Preview | Galway United V Wexford FC (First Division)
“Winning gives you that confidence” – John Caulfield, Manager
Galway United host Wexford FC at Eamonn Deacy Park this Friday with kick-off at 7.45pm.
Three First Division games remain for United before playoffs begin – Wexford, Bray Wanderers & Cork City. The Tribesmen go into this week’s fixture after a 1-0 win over Cobh Ramblers at St Colman’s Park two weeks ago. Top goalscorer Ruairi Keating scored the all-important goal in a victory that put United six points clear of UCD in second position on the table.
This week’s opposition, Wexford, have been much improved under manager Ian Ryan. The club remain bottom on the First Division table but have won three out of their last four league encounters, including an impressive win over play-off bound UCD. Wexford were defeated 4-0 by Cork City in their most recent game having gone down to ten men in the first half.
United manager John Caulfield is keen for his side to keep up the winning momentum ahead of the play-offs.
“This is an exciting time of the season and we are delighted to have two home games in a row,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.
“It was encouraging to claim back-to-back victories over UCD and Cobh Ramblers ahead of the playoffs.
“We know about the threat Wexford carry and they have put in several impressive displays throughout the season. In our previous two fixtures against Wexford we saw what a tough team they can be to overcome.
“We need to keep our performances good and we need to win games. Winning gives you that confidence so hopefully we can keep doing that up until and including the play-offs.”
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, 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.
Francely Lomboto and Ronan Manning remain out of action due to injuries.
Mikie Rowe will miss this week’s game due to suspension.
Galway United Goalscorers
Ruairi Keating – 9
Wilson Waweru – 7
Padraic Cunningham – 5
Killian Brouder – 3
Shane Doherty – 3
Mikie Rowe – 2
David Hurley – 1
Maurice Nugent – 1
Galway United V Wexford FC
Eamonn Deacy Park, 7.45pm
Referee: Eoghan O’Shea
Assistant 1: Alan Dunne
Assistant 2: Ciaran O’Reilly
Fourth Official: Kevin O’Sullivan
Last Meeting (First Division)
30 Jul 2021 | Wexford FC 1-3 Galway United
Galway United Goalscorers: Padraic Cunningham, Killian Brouder, Shane Doherty
Wexford Goalscorer: Jack Moylan
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 €25 for the remaining games or purchase a game pass for €5.
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