“We look much more like the team I believe we can be.” – John Caulfield, Manager
Galway United face Treaty United at Markets Field on Friday with kick-off at 7.45pm.
The Tribesmen will be aiming to continue their good run of form after defeating Cabinteely 1-0 at Eamonn Deacy Park last Friday thanks to a Wilson Waweru first half strike. It was United’s second victory in a row which has moved them into 4th position on the First Division table, level on points with 3rd place UCD.
Newly formed Limerick outfit Treaty United have been impressive since the start of the campaign, winning 6 out of their opening 12 games. Tommy Barrett’s side currently sit in 2nd place on the table, three points ahead of United, after defeating Cobh Ramblers at St Colman’s Park in their most recent fixture.
United manager John Caulfield is expecting a challenging match at Markets Field on Friday night.
“We know how difficult this game will be against a tough, experienced side,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.
“I know a lot of their players really well. A number of them played for Galway United before. They are very strong from set-pieces and they don’t give away goals. This will be a huge test for us.
“It was a pleasing performance last week, we kept a clean sheet and we got a fantastic goal. Hopefully after two strong performances since the break, we can drive on now into a really tough fixture this week.
“We have done a lot of work since the break and thankfully in the last couple of weeks, the performances have been much more consistent. We look much more like the team I believe we can be. It is still only two games and the season has a long way to go.”
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.
Francely Lomboto and Ronan Manning remain out of action due to long-term injuries.
Stephen Walsh returns to the squad after a three-game suspension.
Carlton Ubaezuonu is back in training after a short-term injury and is available for this week’s game.
Galway United Goalscorers
Ruairi Keating – 5
Wilson Waweru – 3
Padraic Cunningham – 2
David Hurley – 1
Maurice Nugent – 1
Treaty United V Galway United
Markets Field, 7.45pm
Referee: Kevin O’Sullivan
Assistant 1: David Berry
Assistant 2: Ricky Crean
Fourth Official: Eoghan O’Shea
Last Meeting (First Division)
16 Apr 2021 | Galway United 1-1 Treaty United
Galway United Goalscorer: Wilson Waweru
Treaty United Goalscorer: Edward McCarthy
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.