League Preview: Longford Town -v- Galway United


Fresh off the back of an encouraging performance away to Finn Harps on Friday night, Longford Town return to action against Galway United on Monday (kick-off is at 7.30pm).

Town’s sole win this season has come at home – but impressive recent showings against Bray Wanderers and Finn Harps have raised confidence levels at Bishopsgate.

Aodh Dervin’s first-half strike rescued a point for Stephen Henderson’s side away to Finn Harps on Friday – and they will be looking for a similar type of performance against Galway on Monday.

Speaking last week, midfielder Gary Armstrong explained that he thought his side was not far away from going on a big run of results.

“Some of our performances have actually been pretty good,” he said.

“We have been a bit inconsistent and that probably comes down to us being a young team. I think we will only get better as the season goes on.

“The performance against Bray Wanderers is the standard of performance that we should set from the second round of fixtures on.

“If we do, we can definitely pick up points along the way.”

James Doona, Cristian Magerusan, Aaron Walsh, Oisin Hand, Gavin O’Brien, Jack Harrington, Derek Daly and Francis Campbell are all out injured.


League leaders Galway United head to Bishopsgate looking to maintain their remarkable winning streak so far this season.

The Tribesmen have won all 11 of their games so far this term and are seven points clear of their closest challengers Waterford at the top of the table.

Their most recent success saw them pick up an important 1-0 win at home to Cobh Ramblers on Friday. Striker Vincent Borden scored for United.

But they head to Bishopsgate on Monday evening looking to right the wrongs of a dismal record at the venue last season.

In their three games, they lost twice and drew once at the ground as the then Gary Cronin managed side had the edge over their First Division foes.

But since then the Galway have established themselves as the runaway leaders in the second-tier and will be favourites to win on Monday.

Referee: Declan Toland.



Longford Town 0 - 1 Galway United


Longford Town

Injured: James Doona, Cristian Magerusan, Aaron Walsh, Oisin Hand, Gavin O’Brien, Jack Harrington, Derek Daly, Francis Campbell.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Galway United

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.