Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. June 24, 2011
Venue: Oriel Park
Att: 650

Greg Bolger 20' -
Scored: 20'


Greg Bolger 45' -
Scored: 45'


Mark Quigley 46' -
Scored: 46'


Keith Ward 47' -
Scored: 47'


Marc Griffin 52' -
Scored: 52'


Johnny Breen 71' -
Scored: 71'


Scored: 57'
- Gary Kelly 57'


Dundalk -v- Galway United

Thu, Jun 23 2011
Dundalk welcome bottom of the table Galway United to Oriel Park on Friday, where Galway will be hoping to end their run of 13 defeats in a row. (Kick-off 7.45pm)

Dundalk are currently seventh in the table but are 12 points of clear of UCD who lie just beneath them. A win could mean they pass out Bohemians but only if Bohs were to lose. Galway are stranded at the bottom of the table and six points below Drogheda United but any points gained will be welcomed.

Galway have been defeated both times they have met Dundalk this season. In their most recent meeting, The Lilywhites were comfortable 3-0 winners. A brace from Michael Hector and a goal from Mark Quigley gave Ian Foster’s side all three points.

Looking at recent games, Dundalk let a two goal lead slip against Shamrock Rovers on Tuesday night and finished the game with one point. Mark Griffin scored both goals for The Lilywhites who were leading until the 79th minute when Chris Turner notched one goal back for Shamrock Rovers. Billy Dennehy grabbed a 92nd minute equaliser for Rovers to pull a point out of the bag for the league leaders.

Things were very different for an injury stricken Galway United on Tuesday night. Sean Connor’s men fell to a 2-0 defeat to St Patrick’s Athletic. Goals from Danny North and Evan McMillan gave The Saints all three points and added to relegation worries for Galway.

In team news, Ian Foster is still without Eoghan Osborne and Stephen McDonnell but will be hoping that Jason Byrne will be fit. Dean Bennett and Colin Hawkins are doubtful as both as suffering from ankle injuries.

Sean Connor has several injury woes and will be without key players for this clash. Sean Kelly, Joseph Yoffe, Rory Gartlan, Shane Keogh and Enda Curran will all be missing along with Jonathan Keane who has been ruled out for the season. Steve Feeney will be missing through suspension.

Dundalk
Injured : Eoghan Osborne (fractured tibia), Stephen McDonnell (knee).
Doubtful : Dean Bennett, Colin Hawkins (both ankle).
Suspended : None.

Galway United
Injured: Sean Kelly (knee), Joseph Yoffe (ankle), Rory Gartlan (groin), Shane Keogh (foot fractures), Enda Curran (knee), Jonathan Keane (knee).
Doubtful : None.
Suspended : Steve Feeney.

Referee: Paul McLaughlin.
Paddy Power Odds: Dundalk 1/9; Draw 13/2; Galway United 20/1.
Extratime prediction: Dundalk to win 3-1.


Dundalk
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Nathan Murphy
Defender
Simon Madden
Defender
Shane Guthrie
Defender
Dean Bennett
Defender
Keith Ward
47Scored: 47'
Midfielder
Mark Quigley
46Scored: 46'
Midfielder
Daniel Kearns
Midfielder
Greg Bolger
20Scored: 20'
45Scored: 45'
Midfielder
Marc Griffin
52Scored: 52'
Forward
Ross Gaynor
Forward

Substitutes
Paul Murphy
Goalkeeper
Stephen Maher
Midfield
Chris Kerr
Midfield
Philip Duffy
Midfield
Jason Byrne
Forward
Johnny Breen
71Scored: 71'
Forward
Galway United
Greg Fleming
Goalkeeper
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Paul Sinnott
Defender
Shaun Kelly
Defender
51Booked: 51'
Eduardo Dusi
Defender
Bobby Ryan
Midfielder
Alan Murphy
Midfielder
Karl Moore
Midfielder
Gary Kelly
Midfielder
57Scored: 57'
Gary Curran
Midfielder
Mikey Gilmore
Forward

Substitutes
Conor Winn
Goalkeeper
Eric Holland
Defender
Rory Gartlan
Defender
Ronan Cauldwell
Forward