Alan Dooley

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is one of Extratime's longest serving contributors. Based in County Galway, Alan has been following the League of Ireland since the mid-1980s. His first memory of the drama of domestic football was Vinny Arkins, then of Shamrock Rovers, on the receiving end of some Terryland Park banter about his long, blond hairdo which was in need of a trim, while his favourite Galway Unted player of all time is Noel Mernagh.


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A Galway Odyssey – Away Day Blues Only Concern

Thu, Apr 23 2015

We are over a quarter of the way through the 2015 Airtricity League Premier Division season and Galway United sit second from bottom of the table, but there are definite reasons for optimism as Tommy Dunne’s men head into an ...

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League Report: Galway United 0 - 1 Sligo Rovers

Sat, Apr 11 2015

Under pressure Sligo boss Owen Heary cut a relieved figure at the final whistle as his Rovers side escaped from Eamonn Deacy Park with a priceless win that sees Galway United now sit at the foot of the Premier Division ...

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A Galway Odyssey - A Night of Firsts

Sat, Mar 21 2015

First League win. First clean sheet. First red card. First goal of the 2015 season for Enda Curran, and what a strike it was. There was, however, one hugely important first that overshadowed all others.

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League Report: Galway United 1 - 0 Drogheda United

Fri, Mar 20 2015

Enda Curran’s early strike proved to be the only goal at Eamonn Deacy Park as Galway United deservedly held out against previously unbeaten Drogheda United despite playing with ten men for over an hour after Sam Oji’s straight red.

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O'Leary anxious for positive result

Thu, Mar 19 2015

Ahead of the visit of Drogheda United to The City of the Tribes on Friday night, Galway United midfielder David O’Leary has spoken about the club’s need to get points on the board.

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Damien Duff confirms League of Ireland plans

Tue, Mar 10 2015

Damien Duff confirms he will be returning to Ireland to finish his career

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A Galway Odyssey – Glass half empty or half full?

Sun, Mar 08 2015

All the components appeared to be in place. A car park almost full to capacity thirty minutes before kick-off as a genuine sense of occasion marked the return of United to Galway’s Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night, where the ...

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A Galway Odyssey - Almost a False Start

Fri, Mar 06 2015

The 2015 League of Ireland season is almost upon us and Alan Dooley is ready for it - just

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Molloy re-signs for Tribesmen

Tue, Feb 24 2015

Galway United have further strengthened their squad ahead of the 2015 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season with the announcement that Jason Molloy has agreed terms to re-sign for the club.

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Oji hoping to settle quickly in Galway

Mon, Feb 23 2015

Sam Oji hopes for a bright start to his Galway United career

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Galway United land Oji

Mon, Feb 23 2015

Galway United sign former Limerick FC centre half Sam Oji

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Galway United confirm three friendlies

Sun, Jan 25 2015

Galway United announce the dates and opponents for three pre-season friendles

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Sligo Rovers 2015 squad numbers unveiled

Wed, Jan 21 2015

Sligo Roves have announced their squad numbers for the 2015 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season

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Galway United begin pre-season preparations

Thu, Jan 15 2015

After almost ten weeks of an off-season during which the club reverted back to the more familiar Galway United name and saw Ryan Manning depart for the glamour and glitz of the Premier League, manager Tommy Dunne now begins the ...

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Dunne encouraged by positive Galway launch

Wed, Dec 04 2013

Newly appointed Galway FC manager Tommy Dunne has hit the ground running in the West, already plotting his fledgling club’s pre-season training plans while formalising a squad and putting together a backroom team for the upcoming Airtricity League First Division ...

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Doyle on stand-by as Trap names squad

Sat, Mar 16 2013

The Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has today (Saturday, March 16) finalised his 23-man squad for the crucial World Cup qualifiers away to Sweden next Friday followed by the home date with Austria.

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Sports Books - A Helping Hand

Sun, Nov 13 2011

The Christmas panic is almost upon us and with that the driving around in circles looking for a space in an over-crowded car park, having your senses assaulted from all angles in popular toy stores and before you know it, ...

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Galway United 1 - 3 Monaghan United

Fri, Nov 04 2011

Monaghan United sailed into the Airtricity Premier Division tonight at Terryland Park, comfortably seeing off the meek challenge of Galway United in the relegation play-off thanks to a first half brace from Declan O’Brien.

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Live Updates: Galway United v Monaghan United

Fri, Nov 04 2011

The second leg of the promotion / relegation playoff takes place tonight and Extratime.ie will be covering every kick of the ball as Galway United look to overturn a 2-0 deficit to Monaghan United. Can they do it? Stick with ...

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Airtricity Premier Division Stats Part 2

Sat, Aug 06 2011

Another look at some of the facts and figures from this year's Premier Division action.

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Airtricity Premier Series 1 Stats Focus

Mon, May 23 2011

With just over a third of the season gone, the 68 matches played in the Airtricity Premier Division have produced 159 goals scored at an average of 2.34 goals per game, slightly up on recent seasons where the average hovered ...

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Galway United 0 - 1 Sligo Rovers

Fri, Apr 01 2011

Sligo Rovers maintained their second place stance on the Premier Division table thanks to John Dillon's first half strike as they comfortably saw off the limited challenge of Galway United at Terryland Park.

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Feeney injury a worry for Connor

Sun, Mar 20 2011

A knock picked up by defender Steve Feeney on Friday night could rule the versatile defender out of action for some time according to Galway United manager Sean Connor.

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Galway United 0 - 0 U.C.D

Fri, Mar 18 2011

It was a tale of two keepers at Terryland Park as Ger Barron and Greg Fleming ensured tonight's encounter between Galway United and UCD ended in a scoreless draw, with the home side yet to find the net in 180 ...

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Tierney heads into Mervue folklore

Sun, Mar 13 2011

A well-earned draw gave Mervue United hope for the coming season on an historic night in Fahy's Field.

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