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Red: 71'
- Marc Ludden 71'


League Preview: Galway United -v- Treaty United

Thu, Sep 09 2021

Stephen Walsh gets set to take a throw in during Galway United's 0-0 draw with Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds in July 2021. Credit: Paul Dolan

GALWAY UNITED

Galway United will be hoping to close the gap at the top of the First Division table when they host Treaty United at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Tribesmen are eight points behind Shelbourne currently with six games left to play and time is running out for John Caulfield’s men if they want to make a serious attempt at the First Division title this season.

United head into Friday night off the back of an important victory over Cabinteely last Friday night at Stradbrook with Mikie Rowe netting the only goal of the game to give the boys in maroon the three points.

With 1,800 fans allowed into Deacy Park for the first time this season this could be a bumper occasion for the home side as the welcome a strong Treaty Untied side with a lot of former Galway United talent in their squad to the banks of the Corrib.

“Treaty are very strong defensively and the last two games have been very tight between the teams,” Caulfield told the club’s media team.

“They have a strong side who are good in the air and they defend really well; they don’t give away many goals. We are hoping to see a massive crowd on Friday night with the capacity being increased which should create a cracking atmosphere.

“Every week you have to be ready for the next match, anyone can beat anyone in this league. Hopefully we can kick on again this week against Treaty.”

In team news, Luke Dennison will presumably deputise for the suspended Conor Kearns after the goalkeeper was given a straight red for a challenge during last week’s game against Cabinteely. Dennison came into the game and saved the resulting penalty from that incident and the Galway faithful will be hoping that the shot stopper is full of confidence for Friday night.

Injury-wise it’s much the same for Galway with Ronan Manning, Francely Lomboto and Carlton Ubaezuonu all sidelined still, although there has been some positive news on that front with Lomboto returning to light training this past week after a long lay off due to a broken leg.

Finally, after seven years at the club Christopher Horgan has departed the Tribesmen to continue his studies in Belgium. Horgan made 47 appearances for the Tribesmen, and he becomes the last of his family to depart the club with brothers Colm and Kevin having previously lined out for Galway too.

TREATY UNITED

There wouldn’t have been many commentators that would have expected Treaty to have the great start that they experienced in their first season in League of Ireland football.

Less still would have expected the Limerick side to maintain that level of performance to be within a shout of promotion at this stage of the season.

Here they are however, just two points off second place in the First Division and with a string of great results and performances under their belt so far this season.

After three games without a win, Tommy Barrett’s men secured an important result at home last Friday night when they defeated Cobh Ramblers 3-0.

Sean McSweeney, Anthony O’Donnell and William Armshaw were all on target for the Limerick side and they will be looking for more of the same this week when they face Galway.

If they can secure a win on Friday, they could move past the Tribesmen and into second place and they will fancy their chances having ran Galway close in their two previous meetings this season.

The Limerick side drew 1-1 with Galway at Deacy Park earlier this season and they were just narrowly beaten 1-0 by the Tribesmen at markets Field in June.

There’s certainly plenty of fight in this side, so expect a tough battle on the Dyke Road on Friday night.

Referee: Kevin O’Sulllivan

MATCH STATS

Galway and Treaty have met each other twice this season already with the Tribesmen coming out on top at Markets Field, the side drew 1-1 during their first meeting at Eamonn Deacy Park earlier this season.

The Tribesmen are eight points behind First Division leaders Shelbourne currently.

Treaty Untied could leapfrog Galway into second place if they can secure the three points on the Dyke Road on Friday night.

BETTING

Galway United 1/2; Draw 14/5; Treaty United 4/1.

PREDICTION

Galway United 1–1 Treaty United

Galway United

Injured: Francely Lomboto, Carlton Ubaezuonu, Ronan Manning.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Conor Kearns.

Treaty United

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.


Galway
DSept. 10, 2021
Galway 0 - 0 Treaty United
WSept. 24, 2021
Galway 4 - 1 UCD
WOct. 1, 2021
Cobh 0 - 1 Galway
WOct. 15, 2021
Galway 2 - 1 Wexford
WOct. 22, 2021
Galway 1 - 0 Bray
Luke Denison
Goalkeeper
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Conor O'Keeffe
Defender
Joe Gorman
Defender
Killian Brouder 5
Defender
Gary Boylan 4
Defender
Mikie Rowe
90'
90Subbed Off: Mikey Place 90'
Midfielder
Conor McCormack 22
Booked: 63'
Midfielder
David Hurley
78'
78Subbed Off: Shane Doherty 78'
Midfielder
Ruairi Keating 7
Forward
Wilson Waweru
78'
78Subbed Off: Padraic Cunningham 78'
Forward

Substitutes
Mikey Place
90'
90Subbed On: Mikie Rowe 90'
Midfield
Dean O'Shea
Unknown
Caoilfhionn O'Dea
Midfield
Maurice Nugent 6
Midfield
Alex Murphy
Unknown
Colin Kelly
Midfield
Shane Doherty 11
Booked: 78'
78'
78Subbed On: David Hurley 78'
Midfield
Padraic Cunningham 9
78'
78Subbed On: Wilson Waweru 78'
Forward
Treaty United
DSept. 10, 2021
Galway 0 - 0 Treaty United
DSept. 24, 2021
Treaty United 0 - 0 Cork
LOct. 1, 2021
Shels 1 - 0 Treaty United
DOct. 15, 2021
Treaty United 1 - 1 Athlone
LOct. 22, 2021
UCD 2 - 1 Treaty United
1 Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper
2 Charlie Fleming
Defender
3 Marc Ludden
Defender
Booked: 46'
Booked: 71'
Sent Off: 71'
44 Jack Lynch
Defender
5 Clyde O'Connell
Defender
6 Anthony O'Donnell
Defender
Stephen Christopher
Midfielder 74'
74Subbed Off: Conor Melody 74'
12 Matt Keane
Midfielder
10 Sean McSweeney
Midfielder
25 Mark Walsh
Midfielder
9 Kieran Hanlon
Forward 74'
74Subbed Off: Callum McNamara 74'

Substitutes
16 William Armshaw
Midfield
8 Joe Collins
Midfield
17 Joel Coustrain
Midfield
15 Edward McCarthy
Midfield
Sean McCormack
Goalkeeper
23 Callum McNamara
Midfield 74'
74Subbed On: Kieran Hanlon 74'
7 Conor Melody
Midfield 74'
74Subbed On: Stephen Christopher 74'
Bryan Murphy
Unknown
11 Alan Murphy
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 10, 2021

Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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