doubts ahead of Friday’s game.
Galway United V Treaty United
Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45pm
Referee: David Keeler
Assistant 1: Dermot Broughton
Assistant 2: Trevor Cotter
Fourth Official: Michael Connolly
The game will be live-streamed on LOI TV. Season ticket holders receive a free pass for all 135 League of Ireland games and have been emailed their unique access code for Friday’s match. Non-season ticket holders can purchase the game for €5 OR purchase a season subscription for €79.
Earlier this week, Galway United F.C were delighted to announce Ecofuel, a local Eco-friendly fuel supplier based in Galway, as official platinum commercial partners of the club. Ecofuel and Galway United’s multi-year commercial agreement will involve the renaming of the “old stand” to Ecofuel and will see Ecofuel organise various environmental initiatives with the club’s support.
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