Rob Slevin: 'We’ll go down there to win, that’s the main aim, that’s the only aim.'

Rob Slevin in action for Finn Harps during the 2022 season.

Rob Slevin in action for Finn Harps during the 2022 season. Credit: Liam Coughlan (ETPhotos)

Paul Corcoran reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United are two wins from two after their 1-0 win over Treaty United last Friday night, the Limerick side were tough to break down, but the Tribesmen won’t be complaining for having scored just one goal having three more points in the bag.

“I did an interview last week and I said I’d be happy if we leave the gates with three points and at the end of the day it’s stuff on the table that you’ll look back at the end of the year and say look, that’s why we’re successful,” Galway United’s Rob Slevin said, speaking to after the game.

“For me personally – as I said I’m delighted with three points. It was tough sometimes I think especially in the second half when they’re pushing and pushing but we were defensively solid all over the pitch, all units, so I’m happy.”

The centre back is a new arrival at Eamonn Deacy Park this season having joined John Caulfield’s side  from Finn Harps – with Regan Donelon and former manager Ollie Horgan in tow.

There are few better ways to announce yourself to a new set of supporters than scoring on your home debut, but Slevin did just that on the 37th minute when he rose highest in the box to nod home a great goal – which crucially helped Galway claim another win.

“It's good, I kind of forgot the feeling of getting a goal for a while, it’s been a few years so I’m delighted.

“The fans out there were unbelievable. I think there’s a good group that travelled last week to Harps and you’ve seen the main part of the fans tonight, unbelievable, everyone showed up.

“It’s great and it’ll help push us on together for the goal that we want at the end of the year.

“I’m enjoying it, to be fair there’s Ollie and Regan I was with last year and I know Dave Hurley from Cork.

“We’re all footballers, were all interested in the same things, and we all want a common goal at the end of the day. Look I’m enjoying it and I’ll be enjoying it as long as we keep winning games.”

It’s on to Waterford now for the Tribesmen who faltered in their game against Longford Town last Friday night, but Slevin takes nothing for granted in a challenging First Division.

“They’re all tough games, every team will come here, and we’ll go places, everyone has a game plan at the end of the ay.

“They (Treaty) did well to keep their banks of four, they had good lines but look at the end of the day a game will go however it goes and they did well in patches but I thought we were the better team and we deserved the win.

“If it means, we grind out all games this year then I’m happy to do that.

“I’m looking forward to it (the game against Waterford). It’s three points at stake. Looking back at the last two weeks without looking at performances it’s six points and that’s what we’re looking at this year.

“We’ll go down there to win, that’s the main aim, that’s the only aim.”