Luke Dennison: 'I’m just doing my thing and keeping the ball out of the net'

Tue, Sep 14 2021
Luke Dennison before Longford Town's game against Waterford at Bishopsgate on Monday, 21 June 2021.

Luke Dennison made his first start for Galway United since joining on loan from Longford Town. Credit: Gerry Shanahan (ETPhotos)

Paul Corcoran reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United were held to a scoreless draw when they hosted Treaty United at Eamonn Deacy Park in the First Division last Friday night.

While it looks like any chance at a title challenge are all but over for the Tribesmen, it’s been a positive period from an individual perspective for goalkeeper Luke Dennison who joined the club on loan from Longford Town midway through the season.

The American born shot stopper made his first start for Galway in front of a large home crowd and the former Chico State and San Jose Earthquakes player was pleased to keep a clean sheet on the banks of the Corrib.

“I’m just happy to keep another clean sheet. We’re unlucky not to get the full three points, but their ‘keeper pulled off a few really good saves,” Dennison said, speaking to extratime.com after Friday night’s game.

“It was a good shift from all the lads. I’m just doing my thing and keeping the ball out of the net, happy to go on to the next one.

“It was my first full 90 minutes in the League, there was a great environment here. It was amazing to be a part of for my first start. The staff have us well prepared, so I was ready to go, keep everyone on their toes and do my job.”

Dennison announced himself to the Tribesmen when he made his first appearance just over a week ago during the side’s 1-0 win over Cabinteely at Stradbrook.

Goalkeeper Conor Kearns had been sent off midway through the second half so Dennison was called from the bench and saved Keith Dalton’s 77th minute penalty with his first touch.

“It was very exciting; from my perspective I was surprised to see the red card. I just got ready really quick and had a chat with the gaffer, went on and did my thing.

“I had some knowledge of where his last penalties went so, I read them and went the right way, saved it and then finished the game out and came home with the three points, so I was very happy with last week.

“It's been amazing [since joining the club], the facilities are great, the staff are great, the fulltime environment is great to be a part of.

“I’ve been so happy since I’ve joined, just happy to get my chance and do my job for the team.”

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