4 - 1
FT

Wilson Waweru 39' -
Scored: 39'


Mikie Rowe 67' -
Scored: 67'


Shane Doherty 75' -
Scored: 75'


Padraic Cunningham 85' -
Scored: 85'


Scored: 79'
- Dara Keane 79'


League Preview: Galway United -v- UCD

Thu, Sep 23 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 looking to overtake UCD when they host the Students at Eamonn Deacy Park in the First Division on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

The side are currently level on points behind Shelbourne, but UCD are just ahead on goal difference as the teams jostle for position in the run in to the end of the season.

Galway’s title challenge is essentially over after their scoreless draw with Treaty United two weeks ago, but they will be hoping to secure second place at the very least this season going into the playoffs.

John Caulfield’s side have a good record against the Students in recent times with the Tribesmen unbeaten in four games against the Dublin side with UCD not claiming a victory against Galway in over three years.

Their most recent meeting was at the UCD Bowl in July of this year with Galway running out 2-0 winners.

Ruairí Keating and Wilson Waweru were on the scoresheet on the night for the Triesmen.

UCD still pose a major threat with Colm Whelan netting 17 times already this season and with Conor Kearns and Conor McCormack both absent through suspension their defence will have to be on form to nullify the attacking threat.

In other team news Ronan Manning and Francely Lomboto are still sidelined with long term injuries.

UCD

The Students will also be looking to claim second place outright when they travel to face Galway on Friday night.

With four First Division wins in a row coming into Friday they will be fairly confident that they can cause trouble for the Tribesmen.

UCD were in FAI Cup action last weekend and they ran Premier Division side Waterford close, narrowly losing 3-2 in the end.

The Students took the lead twice at the UCD Bowl last weekend with Colm Whelan and Liam Kerrigan netting for the home side but the visitors fought back twice with goals from Junior Quitirna and Phoenix Patterson.

Colm Whelan had a chance to put UCD in the lead for a third time in the 72nd minute but he failed to convert his penalty kick with Prince Mutswunguma scoring an injury time winner for Waterford to send them into the FAI Cup semi-finals.

Referee: Oliver Moran

MATCH STATS

The Tribesmen are unbeaten in four games against the Students.

With UCD’s brief stint in the Premier Division during 2019 meaning the sides were kept apart, the Dublin side last beat Galway in July 2018

UCD’s Colm Whelan is the top goal scorer so far this season with 17 First Division goals to his name.

BETTING

Galway United 19/20; Draw 23/10; UCD 23/10.

PREDICTION

Galway United 1–1 UCD

Galway United

Injured: Ronan Manning, Francely Lomboto.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Conor Kearns, Conor McCormack.

UCD

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
Killian Brouder 5
Defender
Joe Gorman
Defender
Alex Murphy
78'
78Subbed Off: Stephen Walsh 78'
Defender
Conor O'Keeffe
Defender
Gary Boylan 4
Midfielder
David Hurley
90'
90Subbed Off: Mikey Place 90'
Midfielder
Maurice Nugent 6
68'
68Subbed Off: Shane Doherty 68'
Midfielder
Mikie Rowe
Scored: 67'
Midfielder
Ruairi Keating 7
Forward
Wilson Waweru
Scored: 39'
78'
78Subbed Off: Padraic Cunningham 78'
Forward

Substitutes
Padraic Cunningham 9
78'
78Subbed On: Wilson Waweru 78'
Scored: 85'
Forward
Shane Doherty 11
68'
68Subbed On: Maurice Nugent 68'
Scored: 75'
Midfield
Colin Kelly
Midfield
Caoilfhionn O'Dea
Midfield
Dean O'Shea
Unknown
Mikey Place
90'
90Subbed On: David Hurley 90'
Midfield
Carlton Ubaezuonu 15
Midfield
Stephen Walsh
78'
78Subbed On: Alex Murphy 78'
Defender
UCD
LSept. 17, 2021
UCD 2 - 3 Waterford
LSept. 24, 2021
Galway 4 - 1 UCD
LOct. 1, 2021
Wexford 2 - 1 UCD
WOct. 15, 2021
UCD 1 - 0 Cork
WOct. 22, 2021
UCD 2 - 1 Treaty United
1 Lorcan Healy
Goalkeeper
3 Evan Osam
Defender
22 Sam Todd
Defender
25 Evan Weir
Defender
Booked: 59'
21 Paul Doyle
Midfielder
18 Donal Higgins
Midfielder 58'
58Subbed Off: Dara Keane 58'
6 Jack Keaney
Midfielder
7 Liam Kerrigan
Midfielder
Booked: 55'
24 Harvey O'Brien
Midfielder 69'
69Subbed Off: Evan Caffrey 69'
15 Adam Verdon
Midfielder 84'
84Subbed Off: Danu Kinsella Bishop 84'
10 Colm Whelan
Forward

Substitutes
11 Ciaran Behan
Defender
5 Luke Boore
Defender
Evan Caffrey
Midfield 69'
69Subbed On: Harvey O'Brien 69'
8 Mark Dignam
Midfield
14 Eoin Farrell
Midfield
17 Dara Keane
Midfield 58'
58Subbed On: Donal Higgins 58'
Scored: 79'
9 Danu Kinsella Bishop
Forward 84'
84Subbed On: Adam Verdon 84'
12 Adam Lennon
Midfield
16 Carl Williams
Goalkeeper

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021

Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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